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Dinsmore Wins The 2022 W.A.A.M.A.D 9-Ball Players Championship as BWPPA Returns

Fred Dinsmore and Roy Kimberley

The BWPPA tour made a welcome return at the Shooters Sports Bar in Birmingham from 7-8 May 2022.

Current no.1 ranked player Daniel Lee was unable to attend.

There was a strong field of 13 players competing for the 1st prize of £250, this included 2 new players Ben Norfolk and Geoffrey Bland, who both performed well on their debuts.  Phil Hendrickson and John Greensmith both returned to the tour after many years away, and in a 1st round clash, Greensmith won 7/6.

Other action in the early stages through up some good matches, but the top 4 seeds, Fred Dinsmore, Roy Kimberley, Dave Beaumont and Tony Southern, all made it through to the winner’s qualification round.

Other early action saw newcomer Bland have a great win 7/1 over BWPPA stalwart Frankie ‘hot-wheels’ Gillen, and Gary Swift had a good 7/2 win over Aslam Abubaker. 

We would all like to thank Aslam Abubaker for sourcing a new trophy sponsor, The Trophy Parlour in Leicester.

In the winner’s qualifiers, Southern missed a difficult 9b at hill-hill and lost 7/6 to Dinsmore, and Kimberley beat Beaumont 7/3.

In the losers’ side later stages, Southern beat Hendrickson 6/5, and Beaumont beat Abubaker 6/3.

In the semi-finals, Dinsmore reached yet another final with a 7/0 whitewash over Beaumont, and in the other semi-final, Southern again missed match ball to lose to Kimberley 7/6.

It was to be a Kimberley v Dinsmore final.

The first 2 racks went to Dinsmore, who then missed a tough 9b down the rail to lead 3/0.  Kimberley fought back well to level at 3/3, and the old foes traded frames to go 5/5.
Dinsmore was then snookered in rack 11, but played a great kick shot combo to pot the 9b to go 6/5 up, and then he broke and ran the last rack to win title and return to the top of the BWPPA rankings.

A video of the main event final is available to watch here.

Pictures of the event can be found here in the BWPPA gallery.

The BWPPA would like to thank all our sponsors:

We Are All Making A DIfference (formally Gentlemen’s Night Out), Predator Cues, Simonis Cloth, Aramith Billiard Balls, Kamui, Cuescore, The Trophy Parlour, Birmingham Bierkeller Sports Bar, Rileys, Tiger Cues of Warrington and our patron Dynamite Darren Appleton, and Fred Dinsmore Billiards.

We would also like to thank long time BWPPA supporter Big Dave Knight from www.pro9.co.uk for his great support including providing our event posters.

We also are always looking to expand the sponsorship side of the tour, so if you or your company would like to become one of our sponsors, please visit our contact us page, or contact the BWPPA chairman at tonysouthern@bwppa.com.

You can be a part of the world’s largest wheelchair pool tour; please keep checking on http://www.bwppa.com and http://www.pro9.co.uk for further information. In addition to our national tour stops there is also the possibility of representing Great Britain in international tournaments such as the EPBF European Championship and WPA World 9-ball Championship for wheelchair players.

From 2-3 July 2022, the tour will visit a new venue, Riley’s in Leicester for Event 2.

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Lee Takes BWPPA Shootout to retain Top Spot

Dan Lee and Fred Dinsmore

Escape Pool Bar in Barnsley. Hosted the penultimate event on the 2017 BWPPA calendar the Kamui 9-ball Shootout. There was a star-studded field as this weekend was a double header with the inaugural Nation Continental Cup team event running alongside it. Belgium’s Kurt Deklerck, Norwegian Kim Ronny Nygård, Finland’s Jouni Tahti and current wheelchair World 9-ball champion Sweden’s Henrik Larsson were among the entrants. 
 
As expected there was some close matches in the early stages of the competition, among them Deklerck’s 7-5 win over Nygård, Roy Kimberley’s 7-5 win over Dave Beaumont and Larsson beating Aslam Abubaker 7-4.
 
Daniel Lee began his campaign strongly with a 7-3 win over Adam Pearson, he followed that up with an impressive 7-2 win over Ireland’s Dinsmore. Alexander Prokopiev from Yakutsk in Russia returned to England for his second BWPPA event of the year. Prokopiev had a tough opening match losing 7-1 to Tahti. In the one loss side of the draw Prokopiev went onto beat Matt Lester 5-1 before running into Dinsmore, who beat the Russian 7-0.
 
The quarter-final line up could have graced any European or World Championship; in the first quarter-final it was Lee who beat Kimberley 7-4 to advance through to the semis. Leicester’s Aslam Abubaker came through a 7-5 winner over Deklerck. Dinsmore booked his place in the last 4 with a 7-0 win over Tony Southern. Tahti completed the quartet with a 7-4 win over Larsson.
 
We had contrasting semi-finals; Lee beat Abubaker 7-2 to go through to his third BWPPA main event final of the season. In the other semi Dinsmore edged a hill-hill classic Jouni Tahti, Dinsmore the victor with a 7-6 score line.
 
In the latest chapter of the Lee v Dinsmore rivalry that we’ve seen on the BWPPA tour in recent years it was Lee who came through a 3-1 winner to confirm his place as the no.1 British wheelchair pool player for another season.  The final was curtailed to best of 5 with both players agreement to start the final NCC session.
 
In the challenge event Beaumont beat Nygård and Craig Welsh before beating Prokopiev 5-3 after overcoming Prokopiev’s 2 racks race start. Beaumont now leads the way in the Challenge Cup rankings sponsored by World Pool Series with just the BWPPA Predator British 9-ball Championship remaining.
 
Due to the issues around NCC timing, the final was not filmed in full; a partial video of the main event final is available to watch here.
 
Pictures of the event can be found here in the BWPPA gallery.  
 
The latest BWPPA ranking list can be found here.
 
The BWPPA would like to thank all of our sponsors:
World Pool Series, Gentlemen’s Night Out, Simonis cloth, Aramith billiard balls, Kamui, Predator Cues, Talisman Billiards, Escape Pool Bar in Barnsley, Tiger Cues of Warrington, Cheqio, Ultimate Team Gear, A.B Wallace Trophies, Gosport Pool Arena and Fred Dinsmore Billiards 
 
We also are always looking to expand the sponsorship side of the tour, so if you or your company would like to become one of our sponsors, please visit our contact us page.
 
You too can be a part of the world’s largest wheelchair pool tour; please keep checking on http://www.bwppa.com and http://www.pro9.co.uk for further information.  In addition to our national tour stops there is also the possibility of representing Great Britain in international tournaments such as the EPBF European Championship and WPA World 9-ball Championship for wheelchair players.  
 
See you all at the final event of the year, the Predator British Wheelchair 9 Ball Championships 2017 at the BWPPA/BWCSA Wheelchair Cuesports Academy from 4-5th November 2017.
 
From the 9-11 November, a GB team consisting of Lee, Southern, Kimberley and Matt Duffy will be competing in Tampere, Finland at the World Wheelchair 9-Ball Championships.  Good luck from all at BWPPA.

Lee and Luton win British wheelchair 10-ball titles

Dan Lee

The BWPPA season approached the midway point as the players arrived at the Wheelchair Cuesports Academy based at Stoke Mandeville Stadium in Aylesbury. It was to be an action packed weekend of pool, as in addition to the Talisman Billiards British 10-ball Championship (tour stop 3 of the regular season) there was the small matter of who would win the qualifier to be the last man onto the Great Britain Nation-Continental Cup team.
 
Before that could be decided the main event of the Talisman British 10-ball Championship got underway. The tour welcomed back Chris Brown who returned to the BWPPA tour for the first time since 2015. Ireland’s Fred Dinsmore also returned to the tour after missing the first 2 tour stops of 2017, as did Aslam Abubaker fresh from winning the WEPF English 8-ball pool World Championship for wheelchair players in Blackpool.
 
Abubaker who won the Simonis Grand Prix main event in May got off to a flyer with a 7-0 win over Birmingham’s Adam Pearson. He followed that up with a 7-4 win over Daniel Lee. That defeat sent the defending British 10-ball Champion and UK no.1 into the losers bracket. Elsewhere in the first round tie between Fred Dinsmore and Craig Welsh, Dinsmore came through in the end 7-4. Dinsmore was then involved in a tense hill-hill battle with Danny Luton, which he came through 7-6. He followed that with an impressive 7-1 win over Abubaker.
 
Into the one-loss side of the draw, in the top half it was Abubaker who advanced to the semi-finals with a 6-4 win over Dave Beaumont. In the bottom half Lee did it the hard way with a 6-3 win over Nick Oliver. Before a 6-2 win over Luton, and then a 6-4 win over Tony Southern to join Abubaker in the semi-finals.
 
As expected both semi-finals were close affairs with Lee beating Dinsmore 7-5 in a repeat of last years final. In the second semi-final Abubaker defeated old rival Roy Kimberley 7-5.
 
In the final, a missed 7-ball from Abubaker allowed Lee to step in and take the opening rack. In the next Abubaker returned the favour by pouncing on a missed 6-ball from Lee to level the scores. The high standard continued, and in the end it was Lee who was crowned Talisman British wheelchair 10-ball Champion with a 7-5 win over Abubaker.
 
In the Challenge Cup sponsored by the World Pool Series Danny Luton overhauled a 3 rack start to defeat Matt Lester 5-3.
 
A video of the main event final is available to watch here. Pictures of the event can be found here in the BWPPA gallery.  
 
The latest BWPPA ranking list can be found here.
 
The BWPPA tour now looks forward to a double header at Escape Pool Bar, Barnsley from 15-17th September as we have the Nation-Continental Cup. A team contest styled on the famous Mosconi Cup, but this time it’s team Great Britain taking on Team EUROPE. Dave Beaumont won the qualifier for the last spot on the Great Britain team. He will join Daniel Lee, Tony Southern, Roy Kimberley and Aslam Abubaker. The Europeans are the favourites on paper with a strong team consisting of Sweden’s Henrik Larsson, Finland’s Jouni Tahti, Ireland’s Fred Dinsmore, Belguim’s Kurt Deklerck and Poland’s Emil Malanowski.
 
The Nation-Continental Cup will be held over the same weekend as tour stop 4 of the BWPPA tour, the Kamui 9-ball Shootout. Where we are expecting our largest field for a number of years.
 
The BWPPA would like to thank all of our sponsors:
World Pool Series, Gentlemen’s Night Out, Simonis cloth, Aramith billiard balls, Kamui, Predator Cues, Talisman Billiards, Escape Pool Bar in Barnsley, Tiger Cues of Warrington, Cheqio, Ultimate Team Gear, A.B Wallace Trophies, Gosport Pool Arena and Fred Dinsmore Billiards 
 
We also are always looking to expand the sponsorship side of the tour, so if you or your company would like to become one of our sponsors, please visit our contact us page.
 
You too can be a part of the world’s largest wheelchair pool tour; please keep checking on http://www.bwppa.com and http://www.pro9.co.uk for further information.  In addition to our national tour stops there is also the possibility of representing Great Britain in international tournaments such as the EPBF European Championship and WPA World 9-ball Championship for wheelchair players.  

Aslam Abubaker – Simonis Grand Prix Champion

Aslam Abubaker and Daniel Lee

The BWPPA tour descended on Escape Pool Bar in Barnsley once again for tour stop 2 of the campaign, the Simonis Grand Prix. This event saw the largest field for a BWPPA tour weekend in a number of years. Among the entrants were 2 debutants Lee Woodward from Birmingham, and Graham Brown from London. We were also delighted to welcome back to the tour Sheffield’s Gary Swift and Birmingham’s Adam Pearson.
 
Graham Brown couldn’t have had a tougher welcome to the BWPPA tour losing 7-1 to former BWPPA #1 Aslam Abubaker. Abubaker followed that up by winning two tough matches, he beat current #1 and man of the moment Daniel Lee 7-5 before coming through a hill-hill encounter with Gary Swift 7-6.
 
Elsewhere in the draw Lee Woodward showed some signs of promise, only just being edged out 7-6 by fellow Brummie Adam Pearson. BWPPA stalwart Danny Luton had a came through a tough match, beating Dave Beaumont 7-5 in a clash of English 8-ball World Champions. Roy Kimberley was next for Luton, Kimberley came through a 7-3 victor and followed that up by beating Tony Southern 7-5.
 
Over in the one-loss bracket Danny Luton put in a strong performance to beat Adam Pearson 7-1, and followed that with a 7-4 win over Gary Swift, to force a rematch with “the Sandman” Roy Kimberley in the semi-finals. In the semi it was Luton who turned the tables, beating Kimberley 7-4. In the other semi-final it was a carbon copy of an earlier match with Aslam Abubaker once again beating Daniel Lee 7-5.
 
In the final Luton took a scrappy first rack, he then doubled his advantage when Abubaker missed a 9-ball down the rail. Abubaker took the next to cut his deficit to 1, but then a missed 9-ball from Luton in the 4th rack enabled the Leicester cueman to level at 2-2. The next 2 racks were shared including a high quality run out from Abubaker following a miss on the 1-ball from Luton. It soon became 4-4, before Abubaker took the next 2 racks, and missed an 8-ball in the 11th rack, Luton stepped in, Abubaker’s lead was cut down to one at 6-5. Luton was faced with a tricky cut on the 9 to take the match to a decider. Abubaker duly stepped in and made a shot which under the circumstances was missable, but he took his first title of what could well be his last year on the BWPPA tour.
 
In the Challenge Cup sponsored by the World Pool Series there was a revised version of the handicapping system for this event with the players who previously received a 1 rack start now receiving a 2 racks start and players who received a 2 racks start receiving a 3 racks start. Matthew Lester received a walkover into the semi-finals, while debutant Lee Woodward received a 2 racks start from the Players Championship Main event winner Tony Southern. Southern took the match advancing to the semi-finals where he faced Dave Beaumont, who beat Gary Swift in the quarters 5-0.
 
It was a dramatic semi-final between Beaumont and Southern going all the way to a hill-hill decider which Beaumont took 5-4. 
 
In the other semi-final Matthew Lester narrowly avoided a scare beating Craig Welsh 5-3 after receiving a 3 racks start. In the final Lester once again had a 3 racks start against Dave Beaumont, the first 2 racks were shared and Beaumont took the next 2 racks to trail by 1. Lester held his nerve to win his first BWPPA Challenge event in his home club, after previously winning 2 Challenge events at the Wheelchair Cuesports Academy in Aylesbury.
 
A video of the main event final is available here. Pictures of the event can be found here in the BWPPA gallery.  
 
The BWPPA would like to thank all of our sponsors:
World Pool Series, Gentlemen’s Night Out, Simonis cloth, Aramith billiard balls, Kamui, Predator Cues, Talisman Billiards, Escape Pool Bar in Barnsley, Tiger Cues of Warrington, Cheqio, Ultimate Team Gear, A.B Wallace Trophies, Gosport Pool Arena and Fred Dinsmore Billiards 
 
We also are always looking to expand the sponsorship side of the tour, so if you or your company would like to become one of our sponsors, please visit our contact us page.
 
You too can be a part of the world’s largest wheelchair pool tour; please keep checking on http://www.bwppa.com and http://www.pro9.co.uk for further information.  In addition to our national tour stops there is also the possibility of representing Great Britain in international tournaments such as the EPBF European Championship and WPA World 9-ball Championship for wheelchair players.  See you all at the 3rd event of the year, the Talisman British Wheelchair 10 Ball Championships 2017 at the BWPPA/BWCSA Wheelchair CueSport Academy from 15-16 July 2017.

Kimberley back to winning ways, as Oliver wins back-to-back Challenge titles

Roy Kimberley

Escape Pool Bar in Barnsley was the venue for the penultimate BWPPA event of the season on 10/11 September 2016, the Kamui 9-ball Shootout.
 
Birmingham’s Roy Kimberley won his first main event on the tour in over 3 years beating Midlands rival Aslam Abubaker in the final.
 
Going into the event Daniel Lee and Fred Dinsmore seemed the only players still in realistic contention for the no.1 spot at the end of the season, which not only brings with it its own prestige but also a cue from our generous friends at Predator.  Only some unusual results against the formbook could change that!
 
After a first round bye, Kimberley got his campaign off to a good start with a hard fought 7-4 win over Challenge Cup Rankings Leader Nicky Oliver, and then he went into battle with old foe Abubaker who beat him 7-4.
 
This sent Kimberley to the losers’ bracket where he had a 7-4 win over Danny Luton.
 
In the semi-final he faced Tony Southern, and in a closely fought match, he played the better safety of the 2 to take a 7-5 win for a place in the final. 
 
In the other half of the draw, current no. 1 Lee won his first match 7-3 v Luton.  He then lost to Southern 7-4 to go over to the loser’s side, where he became only the 2nd player in the tours history to deny Fred Dinsmore a place in the semi-finals.
 
In the semi-final he faced Abubaker, and it was Abubaker who benefited from a crucial fluke late on to advance to the final with a 7-5 win.
 
The final was a rather one-sided affair, with Abubaker not at his usual level, this combined with flawless positional play from Kimberley, enabled him to take it 7-3.
 
After the final Kimberley said of his win “I would like to thank George Vetters and all the staff at the Escape Pool Bar, we are always made welcome, and I’m delighted to back winning events.
 
This result puts the cat amongst the pigeons in the rankings going into the final event of the season in November, with Kimberley now in the mix, but the combinations are complex!!
 
For Lee the equation is simple make the final, or if not finish better in the event than both Dinsmore and Kimberley.
 
Dinsmore or Kimberley have to win the event and hope Lee does not make the final to take the top spot on count back, it will be certainly be an exciting climax to the season!
 
The Challenge Cup final was won by Nicky Oliver who beat Darren Taylor 5-2. This was Oliver’s 2nd win a row and he is now odds-on to top the challenge rankings.
 
A video of the main event final is available here. Pictures of the event can be found here in the BWPPA gallery.  
 
Latest Ranking list
 
The season concludes with the Predator British 9-ball Championships, which will be held at the BWSCA/BWPPA Pool Academy, on the weekend of 19th/20th November 2015.  ‘Big’ Dave Knight from www.pro9.co.uk will also be in attendance with a selection of goods from his pro shop, and his lathe to do any re-tipping required, all at great rates.
 
In the run up to this event, we will also be emailing and posting a ‘BWPPA information pack’ out soon to many groups, organisations and individuals to spread the word about the tour, please pass on this information to all your friends and colleague with an interest in wheelchair pool.  It will also be available on our website www.bwppa.com and on our Facebook page, and you can also follow the tour on Twitter at @BWPPA.
 
Some more great news for the tour
1. Next BWPPA fundraiser Euro Lotto draw will be 5 personalised signed photos of non other than Blackpool's own Mosconi Cup & Sky Sports Glamour Walk On Girl 'Jade Slusarczyk'
 
You can find full details here.
 
Jade has also kindly agreed to be a supporter of BWPPA and will help with raising our profile and with future fundraising. 
 
You can connect with Jade on Facebook and also follow her career on twitter at @Miss_Poulton.
 
2. In what could be the biggest ever coup for the tour, the original lady ref, Michaela Tabb has agreed to take part in ‘Who’s Calling Christian’ on Absolute Radio from 26th September for 2 weeks, in which she could win £10k for the tour.
 
Full details of how to vote for Michaela and help the tour win the money are here, and voting begins on the 10th October.  Good luck to Michaela. 
 
Both Michaela and Jade and will shortly feature on a new celebrity supporters section on our website www.bwppa.com.
 
If you would like to be a part of worlds’ largest wheelchair pool tour, please keep checking on www.bwppa.com and www.pro9.co.uk.  If you need any more encouragement to join the BWPPA, you could represent Great Britain in international tournaments.
 
All of the BWPPA would like to extend our gratitude to all of our sponsors:
 
The Gentlemen’s Night Out, Simonis Cloths, Predator/Poison Cues, Talisman Billiards, Kamui tips, Aramith Balls, Cheqio, Gosport Pool Arena, Magic Racks, Escape Pool Bar and AB Wallace Trophies.
 
We also are always looking to expand the sponsorship side of the tour, so if you or your company would like to become one of our sponsors, please visit our contact us page.

Lee wins Simonis Northern 9-ball Open, and Southern takes the Challenge Cup Crown

Daniel Lee

After a great start to the 2016 season at the  ‘BWPPA/BWCSA Pool Academy’ at Stoke Mandeville, it was back to one of our favourite venues, as the Escape Pool Bar in Barnsley hosting the 2nd BWPPA event of the season on 14/15 May 2016.
 
Daniel Lee narrowed the gap at the top of the rankings to Fred Dinsmore, as he won his second event in the last three, with a convincing 7-3 win over Roy Kimberley.
 
As Dinsmore was the No. 1 seed, he received a first round bye, then had a solid 7-2 win over Danny Luton, to advance to the winners qualifying round where he had a 7-4 win over old rival Aslam Abubaker to reach the semi-finals, where he would face Kimberley.
 
Kimberley had come through a hard fought game with Tony Southern 7-5, then lost 7-5 to Lee, before coming back through the losers’ side.  In an epic game that went this way and that, Kimberley was back to his best as some awesome clearances under pressure gave him the win by the smallest amount possible at 7-6 over a deflated and disappointed Dinsmore.
 
In the other half of the draw, London’s Lee (following a 1st round bye) had a 7-1 win over Matt Lester, Lee then beat Kimberley 7-2, to reach the semi finals.
 
In the other semi-final it was the Londoner who beat Abubaker with a 7-3 score line.  
 
So to the final, and it was a repeat of the earlier encounter between Lee, and Birmingham’s Kimberley.  Lee won convincingly 7-3.
 
Although Dinsmore is ahead in the rankings, as it’s a best 4 out of 5 ranking system, only this season’s results count at the end of the season and Lee is currently in a great position provisionally going into event 3.
 
The Challenge Cup final was won by Southern who beat Nicky Oliver 5-3, Southern ended Matt Lester’s two event winning streak in the semi-final.
 
Throughout the weekend some of the action was streamed online via Facebook much to the enjoyment of pool fans around the world. We are looking into the possibility of continuing this in the future to give greater exposure of the tour and the high quality of our players. This will benefit not only pool fans worldwide, but also give greater exposure to our sponsors and tour partners.
 
A full video of the main event final is available here pictures of the event are here in the BWPPA gallery.
 
The next event is the Talisman British Wheelchair 10 Ball Championship Shootout, which will be held at the BWPPA/BWCSA ‘Pool Academy’ at Stoke Mandeville on the weekend of 30th/31st July 2016.  
 
If you would like to be a part of Worlds’ largest wheelchair pool tour, please keep checking on www.bwppa.com and www.pro9.co.uk.  If you need any more encouragement to join the BWPPA, you could represent Great Britain in international tournaments, plus all new BWPPA players enter their first event for free!
 
Entries have declined in recent event, so all who have played before are most welcome to return and tell your friends.
 
All of the BWPPA would like to extend our gratitude to all of our sponsors:
 
The Gentlemen’s Night Out, Simonis Cloths, Predator/Poison Cues, Talisman Billiards, Kamui tips, Aramith Balls, Cheqio, Gosport Pool Arena, Magic Racks, Escape Pool Bar and AB Wallace Trophies.
We also are always looking to expand the sponsorship side of the tour, so if you or your company would like to become one of our sponsors, please visit 
http://bwppa.com/contact-us-page/

Dinsmore retains top spot, as Lee and Lester win maiden titles

The curtain came down on another BWPPA season over the weekend of the 14/15 November 2015, with the Predator Cues British Wheelchair 9-ball Championship, which was held at the Wheelchair Cue sports Academy at Stoke Mandeville near Aylesbury.
 
Going into the event, only Ireland’s Fred Dinsmore and Merseyside’s Tony Southern could end the season as the UK’s number 1 wheelchair pool player.  Southern knew only a place in the main event final, and a slip up from Dinsmore would see him reach top spot in the rankings.
 
Southern’s campaign began well enough with a 7-3 win over Stoke’s Dave Beaumont, he followed this with a 7-2 win over Aslam Abubaker.  That result also ended Abubaker’s hopes of finishing 2nd in the rankings.  Unfortunately for Southern his hopes were dashed with a 7-4 defeat to BWPPA veteran Danny Luton in the semi-finals.  He was 2-0 up, missed a long 9-ball to extend his lead, and from that miss, Luton gained the momentum to play almost flawless pool to reach his first final for a few seasons.
 
In the opposite side of the draw, the BWPPA welcomed Cristian Brownlee from London to his first event on the tour.  Brownlee couldn’t have had a more difficult draw.  He lost 7-0 to Dinsmore.  The debutant then came through a 7-6 winner over BWPPA stalwart Nick Oliver, before losing 7-3 to Craig Welsh in the losers bracket. Brownlee certainly proved he is a player with a lot of potential, and we hope to see him return to the tour in 2016, and he commented after the event that he really enjoyed the experience.
 
Dinsmore followed his win over Brownlee with a clash against old foe Roy Kimberley, who at recent events has begun to shown signs of his old form returning.  Kimberley sent the Irishman into the losers bracket with a 7-5 victory.  In the losers side Dinsmore came up against Daniel Lee, who had began his tournament with a 7-3 win over Luton, before losing 7-5 to Abubaker.
 
Lee proved too strong for Dinsmore, with a 7-2 win, after he had come through a tense 7-6 win over Beaumont.  This meant that for only the second time in the last few years, Dinsmore didn’t make the semi-finals of the main event
 
In the semi-finals Lee brushed aside Kimberley with a 7-2 victory, meaning he was into his second final of the season after his run at the Simonis Northern 9-ball Open back in May, where he would face Luton.
 
The final proved to be another one-sided affair with Lee taking the title, beating Luton 7-3 to become the Predator British Wheelchair 9-ball Champion, and thus claim his first main event title on the BWPPA tour, and finish the season ranked #4.  After the final Lee said “It was good to get my first win under my belt, I feel like I’ve got a monkey off my back now.”
 
In the challenge event, players are handicapped based on their previous performances, and the impact their disability has on their pool playing ability.  The ‘Doncaster Destroyer’ Matt Lester also won his first BWPPA event, as he defeated Dinsmore 5-3, Welsh 5-4 and Abubaker 5-3 in the final. After the final Lester said “It’s amazing to finally win a trophy on the tour after 8 years of trying. I couldn’t have done it without the support of Snooker Legends, George and everyone at Escape Pool Bar in Barnsley and my mum who drives me everywhere.
 
Lester is a credit to the sport of pool, and is the only player on the tour that has to play 1 handed due to this disability, but even with having a 2 start in his challenge matches, he pulled off a series of outstanding pots and performances, which must surely be in the minds of his fellow players, when they vote for their player of the season.
 
A video of the main event final is shown here. Pictures of the event can be found in the BWPPA gallery.  
 
Latest Ranking list
 
The 2016 season will commence at the academy over the weekend of the 5/6 March 2016, where we will be introducing a new format, as well as a new entry fee format and prize fund breakdown.
 
The BWPPA are always looking for new members no matter what disability you have, or your level of ability in the sport.  If you would like to be a part of Worlds’ largest wheelchair pool tour, please keep checking on http://www.bwppa.com and http://www.pro9.co.uk.  If you need any more encouragement to join the BWPPA, you could represent Great Britain in international tournaments, plus all new BWPPA players enter their first event for free! 
 
If you are reading this and know of any players who may be interested please pass this onto them.
 
All of the BWPPA would like to extend our gratitude to all of our sponsors:
 
The Gentlemen’s Night Out, Simonis Cloths, Predator/Poison Cues, Talisman Billiards, Kamui tips, Aramith Balls, Magic Racks, Escape Pool Bar, AB Wallace Trophies, and Tiger Cues of Warrington.
 
We also are always looking to expand the sponsorship side of the tour, so if you or your company would like to become one of our sponsors, please visit our contact us page.

Dinsmore does the double, and retains the Kamui 9-Ball shootout

Escape Pool Bar in Barnsley was the venue for the 4th BWPPA event of the season on 5/6 September 2015. 
 
Ireland’s Fred Dinsmore won his 2nd tour event in a row beating Aslam Abubaker in the final.
 
Dinsmore went into the event as one of 3 players still in realistic contention for the no.1 spot at the end of the season, which not only brings with it its own prestige but also a cue from our generous friends at Predator.
 
After the first round Dinsmore got his campaign off to a good start with a hard fought 7-5 win over Daniel Lee, and then he went into battle with old foe Roy Kimberley and beat him 7-4.
 
In the semi-final he faced Tony Southern, the Irishman raced through the match with a 7-3 win for a place in yet another BWPPA Main Event final. 
 
In the other half of the draw: Aslam Abubaker won his first match 7-1 v Danny Luton. He then beat Southern in a hill-hill decider to advance to the semi-finals.
 
In the semi-final he faced Kimberley, and raced to a 7-2 win to get through to a repeat of the Talisman British 10-ball Championship final.
 
It looked like it would be a one sided affair, as Dinsmore roared into 4-0 lead, but in a weekend of tough games Abubaker demonstrated the qualities that have helped him to the top end of the rankings as he dragged himself back into the match, reeling off 3 racks in succession. Abubaker then had a great chance to level but it was not to be as Dinsmore played really well to take it 7-4.
 
After the final Dinsmore said of his win “I would like to thank George Vetters and all the staff at the Escape Pool Bar, we are always made welcome, and I’m delighted to be winning events and putting myself in prime contention for the no.1 position.
 
The Challenge Cup final was won by Daniel Lee who beat Nicky Oliver 5-4, after Oliver was 4-1 ahead. 
 
Oliver had a great weekend including a 5-4 win over double wheelchair world 8-ball champion Dave Beaumont.
 
Also Alexander Prokopiev came again from Russia and had a 7-6 win over Oliver and a good win over Matt Lester, before losing to Southern and Luton respectively, all of BWPPA congratulate Alexander on his efforts.
 
A video of the main event final is available here. Pictures of the event can be found in the BWPPA gallery
 
Latest Ranking list. 
 
The season concludes with  the Predator British 9-ball Championships, which will be held at the BWSCA/BWPPA Pool Academy, on the weekend of 14th/15th November 2015.  
 
Dinsmore and Southern are now the only players who can claim top spot, although Southern has to win the event to take the crown.
 
The BWPPA are always looking for new members no matter what disability you have, or your level of ability in the sport.  If you would like to be a part of Worlds’ largest wheelchair pool tour, please keep checking on www.bwppa.com and www.pro9.co.uk.  If you need any more encouragement to join the BWPPA, you could represent Great Britain in international tournaments, plus all new BWPPA players enter their first event for free! 
If you are reading this and know of any players who may be interested please pass this onto them.
 
All of the BWPPA would like to extend our gratitude to all of our sponsors:
 
The Gentlemen’s Night Out, Simonis Cloths, Predator/Poison Cues, Talisman Billiards, Kamui tips, Aramith Balls, Magic Racks, Escape Pool Bar, AB Wallace Trophies, and Riley’s snooker & pool clubs.
 
We also are always looking to expand the sponsorship side of the tour, so if you or your company would like to become one of our sponsors, please visit our contact us page.

Dinsmore retains BWPPA British 10-Ball title

The BWPPA held its 3rd event of the 2015 season on the 11th/12th July with the Talisman British 10-ball Championships held at the BWPPA/BWCSA Wheelchair Cue Sport Academy at Stoke Mandeville.
 
The Main Event saw a smaller field than usual with 10 players entering, although we also had John White and Chris Brown attend the challenge event on the Sunday, as they could not play in the main event due to other commitments.
 
Prior to the Main Event Dave Beaumont was congratulated for retaining his English 8-ball Pool World Wheelchair title in Blackpool recently.
 
In conditions much hotter than normal, the dress code had to be relaxed for the comfort of the players. Despite the heat, there was some excellent pool on show as usual.  
 
Fred Dinsmore was keen to extend his lead at the top of the rankings, but he knew that any slip ups and Tony Southern and others would be closing in on him in his bid to be no.1 in the rankings at the end of the season, and take with it the beautiful cue donated by tour sponsors Predator Cues.
 
As the final 10-ball of the weekend was potted it was Dinsmore who took home the spoils with victory over Aslam Abubaker.
 
Following his bye into round 2, Dinsmore started off with a hard fought 7-5 win over Daniel Lee, who is always a hard opponent to get past.  Dinsmore then followed this up with an equally hard 7-5 win over Beaumont.  This sent Dinsmore into the semi-final, where he beat Roy Kimberley 7-4 to again make the final.
 
Following a first round bye, Abubaker beat Craig Welsh 7-2, then old rival Tony Southern 7-3 to reach the semi-finals, and there he faced Danny Luton, who himself had recorded 4 good wins to get that far.  It was Abubaker who was in devastating form and won 7-2.
 
The Main event final between Dinsmore and Abubaker was an unusually one-sided match.  The game turned in the 4th rack at 2-1 to Dinsmore, when Abubaker went in off.  In the end, it was Dinsmore who retained his title with a 7-2 victory.
 
In the latest BWPPA Rankings, Dinsmore is now 35 points ahead of Southern at the top, and whilst it is now looking like a 2 man race, with the best 4 of the last 5 events counting, the next event should be a great one.
 
The Challenge Cup final was won by Beaumont who beat Lee 5-3.  
 
A special mention to seasoned member of our tour Matt Lester who had a great 5-1 win over White in the challenge cup, and was leading Lee 4-1 in the semi-finals before losing 5-4.
 
A video of the main event final is available here. Pictures of the event are here in the BWPPA gallery.
 
The next event is the Kamui 9-ball Shootout, which will be held at the Escape Pool Bar, Barnsley on the weekend of 5th/6th September 2015.  
 
The BWPPA are always looking for new members no matter what disability you have, or your level of ability in the sport.  If you would like to be a part of Worlds’ largest wheelchair pool tour, please keep checking on www.bwppa.com and www.pro9.co.uk.  If you need any more encouragement to join the BWPPA, you could represent Great Britain in international tournaments, plus all new BWPPA players enter their first event for free! 
If you are reading this and know of any players who may be interested please pass this onto them.
 
All of the BWPPA would like to extend our gratitude to all of our sponsors:
 
The Gentlemen’s Night Out, Simonis Cloths, Predator/Poison Cues, Talisman Billiards, Kamui tips, Aramith Balls, Magic Racks, Escape Pool Bar, AB Wallace Trophies, and Riley’s snooker & pool clubs.
 
We also are always looking to expand the sponsorship side of the tour, so if you or your company would like to become one of our sponsors, please visit our contact us page.
 

Southern wins Simonis Northern 9-ball Open, and Abubaker takes the Challenge Cup Crown

After a great start to the 2015 season at the  ‘BWPPA/BWCSA Pool Academy’ at Stoke Mandeville, it was back to one of our favourite venues, as the Escape Pool Bar in Barnsley hosting the 2nd BWPPA event of the season on 16/17 May 2015.
 
Tony Southern narrowed the gap at the top of the rankings to Fred Dinsmore, as he won his second event in a row with a convincing 7-1 win over joint 2014 player of the year Daniel Lee, and lost just 6 racks in the whole event.
 
As Dinsmore was the No. 1 seed, he received a first round bye, then had a solid 7-3 win over Dave Beaumont, to advance to the winners qualifying round where he had a 7-4 win over old rival Roy Kimberley to reach the semi-finals.
 
Kimberley had come through a hard fought game with Matt ‘The Doncaster Destroyer’ Lester, and the score of 7-3 flattered Kimberley, as Lester is improving each event and is a credit to the tour.
 
In the other half of the draw, Southern (following a 1st round bye) had a 7-2 win over Matt Duffy, then beat Lee 7-0, to reach the semi finals.
 
In the losers side final round Duffy beat Kimberley 7-5, and Lee beat Beaumont 7-3, to both advance into the semi-finals.
 
In the first semi-finals, Lee beat an out of sorts Dinsmore 7-2.
 
In the other semi-final it was Southern who beat Duffy with a 7-3 score line.  
 
So to the final, and it was almost a repeat of their earlier match, as Southern won 7-1, to take his 2nd event on the trot, but great credit to Lee, making his first final exactly a year after joining the tour, and he has shown he will be a force to be reckoned with this season.
 
Although Dinsmore is ahead in the rankings, as it’s a best 4 out of 5 ranking system, only this seasons results count at the end of the season and with 2 wins from 2 events, Southern is currently in pole position provisionally going into event 3.
 
The Challenge Cup final was won by Aslam Abubaker who beat Kimberley 5-3.  
 
A video of the main event final is available here. Pictures of the event are here in the BWPPA gallery.
 
Latest BWPPA Rankings.
 
The next event is the Talisman British Wheelchair 10 Ball Championship Shootout, which will be held at the BWPPA/BWCSA ‘Pool Academy’ at Stoke Mandeville on the weekend of 11th/12th July 2015.  
 
The BWPPA are always looking for new members no matter what disability you have, or your level of ability in the sport.  To become part of Europe’s largest wheelchair American pool tour please visit www.bwppa.com, and if you are reading this and know of any players who may be interested please pass this onto them.
 
If you would like to be a part of Worlds’ largest wheelchair pool tour, please keep checking on www.bwppa.com and www.pro9.co.uk.  If you need any more encouragement to join the BWPPA, you could represent Great Britain in international tournaments, plus all new BWPPA players enter their first event for free!
 
All of the BWPPA would like to extend our gratitude to all of our sponsors:
The Gentlemen’s Night Out, Simonis Cloths, Predator/Poison Cues, Talisman Billiards, Kamui tips, Aramith Balls, Magic Racks, Escape Pool Bar, AB Wallace Trophies, and Riley’s snooker & pool clubs.
 
We also are always looking to expand the sponsorship side of the tour, so if you or your company would like to become one of our sponsors, please visit 
http://bwppa.com/contact-us-page/