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Beaumont Wins GB-9 Ball Championship & Takes End Of Season Top Spot

Dave Beaumont

The BWPPA tour returned for Event 4, to Savanna Pool & Snooker, Whitefield, Manchester, from the 5-6 November 2022, where we were again made to feel very welcome indeed, by all the staff.

They were competing for the first prize of £250 from a prize pot of £680, and the title of 2022 Predator Cues GB 9-Ball Champion.

The top 3 in the rankings Dave Beaumont, Fred Dinsmore and Roy Kimberley all went into the event with identical provisional rankings points of 270, each knowing that whoever progressed further in the event, would end the season at the top of the pile, with the reward on offer a top of the event cue from our titular sponsors Predator Cues.

Before we began, we had a round of applause for the players who had won the recent world English pool championships in France and Ireland.

Phil Hendrickson: World Wheelchair Blackball Champion

Roy Kimberley: World Wheelchair WEPF (World Rules Champion)

Roy Kimberley and Dave Beaumont: World Wheelchair Blackball Doubles Champions

At the start of the event, Darren Brook had a good win over John Greensmith, but then ran into Beaumont, who took the match 7/3.

Early action saw Kimberley and Dinsmore have emphatic 7/1 wins over Geoffrey Blad and Phil Hendrickson Southern take a 7/4 win over Danny Luton, and Beaumont beat Phil Hendrickson by the same score.

In the final Winners round 1 match, Gary Swift repeated his recent WDBS Snooker finals win over Tony Southern with a 7/4 success.

In the winners qualifying round, Beaumont beat Swift 7/5, and Dinsmore took a hill-hill 7/6 win over old rival Kimberley.

In the losers’ side later stages, Southern beat Kimberley 6/2, whilst Hendrickson beat Swift 6/5, to both reach the semi finals.

The semi-final draw for the main event took place on the Saturday evening.

Dinsmore reached yet another final with a 7-0 whitewash of Hendrickson , and in the other semi-final, Beaumont easily overcome Southern 7-2.

It was to be a Beaumont v Dinsmore v final again, and this to decide the end of season top spot.

Dinsmore started off well to lead 3/1, and 4/2. Finding his game Beaumont made sone great single long pots and clearances to level at 4/4, and then go 6/5 ahead. Dinsmore than pounced on an error from Beaumont to take the final to hill-hill for a repeat of the GB 10 Ball final.

Beaumont held his nerve in the deciding frame, and after a miss on the 3 ball from Dinsmore, Beaumont made an incredible cut on the 3 ball, and then went around the table doing what he does best and potting balls, and left himself a long 9 ball which he made (after it rattled in the jaws) into the pocket to take the title, and go to no1 in the rend of season rankings for the 1st time ever. 

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

In the challenge cup final, Swift defeated Bland 5/2, however Bland finished top of the 2022 challenge rankings and thus winning a cue from Predator Cues.

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 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, Shark Racks, Tiger Cues of Warrington and our patron Dynamite Darren Appleton, and Fred Dinsmore Billiards.

Apologies to the Trophy Parlour, as due to the absence of Aslam Abubaker we had to use some of the clubs’ trophies for the pictures.

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 Spring 2023, the tour will be back at, Savannas for Event 1 of the new season.

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Beaumont Wins GB-10 Ball Championship & Takes Top Spot

Dave Beaumont

The BWPPA tour stopped at a new venue for Event 3, Savanna Pool & Snooker, Whitefield, Manchester, from the 17-18 September 2022, where we were made to feel very welcome indeed, by JJ Faul, his soon to be wife Christina and all the staff.

Due to the late club change, there was a small but quality field, each player either a multiple world and/or European Champion across the wheelchair cue sports.

They were competing for the first prize of £250 from a prize pot of £680, and the title of 2022 Tiger Cues GB 10-Ball Champion.

The early stages through up some good matches, but the top 4 seeds, Fred Dinsmore, Roy Kimberley, Defending Champion Dave Beaumont and Tony Southern, all made it through, as they have done for the last 4/5 events.

Early action saw Southern take a 7/4 win over Danny Luton, and Beaumont beat Phil Hendrickson by the same score.

In the winner’s qualifiers, Southern lost 5/7 v Dinsmore, and Beaumont took out the last event winner Kimberley 7/5.

In the losers’ side later stages, Southern whitewashed Hendrickson 6/0, whilst Kimberley beat Luton 6/5.

The semi-final draw for the main event took place on the Sunday Morning.

Dinsmore reached yet another final with a 7-3 win over Kimberley, and in the other semi-final, Beaumont hammered an out of sorts Southern 7-1.

It was to be a Beaumont v Dinsmore v final.

Beaumont started off like a house on fire, playing brilliant pool and pounced on some uncharacteristic errors from Dinsmore to lead 6/1. Finding his game from his champion reserves, Dinsmore went on a 5-rack winning streak to storm to a 6/6 hill-hill score line.

Beaumont held his nerve in the deciding frame, and after a dry break from Dinsmore, went around the table doing what he does best and potting balls, and left himself a long 10 ball which he slammed into the middle of the pocket to take the title, and go to no1 in the rankings for the 1st time ever. 

They are a rolling ranking list, and the last event pre-lockdown in 2019, which Dave won, comes off at the start of the last event of the season, and therefore provisionally, all the top 3 players are level on 270 points, so whoever does best out of those 3, takes the coveted end of season no1 spot and the main prize from sponsors Predator Cues

A partial video of the main event final is available to watch here.  Facebook Live kept interrupting the stream due to music in the background.

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 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, Shark Racks, Tiger Cues of Warrington and our patron Dynamite Darren Appleton, and Fred Dinsmore Billiards.

Apologies to the Trophy Parlour, as due to the absence of Aslam Abubaker we had to use some of the clubs’ trophies for the pictures.

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 05-06 November 2022, the tour will be back at, Savannas for Event 4.

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Kimberley Wins The 2022 Simonis Grand Prix

Roy Kimberley

The BWPPA tour visited a new venue on the weekend of 2-3 July 2022 at Riley’s Leicester.

Current no.1 ranked player Fred Dinsmore (Ire) won the previous event in Birmingham.

There was a good field of 10 players competing for the 1st prize of £250, and we had a few absentees due to illness.

First round action saw Wales’s Phil Hendrickson beat Frankie ‘Hot Wheels’ Gillen 7/3, whilst Gary Swift edged his friend John Greensmith in hill-hill battle.

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 for the 2nd event in a row, with wins over Hendrickson, Swift, Danny Luton and Geoff Bland respectively.

Other action on the loser’s side saw Swift beat Gillen 6/3 and Hendrickson beat Greensmith 6/3. 

In the winner’s qualifiers, Southern beat an under the weather Dinsmore 7/4, whilst Beaumont hammered Kimberley beat Beaumont 7/1.

In the losers’ side later stages, Dinsmore beat Luton 6/4 and Kimberley whitewashed Hendrickson 6/0, to both reach the semi-finals.

In the semi-finals, Dinsmore lost out on yet another final with a 7/5 loss to Beaumont, and in the other semi-final, Southern lost to Kimberley 7/4.

It was to be a Kimberley v Beaumont final.

The first 8 racks were all close and shared at 4/4, but then Kimberley took the 

last 3 racks to win title.

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

The BWPPA rankings can be found 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 10-11 September 2022, the tour will be back at, Riley’s Leicester for Event 3.

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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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Dinsmore Wins The 2021 Predator GB-9 Ball Championship As BWPPA Returns

Fred Dinsmore

The BWPPA tour made a welcome return at the Escape Pool bar in Barnsley from the 10-11 October 2021, after a period of 21 months due the Covid-19 Pandemic.

The restrictions and other family issues impacted the entry as half a dozen regulars, including the no. 1 ranked player Daniel Lee were unable to attend.

There was still a strong field of 9 players competing for the biggest ever prize in GB wheelchair pool, £500 from a prize pot of over £1000, in this non-ranking tester event. For many of the players without their own table, it was the first time playing in a long while.

The early stages through up some good matches, but the top 4 seeds, Fred Dinsmore, Roy Kimberley, Defending Champion Dave Beaumont and Tony Southern, all made it through.

Other early action saw Jimmy Ifty have a good win 5/3 over close friend Adam Pearson, and Darren Taylor had a great 6/2 win over Danny Luton, who will be the sole GB wheelchair player at the European Championships in Turkey from 1-11 November, hoping to add to this array of medals. 

In the winner’s qualifiers, Southern had to forfeit early on v Dinsmore due to an arm issue, and Kimberley fought back from being down and almost out v Beaumont to win 7/6.

In the losers’ side later stages, the rested Southern beat Darren Brook 6/1, and Beaumont beat Taylor 6/2, despite this lose, Taylor’s performance over the weekend resulting in him being awarded free entry to the first event of 2022, courtesy of one of our sponsors, Fred Dinsmore Billiards. 

The semi-final draw for the main event took place late on the Sunday Morning.

Dinsmore reached yet another final with a hard fought 7-3 win over Beaumont, and in the other semi-final, Southern overcame Kimberley 7-3.

It was to be a Southern v Dinsmore v final.

The first 2 racks went to Southern, who then missed a tough cut on the black to lead 3-0.  At 3-1 to Southern, Dinsmore went on a 6-rack winning streak to storm to the title 7/3, with Southern spurning many chances to make it much closer.

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 tour is in talks to return to Riley’s Clubs, meaning we are unable as yet to publish dates for 2022, Details will follow in due course, we would welcome any player feedback on this by email to tonysouthern@bwppa.com or via our Facebook Group.

The BWPPA would like to thank all of our sponsors:

We are all making a difference (formally Gentlemen’s Night Out), Predator Cues, Simonis cloth, Aramith billiard balls, Kamui, Cuescore, Escape Pool Bar in Barnsley, and our patron Dynamite Darren Appleton, Tiger Cues of Warrington 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. 

For next season we are seeking a new trophy sponsor, if you or a company would be interested please 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 10-13 February 2022, the Malmo Open returns, this is a 8 and 9 ball event with great prize money and it’s a great event, further details can be found by clicking the link above or contacting:
Henrik Larsson – henrik.larsson@fifh.com

From 2-12 March 2022, the European Championships will be held in Lasko/Slovenia, contact tonysouthern@bwppa.com for more information.

Beaumont Wins Maiden Title At The Predator GB-9 Ball Championship and Lee Takes Top Spot

Dave Beaumont

3 players in the strong field arrived at the Escape Pool Club in Barnsley for the 2019 Predator Cue GB 9-Ball Championships, with a chance of taking the end of season no.1 ranking position and the Predator £1,000+ Ikon 3-2 cue that came with it.
 
They were in order of ranking coming into the event, (1) Roy Kimberley, (2) Dan Lee and (3) Fred Dinsmore. Kimberley was top based on his win at the same event this time last year, but he knew that those 100 points would be dropping off his total at the end of the event.
 
If Lee made the final, irrespective of who wins the event, he would take the top spot on countback.  For Kimberley to top the rankings he had to win the event, and hope Lee does not make the final, and the same applied for Dinsmore.
 
This event saw the final running of the triple elimination format for this season, which guarantees all players at least 3 matches for their entry fee, and also the chance to play for a guaranteed prize pot of £700.
 
We welcomed Koji Nagasaki who had made the 14-hour flight from Japan to attend the event, and he had a very good event, with some impressive performances.
 
The early stages through up some good matches.  Adam Pearson beat Nagasaki 7-4, before recording a career best win over a strangely out of sorts Kimberley by the closest possible margin 7/6.
 
Other early action saw Dinsmore beat Darren Taylor 7-6, after Taylor had beaten Matt Lester 7-2, Tony Southern lost heavily to a resurgent Dave Beaumont (complete with new Cuesports glasses and fresh from practicing on his newly installed table at home) 7-2, after they had both had 1st round byes, and Lee beat Frankie Gillen 7-2, after Gillen enjoyed a 7-2 win over Ifakhar Hussain.
 
In the winner’s qualifiers for the 1st time, Pearson was whitewashed 7-0 by Beaumont, and Dinsmore took out Lee, in a closer encounter, 7-5, from 4-1 behind.
 
In the losers’ side later stages, Pearson qualified for his first ever semi-final and Kimberley went out with what we think is his first ever 2 straight losses 6-1 to Southern, who then went on to eliminate Lee from the event with a 6-5 win, the no.1 spot was now in Dinsmore’s own hands.
The semi-final draw for the main event took place late on the Saturday evening. 
Dinsmore reached yet another final with a hard fought 7-4 win over Pearson, who was delighted with his highest ever finish, and in the other semi-final, Beaumont overcame Southern for the 2nd time in the event, this time 7-5.
 
It was to be a Beaumont v Dinsmore v final.
 
The first 2 racks were shared, as the match started out fairly even before Beaumont went on a 4-rack winning streak to storm 5-1 into the lead. Dinsmore pulled one back, and then Beaumont reached the hill at 6-2, and maybe saw the winning line as he spurned a great chance to take the match 7-2, by missing a makeable 7 ball.  This was the chance that an out of sorts Dinsmore was waiting for, and he pounced and took 4 straight games to be just one behind at 5-6, which included a brilliant back double on the 8 ball at 2-6 down, and 2 combos to pot the 9 ball at 4-6 and 5-6 down respectively.
 
Beaumont showed his tactical awareness by taking a time out at this point to refocus.  In the final rack Dinsmore had the early edge when he missed a long 4 ball, however, he had the good fortune to hook Beaumont right behind the 5 ball.  Beaumont escaped from the snooker but had his own slice of luck as the cue ball hit the middle jaw and hooked Dinsmore, who escaped with a great hit.  After a bout of safety, Beaumont was faced with a difficult pot, but made it and cleared the table for his maiden win, he was obviously delighted having lost in several previous finals. 
 
Dinsmore’s loss put Lee back to the top of the rankings, and with it the beautiful £1,000 Ikon 3-2 from our fantastic sponsors Predator Cues. 2nd Place for Dinsmore earned him a £550 Predator BK3, and a £500 Predator Sneaky Pete cue was the reward for Kimberley finishing 3rd.
 
As well as the £250 1st prize for the event, Beaumont took home a beautiful Predator Urbain Case, as did Southern for finishing 5th.
 
In the 3rd loss side (Challenge event) final, Taylor beat Gillen 5-2, in a rematch of the previous event. In the semi-finals Taylor whitewashed Matt Lester 5-0, whilst Gillen scored one of the wins of his career with a 5-4 win over Kimberley, completed with a fluked bank on the 9-ball and a very vocal ‘Come on !!’ from the victor.
 
This enabled Taylor to pip Gillen to the top spot of the challenge rankings on countback and with it the Predator Poison Cue worth £400.
 
During the event all players were presented with a pack contacting (Chalks/tips/burnishers etc) worth over £150 each from our good friends at Kamui.
 
A video of the main event final is available to watch here
 
The final 2019 BWPPA ranking lists can be found here
 
Pictures of the event can be found here in the BWPPA gallery.
 
The uncertainty over the future of the Cue Sports Academy at Stoke Mandeville and also the Escape club in Barnsley, mean we are unable as yet to publish dates for 2020, however we are in talks to return to Riley’s Clubs and maybe hold 3 American Pool events and 2 English Pool (blackball) events next year.  
 
Details will follow in due course, we would welcome any player feedback on this by email to tonysouthern@bwppa.com or via our Facebook Group.
 
The BWPPA would like to thank all of our sponsors:
 
We are all making a difference (formally Gentlemen’s Night Out), Predator Cues, Simonis cloth, Aramith billiard balls, Kamui, Cuescore, Escape Pool Bar in Barnsley, World Pool Series and our patron Dynamite Darren Appleton, Tiger Cues of Warrington 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. 
 
For next season we are seeking a new trophy sponsor, if you or a company would be interested please 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.
 
In 2020, the Malmo Open returns, this is a 8 and 9 ball event with great prize money and it’s a great event, further details can be found by clicking the link above or contacting: henrik.larsson@fifh.com
 

Dinsmore Wins GB-10 Ball Championship

Fred Dinsmore

BWPPA greeted 2 new players in Rick Holder and Darren Brook, as a strong field arrived at the Escape Pool Club in Bransley for the 2019 Tiger Cues Warrington GB 10-Ball Championships. 
 
This event saw the 3rd running of the triple elimination format, which guarantees all players at least 3 matches for their entry fee, and also the chance to play for a guaranteed prize pot of £700.
 
The early stages through up some excellent matches.  A close encounter between Frankie ‘Hot Wheels’ Gillen and Adam Pearson, which saw Gillen take a hill-hill 7-6 win, then Gillen fell in a close match 5-7 to Roy Kimberley.
 
Other early action saw Dan Lee beat Darren Taylor 7-6, after Taylor had beaten Ifakhar Hussain 7-3, Tony Southern beat Danny Luton 7-3, after they had both come through 7-1 against newcomers Holder and Brook respectively, and Fred Dinsmore beat Gary Swift 7-2, after Swift enjoyed a 7-1 win over the returning Matthew Lester.
 
Among the heavyweights in the winners qualifiers “the Sandman” Kimberley went down 7-2 v Dinsmore, and Lee overcome Southern, in a closer encounter, 7-5.
 
In the losers’ side later stages, Swift beat Gillen 6-1, but lost 6-5 to Southern after missing match ball at 5-3 up, Luton beat Taylor 6-4, but was then beaten 6-2 by Kimberley.
 
In the 5th/6th playoff, Luton beat Swift 6-5 in a reverse of the same stage in the previous event.
 
In the 3rd loss side (Challenge event) final, Taylor beat Gillen 5-2, in a rematch of the previous event.
 
The semi-final draw for the main event took place early the next morning, and we were back underway. Kimberley reached his 4th final in a row by inflicting a heavy 7-3 defeat on Lee, and in the other semi-final, it went all the way to the last rack, as Dinsmore overcame Southern 7-6.
 
It was to be a Dinsmore v Kimberley final.
 
The match started out even, and was level at 5-5, before Kimberley went 6-5 ahead, and spurned a great chance to take the match 7-5, by unluckily scratching on the penultimate ball. Dinsmore took his chance to level the match, and also won the final rack to prevail 7-6, and pointed to the heavens to say thanks to his best friend and best man John, and Mick his uncle who both recently passed away.
Reaching yet another final put Kimberley back to the top of the rankings (for now!), but his 100 points from E4 in 2018 come off at the last event of this season, so it will be a 3 way battle for top spot between Kimberley, Lee and Dinsmore at the final event of the season.
 
If Lee makes the final, irrespective of who wins, he takes the top spot.
For Kimberley to top the rankings he has to win the last event, and hope Lee does not make the final, and the same applies for Dinsmore.
 
The top of the challenge rankings is a straight fight between Gillen and Taylor.
 
The latest BWPPA ranking list can be found here
A video of the main event final is available to watch here
Pictures of the event can be found here in the BWPPA gallery.
 
We look forward to seeing you all the final event of the season, the Predator Cues GB 9-Ball Championships, at the Escape Club Barnsley from 2-3 November 2019.
 
The BWPPA would like to thank all of our sponsors:
 
We are all making a difference (formally Gentlemen’s Night Out), World Pool Series, Simonis cloth, Aramith billiard balls, Kamui, Predator Cues, Cuescore, Escape Pool Bar in Barnsley, Tiger Cues of Warrington 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.
 
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.

Lee at the Double in Barnsley

Roy Kimberley & Daniel Lee

9 players arrived at the Escape Pool Club in Barnsley for the 2019 Simonis Grand Prix.
 
This event saw the 2nd running of our new triple elimination format, which guarantees all players at least 3 matches for their entry fee, and also to play for a guaranteed prize pot of £700.
 
The early stages through up some good clashes. A close encounter between Tony Southern and Danny Luton, which saw Southern take a 7-5 victory. 
Other early action saw Roy Kimberley beat Darren Taylor 7-1, after Taylor had beaten Jon Bates 7-1, Dave Beaumont beat Frankie Gillen 7-2, and Dan Lee beat Gary Swift 7-4.
 
Among the heavyweights in the winners qualifiers “the Sandman” Kimberley went to hill-hill v Southern, Kimberley coming through 7-6. Daniel Lee beat Dave Beaumont 7-4.
 
On the losers’ side, later stages, Swift beat Gillen 6-2, but lost 6-3 to Southern, Luton beat Taylor 6-5, but was then beaten 6-3 by Beaumont.
 
In the 5th/6th playoff, Swift beat Luton 6-5 in a close game.
 
In the 3rd loss side (Challenge event) final, Gillen beat Taylor 5-3.
 
The semi-final draw for the main event took place early the next morning, and we were back underway.  Lee inflicted a heavy 7-3 defeat on Southern and Kimberley did similar to Beaumont 7-2.
 
It was to be Lee and Kimberley who would again meet in the final.
 
The match started out even, and was level at 3-3, before with Lee went up a gear to win 7-3. This win put Lee back to the top of the 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 latest BWPPA ranking list can be found here.
 
The BWPPA would like to thank all of our sponsors:
 
We are all making a difference (formally Gentlemen’s Night Out), World Pool Series, Simonis cloth, Aramith billiard balls, Kamui, Predator Cues, Cuescore, Escape Pool Bar in Barnsley, Tiger Cues of Warrington 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.
 
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.
 

9-Ball Titles Awarded At The Final Day Of The European Championships

Ouschan, Tahti, Gorst and Labutis

The last day of the Dynamic Billard European Championships 2019 saw the finals in the 9-ball individuals in all four divisions. The titles were grabbed by Fedor Gorst (RUS), Jasmin Ouschan (AUT), Pijus Labutis (LTU) and Jouni Tahti (FIN).
 
Fedor Gorst had a thriller against Joshua Filler (GER) in the men’s 9-ball division. Both player performed tremendously well throughout the event and deserved their spot in the final match. Gorst was always ahead of Filler whose break let him down big time in the match. But the German  struck back whenever he could and kept the match open for a long time. Then Gorst got some momentum and went on the hill, taking a nice 8:4 lead over Filler. But one of „Killer Filler’s“ most important talents is that he keeps his nerves together and plays rock solid even when under fire. Filler took some racks off Gorst since the Russian himself had some problems with his break shot in the latter part of the match. Filler even got to the hill and created an 8:8 situation. The heat was on for both players with Gorst having the break shot. He had 2 balls down and an open layout. From there, Filler never got back to the table and Gorst sneaked past the winning line, taking the match with 9:8 over brave Filler.
 
Top 8 9-ball Men
1. Fedor Gorst RUS
2. Joshua Filler GER
3. Tomasz Kaplan POL
    Kim Laaksonen FIN
5. Edmond Zaja ALB
    Ruslan Chinakhov RUS
    Zoran Svilar SRB
    Mario He AUT
 
The women’s final match between Jasmin Ouschan and Nataliya Seroshtan (RUS) turned into a demolition for the Russian. Ouschan determined the match from the start to her liking and Seroshtan could not get a foot on the floor. Having in mind that Ouschan was far below her expectations during this championship, she played up to her standard in the final match and handed a whitewash to Seroshtan with 7:0.
 
Top 8 9-ball Women
1. Jasmin Ouschan AUT
2. Nataliya Seroshtan RUS
3. Vivien Schade GER
    Ana Gradisnik SLO
5. Elise Qiu NED
    Veronika Ivanovskaia GER
    Oliwia Czuprynska POL
    Kristina Zlateva BUL
 
In the Under 23 division, Pijus Labutis was the favoured player over Oliver Szolnoki since he had already taken a title in 8-ball earlier this week. Though Szolnoki performed quite convincing, Labutis was a bit ahead of him because of his focus being set on another title. 9:7 was the final result that brought the second title for Labutis for this week.
 
Top 8 9-ball Under 23
1. Pijus Labutis LTU
2. Oliver Szolnoki HUN
3. Casper Matikainen FIN
    Aleksa Pecelj SRB
5. Vitaliy Patsura UKR
    Osman Sanlisoy TNC
    Samet Degirmanci TUR
    Jan Van Lierop NED
 
In the wheelchair division, all-time favoured Jouni Tahti wasted no time with his opponent Fred Dinsmore. He simply outplayed the Irish and took the match pretty easy with 7:1.
 
Top 8 9-ball Wheelchair
1. Jouni Tahti FIN
2. Fred Dinsmore IRL
3. Matej Brajkovic SLO
    Tony Southern GBR
5. Kurt Deklerck BEL
    Henrik Larsson SWE
    Leszek Blumczynski POL
    Roy Kimberley GBR
 
The final medal table displays Russia as the winner of the event, having won 3 Gold Medals, 2 Silver Medals and 2 Bronze Medals. Runner-Up is Poland with 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 4 Bronze Medals with Finland coming in third with 2 Gold Medals, 1 Silver Medal and 3 Bronze medals.
 
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1. RUS 3 2 2 7
2. POL 2 1 4 7
3. FIN 2 1 3 6
4. LTU 2     2
5. AUT 1 2 2 5
6. POR 1   1 2
  SUI 1   1 2
  SWE 1   1 2
9. ALB 1     1
  ESP 1     1
11. GER   3 3 6
12. GBR   1 3 4
13. IRL   1 1 2
  NED   1 1 2
15. HUN   1   1
  LAT   1   1
  UKR   1   1
18. BLR     2 2
  SLO     2 2
20. BIH     1 1
  BUL     1 1
  FRA     1 1
  SRB     1 1
 
That concludes the coverage of the 2019 Dynamic Billard European Championships for Men, Women, Under 23 and Wheelchair Athletes from Treviso, Italy. We will be back tomorrow with more news from the upcoming Euro-Tour events for Men and Women.
 
The Championships were played on 24 tables which are all streamed LIVE throughout the whole event. In order to be able to follow all the action LIVE, premium membership can be obtained at www.kozoom.com. Once a premium membership is held, all events for the respective period of time can be viewed LIVE. Additionally, a huge video gallery is contained in the website.
 
The event is hosted by the European Governing Body for Pool, the European Pocket Billiard Federation (EPBF) and organized by International Billiard Promotion (IBP). For further information and reference please go to the federation website www.epconline.eu or visit us on Facebook for regular news clips or contact our press office press@epbf.com.

8-Ball Titles Awarded at The Dynamic Billard European Championships

Eklent Kaci, Jouni Tahti, Kristina Tkach and Pijus Labutis

The 8-ball competition at this year’s Dynamic Billard European Championships have been decided. The matches in the different divisions contained everything from expectations to drama and highly thrilling matches.
 
The final match in the men’s division was played between Eklent Kaci (ALB) and Ralf Souquet (GER). This match was not only the encounter of two high profile athletes but also a clash of two generations. While „The Kaiser“ Ralf Souquet has already won an unbelievable number of 22 Gold Medals at European Championships, Kaci was still waiting on his first one. Souquet has achieved almost everything that a pool billiard player can achieve while Kaci is still on the start of his career. On the other hand, Kaci has won some prestigious events throughout last year and can considered to be „on fire“ currently while Souquet is on his regular level. This constellation was the interesting starting position of the match. Tonight, Kaci had the better day and after seven racks, he was already leading 6:1 over Souquet. Needing only two more points, it would be hard for just anyone to stop Kaci. But Souquet still tried and managed to get some excitement back into a match which seemed to be long time decided. He fought back and pulled some racks back from Kaci to get to 4:6 and 6:7. When Kaci was on the hill at 7:6, he made no more mistakes and pocketed the final 8-ball which made him a European 8-Ball Champion for the first time in his life.
 
Top 8 Men’s 8-ball
1. Eklent Kaci ALB
2. Ralf Souquet GER
3. Fabio Rizzi FRA
    Sanjin Pehlivanovic BIH
5. Mats Schjetne NOR
    Fedor Gorst RUS
    Joao Grilo POR
    Niels Feijen NED
 
The women’s final quickly turned into a nightmare for Kristina Tkach (RUS) in the beginning. She was up against Jasmin Ouschan (AUT) and could not get a foot on the floor. She actually had the better break but could not turn that into points. Tkach even committed a foul using too much time for her shot since the match was on shot-clock and she simply exceeded the time permitted for her shot. On the other hand, Ouschan started out as focussed and composed as usual. Even though the break did not work for Ouschan, she managed to snatch the points from Tkach one by one. It took until rack five was played before Tkach got on the board, reducing the gap to 1:4. When opening rack six, Tkach scratched and again gave ball in hand to Ouschan. This time, Ouschan could not clear the table and allowed Tkach back into the table, missing the 6-ball. Tkach pocketed all balls of her group and made the 8-ball to get to 2:4 with Ouschan’s break shot coming up. Jasmin had two balls down on the break shot but again was not able to finish the rack, leaving another point on the table for Tkach to pick it up. However, both players committed several mistakes during this rack which is a clear indication for the pressure that was on both of them. Tkach managed to win the rack, getting to 3:4. In the next rack, Tkach had the chance to level the match but she miscued and once more gave ball in hand to Jasmin Ouschan with a wide open table. Ouschan played up to her abilities and finished the rack, getting on the hill with 5:3. In the next rack, Ouschan had her first good break shot of the match with balls down and a nice and comfortable layout in front of her. That was a huge chance for Ouschan to finish the match win the title. But to her and the audiences surprise she missed her first shot. What an unusual performance by Ouschan in this final. Tkach now used her chance and ran the table, getting to 4:5 in this match. The next rack, Tkach broke and ran out to make the match a 5:5 hill-hill thriller with Jasmin Ouschan’s break shot coming up. One more time Ouschan did not make a ball on the break and handed an open table to Tkach. The unbelievable happened in that rack. After having trailed 1:4, Kristina Tkach won another rack and took the match and the title 6:5 over Jasmin Ouschan.
 
Top 8 Women’s 8-ball
1. Kristina Tkach RUS
2. Jasmin Ouschan AUT
3. Yana Shut BLR
    Kristina Zlateva BUL
5. Veronika Hubrtova CZE
    Vania Franco POR
    Sara Rocha POR
    Oliwia Czuprynska POL
 
In the wheelchair division, the match between Jouni Tahti (FIN) and Roy Kimberley (GBR) went according to the expectations. Tahti dominated Southern from start to the end and lead 3:0 and 4:1. The exceptional player from Finland never gave a chance to Southern who simply could not find any way to prevent Tahti from winning racks. When Tahti pocketed the final 8-ball, the scoreboard displayed a 5:2 final score in his favour. Tonight Jouni Tahti won his 25th Gold Medal on European level.
 
Top 8 Wheelchair 8-ball
1. Jouni Tahti FIN
2. Roy Kimberley GBR
3. Henrik Larsson SWE
    Tony Southern GBR
5. Matej Brajkovic SLO
    Maksim Suchanov LTU
    Leszek Blumczynski POL
    Kaspars Turks LAT
 
In the Under 23 division, Pijus Labutis (LTU) met Vitaliy Patsura (UKR). Patsura had already taken a Gold Medal in Men’s 8-ball, Junior’s 10-ball and last year in Under 23 9-ball. He was definitely favoured in this match. Labutis on the other hand has won two silver and one bronze medal but no title yet. That was one fact that the young Lithuanian wanted to change tonight. He quickly got to a 3:1 lead and he always kept Patsura at a 2-rack distance away from him. When leading 5:3, Labutis won a key rack in the match and got to 7:3. The pressure with Labutis being on the hill was too much for Patsura. He won another rack but then Labutis sealed the deal for tonight, winning the match and his first title ever with 8:4.
 
Top 8 Under 23 8-ball
1. Pijus Labutis LTU
2. Vitaliy Patsura UKR
3. Casper Matikainen FIN
    Luca Menn GER
5. Johannes Schmitt GER
    Daniel Resch AUT
    Jan Van Lierop NED
    Aleks Pecelj SRB
 
The medal table after 3 of 5 events displays Poland still on top with 2 Gold, one Silver and one Bronze Medal with Russia right up their neck, only one Bronze Medal short. Finland is currently ranked third with one medal of each colour.
 
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1. POL 2 1 1 4
2. RUS 2 1   3
3. FIN 1 1 1 3
4. SUI 1   1 2
  SWE 1   1 2
6. ALB 1     1
  LTU 1     1
8. AUT   1 2 3
  GBR   1 2 3
  GER   1 2 3
11. NED   1 1 2
12. LAT   1   1
  UKR   1   1
14. BLR     2 2
15. BIH     1 1
  BUL     1 1
  FRA     1 1
  IRL     1 1
  POR     1 1
 
Earlier today, the first team matches have been played. The women’s team matches did not come up with big surprises. The two closest matches were Sweden defeated The Netherlands 2:1 while Russia remained the upper hand over Belarus 2:1. In the men’s team competition, some close and exciting matches already happened in this early stage of the tournament. Team Russia overcame defending Champion Team Poland in a heartbreaker with 2:1 (Gorst v Fortunski 6:8, Stepanov v Skowerski 8:7, Lutsker v Juszczyszyn 9:8) while Team Germany had a tough time in taking down Team Albania with 2:1 (Hohmann v Kaci 5:8, Souquet v Zaja 8:7, Filler v Spahiu 9:5). Probably the biggest surprise was Team Denmark winning over Team the Netherlands with 2:1 (Krause v Saris 8:3, Lotfy v van den Berg 6:7, Lentz v Bijsterbosch 9:5).
 
The Dynamic Billard European Championships 2019 for men, women, U23 and wheelchair athletes will commence tomorrow morning at 09:00 CET with matches in the 9-ball individuals competition Women and Under 23s.
 
The Championships are played on 24 tables which are all streamed LIVE throughout the whole event. In order to be able to follow all the action LIVE, premium membership can be obtained at www.kozoom.com. Once a premium membership is held, all events for the respective period of time can be viewed LIVE. Additionally, a huge video gallery is contained in the website.
 
The event is hosted by the European Governing Body for Pool, the European Pocket Billiard Federation (EPBF) and organized by International Billiard Promotion (IBP). For further information and reference please go to the federation website www.epconline.eu or visit us on Facebook for regular news clips or contact our press office press@epbf.com.