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2017 Nations Cup

June 11, 2017 in Competitions by Tour Admin

This year sees the 2017 Nations Cup being hosted by one of our recent new members - Morocco.

The event which will be held from 21st to 24th September is already well supported by 10 member countries who have entered the event.

If your country would like to enter, or for further details, please contact George Harwood or Alan Benton.

 

Wharne takes Challenge 3

June 4, 2017 in Competitions by Tour Admin

 

Rob Wharne takes the third Challenge of the 2017 season. More details to follow...

Cousins does the treble!

June 4, 2017 in Competitions by Tour Admin


 

The first two tours of the 2017 season have seen Tom Cousins defeating Steve Petty 8 frames to 5 in Blackpool, swiftly followed by a victory over Dylan Leary in Daventry, winning 8 frames to 2. Winning back to back UK tours is an impressive feat, something few players have ever achieved, but the question on everyone’s lips was could Cousin’s make tour history by winning three successive tours? The answer was a resounding yes as he made a tough draw look very easy as he dropped only 8 frames in 3 matches against 3 current and former England players in Neil Davey, Luke Bowry and Giuseppe D’Imperio. His form continued with further resounding wins over Matthew Sellers, who had beat former World Champion Adam Davis in a marathon, deciding match the round before, and then against Kris Hampson, who saw a 2-0 lead evaporate after a couple of missed chances and then never got back into the match.

On the other side of the draw, Harjeet Singh was making his way through a very tough section, which saw him initially pitted against England player Shane Thompson. Such are the fine lines at this game that this was almost his first and last match as he let a couple of good match winning chances slip and saw a 6-2 lead diminish to find himself in a nail biting deciding frame. Shane had a good opportunity to take control of the final frame but elected for an attacking shot that was to be his last as Harjeet took out a great finish that would set him on his path to the final. His opposition along the way was of the highest quality as he dispatched of a former National Amateur champion, Gavin Lomax, followed by Reece Townsend, who on the previous night had taken out England’s Karl Sutton. Next up was Tour 1 finalist Steve Petty who took Singh to another decider. It got no easier as he found himself facing former World Champion John Roe in the quarters, running out a 7-4 victor. Steve Martin looked almost certain to see an end to Singh’s run in the semis, racing off to a 7-4 lead before letting a couple of decent chances slip, giving Singh the chance he needed to get back into the match, eventually taking it 8-7.

On to the final, expectations were high for an open, attacking final with little missed but as can often happen, the breaks dictated a different game. Neither player found a break that worked particularly well, quite possibly new territory for Cousins who is renowned for having one of the best breaks in the game. This led to some tight frames and uncharacteristic misses which just added to the tension. Cousins eventually found himself with a 7-4 lead but let a chance to take the match slip. Harjeet took this frame to take it to 7-5 and, after another mistake from Cousins, looked certain to take it to 7-6, but after a mistake with two shots, Cousins was able to get over the line and set a record that will be difficult for any player to beat, taking three successive UK Tour titles. The question now is, can anyone stop Tom at tour 4?

 

FINAL

TOM COUSINS [8]

HARJEET SINGH [5]

SEMIS

Kris Hampson [8-2]

Steve Martin [8-7]

QUARTERS

Matthew Sellers [7-3]

John Roe [7-4]

LAST 16

Giuseppe D’Imperio [7-1]

Steve Petty [7-6]

LAST 32

Luke Bowry [7-4]

Reece Townsend [7-1]

LAST 64

Neil Davey [7-3]

Gavin Lomax [7-4]

LAST 128

John Chapman [7-0]

Shane Thompson [7-6]

 

2017 Tour 3 Preview

May 19, 2017 in Competitions by Tour Admin

UK POOL TOUR 3 - PARK INN, TELFORD (2nd - 4th June)

The third tour of the season is only a couple of weeks away and the question is, can anyone beat Tom Cousins?

Cousins has taken both of the first two tours of the 2017 season and looks to be in imperious form. Could he make it three? Standing in his way are an array of top players who will be eager to notch up their first win of the season.

The new format Premier League, with each match being a small cash game and leading to a grand final, has proved to be a great success and generated a lot of interest both for the players involved and those watching. Steve Petty currently tops the table notching up 4 wins and a draw out of his first 6 matches, meaning he’s also the biggest earner so far with £900 picked up in the first two tours. He’s followed closely by Harrison, D’Imperio and Lewis who are all joint second on 7 points. All are aiming for the top 8 position after close of play on the fourth tour, giving them the chance to play for the £3000 prize fund in the final tour.

As always, all the action will be available to watch free at the venue or via our top quality stream, which will be available from Friday afternoon.

The draws are now available and can be downloaded below.

2017 Tour 3 Draw

2017 Challenge 3 Draw

Senior National Singles Championship 2017

May 18, 2017 in EPA News by English Pool Association

Senior National Singles Championship 2017 will take place at Club 147, Leicester on Saturday 16 September 2017. Closing date for entries is Sunday 3 September. On-line entry is available via the link at the top of this page or a pdf entry form is available here ...

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World Championships 2017 – Wheelchair Players

April 21, 2017 in EPA News by English Pool Association

Any EPA ID card holder wheelchair players interested in entering the 2017 World Championships please contact ... tournaments@epa.org.uk

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World Championships 2017 – Wheelchair Players

April 21, 2017 in EPA News by English Pool Association

Any EPA ID card holder wheelchair players interested in entering the 2017 World Championships please contact ... tournaments@epa.org.uk

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Ladies Pool – 3 one-day events … new for 2017

April 21, 2017 in EPA News by English Pool Association

New for 2017, 3 one-day ladies singles events - Northern, Midlands and Southern areas. Entry Fee - £25 per person, per event Prize fund - £800 per event, subject to 32 entries Current EPA ID card holders only Each event limited to 32 and will be taken on a 1st received with payment basis Northern Area (03/06/17) - closing date 27 May 2017 Midlands Area (02/09/17) - closing date 19 August 2017 Southern Area (21/10/17) - closing date 7 October 2017 Enter on-line or download an entry form via the 'Tournaments' - 'Other Events' page. ...

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Day takes the challenge

April 16, 2017 in Competitions by Tour Admin

Chris Day takes the second challenge of the 2017 season. More details to follow…

Cousins sees double!

April 16, 2017 in Competitions by Tour Admin

The second tour of the 2017 season saw a fantastic display of top quality pool action at the Mercure Daventry Court Hotel and it was Tom Cousins, back in the form that saw him lift two world titles, who again took the spoils.

More details to follow…