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Fancy your chances playing pool for Lancashire

December 14, 2017 in Intercounty, Interleague, Juniors Intercounty, Ladies Intercounty, Ladies Interleague, Mens Intercounty, Mens Interleague, Seniors Intercounty by Martin West

HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT OF PLAYING POOL AT A HIGHER LEVEL? NOW IS YOUR CHANCE TO TRY!

Lancashire County Pool Association is a member of the English Pool Association, we are looking for more local leagues and their players to affiliate to the association so that more people can benefit from the many competitions that EPA & LCPA hold. Read the rest of this entry →

Harrison takes tour 2

April 3, 2018 in Competitions by Tour Admin

2018 UKPT Event 2 - Daventry

The first tour of the season saw Stoke’s Lee Kendall taking the title in emphatic fashion against Wigan’s David Stock. Both players would have been looking to capitalise on their early success and strengthen their placing at the top of the table. It was a contrasting tour for the two in this respect as Kendall continued his fine form with a great showing, making the semi finals before losing out to England teammate Ben Flack, whom he defeated in the last 32 of the first tour. Stock on the otherhand found himself in a tough first round match against England stalwart Jack Pople, a tough match for any player on the tour, who defeated him 7-2.

The first tour saw Phil Harrison narrowly losing out to Lee Kendall in the semi-final. For most people this would be a good showing but for Harrison, a regular tour winner, it was clearly a case of must try harder, and try he did! He produced not only a fantastic display of pool ability but also of bottle, overcoming two deciding frames, one in the quarters and the other in the final, with a clearance off his opponent’s break.

Harrison’s route to the final was by no means an easy one. A Premier League player, Darrell Whitworth, a high standard newcomer to the tour, Marvin Nestor, and a previous World finalist who is considered amongst the England team's best had to be overcome before meeting current European Champion Ben Flack in the final, a tough match for anyone.

Flack’s route to the final was certainly no easier; 3 Premier League players had to be overcome in his run up including habitual tour winner Tom Cousins and Tour 1 champion Lee Kendall. A number of close matches ensued, and Flack showed true grit and bottle to overcome each opponent with his relentless focus proving key to victory.

The final was a high standard affair as would be expected between two greats of the game and there was never more than a couple of frames to separate the two. In the end it was Harrison who would take it with a pin point clearance in the decider. This now leaves Kendall and Harrison tied for first place in the rankings as both have won a tour and made the semis, leaving each on 26 points.

 

FINAL

PHIL HARRISON [8]

BEN FLACK [7]

SEMIS

Karl Sutton [8-6]

Lee Kendall [8-5]

QUARTERS

Marvin Nestor [7-6]

Tom Cousins [7-5]

LAST 16

Darrell Whitworth [7-2]

Giuseppe D’Imperio [7-6]

LAST 32

Reece Townsend [7-2]

Martin Wood [7-4]

LAST 64

Glenn Cahir [7-3]

Lee Howitt [7-1]

LAST 128

John Strange [7-0]

Lee Pickard [7-3]

 

2018 Tour 2 Final – Phil Harrison vs Ben Flack

2018 Tour 2 Preview

March 19, 2018 in Competitions by Tour Admin

UK POOL TOUR 2 - DAVENTRY COURT HOTEL

30th March - 1st April

The Festival of Pool is almost upon us and it's sure to be a fantastic weekend of pool! After Lee Kendall's fantastic effort at tour 1, can he emulate Tom Cousins from the 2017 season and win back to back titles? The England Captain will no doubt be giving it his all but there'll certainly be a host of players who'd like to stop him in his tracks.

Tour 1 finalist David Stock will also be looking to continue his great form and will have to overcome England player Jack Pople in the first round if he wants to add to his impressive points tally from the first event. Another couple of big first round ties are England's Robert Wharne vs Dom Cooney, Wharne had a fantastic 2017 taking a Challenge event and making the final of tours 4 and 5, and Premier League player Darrell Whitworth vs Max Nosko, which is sure to be a great standard.

The event starts on Friday 30th March at the Daventry Court Hotel and entry is free for those who would like to come along to spectate. Those who can't make it can catch the stream from 9am Saturday, the link will be available on this site and our Facebook page in due course.

The draws for the tour and the challenge can be found below:

2018 Tour 2 Draw

2018 Challenge 2 Draw 

2018 Tour 2 Preview

March 19, 2018 in Competitions by Tour Admin

UK POOL TOUR 2 - DAVENTRY COURT HOTEL

30th March - 1st April

The Festival of Pool is almost upon us and it's sure to be a fantastic weekend of pool! After Lee Kendall's fantastic effort at tour 1, can he emulate Tom Cousins from the 2017 season and win back to back titles? The England Captain will no doubt be giving it his all but there'll certainly be a host of players who'd like to stop him in his tracks.

Tour 1 finalist David Stock will also be looking to continue his great form and will have to overcome England player Jack Pople in the first round if he wants to add to his impressive points tally from the first event. Another couple of big first round ties are England's Robert Wharne vs Dom Cooney, Wharne had a fantastic 2017 taking a Challenge event and making the final of tours 4 and 5, and Premier League player Darrell Whitworth vs Max Nosko, which is sure to be a great standard.

The event starts on Friday 30th March at the Daventry Court Hotel and entry is free for those who would like to come along to spectate. Those who can't make it can catch the stream from 9am Saturday, the link will be available on this site and our Facebook page in due course.

The draws for the tour and the challenge can be found below:

2018 Tour 2 Draw

2018 Challenge 2 Draw 

Inter-County Finals Weekend – NEW DATE

March 8, 2018 in EPA News by English Pool Association

Dates have been arranged for the Inter-County Finals as follows: Thursday 17 May Senior KO Cup (9am) Inter-County Seniors Team Event 9pm (draw at 7pm) Friday 18 May World Masters Qualifiers (9am) World Masters Seniors Qualifiers (time to be confirmed) Inter-County B Team - 10pm (draw 8.30pm) (draws for Men's A, Ladies, Juniors following B Team) Saturday 19 May Inter-County Men's A, Ladies, Juniors - 8.30am The Golden Cue competition will now take place 6-9 December

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Golden Cue – NEW DATE

March 8, 2018 in EPA News by English Pool Association

Due to the rearrangement of the Inter-County Finals, the Golden Cue will now take place on 6-9 December 2018 at Vauxhall Holiday Park. 3-man Team event incorpoarating the new 'SilverCue' 3-man event for preliminary and first round losers. Total prize fund £22,000. Entry has been reopened, so why not enter and win the event for a nice Christmas bonus.

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Men’s Trials – now 21/22 April 2018

March 3, 2018 in EPA News by English Pool Association

Rearranged Men's Trials will take place as follows: Date: Saturday 21 April 2018, concluding on Sunday 22 April 2018 Time: 11am (please arrive earlier for registration) Venue: Club 147, Leicester

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Ladies Trials – Now 24/25 March 2018

March 1, 2018 in EPA News by English Pool Association

Rearranged Ladies Trials will now take place as follows: Date: Saturday 24 March 2018 and will conclude on Sunday 25 March Time: 10.30am start (10am registration) Venue: The Court, Peterborough PE3 8YN

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Under 23 National Championships and Under 23s Trials – Now 23-25 March 2018

March 1, 2018 in EPA News by English Pool Association

Rearranged Under 23s National Championship will now take place as follows: Date: Friday 23 March 2018 Time: 7pm start (please arrive earlier for registration) Venue: Club 147, Leicester Spaces are still available - enter on the day £10 entry Rearranged Under 23s Trials will take place as follows: Date: Saturday 24 March 2018, concluding on Sunday 25 March 2018 Time: 11am (please arrive earlier for registration) Venue: Club 147, Leicester If you require accommodation, local hotels include: Campenile Hotel, Leicester - 01162 616600 Days Inn, Leicester - 01162 510666

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Senior Trials – Now 24/25 March 2018

March 1, 2018 in EPA News by English Pool Association

Rearranged Senior Trials will now take place as follows: Date: Saturday 24 March 2018 and will conclude on Sunday 25 March Time: 11am start (please arrive earlier for registration) Venue: Players Lounge, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, ST5 1RW

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Inter-County Weekend 1-4 March 2018 – UPDATE (01.03.2018)

March 1, 2018 in EPA News by English Pool Association

Inter-County Weekend CANCELLED. Details of alternative dates for trials and Inter-County Finals will be issued in due course.

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