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Beauchamp takes the Ladies Premier League in style

October 22, 2017 in Competitions by Tour Admin

 

  

Amy Beauchamp, the current Ladies World Champion, added to her impressive list of titles this weekend by securing the Ladies Premier League title.

Beauchamp, who has been in fine form all season, took the title in style by continuing her undefeated streak and beating her closest competition and 2016 winner, Sharon James, 5-1 in the last game of the season.

James was still in with a shout of picking up the title should the results go her way at the final event but Beauchamp was in no mood to rest on her laurels and set out with a 5-0 win against Jeanette Baptist before following that up with a 5-1 win against Irene Wood. James therefore had to settle with second place whilst Tanisha Beckford notched up 3 wins against Wood, Holt and Mitchell to secure 3rd place.

 

Thompson takes the Challenge

October 22, 2017 in Competitions by Tour Admin

 

  

Bristol’s Shane Thompson hasn’t had the best of seasons. He entered the final tour of the season placed 62nd and finished 9th in the Premier League, meaning that he missed out on the knockout and was instead placed in the Challenge event. This, however, proved to be a nice turn of events as he found form at just the right time, having a nice run on the tour, getting to the quarter finals before losing out 7-5 to Adam Davis and then going all the way in the Challenge event.

Thompson’s run to the final was not an easy one as he went to decider’s again both Champion of Champions winner Gerry Canning and England player Mike King. He next faced tough opposition, and a local derby, against Max Nosko, running out a 5-2 winner before dispatching of Brett Wild with relative ease 5-1.

On the other side, Wharne was having another great weekend. He followed up his tour 4 final appearance with another at tour 5 and then made the final of the Challenge event, no mean feat. Wharne appeared to make short work of some tough opposition, tour 2 finalist Dylan Leary and Morocco’s Yasser Amrani Hanchi amongst them.

The final was a close affair against the two England teammates and it was to be Thompson who would run out a 6-5 winner and pick up the cheque for £1000.

 

FINAL

SHANE THOMPSON [6]

ROB WHARNE [5]

SEMIS

Brett Wild [5-1]

Gavin Lomax [5-1]

QUARTERS

Max Nosko [5-2]

Pat Ward [5-3]

LAST 16

Mike King [5-4]

Reece Townsend [5-1]

LAST 32

Gerry Canning [5-4]

Mark Price [5-0]

LAST 64

Steve McCann [5-1]

Yasser Amrani Hanchi [5-2]

LAST 128

Luke Austin [4-0]

Dylan Leary [4-2]

Harrison ends season on a high

October 22, 2017 in Competitions by Tour Admin

 

  

Phil Harrison capped what could have been considered, by his high standards, a poor season by hitting top gear, taking the final event of the season and also making the final of the inaugural Premier League knockout.

The Cambridgeshire cueist didn’t have it all his own way and got off to a shaky start. His first round game against Alex Lawrence could have easily been his last of the tournament as he saw a 4-1 lead evaporate before finding himself 6-5 down. But for one loose positional shot to get on black the game was up for Harrison. When his chance presented itself he did what he does best and closed out the match and from then on never looked back. With a long line of quality players ahead including Englands’ Mike King and Karl Sutton and inform player and tour newcomer Shaun Storry, Harrison made short work of his opposition and booked his place in the final.

On the other side of the draw, tour 4 finalist Rob Wharne was having another great tour. A tough match against 3x2017 tour winner Tom Cousins saw Wharne come out a 7-5 victor and this was his only close match until the semi-finals. Here he met fellow Staffordshire player Adam Davis, who comprehensively beat him in the previous final. Davis should have taken a 7-5 lead after potting two fantastic doubles to leave a straightforward black, however he appeared to have a mental block taking a long time on what should have been a drop in only to see it hit the jaws and stay up. This gave Wharne just the opportunity he needed to get back in the match, eventually taking it 8-7 and setting up his second final appearance in a row.

The final was a quality affair with Harrison hitting top gear from the off. He took a 4-0 lead and it looked like the writing could be on the wall until Wharne hit back with back to back clearances from the break. Harrison, with all his experience, was not fazed and as soon as the opportunity presented itself he got back on the scoreboard and never let up, running out an 8-2 victor.

 

FINAL

PHIL HARRISON [8]

ROB WHARNE [2]

SEMIS

Dylan Leary [8-4]

Adam Davis [8-7]

QUARTERS

Shaun Storry [7-0]

Pat Ward [7-2]

LAST 16

Karl Sutton [7-2]

Darrell Whitworth [7-4]

LAST 32

Richard King [7-5]

Tom Cousins [7-5]

LAST 64

Mike King [7-2]

Bye [7-0]

LAST 128

Alex Lawrence [7-6]

Avtar Singh [7-3]

 

£200 Donation received by East Lancs Hospice in memory of Mark Ashton

October 17, 2017 in Committee, Intercounty, Interleague, Ladies Interleague, Mens Intercounty, Mens Interleague, Seniors Intercounty by Ian Ingham

East Lancs Hospice DonationPlease find right (click to enlarge) a copy of the letter from Lyn Stevenson thanking Lancashire County Pool Association for their donation of £200 in memory of Mark Ashton.

Mark was a special friend. One of own who played League, Interleague and County and we’d be really surprised if there is anyone here who didn’t know him or hasn’t met him at some time.

To his credit Mark stayed very positive throughout, the same as he played his pool & we know he wouldn’t have had it any other way. Now Mark liked the odd wind up & in his last few weeks, he would often say that at the first sign of any conflict or really boring conversation with visitors, he’d say “it’s okay, I’ll just pull a sicky, turn over & let them get on with it”. Typical Mark; always liked a laugh & a joke.

Ladies one-day event – 21 October … CANCELLED

October 10, 2017 in EPA News by English Pool Association

Ladies one-day event scheduled for 21 October at The Academy Basingstoke has been cancelled due to a lack of entries.

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Interleague KO Cup 2017

October 8, 2017 in EPA News by English Pool Association

Congratulations to 147 A Leicester beating Colchester 11-10 in the final. For photos and link to results ...

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EPA Supported Charity – Help For Heroes

October 7, 2017 in EPA News by English Pool Association

A big thank you for the generosity of the EPA members in their donations at the Interleague KO Cup 2017. Ray Dean (EPA shop) donated a cue as a raffle prize. A total of £429.90 was collected. Post event note - Subsequent to the announced donations, a further £77.65 was collected bringing the total up to £507.55. Thanks to everybody who contributed.

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Men’s National Amateurs 2017

October 7, 2017 in EPA News by English Pool Association

Congratulations to Adam Davis on winning the Men's National Amateurs 2017 beating Shaun Storry in the final. For photos and link to results...

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2017 Tour 5 Preview

October 3, 2017 in Competitions by Tour Admin

UK POOL TOUR 5 - THE PARK INN, TELFORD (20th - 22nd October)

The final tour of the 2017 season is almost upon us and there is all to play for in each event as the players attempt to cement their place on their respective leader boards! On the main tour, Tom Cousins is sure to keep his number one spot after picking up the first 3 tour titles of the season but second through to fifth is tight between Adam Davis, Steve Petty, Matt Brierley and Phil Harrison. Each of these players seems assured of a Premier League place for the 2018 season whilst a host of others will be aiming to do their best to secure the coveted spots. Details are still to be finalised but a top 12 finish seems a likely bet to be assured a place.

The top spot in the challenge rankings seems sure to be fought between current number one Ben Flack and Rob Wharne, who is currently trailing 10 points behind in second. Wharne will need a little luck on his side as he is on the opposite side of the draw to Flack so is unable to take him out early himself and also faces a tough battle against tour 2 finalist Dylan Leary in his opening match.

The ladies premier league is tight at the top with just one point separating current World Champion Amy Beauchamp and 2016 PL Champion Sharon James. Beauchamp has a game in hand in addition to the extra point so it seems that she is likely to take the title but as her last game is against James, a slip up in her two opening matches could result in a thrilling last match for the title!

The league stage of the Men's Premier League is now over and the line up for the inaugural Premier League KO title is confirmed as Adam Davis, Steve Petty, Phil Harrison, Tom Cousins, Dave Fernandez, Matt Brierley, Giuseppe D'Imperio and Alex Lewis. The players are split into two groups and need to win two matches to progress to the semi-finals, from which it is a straight knockout. The draw can be found below:

2017 Premier League KO Draw

With a record number of entrants on this final tour of the season it looks certain to be a great weekend and also bodes well for a full house next season so if you're looking to be a part of the 2018 season then get your entry form in quick!

Beard Productions will be streaming from Friday afternoon until close of play on Saturday night. If you can’t make it down to the the Park Inn at Telford, where entry to watch all the action is free, then make sure you catch the action on the stream. The link will be posted on this site and on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ukpooltour/

The draws for both the tour and the challenge events can be viewed below:

2017 Tour 5 Draw

2017 Challenge 5 Draw

Men’s National Amateur 5 – 6 October 2017

October 2, 2017 in EPA News by English Pool Association

No more on-line entries. May be a few spaces available on the day

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