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Record entries for 2018!

November 19, 2017 in Competitions by Tour Admin

2017 was a great year for the UK Tour! Tom Cousins’ feat of winning three successive titles was fantastic to witness and it could be some time before it is equalled or bettered. The new format Premier League was very well received; with money riding on every game the focus was high and the standard was superb. An ultra consistent Adam Davis took the league title whilst Steve Petty was the man to watch at the final tour taking the inaugural Premier League Knockout. Phil Harrison also reminded everyone of his talent with a great performance taking down the last tour of the season. Amy Beauchamp also rounded off a great year following up her World Championship win by taking the Ladies Premier League.

But already thoughts are turning to a new Tour series. With 11 weeks to go before the first tournament the signs are 2018 could be even more memorable.

Organisers are delighted by the response of players wanting to sign up for a chance to win some of the £115,000 prize fund and can now announce a record number of entrants.

“The most pleasing aspect for next season is that 34 of the 40 players in the final rankings from the 2017 season have again entered for 2018,” said Tour administrator, George Harwood.

“This is the highest number ever achieved since the Tour began and includes most of the sport’s world class performers.

“This is tribute to the esteem in which the UK Tour is held among the players.

“Only a handful of unallocated places remain but anyone thinking of joining the Tour now need to be quick off the mark.”

Ben Flack will be joining the Premier League cast of stars after gaining top spot in the Challenge event.

Joining Ben, will be Rob Wharne who cemented his place with a second final appearance of the season at Tour 5 and ended up finishing 5th on the Tour rankings. Rob was runner-up at Tour Four and also reached the fifth Challenge event final, losing to Shane Thompson.

All other places in the Premier League will be announced before the end of November but as always will include the cream of English 8-Ball Pool.

John Roe, World Champion in 2012, returns to the Tour alongside previous European title holder, Ryan Shaw.

Scotland will be well represented again while most of the top players from 2014 World team champions, Morocco are heading to the UK once more.

If you want be part of the action get in touch with George Harwood via http://ukpooltour.com

World Pool Magazine 2017

November 15, 2017 in Competitions by Tour Admin

The latest edition of the World Pool Magazine is now available to view by clicking here.

2017 Champion of Champions – Team

November 12, 2017 in EPA News by English Pool Association

Congratulations to Frames 4 U in becoming the 2017 Team Champion of Champions beating Ballbags 3-8 in the final. For results ...

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Ladies Interleague KO 2017

November 12, 2017 in EPA News by English Pool Association

Congratulations to Green Army winning the Ladies Interleague KO 2017 beating Leicester Ladies 8-4 in the final. For results ...

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National Ladies Singles 2017

November 12, 2017 in EPA News by English Pool Association

Congratulations to Barbara Taylor becoming National Ladies Singles Champion 2017 beating Kirsty-Lee Davies 7-3 in the final. For results ...

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2017 Champion of Champions – Singles

November 11, 2017 in EPA News by English Pool Association

Congratulations to Gary Martyn on becoming 2017 Men's Singles Champion of Champions beating Richard King 7-5 in the final. Congratulations also to Kirsty-Lee Davies becoming 2017 Ladies Singles Champion of Champions beating Tanisha Beckford 6-4 in the final. For results ...

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Ladies KO Cup – 10-12 November 2017

November 9, 2017 in EPA News by English Pool Association

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Petty takes the inaugural Premier League KO

November 6, 2017 in Competitions by Tour Admin

 

The inaugural Premier League knockout saw the top 8 players from the Premier League over the first 4 tours split into two groups, based on their final standing. The groups were as follows:

 

GROUP 1

 

GROUP 2

ADAM DAVIS

  STEVE PETTY

GIUSEPPE D’IMPERIO

  ALEX LEWIS

TOM COUSINS

  PHIL HARRISON

MATT BRIERLEY

  DAVE FERNANDEZ

 

Two players from each group would progress through to the semi-finals, where the money would start and a straight KO would decide the eventual winner. In order to progress to this stage each player would need to win two matches.

The first set of games was a tight affair with 3 matches ending 8-6 and a deciding frame win for Steve Petty over Alex Lewis.

The next set saw D’Imperio edge a long game against Cousins 8-6 to go through to the KO. In group 2 Petty ran out an impressive 8-3 winner against Harrison and two players departed the event, Matt Brierley who lost out 8-6 to Adam Davis and Dave Fernandez who was demolished by Alex Lewis 8-0.

This set up the final round of games to make the semi-final line-up. Cousins ran out an 8-3 winner against an under par Davis who had just come off a semi-final loss in the main tour. Harrison ran out the same score against Lewis to book his place.

The semi-finals on the Sunday morning was an unsurprisingly tight affair with such quality on show. Petty vs Cousins was the stream game and can be seen on our YouTube page (). A high quality match saw Petty run out an 8-6 victor. He had to wait for his final opponent as Harrison and D’Imperio were locked in a tense battle that eventually saw Harrison edge it 8-7. The final was again streamed and is available to be viewed on our YouTube channel. Here Steve Petty showed his class and ensured that he didn’t leave the 2017 season without a title to his name by running out an 8-3 winner against an admittedly below par Phil Harrison for the second time after having previously beat him to the same score line in the group stages. Petty’s efforts saw him pick up a cheque for £2000 with Harrison having the consolation of £1000 to add to his previous night’s tour winnings!

Seniors Tour 2017 – Final Event

November 6, 2017 in EPA News by English Pool Association

Congratulations to Surinder Singh winning the final event in the 2017 EPA Seniors Tour beating Pete Thomas 6:2 in the final. Adam Moore won the plate event beating Alan Mason 5:2 in the final. For results ...

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Ladies National Amateur Championship 2017

November 1, 2017 in EPA News by English Pool Association

Due to increased entries in this year's Ladies National Championships the prize fund has been raised from £2500 to £4240 plus additional £260 added to the plate event, making a total of £4500. All entry fees from the plate will be paid out. Draw/Live scoring available ...

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