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Sutton does the double!

September 3, 2018 in Competitions by Tour Admin

2018 UKPT Event 4 - Daventry

Karl Sutton waited many years for his first tour win, but he didn’t need to do so for his second as he put on another majestic performance this weekend, picking up the title at the fourth tour in Daventry.

Sutton started his pursuit, as chance would have it, against the same first round opponent as tour 3, Royton’s John Maugham. Sutton put on a great potting display in this match, taking out some fantastic finishes and taking the match 7-1. He then faced former tour winner, Ian Duffy, someone who presents a tough task to any player. Sutton showed the form he’s in at the moment by taking this match 7-0! Howitt, Clack and Davis followed with no one managing to get close to Sutton. This set up a fantastic semi final against Shaun Storry. It was Storry’s first time in a tour semi final but the cueist from Ipswich is no newcomer to pressure situations, having taken titles in multiple cue sports disciplines. He was also coming off the back of an impressive win against former World Master’s champion Josh Kane in the previous round, so this was sure to be close. Storry didn’t hit top gear in the early frames and Sutton was able to punish some mistakes and take a 6-3 lead. Storry was not ready to give up the fight though and pulled out some great finishes to level the match at 6-6. Sutton’s dream of a double was starting to disappear as Storry was clearing up for a 7-6 lead, but an unexpected missed black provided an opening for Karl and two clearances later he took the match and set up his second final appearance.

On the other half of the draw, Lee Kendal was making short work of the majority of his opponents. Kendall has been in imperious form this season, taking the title at the first tour in Blackpool and following this up with a semi-final appearance in tour 2. Only Ross Smith in the last 32 was able to push Kendall all the way with Kendall just edging the match 7-6. He met Wigan’s Kris Hampson in the semi-final who had come back from 6-3 down to win 7-6 against the ultra-consistent Ben Flack, no mean feat. Hampson, however, could not stop Kendall from making his second final of the season, thus setting up a great match between England’s longest serving Captain in Kendall and arguably their most in form player in Sutton.

The final proved to be a tale of two halves with Kendall playing some faultless pool to take a 5-1 lead. You would be forgiven for writing Sutton off with such a mammoth task at hand but with the form he’s in he simply needs the smallest of opportunities to establish himself in the match. When the opportunity presented itself for a clearance from the break in the seventh frame, he took it and never looked back, reeling off 7 frames on the bounce to take the match 8-5 and win his second consecutive title. The question now, can Sutton take the title at the last tour of the season and equal Tom Cousins’ amazing achievement of the 2017 season of 3 consecutive tour wins? Make sure you’re watching on October 20th to find out!

 

TOUR RESULTS

FINAL KARL SUTTON [8] LEE KENDALL [5]
SEMIS Shaun Storry [8-6] Kris Hampson [8-3]
QUARTERS Adam Davis [7-4] Mike Howe [7-1]
LAST 16 Carl Clack [7-2] Avtar Singh [7-3]
LAST 32 Lee Howitt [7-4] Ross Smith [7-6]
LAST 64 Ian Duffy [7-0] Andrew Riley [7-3]
LAST 128 John Maugham [7-1] Josh Corkett [7-3]

 

2018 Tour 4 Final – Karl Sutton vs Lee Kendall

Grand Prix 2018

September 2, 2018 in EPA News by English Pool Association

Congratulations to Barbara Taylor (Kent) winning the 2018 Ladies Grand Prix beating Amy Beauchamp (Notts) 5:4 in the final. Also to Glen Whittlemore (Northants) in the Juniors Grand Prix beating Jamie Mantle 5:2 in the final. Results are available via the Grand Prix pages ...

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Grand Prix 2018

September 2, 2018 in EPA News by English Pool Association

Congratulations to Barbara Taylor (Kent) winning the 2018 Ladies Grand Prix beating Amy Beauchamp (Notts) 5:4 in the final. Also to Glen Whittlemore (Northants) in the Juniors Grand Prix beating Jamie Mantle 5:2 in the final. Results are available via the Grand Prix pages ...

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2018 Ladies Pool – 3 One Day Events – SOUTHERN EVENT (15 September) – CANCELLED

September 2, 2018 in EPA News by English Pool Association

Due to insufficient entries, the Southern 1-day Ladies event has been cancelled. Entry fees will be refunded.

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Golden Cue – entry deadline extended *** Last few days to enter ***

August 30, 2018 in EPA News by English Pool Association

The closing date for entry into the Golden Cue 3-man team to be held at Great Yarmouth on 8/9 December has been extended to 30 September. Closing date: 30 September 2018 ...

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Golden Cue – Singles Event

August 30, 2018 in EPA News by English Pool Association

Have you entered the Golden Cue 3-man team event to be held at Vauxhall Holiday Park on 8/9 December? If so, why not enter the Golden Cue Singles event which is only open to those entering the Golden Cue 3-man team event. The Singles event will be held on 7 December. Closing date: 31 October 2018 ...

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2019 Entry Form

August 20, 2018 in Competitions by Tour Admin

Join the 2019 UK Pool Tour

 

Since its introduction in 2012 the UK Pool Tour has continued to go from strength to strength. The UK Pool Tour is recognised as the place where the best players in the country pit their wits against each other and play out for a prize fund that has consistently paid out well above the level it generates from the players.  The prize money for 2018 will be in excess of £100,000 and as always, any winnings will be available to collect on the weekend.

If you want to be part of the best pool tour around and test your skills against some of the best players in the world then don't delay, get your entry in now as places are strictly limited.

It is intended that we will be having over 160 players on the 2019 tour of which around 120 will be from the existing members of the tour. This will give 40+ new entrants the opportunity to enter next years’ UK Pool Tour.

All details of the tour are, including an application form, can be found by clicking here. We are now accepting entries from suitable new entrants; please include the initial £50 deposit.

The tour consists of 5 weekends of pool played out at fantastic hotels across the UK. At each weekend there are at least two tournaments on offer. There is the tour itself, which is one of the most coveted titles in the pool world. Here you will be competing against the very best of players from around the UK and beyond. In addition to this there is the Challenge Event. This is only available to non-Premier League players and therefore levels the playing field a little.

For those who do exceptionally well there is the chance to play in the Premier League. This is where the elite do battle for a share of a substantial prize fund.

In addition to the 5 weekend event tours you will be able to enter into the World Qualifiers held at Tour Two, where the last 16 player go forward to the 2017 World Championship Finals.

All UK Tour Members can also enter directly into the World Masters (subject to entry fee), which has a prize fund of £18,000. This event is held during the World Championships.

The Ladies Premier League has been a great success and will be continued in the 2019 season.

If you require any further details please ring me on 07734-307135.

Tournament Director, George Harwood.

>>> UK Pool Tour Booking Form 2019 <<<

2018 Champion of Champions – Team Draw – Preliminary Round

August 17, 2018 in EPA News by English Pool Association

2018 Champion of Champions Team Draw (Preliminary Round) now available ...

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2018 Champion of Champions – Team Draw – Preliminary Round

August 17, 2018 in EPA News by English Pool Association

2018 Champion of Champions Team Draw (Preliminary Round) now available ...

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Junior National Team Manager Required

August 14, 2018 in EPA News by English Pool Association

The England Junior Team Manager has unfortunately resigned. Thanks to Sean Lennon for the time he has put in to managing the England Junior team. This leaves a vacancy, interested parties are invited to contact the National Secretary who will invite them to send in their CV.

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