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Seniors Tour Western-Super-mare

July 17, 2018 in EPA News by English Pool Association

What a great weekend (14/15 July) in Western-Super-Mare at the All Starts Sports Bar. Brendan and his team worked hard all weekend looking after everyone. Thank you Brendan for all the trouble you had to go to accommodate the seniors tour this year ie extra tables, we all look forward to coming back next year. Thanks go out to first of all to the players then Yvonne Armitage, Stan Grant and Jackie Baker what a great team to work with. There was a surprise early doors when Keith Brewer went out in the main event to Chris Bowers. One of the outstanding matches was when Sharon James played James Pheely only losing 5 3. Steve Singh went into the final of the plate beating Keith Brewer 4-1 in the semis and Stu Jones beating John Bland 4-1. In the main event it was a hard fought battle between Partab Singh and Steve Prince with Steve going into the final with a win of 5-3. In the other semi in the main event was another battle between Ron Sharp and Andy Sudworth with Ron beating Andy 5-4. Both Finals started at the same time - Steve Prince beat Ron Sharpe 6-3 in the tour final and in the plate final Stu Jones beat Steve Singh 5-2. Report by Shirley Jewkes, Tour Organiser For results ...

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Under 23s National Team Manager Required

July 13, 2018 in EPA News by English Pool Association

Thanks to Steve Robertshaw for the time and effort put in to managing the Under 23 team since 2010, Steve has moved on to concentrate on other projects. 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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World Championships 2018

July 13, 2018 in EPA News by English Pool Association

Congratulations to all of the teams and individual players representing England at the World Championships held at the Imperial Hotel Blackpool from June 20th to June 29th 2018. Special mention to those that won their respective titles. Men’s Team England Ladies Team England Junior Team England Men’s Singles Mick Hill – Runner Up Phil Harrison Ladies Singles Barbara Taylor – Runner Up Sharon James. Junior Singles Luke Gilbert Wheelchair Singles Dave Beaumont. Men’s Masters Callum Singleton – Runner Up Adam Davis. Ladies Masters Amy Beauchamp A fantastic set of results. For photos and results, please visit the World Eightball Pool Federation website ...

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Interleague KO Cup – Pay Your Entry

July 5, 2018 in EPA News by English Pool Association

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2018 World Amateur Masters and World Championships

June 21, 2018 in EPA News by English Pool Association

The 2018 World Amateur Masters and World Championships are currently underway. For full details, please go to the World Eighball Pool Federation website ...

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Sutton doubles down at tour 3!

June 18, 2018 in Competitions by Tour Admin

2018 UKPT Event 3 - Birmingham

It was all about Karl Sutton on the third tour as the England player showed he’s clearly been putting the hours in ready for the forthcoming World Championships by not only taking the tour title but the challenge title as well! Sutton was in imperious form this weekend despatching of some of the game’s best players en route to what was, surprising as it may be for a player of his clear ability, his first ever UK Tour final. After numerous efforts Sutton must have been feeling like this moment would never come so when the opportunity presented itself he seized it with both hands by taking an astonishing 7-0 lead in the final. Sam Bircher, who had played some excellent pool to beat the likes of previous tour winner Ian Duffy and a World Championship seeded player, Neil Davey, to reach his first tour final, would no doubt have been sat in his chair ruing a couple of early missed chances and when Sutton faltered in the eight frame he was ready to take it and make the beginnings of a comeback. Bircher managed to take the next 3 before an unfortunate in-off on a very good break left Sutton with a finish that you would generally expect him to take but under the pressure of winning your first ever tour title would have felt like a mountain to climb. Having previously won a European singles title and numerous World titles with England, Sutton is clearly one to handle the pressure and he took out the finish in a calm and controlled manner to take the third tour of the 2018 season.

Sutton would have been forgiven for going out celebrating and forsaking his place in the last 32 of the challenge event on the following Sunday but he is clearly not one for resting on his laurels and instead set out to achieve a feat that only Phil Harrison before him, at tour 3 of 2014, has previously achieved, to win both the tour and the challenge event on the same weekend. Sutton was again in fantastic form and met Gurvinder Gill in the final with an opportunity to equal a master of the game. Gill had taken out some big names on his way to the final including Jack Pople and Josh Corkett, and was clearly in fine form, but meeting the previous night’s tour winner was a step too far on this occasion and Sutton ran out a convincing 6-2 victor to take the £1000 winner’s prize on top of his £2400 winner’s prize from the tour to make it a very profitable weekend and, most importantly no doubt for Sutton, achieve something that very few in the game will ever come close to, becoming a double champion!

 

TOUR RESULTS

FINAL

KARL SUTTON [8]

SAM BIRCHER [3]

SEMIS

Phil Harrison [8-6]

Neil Davey [8-6]

QUARTERS

Lee Howitt [7-6]

Mark Billingsley [7-3]

LAST 16

Darrell Whitworth [7-4]

Ian Duffy [7-3]

LAST 32

Gerry Canning [7-4]

Phil Marriott [7-2]

LAST 64

Steve Smart [7-5]

Steve Singh [7-3]

LAST 128

John Maugham [7-2]

John Lloyd [7-2]

 

CHALLENGE RESULTS

FINAL

KARL SUTTON [6]

GURVINDER GILL [2]

SEMIS

Craig Wilson [5-2]

David Rothall [5-3]

QUARTERS

Shane Thompson [5-2]

Josh Corkett [5-3]

LAST 16

Josh Patel [5-3]

Jack Pople [5-3]

LAST 32

Daniel Garwood [5-0]

Carl Jones [5-2]

LAST 64

Avtar Singh [5-2]

Charles-Yves Le Pavec [5-1]

LAST 128

Jane Mitchell [4-0]

Phil Marriott [4-2]

 

2018 Tour 2 Final – Phil Harrison vs Ben Flack

Sutton doubles down at tour 3!

June 18, 2018 in Competitions by Tour Admin

2018 UKPT Event 3 - Birmingham

It was all about Karl Sutton on the third tour as the England player showed he’s clearly been putting the hours in ready for the forthcoming World Championships by not only taking the tour title but the challenge title as well! Sutton was in imperious form this weekend despatching of some of the game’s best players en route to what was, surprising as it may be for a player of his clear ability, his first ever UK Tour final. After numerous efforts Sutton must have been feeling like this moment would never come so when the opportunity presented itself he seized it with both hands by taking an astonishing 7-0 lead in the final. Sam Bircher, who had played some excellent pool to beat the likes of previous tour winner Ian Duffy and a World Championship seeded player, Neil Davey, to reach his first tour final, would no doubt have been sat in his chair ruing a couple of early missed chances and when Sutton faltered in the eight frame he was ready to take it and make the beginnings of a comeback. Bircher managed to take the next 3 before an unfortunate in-off on a very good break left Sutton with a finish that you would generally expect him to take but under the pressure of winning your first ever tour title would have felt like a mountain to climb. Having previously won a European singles title and numerous World titles with England, Sutton is clearly one to handle the pressure and he took out the finish in a calm and controlled manner to take the third tour of the 2018 season.

Sutton would have been forgiven for going out celebrating and forsaking his place in the last 32 of the challenge event on the following Sunday but he is clearly not one for resting on his laurels and instead set out to achieve a feat that only Phil Harrison before him, at tour 3 of 2014, has previously achieved, to win both the tour and the challenge event on the same weekend. Sutton was again in fantastic form and met Gurvinder Gill in the final with an opportunity to equal a master of the game. Gill had taken out some big names on his way to the final including Jack Pople and Josh Corkett, and was clearly in fine form, but meeting the previous night’s tour winner was a step too far on this occasion and Sutton ran out a convincing 6-2 victor to take the £1000 winner’s prize on top of his £2400 winner’s prize from the tour to make it a very profitable weekend and, most importantly no doubt for Sutton, achieve something that very few in the game will ever come close to, becoming a double champion!

 

TOUR RESULTS

FINAL

KARL SUTTON [8]

SAM BIRCHER [3]

SEMIS

Phil Harrison [8-6]

Neil Davey [8-6]

QUARTERS

Lee Howitt [7-6]

Mark Billingsley [7-3]

LAST 16

Darrell Whitworth [7-4]

Ian Duffy [7-3]

LAST 32

Gerry Canning [7-4]

Phil Marriott [7-2]

LAST 64

Steve Smart [7-5]

Steve Singh [7-3]

LAST 128

John Maugham [7-2]

John Lloyd [7-2]

 

CHALLENGE RESULTS

FINAL

KARL SUTTON [6]

GURVINDER GILL [2]

SEMIS

Craig Wilson [5-2]

David Rothall [5-3]

QUARTERS

Shane Thompson [5-2]

Josh Corkett [5-3]

LAST 16

Josh Patel [5-3]

Jack Pople [5-3]

LAST 32

Daniel Garwood [5-0]

Carl Jones [5-2]

LAST 64

Avtar Singh [5-2]

Charles-Yves Le Pavec [5-1]

LAST 128

Jane Mitchell [4-0]

Phil Marriott [4-2]

 

2018 Tour 2 Final – Phil Harrison vs Ben Flack

Champion of Champions – Online Entry

June 2, 2018 in Competitions, EPA News, Interleague, Ladies Interleague, Members Pages, Mens Interleague by Martin West

Please be aware that the Champion of Champions entry is now online here

This is definitely one of the hardest events any team or player can aspire to win. In order to enter you must first be your local league current champion(s) in one of three disciplines (Team, Individual, Ladies Individual). As if that wasn’t hard enough you must then take on other local league players who have achieved the same feat in their local league.

EPA Supported Charity – Help for Heroes

May 25, 2018 in EPA News by English Pool Association

A big thank you for the generosity of the EPA members in their donations at the recent events at Great Yarmouth. A further £539 has been gratefully received by the Help for Heroes charity.

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Appleton is back!

May 23, 2018 in Competitions by Tour Admin

The World Masters is one of the most prestigious events in the 8-ball pool world and it is about to be made even more so with the addition of one of the pool world's most recognisable and talented stars, Darren Appleton!

After conquering American Pool and becoming World Champion in multiple disciplines, Appleton is looking to stamp his authority back on the game of English 8-ball. He will be taking on the likes of Tom Cousins, Phil Harrison and Mick Hill amongst a host of other talented players to see who can be crowned World Masters Champion 2018 and there’s no doubt Appleton will be one to watch!

The UK Tour has a proud history with the World Masters tournament and runs it in conjunction with the EPA and the WEPF. Any player who has played one or more tour events this season is eligible to play in the masters and there are currently a handful of places left so if you wish to get involved then get your name in fast!

More details can be obtained by emailing George Harwood on gharwood.pool@gmail.com.