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Dudanets wins over Dalmatin despite several hiccups
Karlo Dalmatin (CRO) lost to Maksim Dudanets (RUS) with 8:9 in a heartbreaker at the Dynamic Billard Dutch Open Euro-Tour in Leende, The Netherlands.
The first round match started out as expected. Dudanets had a grip on the match and took a quick and comfortable 6:1 lead over Dalmatin. It looked like the Croatian would receive a tough bashing by the Russian kid. But then Dalmatin somehow recovered and started playing more focussed while Dudanets committed some negligent mistakes. „These pockets do not allow mistakes“, stated Dudanets right after the match. And he definitely knew what he was talking about. His easy going allowed Dalmatin to get a foot back in the door. Better performance together with a bit of luck turned the match which started out as a one-sided show into a thriller. Trailing 4:7, Dalmatin found himself on the table without any position. Dudanets had played a safety shot and Dalmatin needed to hit the 4-ball over one rail. In fact, he did not only hit the correct ball but also pocketed the 9-ball unwanted in the side pocket in order to turn the scoreboard to 5:7. That obviously caught Dudanets a bit off-track. The Russian struggled and started to commit easy mistakes himself. Leading 7:5, he missed an easy 6-ball and Dalmatin accepted the gift, coming closer with 6:7. Rack number 14 was a break and run by Dalmatin.
Total 9 Ball - holding qualifier for World 8 Ball Series
Total9ball are proud to announce, we have agreed a deal with Darren Appleton to host a qualifier at a venue TBC for the World 8 Ball Series held at Steinway Cafe And Billiards in New York!!
Total9ball qualifier date will be Saturday 19th November.
The World 8 Ball Series will be held between 14th - 17th January 2017.
More details will follow later but to my knowledge this will be the UK's final qualifier and therefore players last chance to get into this magnificent event. Total9ball are extremely proud to have this opportunity and can't wait to run this qualifier.
Winner will receive paid entry to the Main and Challenge event plus return flights to New York and accommodation (Based on entry numbers). (Challenge event open to players who don't make the prize money in the main event).
There will also be prize money on the day (Depending on entry numbers) Places in this event are going to go like hot cakes so to make sure your name is first on the list message Mark James Parker or myself asap as spaces will be limited.
Majid taken to the wire but still repeats at French Open
Imran Majid won the French Open by Predator for a second successive year with an 11-10 victory over Marc Bijsterbosch in the final at Replay Billard.
Despite Bijsterbosch reaching the hill first at 10-8, Majid was able to win the last three racks and reclaim the title he first won at the same venue a year before.
This marks the third year out of three that a British player has won the French Open title, while players from France, Belgium, Turkey and the Netherlands also featured at the business end of the tournament.
Majid went home with the winner's cheque for 2,000€, while runner-up Bijsterbosch was awarded 1,000€ for making the final.
In what could be the biggest ever coup for the tour, the original lady ref, Michaela Tabb has agreed to take part in ‘Who’s Calling Christian’ on Absolute Radio from 26th September for 2 weeks, in which she could win £10k for the tour.
Full details of how to vote for Michela and help the tour win the money are on the link below, and voting begins on the 10th October. Good luck to Michaela.
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Kimberley back to winning ways, as Oliver wins back-to-back Challenge titles!
Escape Pool Bar in Barnsley was the venue for the penultimate BWPPA event of the season on 10/11 September 2016, the Kamui 9-ball Shootout.
Birmingham’s Roy Kimberley won his first main event on the tour in over 3 years beating Midlands rival Aslam Abubaker in the final.
Going into the event Daniel Lee and Fred Dinsmore seemed the only players still in realistic contention for the no.1 spot at the end of the season, which not only brings with it its own prestige but also a cue from our generous friends at Predator. Only some unusual results against the formbook could change that!
Launch of new Mezz SKR-E1a Series snooker cues in Europe
Today we are launching the new SKR-E1a Mezz Cues snooker cues in Europe. We are proud to be the pioneers to release our snooker cues with the V95 6 pie maple shaft. After more than 6 years of developing our snooker cue, a lot of studying and tests maple vs ash shaft, we have in fact on the contrary to common beliefs, discovered that the maple shaft is much more consistent in it's structure and performance than an ash shaft. The data is collected through different tests including machinery, people playing with our cue, chemical tests and etc... The uniqueness of our shaft does not stop with only maple vs ash, there is another twist to it. Namely our shaft is equipped with the United joint and the Shaft Weight System (SWS) which gives you different balance points in case needed. Before drawing any conclusions please visit our website to learn more about the unique SWS, just click here here.
The main event starts today with some heavyweight players joining the fray, in addition to those who have advanced from the qualification groups.
Reigning French Open champion Imran Majid (GBR) is looking to defend the title he captured in 2015, while the talented Dutch duo of Marc Bijsterbosch and Huidji See are also in town. Both went deep in this event last time round but came up short in the final stages. Can either of them go further this time around to dethrone the Maharaja?
The French pool community will be hoping it is third time lucky for one of their players. Having seen the trophy go to British players in the first two editions, it would be a big celebration for a Frenchman to take down this event.
New! Fusion Series cues featuring our brand new ShokWood material!
Our new Fusion Series cues feature our brand new ShokWood material that is unlike anything you’ve seen on a cue before. ShokWood is a wood/resin hybrid that blends highly-figured maple burl with colored metallic and pearl resins.
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The World Snooker Shoot-Out The Hexagon Queens Walk Berkshire Reading RG1 7UA United Kingdom
Sunday - Tuesday 12-14 February 2017
The World Snooker Shoot-Out - bigger and better
The World Snooker Shoot-Out returns in 2017 and will be bigger and better than ever before. For the first time this tournament will now be a ranking snooker tournament, with 128 players battling it out for the most exciting event in snooker. The tournament is popular with players, fans and sponsors due to its quick fire nature and unpredictability.
2016 GB9 Southern Masters, the Rasson Billiards Pro Cup & Challenge Cup
The latter half of the 2016 GB 9 Ball Tour returns to Telford this weekend as Britain’s finest battle it out for this year’s Southern Masters title.
The season so far has shown a resurgence in form of one of Britain’s finest cueists, Mark Gray. Two tournament wins at the Midlands Classic and Paul Medati Trophy, paired with his 3rd place finish at the UK Open, see him sitting very pretty indeed at the top of the main rankings.
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