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  2014 World Cup of Pool - Betway to sponsor World Cup of Pool
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Betway to sponsor World Cup of Pool

BETWAY AND MATCHROOM SPORT can announce that Betway has become the title sponsor of the forthcoming World Cup of Pool - the prestigious international team event which determines the world pairs champions.

The Betway World Cup of Pool takes place from Tuesday 23rd to Sunday 28th September at the Mountbatten Centre in the vibrant maritime city of Portsmouth.

The six day event is broadcast live throughout by Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland, as well as on CCTV in China, Fox Sports in Australia, ESPN3 in the USA, OSN in the Middle East as well as a host of other nations who will be taking 31 x 1 hour highlights packages.

In addition to world-wide TV coverage, Matchroom Sport’s internet partners, Perform Group, will be carrying the event live in its entirety across their platforms.

The Betway World Cup of Pool is now entering its ninth year and features 32 two-player teams competing in a straight knock-out scotch doubles tournament. The prize-fund of $250,000 is one of the biggest in the sport with the winning pair splitting $60,000.

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  Allison Fisher joins the OB Pro Team of Players
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Allison Fisher joins the OB Pro Team of Players

Hall of Fame player Allison Fisher and cutting edge Texas based billiard manufacturer OB Cues proudly announce the signing of Allison to the OB Pro Team of Players.

“As a fan of pool, I have always admired Allison’s game but how she conducts herself away from the table is equally as impressive” said Royce Bunnell, President of OB.

“I am proud to have accomplished what I have so far in both snooker and pool but I am not done yet! I love my OB equipment and truly believe that the consistency and accuracy of my equipment will play a big part in my future success on the table” said Allison Fisher.

“Allison is quite simply a living legend in the world of pool. Her tournament success is unequaled and she has a fan base that is unmatched. Having Allison join our team and trust her game to OB products is a great honor” said Shane Sinnott, Director of Sales and Marketing for OB.

Allison can be seen competing on ESPN and on International television networks on a regular basis. She also has been known to stop by the OB booth to sign autographs, take pictures and play challenge games with fans and will continue to do so whenever possible.

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  2014 Baltic Pool League 2014 - Stage III in Tallinn
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BPL Stage III Winners - Denis Grabe, Tallinn and Anna Prisjažņuka, Riga
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Estonians dominate at home

This weekend Baltic Pool League made its way to Tallinn, Estonia. The venue was yet again the beautiful Baribal Pool Club. Men division was dominated by Estonians with Denis Grabe winning the event and women and oldboys division ended with a win for Latvias Anna Prisjaźnuka.

Estonians were not very hospitable

In men division Estonians showed some bad hospitality by taking three out of four possible medals. In the first semi final Denis Grabe nearly escaped a loss from his good friend and training partner Raimo Teesaar. The match looked all secure for Grabe as he went to a 7:4 lead, but Teesaar had other plans and made his way up to 7:7. However two times Eurotour winner Grabe showed his composure and made the best of the final rack.

The second semi final was all about Rafig Adigazalov (EST) junior. He left the only foreigner left in the field, Marius Ganusauskas (LIT), with a donut.

The all Estonian final did not provide any upsets for the hot favourite Grabe as he cruised to a comfortable 8:4 victory. It must be stated that it seems to be a custom that the winner of the men event does not lose a match.

Regardless of the Estonians home success Domas Mineikis from Lithuania tops the overall ranking and second and third place is tied by Marius Ganusauskas and Latvian Pateris Ermansons.

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  Sunday Golden - The Road to St Albans - Photos First!
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Total 9 Ball The Road to St Albans - Event 2 from Total9Ball
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Sunday 7 September 2014

Parker back to winning ways

Sunday 7th September saw Total9ball try out a new venue in the capital. Hurricane Room Colindale played great hosts as they invited us to their venue to try out the newly refurbished club. The venue was very nice and the tables played great. The club also had free parking available outside, Total9ball are looking forward to adding this club as a new venue for the 2015 season.

This was the second event for Total9ball's new open Sunday series named Golden Sundays, The Road To St Albans. This is a four event series with prize money at each event and a Grand Final Open to all players who attend one of the four qualifying events. Each event is held at a different club and a different format is used for each time. Remaining clubs are High Wycombe and Wickford. The Grand Finals will be held in December at our home... The Hurricane Room St Albans.

The event held this weekend used a double elimination format, giving each player two chances to win the main prize. The first round of matches kicked off at 10.30am and the first score back was an impressive 7v2 result for Courtney Symons against Mark Parker, a tough first match for Parker but could his day improve?. Phil Wildman's day began with a bang as he gave Shaun Storry very few chances to advance 7v2. Brian Cassidy looked in good shape as he eliminated Amateur Series event eight winner Ashik Nathwani to the losers side of the draw 7v5. Tom Staveley had to battle hard and use all of his competition experience to prevail against new player to T9B events Jed Thompson. Craig Osborne was set the task of defying a -5 handicap at this event and he made a classy start as usual Osborne 7 Joe Granville 4. Great to see Paul Taylor back in action, he was drawn in the only preliminary match which he won 7v4, Paul followed this with a decent 7v3 win over Ricky Collett.

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  2014 World Cup of Pool - Full Line-up Announced
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Full line-up announced for pool’s battle royal

WITH THE ANNUAL World Cup of Pool set to get underway on the 23rd September, the full line-up of players can now be confirmed and it is arguably the strongest set of players ever assembled in the nine year history of the event.

There are 12 World Champions competing as well as six US Open Champions and countless European and Asian Champions. In addition the field also contains seven former World Cup winners and nine World Pool Masters champions, making it a must-see tournament for UK pool fans.

Taking place at the Mountbatten Centre in Portsmouth from Tuesday 23rd to Sunday 28th September, there are 16 first round matches over the first three days.

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  2014 Mosconi Cup - Grabe closing in on Mosconi Cup spot
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2014 Mosconi Cup - Grabe closing in on Mosconi Cup spot

Denis Grabe heads Team Europe’s Euro Tour rankings with one event to play as the Estonian bids to earn a first appearance in the PartyPoker Mosconi Cup in Blackpool, England this December.

There are three automatic spots available on Team Europe drawn from three separate rankings and Grabe heads the Euro Tour list after winning both events he has entered this season; the Austrian Open and the Slovenian Open. Four of the five Euro Tour events which count towards the rankings have now been played.

Victory at the World 9 ball earlier in the year has helped Dutchman Niels Feijen build a comfortable cushion at the top of both the ‘World’ list and the ‘Combined Ranking, while his compatriot Nick Van den Berg is second on both the Euro Tour and Combined Ranking lists.

October’s Dutch Open will be the final Euro Tour event used for Mosconi Cup ranking points and with twenty points awarded for winning the event, ten players could leapfrog Grabe into first. The final event to be played for World ranking points is the US Open, also to be played in October.

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  T9B The Double Chance Amateur/Rookie Series 2014 - Event 8
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Ashik Nathwani Secures Maiden Total9ball Win in Amateur Series

Total9ball took centre stage once again yesterday at The St Albans Hurricane Room for the 8th event of their 10 event amateur series. A total of 27 players made the trip to St Albans Hertfordshire as the race for the end of season number one spot in the rankings heats up.

Matches kicked off at around 10.30am on Saturday 31st August 2014. The field assembled again was very strong and it would be hard for a betting man to pick a winner with so many closely matched players and a handicap head-start for the players rated a lesser standard. Kris Kovacs reported back the day’s first score line, a 7v3 victory for Kris against the only entrant from Wales Jon Davies. Tom Staveley started the event well with a convincing 7v2 result over Ricky Collett. Gareth Espirit bossed his match with Ashik Nathwani winning 7v5 leaving Ashik with just his second life remaining. Phil Wildman started slowly against improving Darian George, Phil trailed 6v1 but managed to turn this match around winning 7v6. Del Sim looked unbeatable and fully in stride right from the off as he inflicted a 7v3 score line against Ramesh Gokhul. Paul Choonge held his nerve to advance 7v6 against Andrew Carter while on the table next door Ken Ng was on fire… a 7v1 win against Jason Rosser proved that. Tony Burton blew away Nick Hampton in impressive fashion 7v1. On to other side of the draws 1st round results now as Tony Burton made it two wins from two matches 7v4 against Ian Gooderham . Mark Parker received a bye in his first match so he spent his morning catching some action photos of the players, the lack of table time didn’t seem to put Mark off however as he achieved a good 7v2 result against Tom Staveley. Gary Bullocke was in no mood for even losing a rack against Paul Choonge as he cruised through 7v0. Zoltan Kojsza got the better of Steve Davison 7v4 and Phil Wildman defeated Ramesh Gokhul 7v3 in a very high standard match ending Ramesh’s return event as he was been away in the States for the past few months.

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  Hand Crafted Qpod Wood Collection
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on Saturday, August 30 2014 @ 23:29:50 BST  (234 reads)
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  2014 World Cup of Pool - Strickland and Boyes Speak Out
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on Thursday, August 28 2014 @ 08:31:37 BST  (500 reads)
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Strickland – We’ll slay England and win World Cup

EARL STRICKLAND HAS promised he and partner Shane Van Boening will win the World Cup of Pool for USA and has warned England A they’ll be at the top of his hit list.

Strickland last played in the World Cup of Pool in 2006, also his last competitive appearance in the UK. On that occasion ‘The Pearl’ and his partner Rodney Morris made it to the final where they were defeated by Efren Reyes and Francisco Bustamante as Philippines lifted the trophy.

However, Strickland will venture back across the pond this September to represent USA in the World Cup of Pool in Portsmouth, and has warned the other 31 teams that America will be going one better than they did last time he played.

“It’s great to be back playing in the World Cup of Pool representing USA and great to be teamed up with partner Shane Van Boening,” said Strickland.

“My last appearance was in 2006 when I was teamed up with Rodney Morris and we reached the finals of the inaugural World Cup. This time with myself and Van Boening we look forward to winning the Cup for USA.”

England A’s Karl Boyes has already warned he would relish the opportunity to keep Earl ‘The Pearl’ Strickland quiet having defeated the veteran in a hotly-contested battle at last year’s Mosconi Cup in Las Vegas.

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  New Mezz Limited Edition SA models 2014
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