Welcome To Pro9 - Europe\

  Create An Account Home  ·  Topics  ·  Stats  ·  Your Account  ·  Submit News  ·  Top 10 April 25, 2018  

  The Pro Shop


NEW: Buy 2 items (or more) and get a free upgrade to 1st Class UK postage.

Tiger
Everest Tip


Tiger
Sniper Tip


Tiger
Onyx Tip


Tiger
Emerald Tip


Tiger
IceBreaker2 J/B


New Predator
Ice2 Sport Wrap


New Predator
Ice2 Sport No Wrap


Kamui Snooker Tip
Original 11mm


Kamui Snooker Tip
Black 11mm


Predator
8K Series


Predator
314-3 Shaft


Predator
Z-3 Shaft


Brunswick Centennials
Precision balanced


Ballsak - Pro
Cue Ball Case


Ballsak - Sport
Cue Ball Case


Ballsak
Cue Ball Case


Predator P3 REVO
Burgundy RN / RW


Aramith Pro Cup
TV Ball Set


Weight Bolts
CueTec/Scorpion


JP Caddy
with Carabiner Clip


Tip Protectors
For 12.75mm Ferrule


Hard Ball Case
2¼ inch balls


ANDY 988
Pool Table Cloth


ANDY 588
Pool Table Cloth


J&J 3x5 Cue Case
Kickstand and Wheels


New Predator Glove
Predator Second Skin


Tiger Glove
Tournament Series


Mezz Cue Towel
In Stock Now


ProShot Glove
In Stock Now


Mezz
Alpha Hybrid Shaft


Acrylic Ball Marker
New Improved Design


ProPockets
Back in stock!

Mezz Case
6 Butts 10 Shafts


SP2 REVO Red 1
Predator Cues


SP2 REVO Red 2
Predator Cues


New from OB
DigiCue BLUE


Mezz TB-17
New Travel Bag


New OB Extension
Pre-Order Now!


Mezz SKR
Snooker Series


Predator
BK-Rush Sports Wrap


Predator
BK-Rush No Wrap


Chalk Pouch
Back in stock!


New Product
Jacoby Masse Cue


New Product
Mezz Pro Extension


New Jump Cue
Florian Kohler


OB-170
New Cue Listed


Order NOW!
RB1 Limited Edition


OB-160
New Range


New Bear
Break / Jump Cue


New Blak3 Series
Predator Blak3-1


New Blak3 Series
Predator Blak3-2


New Blak3 Series
Predator Blak3-3


New Blak3 Series
Predator Blak3-4


New Blak3 Series
Predato Predator Blak3-5


Aramith
Billiard Ball Cleaner


Super Aramith
Pro Cup English


Aramith
Billiard Ball Restorer


Talisman
1 x Trinity Tip


Talisman
25 x Trinity Tips


McDermott
Junior Cues


Poison
Arsenic3-1


Poison
Arsenic3-2


Poison
Arsenic3-3


Poison
Arsenic3-4


Poison
Arsenic3-5


Poison
Arsenic3-6


Replacement Blade
Porper Cut Rite


Predator
Panthera3-1


Predator
Panthera3-2


Best Tip Tool
Big Shaver


Predator
Ikon3-1


Predator
Ikon3-2


Predator
Ikon3-3


Predator
Ikon3-4


Predator
Ikon3-5


NEW
Mezz GMC-35


Simonis 760
Orig. Worsted Blend


Mezz SA-14
Limited Edition


Simonis X-1
Now back in stock!


Balls Now In Stock
Duramith Tournament
Next Day Delivery


G2
Cue Tips


Now in Stock!
DIGICUE from OB


Bullseye Bridge
For jumping too!


New Joss
"Color of Money"


Dufferin
Cue Weight Set


McDermott
Masterpiece M9M7


McDermott
G1909


BEST VALUE
UniLoc Joint


P3 REVO CW
Available now!


Predator Sport2
Playing Cue


Predator
Throne 3


Maestro 1
Special Edition


Maestro 2
Special Edition


Predator BK3
Leather Wrap


Black Widow 3
Poison


Slippy Papers
Burnishing Film


Joint Protectors
5/16x14


Predator Revo
Buy One Now!


Lucasi LZD 6
Low Deflection


Cuetec
Smart Extension


The Pro Shop
Your Specialist


Mezz PRO Series
Customise your MI-3


Genuine Aramith
Tournament Champion


Aramith Premier
2 1/16 Snooker Set


Balabushka
GB1


Magic Ball Rack
2 racks for 9/10Ball


Molinari CHLK
Back in Stock!


New - Predator
Silver Curve JPs


REVO Shaft Wipes
Order Now!


Tip Fitting...
By Post!


Predator Limited
20th Anniversary 2


Predator Limited
20th Anniversary 1


Aramith
Balls and Case


Genuine Aramith
Glow-In-The-Dark Kit


Aramith Pro Cup
Spotted Cueballs


Moori
Jewel


Magic Ball Rack
The PRO Set


NEW: Mezz
Pro Extension


The Wing Rack
Finally, it is back!


Uni-Loc Weights
Cartridge System


McDermott Case
4x7 H/S Hybrid


McDermott Case
2x3 H/S Hybrid


Mezz MO-23
Cue Case


Q Claw
Single Cue/Snooker


Mezz MTB-K
Travel Bag


Predator Case
Sport Hard 2x4 Yellow


Diamond
Professional Table


Diamond
Pro-Am Table


Mezz MZ-35
3 Butt / 5 Shaft



TheProShop.biz
Free Post in Europe!
Order now!

  Main Menu

SECOND ROUND WPBL PLAYOFFS: OUTLAWS DEFEAT CRUISE
 Posted on Saturday, February 15 2014 @ 21:27:33 UTCby admin
Bonus Ball World Professional Billiard League
WPBL Arena
Las Vegas
Nevada
USA
www.wpbltv.com - official rules - facebook - twitter - youtube - Pro9 chat

5 - 15 February 2014


All photography courtesy of ©Mike Brown / WPBL

OUTLAWS DEFEAT CRUISE
Written by: Steve Strain & Kim Spies

The last match-up in the second round of the World Professional Billiard League’s Championship Playoffs were played at the WPBL Arena in Las Vegas, NV. The action took place on Tuesday February 11th when the #2 seed Minnesota Outlaws defeated the #11 seed Miami Cruise.

The Outlaws capitalized on some early miscues by the Cruise and jumped out to a 5-0 match lead, then held on for a 7-2 victory over the Miami to advance to the semi-final round of the WPBL playoffs.

Thorsten Hohmann, Ralf Souquet, and Jesse Engel opened up play with a 30-3 win over Miami's Corey Deuel, Jose Parica, and Hunter Lombardo to take a 2-0 lead. Engel and Hohmann then paired up for a 30-18 win over Parica and Deuel, lifting Minnesota's lead to 4-0 before Minnesota picked up another shoot-out point when Hohmann and Souquet edged Deuel and Lombardo 25-24.



Share this article on FaceBook

"Read More..." for the details.


Lombardo committed 3 scratch fouls in the first half, but did help Miami pick up a shoot-out point in the final doubles game of the match when he paired with Parica for a 25-15 win, to make the score 5-1 at the half-way point of the match.

The deficit remained 4 after the first singles game, as Engel and Parica each picked up a point in a thrilling 30-30 tie that saw Parica make two incredible shots on the bonus ball to reach the 30 point plateau. Twice faced with long banks from one end of the table to the other, he was good on both to help his team earn a point, keeping them alive in the match.

Hohmann increased Minnesota's lead to 7-2 by knocking off Deuel 27-18 in singles with just two games left in the match. Souquet then clinched his singles match by sending the game with Lombardo to a shoot-out that left no way for Miami to earn enough points to match Minnesota's 7.

The Outlaws next face the Pittsburgh Poison on Thursday February 13th in the first match-up in the semi-final round of the tournament. The winner of that match faces Wednesday's semi-final winner between Earl Strickland's New York Pride and Johnny Archer's Atlanta Scorpions. Both semi-final matches will be at 6:30 PST, with the WPBL Championship match scheduled for Saturday February 15th at 1 pm PST.

The tournament takes a break Friday night for the WPBL's All-Star Charity Challenge to raise money for typhoon relief effort in the Philippines. Filipino stars Dennis Orcollo and Carlo Biado join the New York Pride’s Warren Kiamco and will face Hohmann, Darren Appleton, and John Morra in an exhibition match of Bonus Ball. Pay-per-view proceeds from the match will be donated by the WPBL to the relief fund through the Rising Asian Pacific Americans Coalition for Diversity (501c3) in Las Vegas.

ESPN3 has live coverage of the remaining three playoff matches, however subscribers to the entire WPBL playoff package will still receive all archived matches from the tournament.

To purchase the WPBL All Star Charity Billiards Challenge or the entire Championship Package, please
visit www.WPBLtv.com. Follow the WPBL as the playoffs continue, additional announcements and updates will be made frequently. For a complete listing of broadcast matches, standings, merchandise and more visit the WPBL website.






WPBL SEMI-FINALS: SCORPIONS PREVAIL OVER THE PRIDE


All photography courtesy of ©Mike Brown / WPBL

SCORPIONS PREVAIL OVER THE PRIDE
Written by: Steve Strain & Kim Spies

The first of two semi-final matches in the World Professional Billiard League’s Championship Playoffs were played at the WPBL Arena in Las Vegas, NV. The #1 seed New York Pride took on the #12 seed Atlanta Scorpions on Wednesday February 12, 2014.

The lowest seeded team in the WPBL will be moving on to the championship match after defeating the top seeded team in the semi-finals. The Scorpions will play in Saturday's final after a 7-2 victory over the Pride. Atlanta will face-off in the title match against either the Minnesota Outlaws or the Pittsburgh Poison.

The Wednesday semi-final was decided in the seventh game, when Earl Strickland's comeback effort fell 6 points short to Shannon Daulton 25-20, giving Atlanta that game and the match. The night was dominated by shoot-outs, with only 1 of the seven games decided in regulation. Dennis Hatch defeated Larry Nevel 30-15 in the second singles game of the night, giving Atlanta a 6-2 lead and setting up Daulton's match-clinching victory over Strickland.

The first four games of the match all went to shoot-outs, and the string started with each team earning a point in the first game that ended in a 22-22 tie. Atlanta followed by winning two of the next three doubles games, but could only manage one point shoot-out wins as they squandered numerous opportunities to win in regulation. Perhaps their best opportunity was blown when Dennis Hatch and Daulton were leading Strickland and Larry Nevel 24-0, only to fall 28-26 in a shoot-out that tied the match at 2-2.


Atlanta bounced back in the next doubles game when Johnny Archer and Daulton paired up to edge Strickland and Warren Kiamco 26-25 to give Atlanta a 3-2 intermission lead that they never relinquished.

Archer gave his Scorpions another point to open singles play when he knocked off Warren Kiamco 27-26 putting Atlanta up 4-2.

Atlanta's win leaves the possibility of the two lowest seeds in the league vying for the championship title, as #11 seed Pittsburgh faces Thorsten Hohmann's Minnesota Outlaws in the second semi-final match Thursday February 13, 2014 at 6:30 PST.

Saturday's final is set for 1 p.m. PST, with the tournament taking a break on Friday for the WPBL's All-Star Charity Challenge. The challenge will feature Filipino stars Dennis Orcullo, Carlo Biado, and Kiamco against Darren Appleton, John Morra, and Hohmann, pay-per-view proceeds will go toward the typhoon relief effort in the Philippines and will be donated to the Rising Asian Pacific Americans Coalition for Diversity (501c3) in Las Vegas. That match can be purchased at: www.wpbltv.com/subscription, while the remaining playoff matches can be seen at the WPBL website or on ESPN3.

ESPN3 has live coverage of the remaining two playoff matches, however subscribers to the entire WPBL playoff package will still receive all archived matches from the tournament.

To purchase the WPBL All Star Charity Billiards Challenge or the entire Championship Package, please
visit: www.WPBLtv.com. Follow the WPBL as the playoffs continue, additional announcements and updates will be made frequently. For a complete listing of broadcast matches, standings, merchandise and more visit the WPBL website.








WPBL SEMI-FINALS: OUTLAWS OUTLAST THE POISON


All photography courtesy of ©Mike Brown / WPBL

Minnesota Outlaws Face-Off against the Atlanta Scorpions in the Finals

The second World Professional League semi-final match was played at the WPBL Arena in Las Vegas, NV. On Thursday February 13, 2014. The match-up featured the #2 seed Minnesota Outlaws vs. the #9 seed Pittsburg Poison.    

The Poison's dramatic run in the WPBL Championship Playoffs ended with a heartbreaking 7-5 loss to the Outlaws Thursday February 13th, sending Minnesota to Saturday's WPBL Championship game to face the Atlanta Scorpions. Pittsburgh needed to win the final game in regulation to stay alive, but failed to score when given the opportunities down the stretch. That left the door open for Minnesota to run out the clock in regulation and clinch the match.

Pittsburgh fell behind in the match 4-0 in the first three games before storming back to take a 5-4 lead when Shawn Putnam outlasted Ralf Souquet in a singles shoot-out 27-19. Adam Smith, who played the biggest role in Pittsburgh's comeback, tied the match a 4-4 in the previous game by defeating Jesse Engel 30-6.

Smith was also key in helping the Poison pick up their first match points of the night, cutting a pair of tough scoring shots in along the way to a 30-6 win paired with Sylver Ochoa, as they defeated Engel and Thorsten Hohmann. But Hohmann would get the last laugh in singles, shutting out Ochoa 30-0 in the final singles game, putting the Outlaws up 7-5 before clinching the match for a spot in the finals.

The WPBL’s first Championship match can be seen Saturday February 15, 2014 at 1pm PT live to viewers in the United States on ESPN3, viewers outside the US able to see the live stream at www.wpbltv.com/subscribe. This historic match will have Thorsten Hohmann’s Outlaws taking on Johnny Archer’s Scorpions to become the first ever WPBL Champions. Atlanta’s rise to the finals has been unexpected as they were seeded last in the league, but have continually gained momentum as a team landing them in season’s final match. On the other hand, the Outlaws have played consistent all season therefore securing a spot in the finals seemed inevitable.


Friday February 14, 2014, the league will hold the All Star Charity Billiards Challenge match for Philippine typhoon relief as Filipino stars Dennis Orcullo and Carlo Biado join Warren Kiamco and face Hohmann, Darren Appleton, and John Morra. Proceeds will be donated to the Rising Asian Pacific Americans Coalition for Diversity (501c3) in Las Vegas. That match can be purchased at: www.wpbltv.com/subscription.

Follow the WPBL as we near the league championship, additional announcements and updates will be made frequently. For a complete listing of broadcast matches, standings, merchandise and more visit the WPBL website.















Enjoy the article? Now try this...



View Pro9's front page!

Chat about this article in our forums.

Visit The Pro Shop to see new cues and gadgets.

Check out the Pro9.co.uk calendar for details of more events.


 

  Bonus Ball


Comments


"SECOND ROUND WPBL PLAYOFFS: OUTLAWS DEFEAT CRUISE" | Login/Create Account | 0 comments
Threshold
The comments are owned by the poster. We aren't responsible for their content.






PRO9 has established an outstanding reputation as Europe's No.1 source for information on American Pool in the UK and Europe.

Upcoming tournament details, prompt match reporting, exclusive images by talented photographers, superb articles by expert pundits, active pool related forums, player profiles and a very sophisticated membership - basically, an incredible information resource for the American style game in Europe.

Since it launched, PRO9 has become compulsory reading, not just for the UK's pool players, but to hundreds and thousands of pool obsessives from around the world every single day.

PRO9's members range from professional pool players, cue-sports enthusiasts, club managers, tournament organisers, pool fans and aficionados, as well as various "movers and shakers" in the cue-sports field, including entrepreneurs in the wholesale and retail sector, as well as magazine editors and television sports promoters.

Growing more and more popular every single year, PRO9 is the best placed vehicle for the promotion of your pool club, billiards brand, associated products, services and opportunities in the truly massive pan-European billiard market.

If you're reading this, you should check out www.Pro9.co.uk for yourself!

Please use these logos and text in your links to www.Pro9.co.uk - thank you.



Forum rules: No advertising, no links to businesses/shops/eBay, no swearing, respect our sponsors and each other, no hate!


Flag Counter
Flag counter installed Monday 11 November 2013


All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest 2006/2007 by Big Dave at Pro9.co.uk.

This web site was made with myPHPNuke, a web portal system written in PHP.
myPHPNuke is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL license.

I didn't think anyone read this bit down here!!!


You can syndicate our news using the file
backend.php or ultramode.txt


  
























































Page took 0.029423 seconds to load.