Welcome To Pro9 - Europe\

  Create An Account Home  ·  Topics  ·  Stats  ·  Your Account  ·  Submit News  ·  Top 10 February 16, 2019  

  The Pro Shop

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

Second Skin Gloves
Red / Yellow / Blue

Cynergy 15K Shaft
Carbon Composite

Bear BP-5 Cue
with 2 pro shafts!

Bear BP-6 Cue
with 2 pro shafts!

Bear BP-7 Cue
with 2 pro shafts!

Mezz Ace 18
Order Now!

Outsville Rack
GB9 Special Offer

Cyclop Hyperion
GB9 2019 Balls

Predator Revo
Buy 12.9mm Now!

Mini 3 Inch
Predator QR Extension

New Mezz Jump
Air Drive II

New Predator Case
Urbain Series 3x5 H

New Predator Case
Urbain Series 2x4 H

New Predator Case
Urbain Series 2x4 S

Cue Towel

57mm Snooker
2½ inch Aramith

REVO Wipes
5 Pack

Cue Holder






Joint Protectors

Poison Cues
Cyanide 3-1

Poison Cues
Cyanide 3-2

Poison Cues
Cyanide 3-3

Poison Cues
Cyanide 3-4

Predator Roadline
Soft Case 4x8

Predator Sport 2
Stratos Wrap

Predator Sport 2
Stratos No Wrap

Kamui Roku
Order Now

Buffalo 6x12
Monster Cue Case

Instroke 4x8 Case
Soft-Side Leather

Power Rack
One 4 All

Perfect Practice
Darren Appleton

Now in Stock!
Molinari Gloves

Mezz MA-FK
Masse Cue

Molinari CHLK
Back in Stock!

Tip Fitting...
By Post!

Top Seller - Cue Care

Pro-Am Table

Professional Table

Everest Tip

Sniper Tip

Onyx Tip

Emerald Tip

IceBreaker2 J/B

New Predator
Ice2 Sport Wrap

New Predator
Ice2 Sport No Wrap

Kamui Snooker Tip
Original 11mm

Kamui Snooker Tip
Black 11mm

8K Series

314-3 Shaft

Z-3 Shaft

Brunswick Centennials
Precision balanced

Ballsak - Pro
Cue Ball Case

Ballsak - Sport
Cue Ball Case

Cue Ball Case

Aramith Pro Cup
TV Ball Set

Weight Bolts

JP Caddy
with Carabiner Clip

Tip Protectors
For 12.75mm Ferrule

Hard Ball Case
2ďż˝ 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

Alpha Hybrid Shaft

Acrylic Ball Marker
New Improved Design

Back in stock!

Mezz Case
6 Butts 10 Shafts

New from OB
DigiCue BLUE

Mezz TB-17
New Travel Bag

New OB Extension
Pre-Order Now!

Mezz SKR
Snooker Series

BK-Rush Sports Wrap

BK-Rush No Wrap

Chalk Pouch
Back in stock!

New Product
Jacoby Masse Cue

New Product
Mezz Pro Extension

New Jump Cue
Florian Kohler

New Cue Listed

Order NOW!
RB1 Limited Edition

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

Billiard Ball Cleaner

Super Aramith
Pro Cup English

Billiard Ball Restorer

1 x Trinity Tip

25 x Trinity Tips

Junior Cues







Replacement Blade
Porper Cut Rite



Best Tip Tool
Big Shaver






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

Cue Tips

Bullseye Bridge
For jumping too!

New Joss
"Color of Money"

Cue Weight Set

Masterpiece M9M7


UniLoc Joint

Predator Sport2
Playing Cue

Throne 3

Maestro 1
Special Edition

Maestro 2
Special Edition

Predator BK3
Leather Wrap

Black Widow 3

Slippy Papers
Burnishing Film

Joint Protectors

Lucasi LZD 6
Low Deflection

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

Magic Ball Rack
2 racks for 9/10Ball

New - Predator
Silver Curve JPs

Free Post in Europe!
Order now!

  Main Menu

World Pool Series - ‘The Greatest Clearance Of My Career’
 Posted on Friday, July 14 2017 @ 16:28:56 UTCby admin
8 Ball World Pool Series - 3rd Series
Steinway Cafe-Billiards
3525 Steinway St.
New York
www.worldpoolseries.com - facebook - twitter - instagram - stream
www.steinwaybilliards.com - facebook

12-15 July 2017 - RYO Rack Classic + Simonis Challenge

Click the image to view the full size photograph - use "back" to return here.

England’s Chris Melling breaks the internet as he advances to the Final 16 at the RYO Rack Classic in New York.

Article - Ted Lerner - WPS Media Officer
Photography - ©JP Parmentier/WPS

(New York City)–Long time fans of pool already know that England’s Chris Melling is one of the more talented and entertaining players on the pro circuit. Daring, fast, creative and downright clever, when the Englishman is on his game, there is simply no one in pool who is more fun to watch. It’s one reason why he’s been labeled “The Magician.”

And on Thursday night on day 2 of the third leg of the World Pool Series at Steinway Billiards in Queens, New York City, Melling took his on-table tricks to new and rarefied heights that has sent the pool world, especially online, into a tizzy.

Words may fail to aptly describe the stunt that Melling pulled off in front of an audience of over 50,000 viewing on social media giant Unilad, but we’ll give it a go. Melling was playing the great Mika Immonen in a race to 9, do-or-die match to see who would go through to the final 16 of the Ryo Rack Classic Championship. It was rack three with the score tied 1-1, and Melling had the solids but was faced with a difficult table and no obvious answers for an easy clear. Then came three shots that will surely make the rack “must see TV” for years to come.

The first shot saw the Englishmen gently send the pink 4-ball into the 13 ball, while the cue ball caromed across table and back into the still moving 13-ball, which then nudged the still-moving 4-ball into the corner pocket. While this unusually creative shot drew applause from the crowd, Melling was now hooked behind the 13. No problem, though. Without even blinking, Melling then jacked up his playing cue and swerved the cue ball on a full table arc and incredibly potted the two ball at the other end of the table.

Several easy shots later Melling ran into a wall as his last ball, the 1-ball, was blocked from both corner pockets. After fussing for two minutes, Melling called the 1-ball in the very corner that was blocked. What’s this? The crowd seemed to sense something special was about to happen and indeed it did. Melling sent the 1-ball on a four rail journey around the table, through all of Immonen’s stripes, barely past the 8-ball and into the tight 4 inch corner pocket. With the cue ball in position and with the crowd going wild, the Englishman tapped in the 8-ball to win the rack.

Share this article on FaceBook

"Read More..." for further details!


It was clear that Melling was in that rarefied zone and, indeed, he went on to route Immonen 9-3 and move into the final 16 single elimination knockout stage which begins Friday.

“That was the greatest clearance of my career,” Melling said afterward. “On the 1-ball a lot of people might say that was lucky, but 8-ball is call shot. It’s going to take something for somebody to beat that shot.”

Indeed if Melling continues this standard of play he’s going to be a big favorite as the RYO Rack Classic heads to a conclusion over the next two days. Of course he will certainly have plenty of top notch competition, as the stacked field of 64 has been now been cut down to just 16 players. The tournament now moves to single elimination and best of three sets, with each set a race to 6 games.

Click the image to view the full size photograph - use "back" to return here.

One of the other favorites will be Melling’s first opponent on Friday, 18 year old Albanian Klenti Kaci, who won the last leg of the World Pool Series in April, the Aramith Masters. Kaci came back to New York this summer clearly in top notch playing form as he hasn’t even been touched in the tournament so far, winning all three of matches to advance. On Thursday Kaci took down England’s Imran Majid 11-6 to reach the final 16.

Majid later came off the losers side with a handy 9-6 win over talented Kuwaiti Ahmed Aldulaimi to make the final 16. England will be well represented on Friday. Karl Boyes, the 2010 World 8-ball champion, has suddenly rediscovered his form. Boyes took down fellow Brit Mark Gray, 11-5 to advance. Gray then rebounded with a solid 9-5 win over the Philippines Warren Kiamco to make the last 16. World Pool Series founder and multi-world champion Darren Appleton advanced earlier in the day with a n 11-6 win over Immonen.

Another player who is quietly crushing anyone put in front of him is Austria’s Mario He, who recently won the World Cup of Pool with his partner Albin Ouschan. He won his third straight match on Thursday, easily defeating Irish great, Karen Corr, 11-4. The Austrian will face local New York favorite Tony Robles. Robles came off the losers side of the bracket with a big win over Estonia’s Dennis Grabe, 9-6.

The USA’s Skylar Woodward

Click the image to view the full size photograph - use "back" to return here.

The USA’s Skylar Woodward, clearly still buzzing from his runner up finish at the World Cup of Pool in London in June with Shane Van Boening, has yet to taste defeat. The same goes for American Shawn Wilkie, who is gearing up for the World Games next week in Poland.

Polish veteran Radislaw Babica has looked the goods so far in New York. After thrashing American Billy Thorpe 11-4 on Wednesday, Babica easily beat Canada’s Jason Klatt 11-5 to advance to the final 16. Klatt later qualified for the final 16 with a 9-4 win over April Larson. But while the Canadian ended Larson’s run in the event, the 17 year old school girl had clearly won the hearts of everyone at Steinway.

April Larson

Click the image to view the full size photograph - use "back" to return here.

With her prodigious talent and infectious personality, Larson has been garnering plenty of attention in the last few years and especially in 2017. She recently reached the semi-finals in the WPBA Masters event and last week she represented the USA in the Atlantic Cup challenge in Austria. In New York, the Minnesota native lost her first match to American Corey Duel. She then proceeded to win two straight 9-8 matches Thursday, each one via a thrilling shootout. In the second match against Korea’s Lee Kang, Larson showed incredible bottle and nerve in the shootout as she potted one long 8-ball after the next to win the match, as the large crowd watching gave this budding pool superstar a rousing applause.

Play continues Friday in the RYO Rack Classic Championship at Steinway Billiards in New York City beginning at 1pm. The semi-finals and final will be held on Saturday.

The winner of the RYO Rack Classic Championship will take home $10,000.

Click the image to view the full size poster - use "back" to return here.

The third event of the World Pool Series, The RYO Rack Classic, is being held at Steinway Billiards in Astoria, Queens, New York City from July 12-15, 2017. The World Pool Series is sponsored by RYO Rack, Aramith, Molinari, Predator, Cheqio, Iwan Simonis, Kamui, Billiards Digest, Cuescore, Ultimate Team Gear, and High Rock Productions.

For more information on the World Pool Series, please visit www.worldpoolseries.com.

The Ryo Rack Classic will be streamed live and free on both the WPS Facebook Page and through the Unilad and Unilad Sport Facebook Page. To watch the free stream, you can visit www.worldpoolseries.com and click the “Watch” button to go our streaming page within the 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.


  8 Ball


"World Pool Series - ‘The Greatest Clearance Of My Career’" | Login/Create Account | 0 comments
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 0.059401 seconds to load.