Here's an early "heads up" to those that might be interested in competing in Sheffield next year for the 2013 Wheelchair Snooker Championship - being held at The Green Room on four full size Riley Aristocrat snooker tables.
"I've always been interested in snooker, purely because when I was growing up through my sport I was always having to try and adapt my disability to what I was trying to achieve in my sport.
So looking at players and how they have to adapt their own games in order to make it fit around them in terms of how they perform on the snooker table, I felt that could be a challenge that I could look into to try and improve my mental attitude towards my own sport.
Did you start by being a fan?
Yeah I used to watch the World, UK and all the big rankings tournaments on the television. Obviously the game's grown and grown. I used to have a little six foot table in my conservatory and I used to come from school every day and spend hours out there, just potting balls, because it's what I just loved to do and it was something I could do and that was safe when I was younger.
Before I had my surgery and was able to go out, with my legs, it was quite dangerous for me to go outside and do the things that other kids were able to do at that time.
So for me I found something that I was interested in such as snooker and it really took off from there and I started to enjoy the technicality and skill of it really.
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Full Name - Ron Daniels / Mackinac Geeziz (Turtle Sun) Nadishnaquaz Totem - The Crane / Jai Jauk Dodem Where From - Mackinac Dodonjaba Date of Birth - January 1959 Born - St. Ignace, Michigan, USA Lives - Port Charlotte, Florida, USA www.twistedturtlecustomcues.com
Ron Daniels - An Extraordinary Master Woodworker!
Pro9 When I first saw your Twisted Turtle Custom cues on Facebook, I was really impressed with your designs. I have never seen anything like them. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Ron "Aiinee Boozhoo, (Hello how are you?) I am Ron Daniels a member of the Mackinac Band of Chippewa and Ottawa Indians and The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. I am a proud Anishanaabe Sundancer, Master Woodworker, Musician, Artist."
2012 GB9 Southern Masters - Event 4 Official Press Release
Posted by admin on Sunday, September 23 2012 @ 23:08:48 UTC (2207 reads)
THE 2012 GB9 SOUTHERN MASTERS Plus PRO CUP IV & CHALLENGE CUP IV Puma Court Hotel Sedgemoor Way Daventry Northamptonshire NN11 0SG United Kingdom www.gb9balltour.com www.cuesport.tv PPV livestream
Friday/Saturday/Sunday 28-30 September 2012
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THE 2012 GB9 SOUTHERN MASTERS
The Southern Masters returns to the Puma Court Hotel in Daventry next week as the best American Pool players in the UK battle it out in the latest stop on the GB 9 Ball Tour.
With the tour approaching the close of its fifth groundbreaking season and with the night’s drawing in once again, this penultimate event on the 2012 calendar is the first chance to reflect on another memorable year on Britain’s most intense and hard fought pool tour. Whilst finalised details of the 2013 season are imminent, ranking points and position on the ranking list are as important as ever to all the players on the circuit, not least because the top two players at the end of the season will have the honour of representing Great Britain at the 2013 European Championships, courtesy of the British Pool Federation. The battle at the top will once again go down to the wire, with some new faces already proving themselves to be worthy competitors against seasoned professionals and GB9 stalwarts.
Even though major changes to the Tour are due in 2013, the changes made in 2012 have already had a major impact on competition weekends across the year. Without a shadow of doubt, the biggest change this year has been the full roll-out of GB9Live – an innovative, world class competition data system designed to make the tournament weekend for both players and spectators more fluid than ever before.
WITH THE 20th annual ClubWPT.com World Pool Masters set for Friday to Sunday 5th to 7th October in Kielce, Poland, the line up and draw for pool’s most prestigious invitational events is announced.
Promoters Matchroom Sport have brought in some of the greatest 9 ball exponents from around the world and the field is headed by reigning champion and six times Masters winner Ralf Souquet and World No.1 Darren Appleton, a Masters winner in 2009.
Other previous champions in the event include Tony Drago (’03), Raj Hundal (’05), recent China Open winner Dennis Orcollo (’10) and Canada’s ’04 World Champion Alex Pagulayan (’08 ).
In addition, following on from their magnificent success at the recent World Cup of Pool in the Philippines, where they won silver medals, the Polish pair of Karol Skowerski and Wojciech Szewczyk, along with countrymen Radoslaw Babica and Mateusz Śniegocki’ will surely fancy their chances of being there or thereabouts come Sunday evening.
There is one female player in the event – World No.1, China Open and reigning World 9 Ball Champion Kelly Fisher of England; and the dangerous Shane Van Boening carries the hopes of the United States.
Working in partnership with the regional billiard organisation, Swietokrzyskie Stowarzyszenie Bilardowe as well as the Mayor’s office in Kielce, Matchroom Sport will be returning to Poland for a pool event for the first time since 2006.
The event takes place at the Hala Legionow, Kielce’s state of the art sports venue and the winner will receive $20,000 from a total prize fund of $66,000.
International Champions in Three Day Pro-Billiard Extravaganza!
Posted by admin on Friday, September 21 2012 @ 13:20:13 UTC (2537 reads)
THE 2012 INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGE OF CHAMPIONS THE 2012 INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS THE 2012 WORLD CUP OF TRICK SHOTS The Wolf Den Mohegan Sun Casino 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd Uncasville Connecticut USA Tel: 1-888-226-7711 www.mohegansun.com www.trickshotworldcup.com
23-25 October 2012
Three great days, three magnificent tournaments!
Champions from around the world will go head-to-head in a three-day extravaganza of professional billiards. The INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGE OF CHAMPIONS, INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS and WORLD CUP OF TRICK SHOTS will be held October 23 – 25 at Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT.
The three events are widely considered the toughest tournaments to win in professional billiards. Once each year international champions are brought together in sudden-death shootouts with pressure-cooker formats and the highest prize money in special events. The winners claim one of the most coveted titles in pool – Champion of Champions!
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CueStix International Sponsors Scorpion Cues Johnny Archer Classic
Billiard distributor giant and manufacturer CueStix International has come on board as the title sponsor of the now Scorpion Cues Johnny Archer Classic! With an all star cast of international billiards stars, the event is going to be one of the biggest events of the year in the southeast as well as the largest in Georgia. Dragon Promotions, in conjunction with the Marietta Billiard Club, will be producing the Scorpion Cues Johnny Archer Classic on October 12th-14th, 2012. The event formally known as the Gem City Classic, is continuing on this year and expanding to become a larger professional tournament. This year's event will have an increased prize fund of $8000 added with three events going on over the weekend including a women's open and a men's pro-am.
"Johnny and CueStix have one of the longest running relationships ever between player and sponsor. He’s been very dear to us as we’ve both basically grew up together in the billiard industry. I am pleased to invest into the sport through the Johnny Archer Classic to honor both the man and the game", said Kathy McFarland, President of CueStix International.
"The Scorpion Cues Johnny Archer Classic is a terrific way to honor one of the greatest American players in history. Johnny is a terrific sportsman and ambassador of the game. CueStix is proud to help build his tournament into a premier event for the industry", said Eric Weber, Vice President of CueStix International, manufacturer of the Scorpion Cues brand.
Posted by admin on Tuesday, September 18 2012 @ 15:41:42 UTC (1620 reads)
Matthew "The Doncaster Destroyer" Lester in action.
Pool - The inclusive sport
As the London 2012 Paralympic Games come to an end, the eyes of the world have been on "disability sport" more than ever before. I have competed in various sports over the last 12 years, athletics, boccia, wheelchair snooker and wheelchair pool. Athletics and boccia will be on display at the Paralympics, but I wonder how many people are aware that wheelchair snooker was in the Paralympics up to the 1988 games in Seoul?
I have been involved in competitive wheelchair American pool since 2007, and over the last 5 years I have discovered that our sport has little or no barriers between "non disabled" and disabled players especially in the UK where a number of BWPPA players have at some point have played in tour events or open events with able bodied pros, myself included, and ask any of the top UK pool players to name as many wheelchair players as they can and I would wager most could name at least 5 players. However if you asked that same question to a top professional snooker player and most would struggle to name one.
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