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WPA Player Allocations Set for WPA Players Championship in Las Vegas
Report by Ozzy Reynolds - CEO, CueSports International
The player allocations for the $50,000 added 2019 WPA Players Championship have been finalized. The following 48 players have been invited based on the WPA rankings and member federations.
The WPA Players Championship will be staged at Griffâ€™s Billiards in Las Vegas, April 16-19, ahead of the US Open 9-Ball Championship, which will be held April 21-26 at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. This WPA Category 3 Ranking event, with $50,000 added prize money, will provide players, especially those competing in the US Open 9-Ball Championship, even more opportunity in Las Vegas.
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2019 Rileys Solihull Series
Rileys American Pool and Snooker
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Saturday 26 January 2019
Finalists: Benji Buckley (winner) and Alan Coton.
Benji dominant in Solihull 9 Ball Series Event 1
Report by: Matt Hawthorn
There's a new series of 9-Ball Pool tournaments in the Midlands, and Solihull is where it's at.
Thirty-seven budding participants headed to Riley's Sports Bar for Second City 9 Ball's curtain-raising event. The flagship club, with it's three-metre HD screen and twelve freshly cleaned nine-foot tables, was all set for the day's play.
Local big-hitters Alan 'Chopper' Coton and Tony 'The Quick' Fry faced off early on, with The Chopper coming out on top 7-4. Chris Patient survived a nervy final rack decider against Coventry's Luke Hart, before beating Elliott Sanderson impressively 7-5, sending the talented Yorkshireman to the loser's side.
On the adjacent table meanwhile Shaun Berrisford, a relative newcomer to the game, pulled out a great win against Roy Kimberley, likewise at hill-hill.
Mark Stephenson had a solid run to the quarter-finals, despite drawing arguably the two tournament favourites along the way in Stewart Colclough and Benji Buckley, the latter finally putting an end to his run.
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"Killer" Filler wins the Dynamic Billard Leende Open 2019
Joshua Filler (GER) just won his first Euro-Tour tournament, the Dynamic Billard Leende Open 2019, with an impressive 9:7 final victory over Ruslan Chinakhov (RUS).
The final match was determined by high class pool billiards by both players. The pressure and the heat was on for the athletes. They took racks in turn and kept the match open for a long time. After 11 racks, Chinakhov missed an easy shot on the 6-ball when he could have gotten a 2-rack-advantage over Filler. But instead, the young German who just claimed his first World Champion title in 9-ball last year, levelled the match at 6:6. Then, he broke dry and gave the table back to Chinakhov. A safety battle occurred with Filler coming out as the winner. But now he showed some nerves and missed a makable 2-ball. However, the Russian could not capitalise from Fillerâ€™s mistake and allowed Filler to get to 7:6. The next rack was a break-and-run by Chinakhov, so the heat was really on at 7:7. With Filler on the break shot, the World Champion kept his nerves together and got on the hill with 8:7. Then, Chinakhov broke and to his horror the cue ball scratched, giving Filler an open table with ball in hand. The layout was not easy, but Filler stayed as cold as ice and ran the rack, winning the match with 9:7 over Chinakhov who also performed extremely well during the Dynamic Billard Leende Open 2019.
â€žI canâ€™t even describe how happy I amâ€ś, stated Filler when asked after the awards ceremony. â€žIt was a long day with some really tough matches form me and now Iâ€™m really tired but extremely satisfiedâ€ś, Filler added. When asked, was his next goal is after winning his first World Champion title a few months ago and now winning his first Euro-Tour, Fillerâ€™s answer came without hesitation: â€žUS Open Championâ€ś !
Jayson Shaw is ramping up the tension and excitement with a slew of big-money live streams featuring tough matches against top opponents from the USA.
First up is Ray Hansen's "PoolActionTV" presenting their "Stakehorse" production...
"Extreme firepower from "Eagle Eye" Jayson Shaw vs Justin Bergman "Iceberg's surgeon like precision."
"Live from Steakhorse Restaurant & Billiards. THE place for pool action! Starts this Thursday at 5 pm eastern."
Slated as a 10 Ball Champions Challenge, The Iceberg Justin Bergman vs Eagle Eye Jayson Shaw will start this Thursday at 5pm (local time) on February 7-11th, 2019 with races to 25 each day featuring best 3 out of 5 wins for the match.
This is going to be a full production show with multiple HD camera angles, instant replays and will feature expert commentary from Jeremy Jones - live on PPV at www.PoolActionTV.com and as they say, it's definitely...
Going to be explosive!!! With $48,000 on the line!!!
Shortly after Jayson Shaw was selected over Joshua Filler for the European Mosconi Cup team with the final wildcard pick, the fiery young German realized a couple of things.
First, he had much work to do to become the professional pool player that he believed he could be. Additionally, what better time to start than now? Under the instruction of coach Michael Wahl, Filler started working on his game between four-to-eight hours a day in the weeks after the selections were made.
The new commitment continued to pay dividends this weekend, as Filler fought his way through an elite field of 50 players to win the Predator Grand Final, defeating countryman and mentor Ralf Souquet 17-11 in the finals Sunday night at Astoriaâ€™s Steinway Billiards. The victory was a continuation of a masterful and lucrative 30-day stretch for the 20-year-old, who bested Carlo Biado of the Philippines at the WPA World 9-Ball Championships late last month in Qatar.
â€śI played pretty well. It was a tough field,â€ť Filler said. â€śI feel like in the second half I had a little more confidence.â€ť
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US OPEN 9-BALL FIELD FULL AT 256 ENTRIES
The 256-player field for the 43rd US Open 9-Ball Championship is now full.
With 221 player entries confirmed, and 35 spots reserved for global qualifying events still to take place, Matchroom Multi Sport is now operating a waiting list system. Players who have not yet entered the 2019 US Open 9-Ball Championship should join the waiting list at www.matchroompool.com/usopen9ball. If a place in the event becomes available, the player at the top of the waiting list will be contacted and offered that space.
Players can still enter one of the many qualifying events taking place around the world which offers entry to the US Open 9-Ball Championship, which is set for Mandalay Bay Resort Las Vegas this April 21-26. A full list of qualifying events can be found at www.matchroompool.com/usopen9ball.
Matchroom Multi Sport COO Emily Frazer said: â€śWeâ€™re thrilled to have filled the field for the US Open 9-Ball already. We knew this event was going to be hugely popular but to have a full field more than three months before the event shows just how excited the pool world is about Matchroomâ€™s first US Open.
â€śThe US Open 9-Ball is a great event with a long and illustrious history. Weâ€™ve got plans now to take it to a whole new level and weâ€™ve got lots of big news to announce over the next few weeks.
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