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WIZARD'S SPELL OVER SCOTTISH OPEN

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Date: Thursday, October 07 2010 @ 13:28:41 UTC
Topic: SAPPA



2010 CARLSBERG SCOTTISH OPEN 9-BALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Styx American Pool Bar
28 Victoria Road
Kirkcaldy
Scotland
Tel: 01592 265483
www.styx.info
www.maxleepool.com
www.scottish9ball.com

Saturday/Sunday 2nd/3rd October 2010

2010 Carlsberg Scottish Open 9 Ball Champion, Jayson Shaw
2010 Carlsberg Scottish Open 9 Ball Champion, Jayson Shaw
All photographs courtesy of www.maxleepool.com

Glasgow wonderkid Jayson Shaw won his second Carlsberg Scottish Open 9 Ball title with a brilliant 11-6 victory over Stirling's Ian McIntosh to take the title and the £750 first prize.





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A small but extremely talented group of 36 players arrived from various parts of Britain and Ireland at Styx, Kirkcaldy for this year's Scottish Open and the battle for part of the £2,000 prize fund. The format for the event saw all the players entered into the Double Elimination draw and play until 16 players remained - 8 players in the Winners' Bracket and 8 in the Losers' Bracket.

These 16 players would then play in a Single Elimination format to find the winner. The tournament also saw live coverage streamed over the internet by www.maxleepool.com. Links to footage of some of the matches can be found further on in this report.

The early matches saw the surprises coming in quickly with Ireland's Gareth Deegan sending Michael Valentine to the losers' bracket in their opening round match by 8 racks to 6. Snooker professional Mark Boyle, a player not known for his ability at the American Pool disciplines, tore his way through the draw to qualify for the last 16 with wins over reigning champion Stevie Capaldi (8-2) and SAPPA stalwart Tam Walkinshaw (8-4).

By the time Saturday evening arrived, only 16 players remained. They were:-

2010 CARLSBERG SCOTTISH OPEN 9-BALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Winners' Bracket Qualifiers
Losers' Bracket Qualifiers
Mark Boyle
Stevie Capaldi
Ryan DavieGareth Deegan
Paul McGowanPat Holtz
Ian McIntoshDavy Jack
Paddy Mc LoughlinRemi Passiatore
Chris PringleScott Ross
Jayson ShawMichael Valentine
Craig SinclairTam Walkinshaw


The draw for the last 16 produced a number of mouth-watering matches.


2010 CARLSBERG SCOTTISH OPEN 9-BALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
THE LAST 16 (Losers - £40)
Ian McIntosh
9 : 6
Tam Walkinshaw
Remi Passiatore
9 : 6
Craig Sinclair
Michael Valentine
9 : 8
Paddy Mcloughlin
Stevie Capaldi
9 : 7
Chris Pringle
Pat Holtz
9 : 3
Paul McGowan
Mark Boyle
9 : 1
Gareth Deegan
Jayson Shaw
9 : 7
Davy Jack
Ryan Davie
9 : 6
Scott Ross


The stand out match of the round was the encounter between Scotland's Michael Valentine and Ireland's Paddy Mc Loughlin. This match, played on the live streaming table, was a tight affair that turned into a bit of a marathon. You can watch this match, in its entirety, by clicking here.

The stand out result from this round was Ryan Davie's win over Scott Ross. Davie, one of Scotland's top young 8 Ball players, was always on top in this match and was always quick to capitalise on the mistakes of his more experienced opponent.

Ryan Davie in his last 16 match against Scott Ross
Ryan Davie in his last 16 match against Scott Ross
All photographs courtesy of www.maxleepool.com

2010 CARLSBERG SCOTTISH OPEN 9-BALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
THE QUARTER FINALS (Losers - £80)
Ian McIntosh
9 : 7
Remi Passiatore
Michael Valentine
9 : 6
Stevie Capaldi
Pat Holtz
9 : 8
Mark Boyle
Jayson Shaw
9 : 5
Ryan Davie


Eventual finalist Ian McIntosh finishing off another rack
Eventual finalist Ian McIntosh finishing off another rack
All photographs courtesy of www.maxleepool.com

Stevie Capaldi's run as reigning champion came to an end at the Quarter Final stage at the hands of Michael Valentine. The highlight match was that between former champion Pat Holtz and Mark Boyle. This was played on the live streaming table and can be watched by clicking here. Coverage of this match starts with Boyle leading Holtz 1-0.

2010 CARLSBERG SCOTTISH OPEN 9-BALL CHAMPIONSHIP
THE SEMI FINALS (Losers - £110)
Ian McIntosh
10 : 5
Michael Valentine
Jayson Shaw
10 : 6
Pat Holtz


Ian McIntosh and Michael Valentine lag for break before their semi final match
Ian McIntosh and Michael Valentine lag for the break in their semi final match.
All photographs courtesy of www.maxleepool.com

The semi finals were a bit of a contrast with the Holtz-Shaw match being a very hard fought battle between the 2 former Scottish Open champions but it was the youngster who managed to get through to his second Scottish Open final. The other semi final produced, arguably, the shock of the tournament with Ian McIntosh getting the best of Michael Valentine for the first time in any tournament. McIntosh managed to play almost perfect pool during the first part of the match and was unable to miss an open shot, allowing himself to build up a substantial lead. Later on in the match, however, he started struggling and allowed Valentine to attempt a come back but, in the end, it was too little too late and the Stirling man won the match to qualify for his first Scottish Open final.

BLACK BOTTLE SAPPA SCOTTISH 9-BALL TOUR
THE FINAL
WINNER - £750 :: RUNNER-UP - £350
Jayson Shaw
Ian McIntosh


Ian McIntosh and Jayson Shaw before they play in the final of the 2010 Carlsberg Scottish Open 9 Ball Championships
Ian McIntosh and Jayson Shaw before they play in the final
of the 2010 Carlsberg Scottish Open 9 Ball Championships.
All photographs courtesy of www.maxleepool.com

This year's Carlsberg Scottish Open Championship final was a clash of styles with McIntosh's steady, calculated style against Shaw's aggressive shot-making style. For McIntosh, it was his first Scottish Open final whereas Shaw was playing for his second Scottish Open title. McIntosh was not able to get fully into the match with Shaw always that step or 2 ahead in the race to 11 racks. It made for intriguing viewing and, as you would expect, this match was played on the live streaming table and is available to view by clicking here.

As ever, it was a great Championships and there are a number of people who need to be thanked:-
To all the players who travelled from far and wide
To Cameron Bowes, Andy Morris and Alan Maxwell for organising and running an excellent Scottish Championships
To Carlsberg for their continued support of the Scottish Open 9-Ball Championships
To Maxlee Pool for the live streaming of the latter stages of the tournament.
And finally, to Mario and all his staff at Styx, Kirkcaldy, for being such great hosts and putting up with us all during the weekend. As ever, they went above and beyond the call of duty and their hard work is always much appreciated by all the players.
We look forward to seeing you all in 2011.

2010 CARLSBERG SCOTTISH OPEN 9-BALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
ROLL OF HONOUR
2000
Jimmy Pollock
2001
Geoff Dunn
2002
Geoff Dunn
2003
Geoff Dunn
2004
Michael Valetine
2005
Jason Shaw
2006
Pat Holtz
2007
Scott Higgins
2008
Pat Holtz
2009
Stevie Capaldi
2010
Jayson Shaw








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