Event one of the 2012 SWOT got underway on Sunday 18th March, at Champs Poolclub ,Gorseinon.
The field was slightly depleted due to it being mothers day but with a few new faces and some older players returning ,the tournament was looking quite strong.
Tour debutants Andy Owen and Jay Gregory were drawn in the early rounds with Andy progressing through but Jay going out against Wales A player Mark Layland.
Going on to the last 16. Mark Layland continued through from a very tough match with Paul Martin. Another player making his first appearance was Kevin isaac who dispatched Roy Mountjoy and returning player Chris Watkins also progressed through. Also matched in the last 16 was number one ranked Neil Williams against number 7 Jeff Callaghan, with Jeff coming out victorious.
York triumphant in BUCS-UPC Eight-ball Pool Championships
UPC Press Release
Vauxhall Holiday Park, Great Yarmouth was treated to an extravaganza of pool as University of York emerged victorious in the BUCS-UPC Eight-ball Pool Team Championship with an emphatic performance against Edge Hill University in the final. The BUCS-UPC Eight-ball Pool Individual Championship, with almost 450 entrants, was fiercely contested culminating with Rhys Williams (Edge Hill) defeating Thomas Gaughan (Exeter) with a pulsating display in the final.
The Welsh Festival of Pool at Trecco Bay kicked off at 7pm on Wednesday 23rd November with the Menís Doubles.
Another successful Festival. Team bbc would like to thank all players for participating and supporting the event and hope that you will continue to do so as we look to make it a bigger and better festival for Welsh pool players in the years to come.
Many of you will have seen Cuesport TV there filming; unfortunately they were unable to stream live as Parkdean would not allow it but there was plenty of pool recorded and Iím sure Pete Williams will let us all know when it is available for viewing.
Thank you to Alan Williams for refeering and also a very big thanks to Paul Bebb for assisting on the top table and for keeping his cool when all around him were losing theirs.
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The 2011 World Rules WOT starts again on Saturday 19th November 2011 at Rileys Pool Club, City Road, Cardiff. Event 3 was won by Tom Price after beating a host of top players to lift his first Welsh tour title..
Entries are now being taken and an entry form can be printed off on the home page of wpa8ball.com. The draw will take place on the day for both the Club event and the main tour.
If you wish to enter on the day the costs are as follows:
Juniors and U21s - Club £10 Tour £15 (No ďAĒ Internationals allowed)
Everyone else - £40 Includes Club and Tour (No ďAĒ Internationals allowed in Club)
There is a forum on wpa8ball.com to register your name.
The players listed below are seeded in the draw based on event 3 overall ranking:
1) Ryan John
2) Kristian Phillips
3) Craig Marsh
4) Tom Price
5) Huw Salmon
6) Simon Ward
7) Ben Davies
8) Russell Burgess
These players will only keep their seeded position upon payment of their fees.
So a lot of money up for grabs over the weekend and hope to see some new faces entering this popular tour.
Hope you all have a successful season and look forward to seeing you at event four on Saturday 19th November 2011.