Vom 15. – 16. Februar 2014 findet in einer der bekanntesten Billardhallen in den USA die 18. Ausgabe des Jay Swanson Memorial 9 Ball Tournament 2014 statt. Dieses 9 Ball Event im Hard Times Billiards in Bellflower hat eine lange Tradition und ist jedes Jahr recht gut besetzt. Auch in diesem Jahr befinden sich einige internationale Topstars der Pool Billard Szene im 128 Spieler starken Teilnehmerfeld. Darunter sind Namen wie Dennis Orcollo (PHI), Dennis Hatch (USA), John Morra (CAN), Brandon Shuff (USA), Mitch Ellerman (USA), Louis Ulrich (USA), Hunter Lombardo (USA), Oscar Dominguez (USA) und Mika Immonen (FIN). Einen kostenlosen Livestream wird es ebenfalls geben. Die Livestreamexperten von Point of View Pool werden alle Pool Billard Fans mit laufenden Bildern versorgen.
Austria’s Albin Ouschan wins the 2016 World 9-ball Championship with an emphatic 13-6 win over American Shane Van Boening. By Ted Lerner – WPA Press Officer Photos Courtesy of Vinod Divakaran/ Doha Stadium Plus (Doha, Qatar)–Austria’s Albin Ouschan knew coming into today’s semi-finals and finals at the World 9-ball Championship that just about everything in his personal and professional pool playing life was going just about perfect. But even he couldn’t have imagined the dream day he just conjured up on the way to winning pool’s most prestigious prize. After first blowing out Canada’s Alex Pagulayan in the semi-final, Ouschan came back to put an emphatic and somewhat shocking 13 – 6 drubbing on American Shane Van Boening to capture his first WPA World 9-ball championship in front of over 400 people at the Al Arabi Sports Club in Doha. The victory was all the more sweet for the 25 year old Austrian because just two years ago, he placed second to the Netherland’s Niels Feijen in this very same arena. Ouschan took that loss […]
Day 1 at the 2015 MP Cup World 10-ball Championship in General Santos City sees some favorites cruise while others struggle to find their form. By Ted Lerner/WPA Press Officer (General Santos City, Philippines)–One thing that is a constant in any world championship in the sport of pool is good old pressure. But as the 2015 MP Cup World 10-ball championship kicked off on Tuesday in the Philippines southernmost city of General Santos, it was not the usual nerve rattling pressure that makes grown men cry and brings back the fans time and again that was on display. It was, rather, that nagging pressure to get out of the gates quickly, to find that championship spark that can carry you to glory later in the week. “There’s two kind of pressure in these events,” said an obviously relieved Karl Boyes after he took down former world 9-ball champion Ronnie Alcano of the Philippines 9-7 in their first match of the group stages. “The first pressure is trying to get through the group stages, to just […]
13th June – 2017 World Cup of Pool Indian swagger ousts lacklustre England A Spain 7-6 Romania Scotland 7-6 New Zealand India 7-4 England A THE FIRST BIG upset of the 12BET World Cup of Pool happened in the final match of the evening session on the opening day as the Indian pair of Amar Kang and Raj Hundal took out England A, one of the pre-tournament favourites. Featuring 32 two-man teams from around the globe, the 12BET World Cup of Pool is into its 11th year as reigning champions Chinese Taipei attempt to become the first team ever to successfully defend the title at the York Hall. The England pair of Mark Gray and Darren Appleton were clearly not at their best, in particular Gray, who made a series of gaffes to help India on their way. Hundal and Kang though, had plenty of team spirit and with the backing of a big and noisy crowd, they held up under the pressure to close the match out. A delighted Hundal said, “Amar was brought […]