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The big dance starts to take shape – Day 3 Report from the 2013 World 9-ball Championship in Doha

ENRIQUE ROJAS BECOMES THE FIRST EVER PLAYER FROM CHILE TO ADVANCE TO A WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP KNOCKOUT STAGE, JOINS 31 OTHERS IN DOHA’S FINAL 64 BY TED LERNER WPA PRESS OFFICER Photos Courtesy Richard Walker, Takayama Takao/onthehill.jp (Doha, Qatar)–Relief and pure joy were two emotions on wide display on Day 3 of the 2013 World 9-ball Championship,  as 32 players booked their spots into Wednesday’s Final 64, the single elimination knockout phase that signals the real start of pool’s most prestigious event. Relief came from those top players who just wanted to notch their second win and put the madness that can be the group stages behind them. Pure joy came from the other players, those that know that winning this tournament is a massive long shot, and just getting through to the big dance is a career defining moment in itself. The 128 player field that began here on Saturday was already considered by many to be the strongest ever gathered for this event. As the wannabes wither and the main stage starts to take […]

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Breaking towards some big time showdowns – Day 2 Report from the 2013 World 9-ball Championship

AS THE LACK OF UPSETS CONTINUES ON DAY 2 OF THE WORLD 9-BALL CHAMPIONSHP, POOLS BEST ARE SURELY HEADED ON A COLLISION COURSE BY TED LERNER WPA PRESS OFFICER Photos Courtesy of QBSF, Takayama Takao/onthehill.jp, and Richard Walker (Doha, Qatar)–As the long, slow grind of this week-long World 9-ball championship wound its way through Day 2, perhaps the best way to try and understand where it’s all headed at this point is to listen to the words of defending champion Darren Appleton, after he won his opening match on Day 1. Said the Brit: “There are probably only 20 players who you can actually say are favorites to win this tournament, 10 more who are knocking on the door of perhaps winning it, and 20 more who can, on any given night, beat any of those top 30 players.” Add that simple equation together and you’ve got 50 top pros who can wreak massive havoc out on the blue pitch, with  30 who can realistically even consider entering the winner’s circle come September 13th.  I […]

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Kick off right on script – Day 1 Report from the 2013 World 9-ball Championship

SHOCKERS HARD TO COME BY ON DAY 1 OF THE WORLD 9-BALL CHAMPIONSHIP AS FAVORITES ROLL BY TED LERNER WPA PRESS OFFICER Photos Courtesy of Richard Walker and Takayamo“Mathilda“ Takao/onthehill.jp (Doha, Qatar)–Fans of the World 9-ball Championship have become accustomed to the fun of shocking first day upsets that send great players scrambling over to the do-or-die losers side and, at the same time, introduce us to new names from far flung nations that we had no idea produced such talented pool players. Saturday in blazing hot Doha, Qatar was, except for one match right at the end, not one of those days. 96 players out of the 128 in the field vying for 9-ball supremacy saw action today inside the icy cold Al Arabi Sports Club, and by and large the story line for the eight hours of play hardly veered from a predictable script.  This is not to suggest that some of pool’s biggest names didn’t taste defeat. Or that we didn’t see some great new talent.  But in those matches which featured […]

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Jasmin Ouschan Selected for West Team in Queens Cup!

Cup to be Played on Andy Cloth Manila, Philippines – Billiard superstar Jasmin Ouschan has been selected to play for Team Euro-USA in the inaugural Queens Cup! The Austria born World Champion will join Team Captain Kelly Fisher of England to face off against the powerful ladies of Asia. The East vs West team ultimate showdown between the world’s greatest lady professional billiards players will take place November 5th-7th, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. The event is produced by Dragon Promotions which has signed on Andy Cloth as the Official Cloth and OB Cues as the Official Cue of the Queens Cup. „I have always thought that the men team rivalries were great, and of course it would be great to have something like this as well for the women. Now I think fans will like the Queens Cup a lot because this team format makes it very exciting to watch“, said the 27 year old #1 Europe Ranked and former World 10-Ball Champion. Jasmin Ouschan continues,“You get some of the best female players in one […]

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World Cup of Pool – Philippines up for the job

3rd September 2013 World Cup of Pool Philippines up for the job  WITH THE 2013 World Cup of Pool set to take place in London from 17-22 September, it’s no surprise that leading UK bookmaking firm William Hill have installed the super-talented Filipino pairing of Dennis Orcollo and Lee Vann Corteza as joint favourites at 8/1 along with the USA. The deadly duo from Manila, currently world ranked #2 and #3 respectively, are certainly one of the in-form pairs competing for the $60,000 top prize when 32 two-player teams from all over the world convene at the York Hall for the six day event. Although the Philippines have won this event on two occasions in its seven year history, both times it was the pairing of Pinoy pool legends Efren Reyes and Francisco Bustamante who claimed the glory.   The nearest Orcollo has come was a runners-up spot in 2010 when he and Roberto Gomez were well beaten by China, while Corteza will be making his second appearance in the competition after partnering Orcollo in […]

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World Cup of Pool 2013 Live bei Sport1 – wichtige Info!

Bereits gestern gab es hier die News darüber, dass Sport1 den World Cup of Pool 2013 via Internet Livestream und im Free TV übertragen wird –> World Cup of Pool 2013 Live bei Sport1 Heute kommt eine weitere wichtige Information dazu. Aufgrund dessen kann man davon ausgehen das Sport1 (Rechteinhaber aller Matchroom Sport Events) es wirklich ernst meint mit der Übertragung des World Cup of Pool und Pool Billard allgemein. Wir ALLE können dazu beitragen das wir aufgrund dessen endlich die Aufmerksamkeit bekommen, die wir uns wünschen. Lest Euch den folgenden Beitrag durch und verlinkt, kommentiert und erzählt allen Leuten, die Ihr kennt, davon 😉 Ich weiß, dass WIR viele sind und jetzt kann jeder seinen Teil dazu beitragen! Originalnachricht von der Facebookseite des BSV Pool Brothers München e.V. (https://www.facebook.com/PoolBrothersMuenchen/posts/561950183841433) WORLDCUP OF POOL auf Sport 1 Hallo liebe Billard Enthusiasten, ich hatte heute ein Gespräch mit unserem Mitglied Sebastian Bernsdorff. Sebastian ist bei Sport 1 angestellt und hat letztes Jahr Spiele der 2. Bundesliga kommentiert sowie Interviews auch in der 1. Bundesliga für T-Home geführt. Er […]

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The 9-Ball Jewel in the desert is here

THE 2013 WPA WORLD 9-BALL CHAMPIONSHIP BEGINS THIS WEEK IN DOHA, QATAR By Ted Lerner WPA Press Officer If you like the very best in professional pool squaring off for ultimate supremacy on the felt pitch, then the next 11 days will be nothing short of Valhalla. The 2013 World Pool-Billiards Association(WPA) World 9-ball Championship is set to kick off this week in steaming hot Doha, Qatar, and, judging by the current player list, this year’s event is shaping up to be the best one yet. 128 players from over 40 countries will descend upon Doha’s Al Arabi Sports Club looking to book their spot in the pool history books. But whoever finds themselves atop the winners’ platform hoisting  pool’s biggest and most prestigious prize after the finals on September 13th, will have to contend with loads of pressure and drama along the way. Defending champion and World number one Darren Appleton of Great Britain looks set to make a spirited defense of his title.  Appleton won his first World 9-ball championship in June, 2012, […]

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World Cup of Pool 2013 Live bei Sport1

Der in der Zeit vom 17. – 22. September 2013 stattfindende World Cup of Pool wird Live von Sport1 übertragen. Das Pool Billard Doppelevent der Extraklasse wird in der York Hall in London ausgetragen und 31 Nationen kämpfen um eine der begehrtesten Trophäen, die es im Pool Billard Sport gibt. Zu sehen ist das Turnier bei Sport1 im kostenlosen Internet Livestream und ab dem Viertelfinale auch im Free TV. Kommentiert wird das Pool Billard Spektakel von Sport1 Kommentator Sebastian Bernsdorff und Pool Billard Bundestrainer Andreas Huber. Ich bin gespannt auf die Übertragung des Senders und ob man es schafft die außergewöhnliche Atmosphäre des World Cup of Pool einzufangen. Es bleibt abzuwarten, in welchem Umfang die Partien gesendet werden. Ich bin recht optimistisch das sich zumindest im Livestream die Werbeblöcke in Grenzen halten 😉 Allerdings legt der Veranstalter Matchroom Sport großen Wert darauf, dass die Veranstaltung im Mittelpunkt steht und vernünftig präsentiert wird. Alle weiteren Infos wie z.B. Übertragungszeiten findet man auf den folgenden Links. Sport1 Mediencenter Livestream, Sport1 (Zattoo.com)

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Thorsten Three Times: Hohmann Wins Olhausen World Tournament 14.1

All Photos by Charles Eames Photography Official Photograpaher of the World Tournament 14.1 New York, New York –  Germany is once more back on top of straight pool with Thorsten Hohmann claiming the crown of World Tournament champion once more. The Fulda native defeated Englan’ds Darren Appleton to claim the title a record three times, more than anyone in 50 years.  Dragon Promotions and Dr. Michael Fedak brought another globally star studded field at this year’s 73rd Olhausen World Tournament hosted by Steinway Billiards in New York on August 19th-24th,2013.  Live stream broadcast was provided by www.insidepool.tv . Through additional support from such sponsors such as Olhausen Tables, Championship Cloth, Aramith Balls, Amsterdam Billiards, Pool & Billiard Magazine, Master Chalk, and now FURY Cues, the absolute best pool players from around the world arrived on the birth country of 14.1 once more to attend this prestigious event. All to vie for the coveted title of greatest straight pool player in the world. The finals started with Hohmann taking first blood with a 42 ball run. Appleton came back and tied the match. Both players […]

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DYNAMITE!! Darren Appleton Breaks World Record in 14.1 : Perfect 200 Run

All Photos by Charles Eames Photography Official Photograpaher of the World Tournament 14.1 New York, New York –  Darren Appleton of the United Kingdom has done something no player has done in the 102 years of pocket billiards championships. Appleton on his first opening offensive inning ran a perfect 200 point game. This put him in the record books with a 200 to 1 score over Filipino world champ Francisco Bustamante. Dragon Promotions and Dr. Michael Fedak have brought another globally star studded field at this year’s 73rd Olhausen World Tournament hosted by Steinway Billiards in New York on August 19th-24th,2013.  Live stream broadcast will be on www.insidepool.tv Bustamante made his first offensive attempt on a long distance ball but was then stuck with no easy shot next. He went for a tough combo and missed leaving the rack open for Appleton. Francisco would never leave his seat again. For the next 1 hour and 40 minutes Appleton ran rack after rack in precision. Eventually he broke the World Tournament record of 73 events with a 175 […]