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2014 PartyPoker World Pool Masters – Shane is King!

16th November – 2014 PartyPoker World Pool Masters Super Shane crowned Masters King The Final Shane Van Boening (USA) 8-2 Nikos Ekonomopoulos (GRE) Semi Finals Nikos Ekonomopoulos (GRE) 8-3 Karol Skowerski (POL) Shane Van Boening (USA) 8-5 Chris Melling (ENG) ‘WANT PAIN? PLAY SHANE’ say the tee shirts and so it proved as Shane Van Boening torched his way through the field to become only the second American player to win the PartyPoker World Pool Masters as he looked in total control to beat Nick Ekonomopoulos 8-2 at the Portland Centre, Nottingham. Van Boening’s victory silenced any doubters who felt he couldn’t do the business outside of the USA and sent out a warning shot ahead of the Mosconi Cup which gets underway in two weeks time. Wins over Australia’s James Georgiadis and then England’s Mark Gray took him through to the semis where he disposed of Chris Melling to set up the championship showdown. “It is an honour to win the World Pool Masters, this is one of the greatest days in my career,” […]

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2014 PartyPoker World Pool Masters – down to the last four

2014 PartyPoker World Pool Masters – down to the last four 16th November – 2014 PartyPoker World Pool Masters Quarter Finals Nikos Ekonomopoulos (GRE) 8-3 Alex Pagulayan (CAN) Chris Melling (ENG) 8-6 Karl Boyes (ENG) Shane Van Boening (USA) 8-4 Mark Gray (ENG) WE’RE DOWN to the last four at the 2014 PartyPoker World Pool Masters as Nick Ekonomopoulos, Chris Melling and Shane Van Boening all enjoyed victories in their quarter-final matches at the Portland Centre, Nottingham. That leaves one Greek, one Pole, one American and one Englishmen to contest pool’s most prestigious invitational tournament as it concludes on Sunday evening. Nikos Ekonomopoulos put paid Alex Pagulayan’s hopes with a solid performance in the first match of the afternoon. It was a bit of a scratch-fest as both players lost control of the white but the Greek player was solid throughout as he cruised to victory. “At the start of the match I was a little bit unlucky, I scratched twice on the brake but after that I played near perfect and didn’t miss any […]

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2014 PartyPoker World Pool Masters – Mosconi Brits hit form

2014 PartyPoker World Pool Masters – Mosconi Brits hit form 15th November – 2014 PartyPoker World Pool Masters Round One Karl Boyes (ENG) 8-1 Waleed Majid (QAT) Mark Gray (ENG) 8-4 Mika Immonen (FIN) Quarter Finals Karol Skowerski (POL) 8-3 Daniele Corrieri (ITA) THERE WAS double delight in Nottingham for England’s Mosconi Cup contingent as Karl Boyes and then Mark Gray won through their first round matches at the 2014 PartyPoker World Pool Masters at the Portland Centre. They now complete the quarter-final line up, the first match of which was won by Karol Skowerski who is through to the last four on Sunday evening. Boyes made light work of Qatari hopeful Waleed Majid, winning 8-1 in just 45 minutes as he put on a break and run clinic to leave his opponent rooted in his chair. He can now look forward to a last eight match up against compatriot Chris Melling. Boyes said, “It is nice to win a match like that, especially in the first round. I broke off in the first rack […]

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2014 PartyPoker World Pool Masters – Shane survives a scare to progress

2014 PartyPoker World Pool Masters – Shane survives a scare to progress 15th November – 2014 PartyPoker World Pool Masters Round One Karol Skowerski (POL) 8-5 Wang Can (CHN) Chris Melling (ENG) 8-6 Dennis Orcollo (PHI) Shane Van Boening (USA) 8-6 James Georgiadis (AUS) US NO.1 SHANE VAN BOENING survived a nerve-jangling half an hour at the hands of young Aussie James Georgiadis as he edged his way through to the last eight of the 2014 PartyPoker World Pool Masters at the Portland Centre, Nottingham, England. Van Boening, who returns to the UK in two weeks for his eighth Mosconi Cup appearance, looked to be in the driving seat as he free-wheeled through the racks in the winner breaks format to reach the hill at 7-1. However, facing a seemingly impossible situation, Georgiadis loosened up and began to claw the racks back with some excellent shot-making and tight safety play. Van Boening, by contrast, looked uncomfortable as he started to miss balls. In the end though, Georgiadis was up against it in the 14th game […]

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2014 PartyPoker World Pool Masters – Mixed fortunes for Mosconi stars

2014 PartyPoker World Pool Masters – Mixed fortunes for Mosconi stars 14th November – 2014 PartyPoker World Pool Masters Daniele Corrieri (ITA) 8-4 Niels Feijen (HOL) Nick Ekonomopoulos (GRE) 8-4Thorsten Hohmann (GER) Alex Pagulayan (CAN) 8-6 Darren Appleton (ENG) THERE WERE first round defeats for 2014 European Mosconi Cup team mates Niels Feijen and Darren Appleton at the 2014 PartyPoker World Pool Masters while fellow team member Nikos Ekonomopoulos recorded a fine win over Thorsten Hohmann at the Portland Centre, Nottingham, England. Niels Feijen crashed out of as the 21st annual invitational event got underway as the Dutchman was beaten 8-4 by Italian danger man Daniele Corrieri. The break conditions employed at the Masters saw the three point rule scrapped and no balls tapped into place. That meant the players needed to hit the pack hard in order to give themselves every chance. The European No.8 from Rome looked focused throughout while World Champion Feijen made too many errors when it looked like momentum was shifting in his favour. Corrieri said, “It was a tense […]

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Shane Van Boening (USA) gewinnt 2014 PartyPoker World Pool Masters im Finale gegen Nikos Ekonomopoulos (GRE) mit 8-2. Den 3. Platz belegen Karol Skowerski (POL) und Chris Melling (GBR). Das nächste Pool Billard Highlight des Jahres findet am kommenden Wochenende vom 14. – 16. November 2014 im Portland Centre in Nottingham/GBR statt. Auch dieses Jahr bringt Matchroom Sport beim 2014 PartyPoker World Pool Masters wieder 16 der besten Spieler der Welt an den Tisch und wird wie gewohnt für ein Event der Extraklasse sorgen. Dieses Top-Event, das jedes Jahr ausgetragen wird, ist ein reines Einladungsturnier. Matchroom Sport nominiert die Spieler zumeist nach ihren Erfolgen der letzten 12 Monate und natürlich werden auch wichtige Faktoren des Marketings in die Nominierung mit einfließen. Viele stellen sich z.B. die Frage, wieso ein Spieler wie Waleed Majid aus Qatar beim World Pool Master 2014 vertreten ist. Natürlich legt Matchroom Sport großen Wert darauf auch in anderen Teilen der Welt mit seinen Events Fuß zu fassen, dennoch muss man sagen das Waleed Majid schon ein sehr außergewöhnlicher Spieler ist. Er […]

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2014 PartyPoker World Pool Masters – Draw and Schedule

22nd October – 2014 PartyPoker World Pool Masters Draw and schedule set for 22nd Masters REIGNING PARTYPOKER World Pool Masters champion Niels Feijen begins his title defence against European No.8 Daniele Corrieri of Italy when the 22nd annual Masters takes place at the Portland Centre in Nottingham from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th November. With 16 top players from around the world, there are some exciting first round matches as the quest for the title, and the $20,000 top prize gets underway. 2009 champion and last year’s runner-up Darren Appleton faces 2008 winner Alex Pagulayan, while the Englishman’s World Cup of Pool partner Karl Boyes faces a potential banana-skin in Qatari danger man Waleed Majid. Recent US Open champion Shane Van Boening faces Aussie youngster James Georgiadis while Dennis Orcollo, a replacement for Francisco Bustamante who is unable to travel, faces a tough one in world-class Englishman Chris Melling. Other intriguing match-ups see double World 9 Ball champ Thorsten Hohmann face Greek Mosconi Cup star Nikos Ekonomopoulos while Mika Immonen takes on England’s Mark Gray. […]

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2014 PartyPoker World Pool Masters – Line up announced

20th October – 2014 PartyPoker World Pool Masters Star-studded field set for Nottingham WITH THE 22nd annual PartyPoker World Pool Masters set for the Portland Centre in Nottingham from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th November, promoters Matchroom Sport have assembled a star-studded field from around the world to contest one of the sport’s most prestigious events. 16 of the best pool players in the world will be gathered in the heart of England to try and add their name to the pantheon of all-time greats who have held the Masters trophy aloft. There is a $66,000 prize fund at stake and World Champions, US Open Champions, European Champions as well as the very best players from all four corners of the globe will be vying for the Masters crown. Defending champion and reigning WPA World 9 Ball winner Niels Feijen will be back to defend his crown. Also aiming for his first ever Masters title is Shane Van Boening, who just made history as he won his third consecutive US Open title and fourth overall. […]