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2017 UK Open

Karl Boyes (GBR) gewinnt 2017 UK Open im Finale gegen Jayson Shaw (SCO) mit 11-10. Den 3. Platz belegen Mark Gray (GBR) und Mark Foster (GBR). Wann: 04. – 06. August 2017 Spielort: Park Inn by Radisson Hotel, Telford/Shropshire, Great Britain Disziplin: 9 Ball Teilnehmer: ca. 120 Titelverteidiger: Niels Feijen (NED) Besonderheiten: Mosconi Cup Team Europe Ranking Event Links: GB 9 Ball Tour, Livescoring, Livestream

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Preview: 2017 GB9 Paul Medati Trophy

Pool players around the UK will be returning to Telford in June as the 9th annual Paul Medati Trophy once again takes place at the Park Inn by Raddison hotel. Players of all disciplines, not least 9-ball and snooker, will have memories of Paul as a player and a genuinely great person. Paul started in the snooker ranks, becoming a professional player in his earlier life before turning to 9-ball. Paul played in the inaugural season of GB9 back in 2008 before sadly losing his battle with cancer shortly afterwards. Paul is remembered as one of the friendliest players on tour and was rarely seen without a smile on his face. The event was dedicated to Paul in 2009 and has been hosted every year since, becoming one of the most sought after titles of the year. This year’s event will begin on the afternoon of Friday 23 June, with the main event concluding on the Saturday evening. Mark Gray picked up his second main event title of 2016 at this event last year and […]

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2016 UK Open

Niels Feijen (NED) gewinnt 2016 UK Open im Finale gegen Francisco Sanchez-Ruiz (SPA) mit 11-10. Den 3. Platz belegen Mark Gray (GBR) und Pat Holtz (SCO). Wann: 22. – 24. Juli 2016 Spielort: Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Telford, Telford Center Shropshire, Forge Gate, Telford TF3 4NA, GBR Veranstalter: GB 9 Ball Tour Disziplin: 9 Ball Preisgeld: ca. 16.000 Euro Favoriten: Imran Majid (GBR), Ralf Souquet (GER), Mark Gray (GBR), Daryl Peach (GBR), Benji Buckley (GBR), Craig Osborne (GBR), Niels Feijen (NED), Jayson Shaw (SCO), Nikos Ekonomopoulos (GRE), Mika Immonen (FIN), David Alcaide (SPA) Besonderes: Mosconi Cup Ranking Event Team Europe Links: GB 9 Ball Tour (offizielle Website), 2016 UK Open (Facebook), Livescoring, Livestream

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Event Report: 2015 GB9 Paul Medati Trophy

Event Report: 2015 GB9 Paul Medati Trophy, the Rasson Billiards Pro Cup & Challenge Cup Article by Martyn Royce The second tournament weekend of the GB9 calendar has come to its conclusion with Craig Osborne, Darryn Walker and Benji Buckley taking the share of the spoils at the 2015 Paul Medati Trophy. OZZY ROCKS THE FIELD IN PAUL MEDATI TROPHY The seventh annual Paul Medati Trophy came down to two long standing British 9-ball players. One was Craig Osborne, looking for his first main event win in almost 4 years. The other was two time UPC 9-ball champion Benji Buckley, looking for his maiden GB9 main event title. Welsh opposition was first in line for Osborne as John Davies stood in way of the next round. He was comfortably dispatched, however, and a 9-3 win saw Osborne through to the second winners round to face Matthew Christopher. His relentless start continued as he dispatched of Christopher by 9 racks to 2. His reward was a winners qualification round match against Kettering’s Dave Evans. Osborne was […]

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Preview: 2014 GB9 Paul Medati Trophy

Preview: 2014 GB9 Paul Medati Trophy, the Pro Cup & the Rasson Billiards Challenge Cup Memories from yesteryear will be rekindled in more ways than one as the GB 9 Ball Tour returns to Daventry for this year’s Paul Medati Trophy, the GB9 Pro Cup and the Rasson Billiards Challenge Cup. Whilst not everyone on the tour will have played against or alongside Paul Medati in their careers, most will be aware of his dedication to cuesports and to GB9. A former snooker professional who made the hop over to American pool in later life, his was a warm and wonderful character who is missed on the tour to this day. His legacy lives on in GB9′s annual competition named in his honour, and the best pool players from across Great Britain and the continent will be doing battle to try and win the winner’s purse and beautiful Paul Medati Trophy itself. This event also sees the tour return to arguably its spiritual home in the form of the superb Daventry Court Hotel in Northamptonshire. […]