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2015 PartyPoker World Pool Masters – Shane is a two-time Master

16th August – 2015 PartyPoker World Pool Masters The Final Shane Van Boening (USA) 8-2 Darren Appleton (ENG) Semi-Finals Shane Van Boening (USA) 8-0 Liu Haitao (CHN) Darren Appleton (ENG) 8-4 Mark Gray (ENG) SOUTH DAKOTA’S Shane Van Boening became the first player in the 23 year history of the PartyPoker World Pool Masters to retain the title as he beat Darren Appleton (England) 8-2 at the Victoria Warehouse in Manchester. Alex Lely and Dennis Orcollo had reached the final in their defence of the title but Van Boening went one better with a blistering display of breaking to take the title and the $20,000 winner’s cheque. Van Boening also joins Ralf Souquet, Francisco Bustamante and Thomas Engert as multiple winners of the Masters. Commented Van Boening; “It feels awesome to win. Before I came here I practiced for almost a week and that work has paid off, it is amazing. The more you practice the better you get and that has really built up my confidence. “I don’t know what happened with the golden […]

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2015 PartyPoker World Pool Masters – Down to the last four in Manchester

16th August – 2015 PartyPoker World Pool Masters Quarter-Finals Shane Van Boening (USA) 8-5 Waleed Majid (QAT) Darren Appleton (ENG) 8-5 Johnny Archer (USA) Ralf Souquet (GER) 6-8 Mark Gray (ENG) The 2015 PartyPoker World Pool Masters is down to the last four as Shane Van Boening, Darren Appleton and Mark Gray all won through their afternoon quarter-final matches to join Liu Haitao in the semi-finals on Sunday night at the Victoria Warehouse. In the final match of the session, Mark Gray put in a terrific performance to defeat Ralf Souquet following an excellent comeback as the match slipped away from him. At 6-3 down Gray looked to have it all against him but a miss from the German put him back in and from there he never looked back. Said Gray, “I am well chuffed. I was 6-3 down and breaking very well. I took one rack away which I should have ran out and the other times I was breaking well but the white was getting kicked and wasn’t leaving me a shot. […]

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2015 PartyPoker World Pool Masters – Liu through to semis as Souquet and Archer roll back years

15th August – 2015 PartyPoker World Pool Masters Round One Nikos Ekonomopoulos (GRE) 3-8 Ralf Souquet (GER) Johnny Archer (USA) 8-2 James Georgiadis (AUS) Quarter-Finals Niels Feijen (HOL) 6-8 Liu Haitao (CHN) Liu Haitao, the 33 year-old from Neimenggu, China became the first man through to the semi-finals of the PartyPoker World Pool Masters as he overcame Holland’s Niels Feijen in a hard fought match at the Victoria Warehouse. Liu, the sharp-shooting World No.10, had a great start, aided by two misses by Feijen and it allowed him to take a 6-2 lead. Feijen though regrouped and won the next three to get within one rack of Liu. Momentum was stalled though when he broke dry in rack 12 and Liu ran out to move to 7-5. Feijen won rack 13 to stay alive but a push out to a jump with no shot on the 1 ball let Liu regain momentum with a quality jump shot. From there he took the rack and the victory. “I had the better luck in that match than […]

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2015 PartyPoker World Pool Masters – Double delight for English pair

15th August – 2015 PartyPoker World Pool Masters Waleed Majid (QAT) 8-4 Daryl Peach (ENG) Ko Pin Yi (TPE) 5-8 Mark Gray (ENG) Darren Appleton (ENG) 8-4 Mateusz Sniegocki (POL) Mosconi Cup team mates Darren Appleton and Mark Gray both enjoyed first round wins at the 2015 PartyPoker World Pool Masters as first round play continued on Saturday afternoon at the Victoria Warehouse, Manchester. First Gray turned over highly fancied Ko Pin Yi in an upset and then Darren made light work of Poland’s Mateusz Sniegocki. Earlier England’s Daryl Peach was ousted by up-and-coming Qatari star Waleed Majid. In the opening match of the session, seeded player Waleed Majid took care of an out-of-sorts Daryl Peach (England) by an 8-4 score line. There were plenty of errors as each player gifted the other chances as the score moved to 3-3. With ball in hand following Majid’s failed escape from a snooker, Peach messed up as he missed the 6 to hand the rack back. The Qatari though scratched on the break and from there Peach […]

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2015 PartyPoker World Pool Masters -Three seeds come through in thrillers!

14th August – 2015 PartyPoker World Pool Masters Shane Van Boening (USA) 8-6 John Morra (CAN) Niels Feijen (HOL) 8-6 Marcus Chamat (SWE) Liu Haitao (CHN) 8-7 Karl Boyes (ENG) There were three wins for the three seeded players as the 2015 PartyPoker World Pool Masters got underway at the Victoria Warehouse in Manchester on Friday evening. In front of an enthusiastic crowd there were wins for defending champ Shane Van Boening, 2013 victor Niels Feijen and China’s Liu Haitao in the final match of the session. Liu had faced England’s Karl Boyes who had enjoyed some rowdy support in the arena. It was an absorbing encounter with the most dramatic of endings as Boyes came back from 7-5 down to level the match at 7-7. The final rack came down to the last two balls as Boyes looked to complete an exhilarating run out for the win. After an array of outstanding shot making, he missed the easiest of 8 balls, a short prod into the top corner pocket. The crowd were stunned and […]

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2015 PartyPoker World Pool Masters – Chamat joins the Manchester party!

12th August – 2015 PartyPoker World Pool Masters EUROPEAN MOSCONI CUP captain Marcus Chamat (Sweden) has been extended a last-gasp invitation to compete in the 2015 PartyPoker World Pool Masters following the pull-out of Peruvian Cristopher Tevez with visa issues. Chamat, who is ranked No.3 in Europe, is also highly placed on the three Mosconi Cup rankings. He can look forward to a first round match against 2013 Masters Champ Niels Feijen, and was delighted to get the call. “I’ve not played in the Masters for a very long time, but my recent form has been really pleasing and I’ve got nothing to lose,” said Chamat. “I will be giving it 110% and I’m quietly confident ahead of the tournament. I’ve always loved the crowds in England, going back to my Mosconi Cup days and I’m very excited to be given the opportunity. It will also give me a chance to look at Mosconi Cup contenders ahead of December.” Pool’s biggest invitational event, the PartyPoker World Pool Masters features 16 top players from around the […]

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2015 PartyPoker World Pool Masters – Masters to be streamed live for just $19.99

11th August – 2015 PartyPoker World Pool Masters The PartyPoker World Pool Masters breaks off at Victoria Warehouse in Manchester on Friday, August 14 and Matchroom Sport is excited to announce the entire event will be streamed online. One of pool’s biggest events, the PartyPoker World Pool Masters sees 16 of the world’s greatest pool shooters battle it out for the prestigious title. World champions and Mosconi Cup stars such as Darren Appleton, Niels Feijen, Shane van Boening and Johnny Archer will be in action in Manchester, England. The full high-quality broadcast you’re used to seeing for the Mosconi Cup and World Cup of Pool will be in place for the World Pool Masters and you can enjoy all the action live online for just $19.99. And what’s more, to showcase the event, Matchroom Sport will be showing Friday night’s opening session free of charge on YouTube. There are eight first round matches which complete on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon and evening, then the four quarter-final games on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. The […]

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Shane Van Boening (USA) gewinnt im Finale des 2015 PartyPoker World Pool Masters gegen Darren Appleton (GBR) mit 8-2 und verteidigt seinen Titel vom Vorjahr ziemlich souverän. Den 3. Platz belegen Liu Haitao (CHN) und Mark Gray (GBR). Am nächsten Wochenende wird die gesamte Pool Billard Welt ihren Blick nach Manchester/GBR richten. Vom 14. – 16. August 2015 wird im Victoria Warehouse eines der spektakulärsten Pool Billard Einladungsevents der Welt stattfinden. Das 2015 PartyPoker World Pool Masters wird jedes Jahr von Matchroom Sport ausgerichtet und gehört zusammen mit dem World Cup of Pool und dem Mosconi Cup zu den wohl besten Pool Billard Events überhaupt. Bei diesen Events stimmt einfach alles, die besten Spieler der Welt, eine tolle unerreichte Atmosphäre und natürlich eine perfekte Berichterstattung. Dazu gehören tägliche News mit Bildern von JP Parmentier und eine tolle Liveberichterstattung. Beim World Pool Masters musste im Gegensatz zum World Cup of Pool und dem Mosconi Cup in den letzten Jahren auf laufende Bilder verzichtet werden. In diesem Jahr wird das World Pool Masters komplett via Livestream übertragen […]

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PartyPoker World Pool Masters – Gray takes final UK spot

19th July – 2015 PartyPoker World Pool Masters Gray seals Masters spot in Barnsley showdown MARK GRAY, one of the European heroes at last year’s Mosconi Cup, forced his way into the line-up of this year’s PartyPoker World Pool Masters following a 21-11 play-off victory over Daryl Peach at the Escape Pool Bar in Barnsley. With Darren Appleton, Karl Boyes and Jayson Shaw already invited into the Masters, the final British spot was a toss-up between Gray and Peach, the 2007 World Pool Champion. Commented Gray, “It’s great to be playing in the Masters again, especially after last year when I was invited but woke up on morning of event with sickness bug. Somehow I beat Mika Immonen before losing to eventual winner Shane Van Boening in the quarter-final. “This year was very different with Matchroom picking three Brits but unable to decide on the fourth so they thought it would be best if me and Daryl Peach had a play-off match. Thankfully for me I won 21-11 playing quite solid but Daryl had an […]

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2015 PartyPoker World Pool Masters – Ultimate Team Gear to supply WPM clothing

1st July – 2015 PartyPoker World Pool Masters Ultimate Team Gear to supply WPM clothing HAVING RECENTLY completed a deal to make them Official Clothing Supplier for the 22nd annual PartyPoker Mosconi Cup, ULTIMATE TEAM GEAR have now signed on as the Official Shirt Supplier for this year’s PartyPoker World Pool Masters which takes place at the Victoria Warehouse, Manchester from 14-16 August. The Texas-based sports clothing manufacturers will be supplying their cutting edge designs to all 16 players competing at the Masters this year, incorporating national colours as well as the players’ names across the back. The Masters is now in its 23rd year and features 16 top players from around the world competing for a $70,000 prize fund. Defending champion is USA’s Shane Van Boening and other previous champions contending for the title will include Ralf Souquet (Germany), England’s Darren Appleton and Niels Feijen of Holland. Commented a spokesman for Matchroom Sport, “We were looking for a new direction with our World Pool Masters shirts for 2015 and we believe that UTG is […]