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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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2015 PartyPoker World Pool Masters

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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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 […]

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2015 World Pool Masters draw and schedule

23rd June – 2015 PartyPoker World Pool Masters Draw and Schedule Announced WITH THE 2015 PartyPoker World Pool Masters set for the iconic Victoria Warehouse from 14th to 16th August, the draw has been made and schedule set for what promises to be an unforgettable weekend of world-class pool. Featuring 16 players from 14 nations, the field is headed up by defending champion and No.1 seed Shane Van Boening (USA) who gets his defence underway against the dangerous Canadian John Morra. The second match on the Friday evening features 2013 champion Niels Feijen against the No.1 player on the South American rankings following their continental championships next month. The final Friday night match sees Mosconi Cup hero Karl Boyes face China’s World No. 6 Liu Haitao. All seedings are based on the players’ current WPA World Rankings and the eighth seed, Waleed Majid of Qatar starts the Saturday afternoon session with a potential humdinger against Scotland’s Jayson Shaw, who makes his first UK appearance in the Masters. No.2 seed Ko Pin-Yi (Taiwan) will be hoping […]

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2015 PartyPoker World Pool Masters – Superstar field announced for Manchester

19th May – 2015 PartyPoker World Pool Masters Superstar field announced for Manchester WITH THE 2015 PARTYPOKER WORLD POOL MASTERS set to take place at the iconic Victoria Warehouse, Manchester from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th August, Matchroom Sport can announce the field for the 23rd annual pocket billiards showdown. Sporting a $20,000 top prize, the Masters aims to bring together some of the biggest names from around the world to contest what is the game’s most sought-after title. Heading the field will be defending champion Shane Van Boening (USA) as well as former champs Darren Appleton of England and Holland’s Niels Feijen, winners in 2009 and 2013, respectively. Making his Masters debut is current World No.1 Carlo Biado of the Philippines and he will be joined by fellow Asian players Ko Pin-Yi of Taiwan, the current WPA World 10 Ball champion, and China’s Liu Haitao, the current World No. 6. Scotland’s Jayson Shaw, currently one of the form players, will be competing as will Karl Boyes who closed out 2014 with wins at the […]

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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 […]