Lee wins Simonis Northern 9-ball Open, and Southern takes the Challenge Cup Crown.

IMG_5528After a great start to the 2016 season at the ‘BWPPA/BWCSA Pool Academy’ at Stoke Mandeville, it was back to one of our favourite venues, as the Escape Pool Bar in Barnsley hosting the 2nd BWPPA event of the season on 14/15 May 2016.

Daniel Lee narrowed the gap at the top of the rankings to Fred Dinsmore, as he won his second event in the last three, with a convincing 7-3 win over Roy Kimberley.

As Dinsmore was the No. 1 seed, he received a first round bye, then had a solid 7-2 win over Danny Luton, to advance to the winners qualifying round where he had a 7-4 win over old rival Aslam Abubaker to reach the semi-finals, where he would face Kimberley.

Kimberley had come through a hard fought game with Tony Southern 7-5, then lost 7-5 to Lee, before coming back through the losers’ side. In an epic game that went this way and that, Kimberley was back to his best as some awesome clearances under pressure gave him the win by the smallest amount possible at 7-6 over a deflated and disappointed Dinsmore.

In the other half of the draw, London’s Lee (following a 1st round bye) had a 7-1 win over Matt Lester, Lee then beat Kimberley 7-2, to reach the semi finals.

In the other semi-final it was the Londoner who beat Abubaker with a 7-3 score line.

So to the final, and it was a repeat of the earlier encounter between Lee, and Birmingham’s Kimberley. Lee won convincingly 7-3.

Although Dinsmore is ahead in the rankings, as it’s a best 4 out of 5 ranking system, only this season’s results count at the end of the season and Lee is currently in a great position provisionally going into event 3.

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The Challenge Cup final was won by Southern who beat Nicky Oliver 5-3, Southern ended Matt Lester’s two event winning streak in the semi-final.

Throughout the weekend some of the action was streamed online via Facebook much to the enjoyment of pool fans around the world. We are looking into the possibility of continuing this in the future to give greater exposure of the tour and the high quality of our players. This will benefit not only pool fans worldwide, but also give greater exposure to our sponsors and tour partners.

A full video of the main event final is available here pictures of the event are here in the BWPPA gallery.

The next event is the Talisman British Wheelchair 10 Ball Championship Shootout, which will be held at the BWPPA/BWCSA ‘Pool Academy’ at Stoke Mandeville on the weekend of 30th/31st July 2016.

If you would like to be a part of Worlds’ largest wheelchair pool tour, please keep checking on www.bwppa.com and www.pro9.co.uk. If you need any more encouragement to join the BWPPA, you could represent Great Britain in international tournaments, plus all new BWPPA players enter their first event for free!

Entries have declined in recent event, so all who have played before are most welcome to return and tell your friends.

All of the BWPPA would like to extend our gratitude to all of our sponsors:

The Gentlemen’s Night Out, Simonis Cloths, Predator/Poison Cues, Talisman Billiards, Kamui tips, Aramith Balls, Cheqio, Gosport Pool Arena, Magic Racks, Escape Pool Bar and AB Wallace Trophies.

We also are always looking to expand the sponsorship side of the tour, so if you or your company would like to become one of our sponsors, please visit

http://bwppa.com/contact-us-page/

THE BWPPA EVENT NO.2 (2016)
THE MAIN TOURNAMENT
THE SEMI FINALS
Roy Kimberley 7 : 6 Fred Dinsmore
Aslam Abubaker 2 : 7 Daniel Lee
THE FINAL
Daniel Lee 7 : 3 Roy Kimberley

 

THE CHALLENGE CUP
THE FINAL
Tony Southern 5 : 3 Nicky Oliver

CHEQIO TO SPONSOR THE BWPPA TOUR

CheqioIt is with great pleasure that BWPPA can announce that Cheqio have agreed to become a sponsor of the tour.

Cheqio have made an awesome €500 donation to the BWPPA team at the 2016 European Championship.

Cheqio will be supplying their Precision Capsules (a food supplement) and Precision Drinks to the BWPPA team at the 2016 European Championships.

Roy Kimberley, the Chairperson of the BWPPA tour had this to say, “The BWPPA committee and all of its players, are very proud that Cheqio will support the tour into 2016, joining a ever growing list of sponsors who continue to support the biggest and most competitive wheelchair pool tour in the world..

In 2016, BWPPA is proudly sponsored by the Gentlemen’s Night Out, Simonis Cloth, Gosport Pool Arena, Kamui, Predator, Aramith, AB Wallace Trophies, Magic Rack, The Escape Pool Bar, and of course the Cheqio Brand, making the perfect combination of the best equipment in the best clubs in the country.

For more details visit http://www.cheqio.com/

DINSMORE WINS THE FIRST EVENT OF THE 2016 BWPPA SEASON, AND LESTER DOES THE CHALLENGE DOUBLE

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The 2016 BWPPA season began on the 5th/6th March 2016 with the GNO Southern 9-ball Open held at the BWPPA/BWCSA Wheelchair Cue Sports Academy at Stoke Mandeville. The title sponsor of the event is our main tour sponsor the Gentleman’s Night Out charity, based in the West Midlands.

The tour got off to a great start with some excellent pool on show. Among the entries was Stuart Vincent, who was appearing at his first BWPPA event. Ireland’s Fred Dinsmore was keen to add to his 2 victories during the 2015 season, which helped him to the top of the ranking for a 2nd successive year.

Following his bye into round 2 as no.1 seed, Dinsmore started off with a 7-0 win over the debutant Vincent. Dinsmore then followed this up with a 7-2 win over great rival Roy Kimberley.   This sent him into the semi-final, while Vincent showed great spirit in the losers bracket making a comeback, which pushed Matt Lester as hard as he could. We hope to see Stuart Vincent at many more BWPPA events in the future. He certainly has the talent to challenge the best on tour.

The other half of the draw was loaded with talent, Lee beat Craig Welsh 7-4, then held off a comeback from Tony Southern to win beat 7-5.

In the first semi-final Southern (who had come through the losers side with a 7-2 win over Matt Lester) lost 7-2 in a one sided match with Dinsmore.

In the other semi-final it was Lee against Kimberley (who had beaten Welsh 7-4 in the qualifying round), and Lee won comfortably 7-2, to make his 2nd successive final and guaranteed his move to 2nd in the rankings.

As the final 9-ball of the weekend was potted it was Dinsmore who took home the spoils with victory in the Main Event over Lee, and extended his lead at the top of the rankings. This year the players again battle for a superb prize of a top of the range cue from one of our longest serving main sponsors, Predator Cues, which will be awarded to the no.1 ranked player at the end of the season.

The Main event final between Lee and Dinsmore was a rather one-sided match, with some excellent clearances mixed with some good safety and kicking.

At 4-0 down, Lee hardly had a chance at the table as Dinsmore continued his weekend of almost flawless pool, and it was him who took the title with a 7-2 victory. After the final the Champion said “ I Played very solid all weekend. Thanks to my sponsors, Predator, Volturi, Cheqio, and Ger Dunphy Snooker & Pool, special thanks to my coach Johny Vanrijkel. We had a lot to think about after Sweden and he gave me the key to turn my form around quicker than I thought possible. Also huge thanks to everybody who supported the fundraising and Darren for his efforts and constant support, and to the BWPPA committee.”

Lee is now 23 points behind Dinsmore at the top of the rankings, with Southern dropping to 3rd, but with the best 4 of the last 5 events counting, the next event should be a great one at the ‘Escape Pool Bar’ in Barnsley in May.

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In the Challenge Cup Final Matt Lester won his 2nd challenge event in a row to beat Nicky Oliver 7-5. Afterwards he said, “It’s nice to keep the winning feeling alive. Thanks to Jason Francis at Snooker Legends and especially to George and Amanda at Escape Pool Bar in Barnsley. Their support means so much!”

A full video of the main event final is available here pictures of the event are here in the BWPPA gallery.

The BWPPA team head to Austria in April for the European Championships, the team captained by Southern also consists of Kimberley, Lee, Matt Duffy, and we must also mention BWPPA member Fred Dinsmore from Ireland. See here for more details of that event.

The 2016 BWPPA tour is scheduled to continue from May 14th – 15th in Barnsley at the ‘Escape Pool Bar’.

If you would like to be a part of Worlds’ largest wheelchair pool tour, please keep checking on www.bwppa.com and www.pro9.co.uk. If you need any more encouragement to join the BWPPA, you could represent Great Britain in international tournaments, plus all new BWPPA players enter their first event for free!

All of the BWPPA would like to extend our gratitude to all of our sponsors:

The Gentlemen’s Night Out, Simonis Cloths, Predator/Poison Cues, Talisman Billiards, Kamui tips, Aramith Balls, Cheqio, Gosport Pool Arena, Magic Racks, Escape Pool Bar and AB Wallace Trophies.

We also are always looking to expand the sponsorship side of the tour, so if you or your company would like to become one of our sponsors, please visit

http://bwppa.com/contact-us-page/

THE BWPPA EVENT NO.1 (2016)
THE MAIN TOURNAMENT
THE SEMI FINALS
Tony Southern 2 : 7 Fred Dinsmore
Roy Kimberley 2 : 7 Daniel Lee
THE FINAL
Daniel Lee 2 : 7 Fred Dinsmore

 

THE CHALLENGE CUP
THE FINAL
Matt Lester 7 : 5 Nicky Oliver
       

 

Nr. Name Club/Nation Prize (£)
1 Dinsmore Fred Ireland 180
2 Lee Daniel England 90
3 Southern Tony England 45
3 Kimberley Roy England 45
5 Welsh Craig Wales
5 Lester Matt England
7 Oliver Nicky England
7 Vincent Stuart England
9 Cristian Brownlee England

GOSPORT POOL ARENA TO SPONSOR THE BWPPA TOUR

GoSportArena LogoIt is with great pleasure that BWPPA can announce that Dave Randall From Gosport pool arena has agreed to become a sponsor of the tour.

They have made awesome £1700+ donation to the BWPPA team at the 2016 European Championship, via shirt auctions and donations.

Dave will also be looking in 2016 in becoming out main shirt sponsor.

Roy Kimberley, the Chairperson of the BWPPA tour had this to say, “The BWPPA committee and all of its players, are very proud that Gosport pool arena will support the tour into 2016, joining a ever growing list of sponsors who continue to support the biggest and most competitive wheelchair pool tour in the world.

In 2016, BWPPA is proudly sponsored by the Gentlemen’s Night Out, Simonis Cloth, Cheqio Brand, Kamui, Predator, Aramith, AB Wallace Trophies, Magic Rack, The Escape Pool Bar, and of course the Gosport Pool Arena, making the perfect combination of the best equipment in the best clubs in the country.

For more details visit http://www.gosportpoolarena

ARAMITH CONTINUE TO SPONSOR THE BWPPA TOUR

aramith banner6PR Billiard BallsIt is with great pleasure that BWPPA can announce that Aramith have agreed to continue their sponsorship of the tour.

Aramith are the worlds leading ball manufacture, and make the balls used at most of the big competitions around the world

Roy Kimberley, the Chairperson of the BWPPA tour had this to say, “The BWPPA committee and all of its players, are very proud that Aramith will continue to support the tour into 2016, joining a ever growing list of sponsors who continue to support the biggest and most competitive wheelchair pool tour in the world.

In 2016, BWPPA is proudly sponsored by the Gentlemen’s Night Out, Kamui Brand, Simonis Cloth, Predator Cues, Cheqio, Gosport Pool Arena, AB Wallace Trophies, Magic Rack, The Escape Pool Bar, and of course the Aramith Brand, making the perfect combination of the best equipment in the best clubs in the country.

For more details visit http://www.saluc.com/html/billiard/index.php

KAMUI SPONSOR THE BWPPA TOUR FOR A 5th YEAR

New Kamui LogoIt is with the upmost pleasure that BWPPA can announce that the Kamui Brand have agreed to extend their sponsorship of the tour into a 5th season.

Kamui have over the last few years, become world renowned as a leader in the tip industry and make the tips most used by the best wheelchair and professional players.

Combined with the Kamui chalk, their products provide all of our players with a perfect way to enhance their game.

Roy Kimberley, the Chairperson of the BWPPA tour had this to say, “The BWPPA committee and all of its players, are very proud that the Kamui Brand will continue into 2016, joining a ever growing list of sponsors who continue to support the biggest and most competitive wheelchair pool tour in the world.

Virtually all the players on the tour are now using Kamui tips and chalk.

In 2016, BWPPA is proudly sponsored by the Gentlemen’s Night Out, Simonis, Predator Cues, Cheqio, Gosport Pool Arena, AB Wallace Trophies, Magic Rack, The Escape Pool Bar, and of course the Kamui Brand, making the perfect combination of the best equipment in the best clubs in the country.

For more details visit http://kamuibrand.com

PREDATOR CONTINUE TO SPONSOR THE BWPPA TOUR

PrintIt is with great pleasure that BWPPA can announce that Predator Cues have agreed to again extend their sponsorship of the tour.

Predator are the worlds leading cue manufacture, and make the cues used by the best wheelchair and professional players.

Predator will be supplying a range of items to be given as prizes at the end of the season, including a top of range cue for the no 1 ranked player

Roy Kimberley, the Chairperson of the BWPPA tour had this to say, “The BWPPA committee and all of its players, are very proud that Predator will continue to support the tour into 2016, joining a ever growing list of sponsors who continue to support the biggest and most competitive wheelchair pool tour in the world, this in addition to the support they have given to the new academy.

In 2016, BWPPA is proudly sponsored by the Gentlemen’s Night Out, Kamui Brand, Simonis, Cheqio, Gosport Pool Arena, AB Wallace Trophies, Magic Rack, The Escape Pool Bar, and of course the Predator Brand, making the perfect combination of the best equipment in the best clubs in the country.

For more details visit http://www.predatorcues.com

Top 8 Rankings


1. Daniel Lee
2. Roy Kimberley
3. Tony Southern
4. Danny Luton
5. Craig Welsh
6. Nicky Oliver
7. Fred Dinsmore
8. Matt Lester

BWPPA Patron


“Dynamite”
Darren Appleton