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

SIMONIS CONTINUE TO SPONSOR THE BWPPA TOUR

Simonis_Logo1It is with the upmost pleasure that BWPPA can announce that the Simonis cloths have agreed to extend their sponsorship of the BWPPA tour into 2016.

Simonis over many years, have become world renowned as a leader in the cloth industry and make the cloths used in virtually every major event throughout 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 the Simonis will continue their support into 2016, joining a ever growing list of sponsors who continue to support the biggest and most competitive wheelchair pool tour in the world.

All the tables at the BWPPA/BWCSA Cue Sports Academy at Stoke Mandeville are covered in their beautiful cloth.

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

For more details visit http://simoniscloth.com

2015 Season Review

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Well done to Fred Dinsmore for retaining the no 1 ranking in 2015, and winning 2 ranking events (events 3 and 4), and to Tony Southern who also won 2 ranking events (events 1 and 2).

Congratulations to Daniel Lee, who won his first ranking event and has finished at no. 4 in the rankings in only his second season.

Dave Beaumont won the overall challenge rankings battle but was pushed hard by Matt Lester.

We have had some new players this year, and although numbers have been lower than last season, we are confident in bringing players back by introducing a new format, and revised prize structure.

We would also like to add our congratulations to Fred Dinsmore who this year won the European 8-ball title, as well as a silver and bronze in the other disciplines.

Tony Southern won a silver and bronze, Danny Luton a silver and a bronze for Roy Kimberley.

In the gallery section for event 5 you can see the players receiving their end of season prizes (based on Rankings) from Predator cues and Talisman, many thanks to them both.

Fred Dinsmore took home a Predator Ikon 8 cue.

Tony Southern a Predator Sport II cue.

Aslam Abubaker a Predator Jump cue.

Daniel Lee chose the personalised Talisman case.

Roy Kimberley had the Predator soft case.

Danny Luton the Poison Case.

Dave Beaumont won a Poison playing cue for finishing no 1 in the challenge rankings.

Matt Lester took home a set of Aramith Balls for finishing 2nd in the Challenge rankings.

IMG_0094The players all took home a Predator or Poison Cue Towel.

We would also like to thanks all our sponsors, and in particular Gentlemen’s Night Out Charity for supporting the tour with funding to enable it to run.

Predator Cues, not only for providing the above prizes, but also for providing extra equipment for use in the academy.

Simonis Cloths, for enabling us to recover our tables on a regular basis.

Aramith Balls for sending 8 brand new TV sets this season.IMG_0104

Tiger Cues of Warrington for providing table lighting.

Kamui Tips for providing sets of tips, chalk and accessories for all players.

AB Wallace trophies for IMG_0100their excellent trophies.

George Vetters and the team at the Escape Pool Bar in Barnsley for hosting 2 events a season and their excellent support.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all and we all look forward to the 2016 season.

Dinsmore retains top spot, as Lee and Lester win maiden titles

IMG_0085 3The curtain came down on another BWPPA season over the weekend of the 14/15 November 2015, with the Predator Cues British Wheelchair 9-ball Championship, which was held at the Wheelchair CueSports Academy at Stoke Mandeville near Aylesbury.

Going into the event, only Ireland’s Fred Dinsmore and Merseyside’s Tony Southern could end the season as the UK’s number 1 wheelchair pool player. Southern knew only a place in the main event final, and a slip up from Dinsmore would see him reach top spot in the rankings.

Southern’s campaign began well enough with a 7-3 win over Stoke’s Dave Beaumont, he followed this with a 7-2 win over Aslam Abubaker. That result also ended Abubaker’s hopes of finishing 2nd in the rankings. Unfortunately for Southern his hopes were dashed with a 7-4 defeat to BWPPA veteran Danny Luton in the semi-finals. He was 2-0 up, missed a long 9-ball to extend his lead, and from that miss, Luton gained the momentum to play almost flawless pool to reach his first final for a few seasons.

In the opposite side of the draw, the BWPPA welcomed Cristian Brownlee from London to his first event on the tour. Brownlee couldn’t have had a more difficult draw. He lost 7-0 to Dinsmore. The debutant then came through a 7-6 winner over BWPPA stalwart Nick Oliver, before losing 7-3 to Craig Welsh in the losers bracket. Brownlee certainly proved he is a player with a lot of potential, and we hope to see him return to the tour in 2016, and he commented after the event that he really enjoyed the experience.

Dinsmore followed his win over Brownlee with a clash against old foe Roy Kimberley, who at recent events has begun to shown signs of his old form returning. Kimberley sent the Irishman into the losers bracket with a 7-5 victory. In the losers side Dinsmore came up against Daniel Lee, who had began his tournament with a 7-3 win over Luton, before losing 7-5 to Abubaker.

Lee proved too strong for Dinsmore, with a 7-2 win, after he had come through a tense 7-6 win over Beaumont. This meant that for only the second time in the last few years, Dinsmore didn’t make the semi-finals of the main event

In the semi-finals Lee brushed aside Kimberley with a 7-2 victory, meaning he was into his second final of the season after his run at the Simonis Northern 9-ball Open back in May, where he would face Luton.

The final proved to be another one-sided affair with Lee taking the title, beating Luton 7-3 to become the Predator British Wheelchair 9-ball Champion, and thus claim his first main event title on the BWPPA tour, and finish the season ranked #4. After the final Lee said “It was good to get my first win under my belt, I feel like I’ve got a monkey off my back now.”

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In the challenge event, players are handicapped based on their previous performances, and the impact their disability has on their pool playing ability. The ‘Doncaster Destroyer’ Matt Lester also won his first BWPPA event, as he defeated Dinsmore 5-3, Welsh 5-4 and Abubaker 5-3 in the final. After the final Lester said “It’s amazing to finally win a trophy on the tour after 8 years of trying. I couldn’t have done it without the support of Snooker Legends, George and everyone at Escape Pool Bar in Barnsley and my mum who drives me everywhere.

Lester is a credit to the sport of pool, and is the only player on the tour that has to play 1 handed due to this disability, but even with having a 2 start in his challenge matches, he pulled off a series of outstanding pots and performances, which must surely be in the minds of his fellow players, when they vote for their player of the season.

A video of the main event final will be available soon. Pictures of the event can be found in the BWPPA gallery.

Latest Ranking list.

The 2016 season will commence at the academy over the weekend of the 5/6 March 2016, where we will be introducing a new format, as well as a new entry fee format and prize fund breakdown.

The BWPPA are always looking for new members no matter what disability you have, or your level of ability in the sport. If you would like to be a part of Worlds’ largest wheelchair pool tour, please keep checking on www.bwppa.com & 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!

If you are reading this and know of any players who may be interested please pass this onto them.

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, Magic Racks, Escape Pool Bar, AB Wallace Trophies, and Tiger Cues of Warrington.

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 our contact us page.

THE STATS

 

BWPPA EVENT NO.5 (2015 SEASON)
THE MAIN EVENT
THE SEMI FINALS
Daniel Lee 7 : 2 Roy Kimberley
Danny Luton 7 : 4 Tony Southern
THE FINAL
Daniel Lee 7 : 3 Danny Luton

 

THE CHALLENGE CUP
THE FINAL
Matt Lester 5 : 3 Aslam Abubaker

Top 8 Rankings


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

BWPPA Patron


“Dynamite”
Darren Appleton