Author: Grieta

2017 China Open

Shanghai, China The 2017 China Open gets underway today here in Shanghai. Players are competing over the next two days in Stage 1 to try and gain a spot in the main draw. With so many good players trying to gain a last minute place, competition will be brutally fierce. Winning a spot in these qualifiers means you have played well enough to have won a regular tournament. On Wednesday, after the final spots have been decided, a draw will be conducted for Stage 2. Defending champions, both Chinese, WU Jiaqing and HAN Yu are among the contestants in...

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Klenti Has Plenty To Celebrate

18 year old High School Student Klenti Kaci Shocks The Pool World By Winning The Aramith Masters At The World Pool Series In New York City. By Ted Lerner WPS Media Officer Photos By JP Parmentier/WPS (New York City)–Playing with an almost surreal poise and skill that belies his obvious youth, 18 year old Albanian Klenti Kaci captured the Aramith Masters Championship on Saturday in New York City with a two sets to nil win over the Philippines Carlo Biado, and at the same time laid claim to being the most promising young rising star in pool’s professional ranks. The...

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Cliffhangers Galore–Day 2 Report from the World Pool Series

Ralf Souquet Advances  Via One of 12 Match-Deciding Shootouts As The Aramith Masters Goes Down To The Final 16 By Ted Lerner WPS Media Officer Photos By JP Parmentier/WPS (New York City)–One of the unique new features of the World Pool Series is the implementation of the shootout to decide matches that end up tied with one rack left. The idea is to create excitement for fans, as each player is left with just one type of shot to make; 5 tries at a difficult full table cut on the 8-ball. It’s the ultimate pressure shot as players are forced...

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Pool Reaches For Another Level–Day 1 Report from the World Pool Series

Three Quarter Of A Million People Catch Upstart Greek Damianos Giallourakis Take Down Defending Champion Chinahov On Day 1 Of The Aramith Masters In New York Greece’s Damianos Giallourakis took down defending champion Ruslan Chinahov in his second round match today in New York. By Ted Lerner WPS Media Officer Photos by JP Parmentier (New York City)– The early stages of major pool tournaments generally see a few surprises from upstarts taking down big names. But Day 1 of the Aramith Masters, the 2nd leg of the new 8-ball tour the World Pool series(WPS), will surely go down in history for something quite...

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Aramith Masters Kicks Off Wednesday

90 Players From Around The Globe Set For Battle On The 2nd Leg Of The World Pool Series In New York. By Ted Lerner WPS Media Officer (New York City)–The very best in professional 8-ball takes center stage as the Aramith Masters, the second leg of the World Pool Series(WPS), is all set to commence on Wednesday morning at the Steinway Café-Billiards in Queens, New York City. After a highly successful first event in January, the Molinari Players Championship, which was won by young Russian star Ruslan Chinahov, who topped an international cast of players from 35 countries, the...

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