Author: Grieta

GREAT SUCCESS IN THE HOST OF THE CHAMPIONSHIPS!

The best girl – Oliwia Czyprynska and two talented boys – Marek Kudlik (1st place) & Konrad Piekarski (2nd place). Third gold medal – in wheelchair division, belongs now to Jouni Tahti from Finland. Great competition, vivid opening ceremony with the visit of international & local officials, TV cameras welcoming the participants at the airport in Warsaw, visits in local schools, evenings with Polish cuisine and last but not least – wonderful atmosphere and sports emotions – this is how this event can be described in one sentence. Kielce had the pleasure to welcome the top wheelchair & junior...

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THREE EX CHAMPS THROUGH TO SEMIS IN MANILA

Quarter Finals Results Dennis Orcollo (PHI) 8 – 1 Chang Jung-lin (TPE) Fu Jianbo (CHN) 8 – 5 Jason Klatt (CAN) Ralf Souquet (GER) 8 – 6 Lee Van Corteza (PHI) Darren Appleton (ENG) 8 – 4 Raj Hundal (IND) BY LUKE RICHES (MANILA)–FIVE TIMES Masters Champion Ralf Souquet is on course to capture a record-busting sixth crown as he came through a tight match to dispose of local hope Lee Van Corteza at the SM City Mall North in Manila. Corteza’s exit from the PartyPoker.net World Pool Masters means that there is only one Filipino in the last four – Dennis Orcollo...

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KLATT DUMPS BUSTA OUT OF MASTERS

Round 1 Results Jason Klatt (CAN) 8 – 3 Francisco Bustamante (PHI) Lee Van Corteza (PHI) 8 – 7 Huidji See (HOL) Fu Jianbo (CHN) 8 – 4 Chris Melling (ENG) Raj Hundal (IND) 8 – 3 Yukio Akagariyama (JAP) Dennis Orcollo (PHI) 8 – 2 Tony Drago (MAL) Chang Jung-lin (TPE) 8 – 3 Shane Van Boening (USA) BY LUKE RICHES (MANILA)–CANADA’S JASON KLATT broke Filipino hearts at the Block Atrium Mall in Manila as he recorded an excellent 8-3 victory over Francisco Bustamante in their first round match at the PartyPoker.net World Pool Masters. A heavy favourite at the start, Bustamante was never...

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MELLING A MOSCONI CERTAINTY

CHRIS MELLING now looks hard to back against for a berth on the 2011 PartyPoker.net Mosconi Cup European side as he now leads the pack by a huge 36 point margin following last weekend’s German Open. With just two events to go it would take a set of miracle results to displace the likeable Yorkshireman, who is having the season of his life. A quarter-final finish at the weekend on the Euro Tour cemented Melling’s position at the top of the pack as many of the contenders fell by the wayside. Eventual tournament winner Dimitri Jungo of Switzerland bagged...

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WPA:DRAGON’S ‘WORLD’ EVENTS NOT OFFICIAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

In response to communications from players and others, the World Pool and Billiard Association(WPA) would like to assert that the two events being organized by Dragon Promotions as “World” events, the “World 14.1 Tournament” and the “World Mixed Doubles Championship,”  are not World Championship events recognized by the WPA or  any international governing body of pool. Dragon Promotions has chosen to call these World events and they may call them that if this is their desire, but it is the duty of the WPA to make certain that players, fans and sponsors are aware that these events are not...

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IT’S YUKIO!

Story and Photo by Ted Lerner (Doha, Qatar)—With a super cool demeanor and a red hot stroke, Yukio Akagariyama of Japan won the 2011 World 9-ball Championship, defeating the Philippines Ronnie Alcano in a tense and scintillating finals match on Friday night, 13-11. Akagariyama won the title with a brilliant display of pressure packed 9-ball before a cheering partisan crowd of close to 1500 people, most of them Filipinos, at the Al Sadd Sports Club in Doha, Qatar. The victory capped what has been a tremendous recent surge for the 36 year old. Back in May Akagariyama made it...

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