Author: Grieta

2011 WPA World Artistic Pool Championship

This magnetic and prestigious event took place at the Valley Forge Convention Center in King of Prussia, PA from March 10 – 13. The artistic pool playing artists competed in the 8 skilled and varied disciplines of the sport as follows: Trick and Fancy, Prop / Novelty / Special Arts, Draw, Follow, Bank / Kick, Stroke, Jump, and Masse.  In addition, a special Sportsmanship medal was presented to one player selected by player vote.  (See accompanying results) This year made history as the players in the semi – finals and finals were filmed for Television in 3-D, which has...

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LONDON BRAWLING!

Story by Ted Lerner Photos by Lawrence Lustig-Matchroom Sport Article courtesy of Billiards Digest  OVER THE course of four bitterly cold days December in a gritty section of East London, the Mosconi Cup returned home. Pool’s annual transatlantic showdown has been one of the sport’s most entertaining tournaments. The 17th version, however, took the team title to a new level. Forget, for a moment, Team Europe’s heart-stopping 11-8 victory over the never-say-die Americans. The actual tournament, arguably one of the most thrilling events in recent history, was one part of a much larger picture, a vision of everything the...

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LONDON BRAWLING!

Story by Ted Lerner Photos by Lawrence Lustig-Matchroom Sport Article courtesy of Billiards Digest  OVER THE course of four bitterly cold days December in a gritty section of East London, the Mosconi Cup returned home. Pool’s annual transatlantic showdown has been one of the sport’s most entertaining tournaments. The 17th version, however, took the team title to a new level. Forget, for a moment, Team Europe’s heart-stopping 11-8 victory over the never-say-die Americans. The actual tournament, arguably one of the most thrilling events in recent history, was one part of a much larger picture, a vision of everything the...

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Dennis Orcullo on Top of the World

Then it was time for the Championship match between Dennis Orcullo of the Philippines and Niels Feijen of the Netherlands. Orcullo won the lag and broke and ran the first rack. It then became the Orcullo break ad run show as repeated this performance ever and over until the score stood at 5-0. Orcullo had to play in local qualifiers to get into the tournament and he was making the most of the opportunity. When he broke the rack in game 6 he scratched in the side pocket and Feijen had his first opportunity. Feijen polished off that rack...

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Day One of the World 8-Ball Championships

Earl Strickland of the USA, who with VIncent Facquet of France put on an excellent trick shot show for the opening ceremony, led Sumit Talwar 6-1 and was in command to easily take the 7-game match when Talwar began a comeback and brought the score back to 6-5 before he missed a shot that would have gotten them to hill-hill. With that miss as strength Strickland finished out the set for a narrow 7-5 victory. Shane Van Boening had taken a nap in the afternoon and was sleeping soundly only a few minutes before his match when his roommate...

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