Event 1

For results click HERE.

There’s a new series of 9-Ball Pool tournaments in the Midlands, and Solihull’s where it’s at.

Thirty-seven budding participants headed to Riley’s, where manager George is looking to give the players some new tournaments in 2019. The flagship club, with it’s three-metre HD screen and freshly cleaned twelve nine-foot tables, was all set for the day’s play.

Local big-hitters Alan ‘Chopper’ Coton and Tony ‘The Quick’ Fry faced off early on, with The Chopper coming out on top 7-4. Chris Patient kept his pigeon wing in check and survived a nervy final rack decider against Coventry’s Luke Hart, before beating Elliott Sanderson impressively 7-5.

On the adjacent table meanwhile Shaun Berrisford, a relative newcomer to the game, pulled out a great win against Roy Kimberley, likewise at hill-hill.

Mark Stephenson had a solid run to the quarter-finals, despite drawing arguably the two tournament favourites along the way in Benji Buckley and Stewart Colclough, who finally put an end to his run.

Greece’s Apostolis Harmas continued his emergence as a dangerous local shooter, with a run all the way to the semi-finals, taking out Florin Duta, Kris Kovacs, and Dave Evans.
Other notable games were Kris Kovacs putting a convincing beating onto Adam Clarke, who is always a tough draw, and Can Ibrahim, absolutely smashing Andrew Carter like he was nothing, 7-1! Back to the practice table Andy!
Into the semis themselves,

Alan Coton cooled on-fire Apostolis 7-3, and Benji Buckley managed to keep Elliott at bay 7 racks to 2.

Local hero Chopper Coton went in flying the flag for his own club, but on the day Benji was too hot to handle – 7-3 was the score, with Benji taking the inaugural title having not conceded more than three racks in a match all day.

Thoroughly deserved!

See you all at the next one in March!