The BWPPA tour stopped at a new venue for Event 3, Savanna Pool & Snooker, Whitefield, Manchester, from the 17-18 September 2022, where we were made to feel very welcome indeed, by JJ Faul, his soon to be wife Christina and all the staff.
Due to the late club change, there was a small but quality field, each player either a multiple world and/or European Champion across the wheelchair cue sports.
They were competing for the first prize of £250 from a prize pot of £680, and the title of 2022 Tiger Cues GB 10-Ball Champion.
The early stages through up some good matches, but the top 4 seeds, Fred Dinsmore, Roy Kimberley, Defending Champion Dave Beaumont and Tony Southern, all made it through, as they have done for the last 4/5 events.
In the winner’s qualifiers, Southern lost 5/7 v Dinsmore, and Beaumont took out the last event winner Kimberley 7/5.
In the losers’ side later stages, Southern whitewashed Hendrickson 6/0, whilst Kimberley beat Luton 6/5.
The semi-final draw for the main event took place on the Sunday Morning.
Dinsmore reached yet another final with a 7-3 win over Kimberley, and in the other semi-final, Beaumont hammered an out of sorts Southern 7-1.
It was to be a Beaumont v Dinsmore v final.
Beaumont started off like a house on fire, playing brilliant pool and pounced on some uncharacteristic errors from Dinsmore to lead 6/1. Finding his game from his champion reserves, Dinsmore went on a 5-rack winning streak to storm to a 6/6 hill-hill score line.
Beaumont held his nerve in the deciding frame, and after a dry break from Dinsmore, went around the table doing what he does best and potting balls, and left himself a long 10 ball which he slammed into the middle of the pocket to take the title, and go to no1 in the rankings for the 1st time ever.
They are a rolling ranking list, and the last event pre-lockdown in 2019, which Dave won, comes off at the start of the last event of the season, and therefore provisionally, all the top 3 players are level on 270 points, so whoever does best out of those 3, takes the coveted end of season no1 spot and the main prize from sponsors Predator Cues
A partial video of the main event final is available to watch here. Facebook Live kept interrupting the stream due to music in the background.
Pictures of the event can be found here in the BWPPA gallery.
The latest BWPPA ranking list can be found here.
The BWPPA would like to thank all our sponsors:
We Are All Making A DIfference (formally Gentlemen’s Night Out), Predator Cues, Simonis Cloth, Aramith Billiard Balls, Kamui, Cuescore, The Trophy Parlour, Birmingham Bierkeller Sports Bar, Shark Racks, Tiger Cues of Warrington and our patron Dynamite Darren Appleton, and Fred Dinsmore Billiards.
Apologies to the Trophy Parlour, as due to the absence of Aslam Abubaker we had to use some of the clubs’ trophies for the pictures.
We would also like to thank long time BWPPA supporter Big Dave Knight from www.pro9.co.uk for his great support including providing our event posters.
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, or contact the BWPPA chairman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can be a part of the world’s largest wheelchair pool tour; please keep checking on http://www.bwppa.com and http://www.pro9.co.uk for further information. In addition to our national tour stops there is also the possibility of representing Great Britain in international tournaments such as the EPBF European Championship and WPA World 9-ball Championship for wheelchair players.
From 05-06 November 2022, the tour will be back at, Savannas for Event 4.