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Consultant George Harwood

Contents 2.

Men’s Top seed Gareth Hibbott

23.

World Ladies Seeds One to Four

Tournament Director Alan Benton

3.

Sponsor’s Message

24-25.

4.

Men’s and Ladies’ Roll of Honour

Ladies Individual Draw & Schedules

26-27.

5.

Message from the World Eight-Ball Pool Federation

Preview of Ladies’ individual contenders

Press Officer Trevor Baxter

28-29.

Ladies’ team fixtures

6.

Defending Men’s team champions Ireland

31.

Under 21 fixtures

33.

7.

Men’s and Ladies’ Championship Programme

Wheelchair World Championship fixtures

35.

8-9.

World Men’s Seeds One to Eight

Over 50’s Championship fixtures

37.

10-11.

Men’s Individual Draw & Schedules

Junior & Over 50’s Champions

38.

Junior Championship

12-13.

Preview of Men’s individual contenders

39.

Junior Championship Programme & Roll of Honour

14-15.

Men’s team fixtures

40-41.

16-21.

Men’s team information

Junior Individual Draw & Schedules

42-43.

Junior team fixtures

22.

Ladies’ defending Champion Emma Cunningham

44.

Junior Champion Frank Costello MEN’S SINGLES

Sky SPORTS Broadcasting Times

MEN’S TEAM FINAL

LADIES SINGLES FINAL MEN’S SINGLES FINAL

11:00am

2:00pm

6:00pm

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WEDNESDAY 4th JULY

WEDNESDAY 4th JULY

WEDNESDAY 4th JULY

1ST SEMI-FINAL

2ND SEMI-FINAL MEN’S TEAM

1ST SEMI-FINAL

2ND SEMI-FINAL

Administration Team Mike Perkins Jason Davies Yvonne Armitage Sue Mitchell Terry Billingham Engineering Stan Grant Programme by A-TEC Print Ltd Photography Martin Peach For up to date results and news from the tournament visit www.wepf.org and www.epa.org.uk

1:00pm

TUESDAY 3rd JULY

6:00pm

TUESDAY 3rd JULY

3:30pm

9:00pm

TUESDAY 3rd JULY

TUESDAY 3rd JULY

All information correct at the time of going to press.


2012 Mens World 8 Ball Pool Top Seed

Gareth Hibbott 2


Welcome to the

Barceló Hotels & Resorts World Pool Championships

Blackpool once again plays host to the world’s premier eight-ball pool event and I am delighted to welcome you here to the World Pool Championships, which for the first time is proudly sponsored by Barceló Hotels & Resorts, a privately owned Spanish group, managing over 185 hotels across 17 countries and 4 continents. We have hosted this event at the Blackpool Imperial Hotel for the last five years and have developed a long and fruitful relationship with the sport of Pool which is undoubtedly one of the most popular in the country. This year’s event, like those that have gone before, has been organised by the host country’s English Pool Association on behalf of the world governing body, the World Eightball Pool Federation, and I would like to thank both these organisations for their continued commitment and support. This event is set to be the most exciting yet, with the Sky Sports cameras to televise the later stages of the event, which will ensure those who will not be here in Blackpool have the same opportunity to enjoy all the action and excitement of the No 1 event in Pool – Barceló Hotels & Resorts World Eightball Pool Championships.

Nick Testa General Manager, Blackpool Imperial Hotel


Roll of honour 2011

Current Ladies World Team Champions

ENGLAND

Mens Individual ADAM DAVIS (England)

Ladies Individual EMMA CUNINGHAM (N. Ireland) Mens Team IRELAND

2010

Ladies Team ENGLAND

Mick Hill & Sue Thompson Mens Team ENGLAND

2009

Ladies Team WALES

Phil Harrison & Sue Thompson Mens Team ENGLAND

2008

Ladies Team ENGLAND

Gareth Potts & Lynette Horsburgh Mens Team ENGLAND

2007

Ladies Team ENGLAND

Gareth Potts & Sue Thompson Mens Team ENGLAND

2006

Ladies Team AUSTRALIA

Mark Selby & Sue Thompson Mens Team IRELAND

2005

Ladies Team FRANCE

Current Under 21’s World Team Champions

MALTA

Gareth Potts & Emma Cunningham Mens Team ENGLAND

2004

Ladies Team SCOTLAND

Mick Hill & Sue Thompson Mens Team ENGLAND

2003

Ladies Team ENGLAND

Chris Melling & Sue Thompson Mens Team ENGLAND

2002

Ladies Team ENGLAND

Jason Twist & Sue Thompson Mens Team WALES

Ladies Team ENGLAND

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President’s message from the

World Eightball Pool Federation On behalf of the World Eight-ball Pool Federation and the Executive committee it is my pleasure and honour to welcome you all to the 2012 World Eight-ball Pool Championships, with special welcome to all of you attending for the first time.

Joe Fanto President

World Eightball Pool Federation

I am very proud to announce these are the 20th World Eight-ball Pool Championships, and we are grateful to be associated with our main sponsor this year, The Barcelo Group of Hotels & Resorts.

We thank the Barcelo team for their financial support and professional approach to working with us to ensure the continued success of these Championships. These Championships are made possible by the special contribution of some dedicated people and sponsors, I take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank the following:-

Our hosts the English Pool Association committee and championship management team, lead by Chairman Geoff Wilson, Tournament Director Alan Benton and the great support which has continued for 20 years since the start of these championships in 1992, Mr George Harwood.

The English Pool Referees led by Senior Referee John Hope, and special mention to the visiting international referees.

They all play a very important role to adjudicate and promote the true spirit of the game.

We thank Eight-Ball Pool Associations of our member countries for your promotion of the game throughout the year in your respective countries and the support you give these Championships.

This year these Championships will again be televised to millions around the world. During difficult economic times we thank SKYSPORTS for providing an achievable budget to make it possible and Simon Golding of SGTV who will be recording.

Supreme, providers of the Supreme Pool Tables, Strachan providers of the official cloth, and Aramith for providing the Belgium billiard balls used at these Championships. I extend our best wishes for an inspirational performance to all competitors and congratulate you on your achievement to be here.

To all competitors, officials, administrators and spectators, I invite you to enjoy, The Barcelo Hotel and Resorts World Eight-ball Pool Championships 2012 in Blackpool England. 5

To all competitors, officials,

administrators and

spectators, I invite you to

enjoy the World Eight-ball Pool Championships in

Blackpool England 2012.


Current Men’s team World Champions

Ireland 6


C hampio ns h ip Pr o g r a m m e Ladies Programme

Men’s Programme

SUNDAY 12 noon 2:30pm 5:00pm 7:30pm

24th JUNE Opening Ceremony Men’s Team Championship Men’s Team Championship Men’s Team Championship

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3

MONDAY 9:30am 12noon 2:30pm 6:00pm 9:00pm

25th JUNE Men’s Team Men’s Team Men’s Team Men’s Team Men’s Team

Session Session Session Session Session

TUESDAY 10:00am 12:30pm 3:00pm 5:30pm 7:00pm 8:30pm 10:00pm

26th JUNE Men’s Team Championship Men’s Team Championship Men’s Team Championship Men’s pre-lim Individuals Men’s Qualifiers Men’s Qualifiers Men’s Qualifiers

Championship Championship Championship Championship Championship

4 5 6 7 8

Session 9 Session 10 Session 11 Pre-lim Round 1 Round 1 Round 1

WEDNESDAY 27th JUNE 9:00am Men’s Qualifiers Round 10:30am Men’s Qualifiers Round 10:30am Men’s Qualifiers Round 12 noon Men’s Qualifiers Round 2:00pm Men’s Qualifiers Round 4:00pm Men’s Qualifiers Round 6:00pm Men’s Qualifiers Round 6:00pm Men’s Qualifiers Round 8:00pm Men’s Qualifiers Round 10:00pm Qualifers Draw for last 64 Mens Individuals (28 to draw)

1 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 3

THURSDAY 28th JUNE 9:30am Men’s Individuals 11.00am Men’s Individuals 1:00pm Men’s Individuals 3:00pm Men’s Individuals 5:00pm Men’s Individuals 9:00pm Men’s Individuals

4th Round 4th Round 4th Round Last 32 Last 32 Last 16

FRIDAY 29th JUNE 9:30am Men’s Team Championship 12 noon Men’s Team Championship 2:30pm Men’s Team Championship 5:00pm Men’s Individuals

Session 12 Session 13 Session 14 Quarter’s

24th JUNE Opening Ceremony Ladies Team Championship Ladies Team Championship Ladies Individuals Ladies Individuals

Session 1 Session 2 1st Round 1st Round

MONDAY 10:00am 1:00pm 4:00pm 7:00pm

25th JUNE Ladies Team Championship Ladies Individuals Ladies Individuals Ladies Team Championship

Session 3 Last 32 Last 32 Session 4

TUESDAY 10:00am 12:30pm 3:00pm

26th JUNE Ladies Team Championship Ladies Team Championship Ladies Team Championship

Session 5 Session 6 Session 7

THURSDAY 28th JUNE Ladies Team Championship 12 noon Ladies Team Championship 3:00pm Ladies Team Championship 6:00pm 9:00pm Ladies Individuals

Session 8 Session 9 Session 10 Last 16

FRIDAY 29th JUNE 10:00am Ladies Individuals 2:30pm Ladies Individuals

Last 16 Quarters

SATURDAY 30th JUNE 7.30pm Ladies World Masters 9.00pm Ladies World Masters SUNDAY 11:30am 2:30pm 6:00pm 8:00pm 10:00pm

1st JULY Ladies World Ladies World Ladies World Ladies World Ladies World

Masters Masters Masters Masters Masters

Last 64 Last 64 Last 32 Last 16 Quarters Semi’s Final

MONDAY 2nd JULY All further games in Washington Suite

WORLD MASTERS TAKES PLACE ON FRIDAY 29th, SATURDAY 30th JUNE & SUNDAY 1st JULY MONDAY 2nd JULY All further games in Washington Suite 9:30am Men’s Team Championship 12 noon Men’s Team Championship 2:30pm Men’s Team Championship 5:00pm World Masters Plate 5:00pm World Pool Masters 8:00pm Team Play-Offs Final Pos. (3 x 6) and (4 x 5)

SUNDAY 12 noon 2:30pm 5:00pm 7:30pm 9:30pm

Session 15 Session 16 Session 17 Final Final

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10:00am

Ladies Team Semi-Finals (1 v 4) (2 v 3)

Semi’s

3:00pm 8:00pm

Ladies Individuals Ladies Team Final

Semi’s Final

WEDNESDAY 4th JULY 2:00pm Ladies Individuals

Final

Sky Sports Broadcasting Times MEN’S SINGLES 1ST SEMI-FINAL 1:00PM TUESDAY 3rd JULY

2ND SEMI-FINAL 3:30PM TUESDAY 3rd JULY

MEN’S TEAM 1ST SEMI-FINAL 6:00PM TUESDAY 3rd JULY

2ND SEMI-FINAL 9:00PM TUESDAY 3rd JULY

MEN’S TEAM FINAL 11:00AM WEDNESDAY 4th JULY

LADIES SINGLES FINAL 2:00PM WEDNESDAY 4th JULY

MEN’S SINGLES FINAL 6:00PM WEDNESDAY 4th JULY


Seeds the

for

World

Name: Gareth Hibbott Seed: One Date Of Birth: July 12, 1969

HONOURS: 2010 European singles champion, four time runner-up in pro tournaments, Champion of Champions winner, twice. Sixth time at the World Championships and 4 times winner of the team event.

WHO AM I?: Work as landscape gardner in Southport and have a long term girlfriend and two stepchildren. Like most sports especially football and golf.

Name: Darren Matthew Seed: Two Date Of Birth: June 6, 1985

HONOURS: Three times WEPF World Junior champion (2001, 2002, 2003), European Championship runner-up, Scottish Open, Scottish Masters and Scottish National singles champion. Been at every event since 2000 except 2004 WHO AM I?: Been playing pool since I was 10 or 11; first started

Name: Lee Anderson Seed: Three Date Of Birth: October 9, 1979

Born: Southport Lives: Southport Nickname: Play snooker to a high level having won plenty of good amateur events. Also decent at darts winning local town singles last year.

Looking to play as well as I can at World Championships and hopefully that takes me a long way in the tournament.

Like to unwind with a drink at the events as most people on the Tour would tell you!!

Born: Aberdeen Lives: Aberdeen Nickname: Daz going to Leisureland in Aberdeen with my school pals.It's still a hobby; a serious one. Also enjoy football - supporting Aberdeen - and playing golf. My handicap is about 16. Would love to get qualify for TV stages again and hope to do better this time. Probably should have better World Championship record than I have got at moment.

Born: Plymouth Lives: Blackpool Nickname: Asbo!

HONOURS: Playing in the 2011 WEPF World Championships, qualifying at first attempt. Won a total of 17 matches from start to the finish in the quarterfinals. Along the way beat Rob Chilton and Marc Farnsworth in the last 32 and last 16 respectively. Other honours include Blackpool and Fylde Pool League singles title three times in four years. This is his second attempt at the World Championship.

WHO AM I?: From being a relative unknown, playing my pool in the Blackpool and Fylde League to become a seeded contender at the World Championships is hard to believe. However, I won the Liverpool Open and the IPA UK Amateur Championship title in recent months. So, I am confident going into the tournament, especially as it's held in my adopted home town.

Name: Avtar Singh Seed: Four Date Of Birth: October 25, 1977

Born: Bristol Lives: Bristol Nickname: Avi

HONOURS: Getting to quarter finals of the Worlds Championships last year and beating double former world champion, Jason Twist, 8-2 in the last 16.

WHO AM I?: After a great run in last year's championships, the aim for 2012 is to bring back the World title to Bristol and the West Country. Alongside my passion for pool, I also work as a security control guard’ for IKEA Bristol. It's a job I thoroughly enjoy with the daily challenges, surprises and last, but not least, the banter with the boys!

I’d describe myself as down to earth, calm and an outgoing personality. I’m married to a beautiful wife with two wonderful children, and when I’m not playing I’m a dedicated family man. "Throughout time, I’ve always enjoyed my sport. From being a crazy Liverpool fan to a collective competitor on the table, I’ve always been a firm competitor with a never die attitude.

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Championships 2012 Name: Maverick Zammit Seed: Five Date Of Birth: October 8 1990

Born: Malta Lives: Marsa, Malta Nickname: TA’ LELA

OTHER HONOURS: (This will include your best and most satisfying wins): 2011: Last 16 of WEPF men's singles; 2011: World Under 21 team winner; Maltese National champion. WHO AM I?: Single but married to pool. Current Maltese champion and played in this year's European Championships in Ireland.

Name: Oly Bale Seed: Six Date Of Birth: October 4, 1969

The latter tournament provided me with one of my career highlights, beating three-time world champion, Gareth Potts.

Would love to replicate that kind of performance at World Championships and qualify for the television stages. Away from pool, Maverick loves his football; particularly Juventus and Italy.

Born: Taunton Lives: Othery, Somerset Nickname: 'The Bullet'

HONOURS: 2006 European men's singles champion; twice Gangsters Tour champion and World Black Ball semi finalist, 2011 European Men's Team champions. This will be his seventh time at the World Championships WHO AM I?: I have been playing pool since the age of nine. Married to Clair with children; Jessica and Quinton.

Name: Neil Toms Seed: Seven Date Of Birth: July 13, 1967

My main occupation at present is network marketing but also general building works. Other interests include: football, snooker and American 9-Ball Pool. Regarding the current championships, my aim is to have an outright win in the singles and be a member of the 'SUCCESSFUL' Welsh Team!. Reckoned to be best one handed pool player in the world. Managed seven breaks and finishes playing in this manner. Used to be useful snooker player and made a break of 107 at the age of nine!

Born: Dunstable Lives: Broxbourne Nickname: ‘The Rat’

HONOURS: Winning the World Team Championships on three occasions. Also reached the last 16 twice in the men’s singles, losing to Phil Harrison on both occasions. 5 times Somerset singles champion and seven times at the World Championships

WHO AM I?: I have been married to Debbie for 22 years and we have two wonderful children Danielle (18) and Adam (15). I have played pool since I was 14-years-old,

Name: Russell Burgess Seed: Eight Date Of Birth: March 6, 1962

and I am pleased to say my son and daughter now both enjoy playing pool as well! In September 2010, I was fortunate enough to be able to open my own pool club, My nickname when I was younger was ‘The Rat’, so I named my club, Rat Pack Pool Club. “I enjoy playing other sports such as golf and snooker. And I have also been successful in running the Hertfordshire Pool Tour for the last seven years.

Born: Portishead, Near Bristol Lives: Weston-super-Mare Nickname: Tin Man

HONOURS: 2010 European Team Championships with Wales, 2012 Belgian International Open champion, 2012 qualifying for Wales. 5 Times Welsh Tour winner. Played at every World Championships since 2003.

WHO AM I?: I have just reached the ripe old age of 50 and I am looking forward to playing in the over 50’s division in the next few years. And I am especially relishing playing in the coming WEPF World Championships in my 10th year as a

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Welsh international. Us Welshmen haven’t won the men's world title since 2002 so hoping this year to change that. And while the team event is very important to me I feel very honoured to have a top eight seeded spot at this year’s individual event. I am married with six children and currently self employed working in I.T. Previously I played as a professional snooker player before owning a snooker, pool and night club. I still (just about) manage to play five-a-side football and like to play tennis when I get chance.


First Round (Best of 15)

Last 32 (Best of 15)

Score

Thur 28th June - 3.00pm

Thurs 28th June - 1.00 pm

Thursday 28th June - 11.30 am

Thursday 28th June - 9.30 am

Score 1

GARETH HIBBOTT (S1)

V

PRELIM 1

2

WAYNE SMITH (WAL)

V

PRELIM 2

3

JOHN ROE (ENG)

V

PRELIM 3

4

PAT McCARRON (SCO)

V

PRELIM 4

5

HITEL PATEL (IND)

V

JACOBUS LE ROUX (SA)

6

ROB McKAY (WI)

V

PRELIM 5

7

ALAN BROWN (AUS)

V

PRELIM 6

8

RUSSELL BURGESS (S8) V

PRELIM 7

9

MAVERICK ZAMMIT (S5) V

PRELIM 8

10

ROBERT BRADY (IRE)

V

PRELIM 9

11

KEVIN MERCIECA (MAL)

V

PRELIM 10

12

TOM COUSINS (WAL)

V

K1

13

TOM PRICE (WAL)

V

PRELIM 11

14

JORDAN CHURCH (ENG)

V

PRELIM 12

15

NIGEL CRAIG (NI)

V

PRELIM 13

16

AVTAR SINGH (S4)

V

PRELIM 14

17

LEE ANDERSON (S3)

V

PRELIM 15

18

ALAN McBENNETT (IRE)

V

PRELIM 16

19

VIDESH SABHARWAL (IND) V

PRELIM 17

20

DEAN WELSH (AUS)

V

PRELIM 18

21

JON BUSHNELL (WAL)

V

U1

22

ALEX CAMILLERI (MAL)

V

PRELIM 19

23

BENOIT DUMEZ (FRA)

V

PRELIM 20

24

OLY BALE (S6)

V

PRELIM 21

25

NEIL TOMS (S7)

V

PRELIM 22

26

LEE KENDALL (ENG)

V

PRELIM 23

27

THOMAS MORROW (NI)

V

WORLD (LAST 64 QUAL.)

28

RAB WARRANDER (SCO)

V

PRELIM 24

29

SEAN HOEY (IRE)

V

PRELIM 25

30

ROGER CHARLES (WI)

V

PRELIM 26

31

JOHN "RUSTY" WHEELER (AUS)

V

32

DARREN MATTHEW (S2) V

PRELIM 28

Thur 28th June - 5.00pm

PRELIM 27

10

Last 16 (Best of 15)

Thur 28th June - 9.00p


pm

Men’s Individual Championships

2012

Quarter-finals (Best of 17)

Fri 29th June - 5.00pm

Semi-finals (Best of 19)

Tues 3rd July - 1.00pm

Fri 29th June - 5.00pm

FINAL (Best of 21)

Wed 4th July - 6.00pm

Fri 29th June - 5.00pm

Number One Seed

GARETH HIBBOTT

Tues 3rd July - 3.30pm

TOTAL PRIZE FUND OF

£17,500

Fri 29th June - 5.00pm

WINNER

£6,000

LOSING SEMIS

£1,500

RUNNER-UP

LOSING QTRS

LAST 16

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£2,500 £700 £400


Other

Cham

co NAMING RIGHTS FOR MEN’S SINGLES TROPHY UP FOR GRABS

The 2012 World 8-Ball Pool Federation Championships promise to be the most open world tournament for a number of years.

Tom Cousins

Lee Kendall

PAT McCARRON

JOHN “RUSTY” WHEELER

It is virtually impossible to nominate a red hot favourite for the men’s singles title though the 20th anniversary of these prestigious championships will see a new name on the trophy.

That’s in part to the absence of some familiar names that have graced the event down the decades. But it’s also due to the strength of the sport, not only in the UK but throughout the globe. In addition to the top eight seeds, there’s scope for another 10 or 12 players to lift the trophy this week.

Australia nearly had their first singles champion in 12 years at the 2011 gathering as Ben Nunan reached the semi-finals. Sadly, Nunan hasn’t travelled with the ‘Green and Golds’ this time.

However, in John “Rusty” Wheeler - making his third appearance on the Fylde CoastAustralia have a player who could become the first winner from Down Under since maverick Quinten Hann in 1999. The Aussies’ formidable squad also includes Mick Delahunty, one of the all-time greats of the game, but still competing at the top of his sport. Closer to home there is

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England skipper Lee Kendall, likely to be the only cue man to have featured at every World Championship. The Stoke potter has captured 10 team titles during his long career but unfortunately just missed out on the ‘big one.’ H o w e v e r, h e i s a f o r m e r finalist-losing to Irishman Greg Farren-and even though well into the veteran stage, will be one of the favourites in many peoples’ eyes. Kendall currently tops the UK Tour Premier League standing and with a Tour win under his belt already this season, he is enjoying some of the best form of his life.

England also boast two other major contenders for the title and unlike Kendall (sorry, Lee) they are part of a new wave of potting aces. The first name to look out for is Jack Pople, fresh from his European title success in Dublin earlier this year.

Pople’s list of victims included: former World Masters winner Ben Flack, Thomas Morrow and Malta’s Clint Azzopardi.

The other home grown talent is a name that’s difficult to forget and not that easy to get your tongue round! So step forward Guiseppe D’Imperio. We reckon sooner or later Guiseppe will be world champion, perhaps even this year. Still part of the Under 21’s squad, he is one of the most impressive newcomer the


pionship

ntenders game has seen in many years. The new European under 21 champion swept all before him in Dublin defeating Lee Shepherd 7-4 in the final. For good measure he disposed of current World Under 21 champion Ashley Radford in the quarter-finals as well as another star of the future, Ireland’s Adam McMackin, in the semis.

Just for good measure, Guiseppe also won all 18 of his frames in the team event. Indeed, his only defeat in the entire tournament came against Flack in the last eight of the main event.

The Welsh provide two of the top eight seeds in Oly Bale and Russell Burgess. But they also can call on Tom Cousins, keen to make an impact on the biggest stage of them all. Cousins has won several major professional titles and is certainly one to put your money on for the title, it is well within his reach this year.

The highlight of the past year has been the re-emergence of Scotland as a world force. Disappointed by their performances at the European Championships, they have a first class team competing at the Worlds with an array of talent. Martin McIntosh is always a threat when anywhere near his top form and the word is that he is playing really well in domestic pool.

However, the main threat might just come from Pat

M c C a r r o n ; n o s t ra n g e r t o winning events with both the World Junior and World Under 21 world titles to his credit. Aberdonian Pat is National team captain and the news from north of the border is that they are expecting to see him in the TV stages. Previous semi-finalist Rob McKay is another contender very capable of again appearing in the televised stages of the Sky Sports broadcast. Another contender is Northern Ireland’s Nigel Craig who was in the 2009 World team. He returns to this year’s event after a two year absence. And what about the guys from Ireland? They might not be doing too well recently in the individual events but they are the current European and World team winners.

All their players have proven they can compete and win at the very highest level. Perhaps, it will be an Irish name on the cup for 2012?. Such is the cosmopolitan nature of the championships this year, we might just get a surprise from one of the African contingent. Players from Uganda, Kenya and Morocco will be very much of unknown quantity at the Championships. But will we see one of them rise to the occasion at the 2012 World event? It promises to be a fascinating 10 days of competition with an element of surprise guaranteed at every turn. Place your bets on the identity of the new champion. 13

men’s

GUISEPPE D’IMPERIO

ROB McKAY

JACK POPLE

NIGEL CRAIG


GAME12 England N. Ireland GAME 16 Malta Scotland GAME 21 South Africa France GAME 24 England India GAME 27 France Scotland Game 31 South Africa Ireland

GAME 11 Scotland India GAME 15 Kenya South Africa GAME 20 West Indies Australia GAME 23 N. Ireland Malta GAME 26 Australia South Africa Game 30 Africa Wales

12:00pm Session 5

Session 6

Session 7

Session 8

2:30pm

6:00pm

9:00pm

9:30am

Session 4

MONDAY 25th JUNE

Session 3

7:30pm

GAME 7 Africa Ireland

GAME 6 N. Ireland Scotland

Session 2

5:00pm

Game 2 Australia Africa

Session 1

2:30pm

Game 1 Ireland England

SUNDAY 24th JUNE

Game 32 England Australia

GAME 28 Kenya N. Ireland

GAME 25 Ireland West Indies

GAME 22 Scotland Kenya

GAME 17 India N. Ireland

GAME 13 Australia Wales

GAME 8 Wales France

Game 3 Kenya Wales

FIXTURES

GAME 33 N. Ireland France

GAME 29 Malta India

GAME 18 Africa England

GAME 14 France West Indies

GAME 9 West Indies Kenya

GAME 4 Malta West Indies

GAME 34 India Kenya

GAME 19 Wales Ireland

GAME 10 South Africa Malta

GAME 5 India South Africa

(England)

Hendry Erasmus (South Africa)

Eduard Roder (South Africa)

Referees

John Hope

Senior Referee:

REFEREES

TOURNAMENT

Alan Benton

DIRECTOR:

TOURNAMENT

Team Championships

Men’s World


Session 10

Session 11

12:30pm

3:00pm

Session 13

Session 14

12:00pm

2:30pm

Session 16

Session 17

12:00pm

2:30pm

GAME 41 Africa South Africa GAME 46 England Kenya GAME 51 France Kenya GAME 56 Kenya Australia GAME 61 Ireland Kenya GAME 66 South Africa England GAME 71 N. Ireland West Indies GAME 75 Wales Malta

GAME 40 Kenya Malta GAME 45 Malta France GAME 50 Australia Malta GAME 55 Malta Ireland GAME 60 Scotland Wales GAME 65 Wales N. Ireland GAME 70 India Wales GAME 74 Africa France

FINAL

11:00am

WEDNESDAY 4th JULY

2nd SEMI FINAL

1st SEMI FINAL

PLAY OFF (3 v 6 and 4 v 5)

GAME 36 West Indies Africa

GAME 35 England Malta

9:00pm

6:00pm

TUESDAY 3rd JULY

8:00pm

Session 15

9:30am

MONDAY 2nd JULY

Session 12

9:30am

FRIDAY 29th JUNE

Session 9

10:00am

TUESDAY 26th JUNE

GAME 76 West Indies India

GAME 72 Scotland South Africa

GAME 67 France Ireland

GAME 62 Australia France

GAME 57 England France

GAME 52 Africa N. Ireland

GAME 47 Scotland Africa

GAME 42 Wales England

GAME 37 Ireland Scotland

GAME 77 South Africa N. Ireland

GAME 74 Ireland Australia

GAME 68 Scotland Australia

GAME 63 Africa Malta

GAME 58 India Africa

GAME 53 Wales South Africa

GAME 48 West Indies Wales

GAME 43 N. Ireland Ireland

GAME 38 Australia N. Ireland

GAME 78 Scotland England

GAME 69 Kenya Africa

GAME 64 West Indies England

GAME 59 South Africa West Indies

GAME 54 West Indies Scotland

GAME 49 Ireland India

GAME 44 India Australia

GAME 39 France India

Wednesday 4th July 11.00am World Team Championship Final

Tuesday 3rd July 6.00pm 1st Semi Final 9.00pm 2nd Semi Final

TELEVISED MATCHES

Richard Rhodes

Christine Robbins

Sky Sports Referees:

Paula Landers (England)

Domanic Chiu (England)


Darren Price

Jack Pople

Steve Mills

JACK POPLE KARL SUTTON CHRIS GILL DARREN PRICE GRAHAM BERRUTTO

Gareth Hibbott

Neil Toms

Manager Steve Mills is looking to gain his first title since taking charge, and whilst there will be excellent opposition in the championships this year, the England squad, seeded one in the team section are very capable of taking the title in the 4th July final.

Team is full of experienced top level players including the Number one seed Gareth Hibbott and former finalist Lee Kendall the team captain, both of whom are capable of becoming World Individual champion this year. John Roe and Neil Toms and ex world junior champion Jordan Church are seeded players, with a lot of international level games under their belt. Newcomers to the team are Karl Sutton and Graham Berrutto.

With Eight of last year’s squad who reached the final only to lose 8-5 to a very competent Ireland team, England are again looking a formidable team and will be one of the favorites for the title. Chris Gill, Jack Pople and Darren Price have settled into the team, as a new generation comes off the assembly line of top class England players. In fact, Pople proved his maturity by taking the Europeanindividual title in Dublin, and is undoubtedly a world class performer.

GARETH HIBBOTT NEIL TOMS LEE KENDALL JOHN ROE JORDAN CHURCH

ENGLAND

Adam List

John Roe

Jordan Church

MICK DELAHUNTY ADAM LIST MARCUS JACKSON DANE BEETON

Mick Delahunty

Chris Forsyth

Not easy to get your best squad to the championships when you have a 11,000 mile trip to get to the venue and this has always been a disadvantage to the Aussies. However, when you have “Pool Legends” such as John Rusty Wheeler and Mick Delahunty in your team, there is always an expectation that you will be competing for the title.

JOHN "RUSTY" WHEELER ALAN BROWN DEAN WELSH CHRIS FORSYTH

AUSTRALIA

Marcus Jackson

Lee Kendall

Championship Teams

2012 World Men’s


STAN MAKH SURINDER SINGH HARJEET SINGH AVTAR SINGH VIJAY HANS

Graham Berrutto

Hiten Patel

Avtar Singh

With a strong junior section developing the country have the capability to continue as one of the leading nations in the world of Pool.

They have a very strong team appearing at the championships giving them the experience and stability to be amongst the winners. Hiten Patel and Videsh Sharbawal are the chosen seeded players amongst a squad of players who are all capable of competing at the very top of World Pool. Avtar Singh is seeded 4th in the individual event and along with 6 other of last year’s team, completes the squad who should be appearing in the latter stages of the competition.

With a semi-final place at last year’s championships, India have moved up to 5th in the world rankings. They are a team who have the talent to be a top Four country and it would only take place in the final to move them up to the very top level of the sport.

VIDESH SABHARWAL HITEL PATEL VIKAS SABHARWAL VIK MAKH LAKESH GHADHAN

INDIA

Chris Gill

JJ Faul

Keith Brewer

Paul Hancock

Karl Sutton

Guiseppe D’Imperio

Ryan Shaw

Dane Beeton

Dean Welsh

DAVID GONZALEZ CARLOS GARRIDO BENOIT PINAUD CHARLY VERWAERDE ARNAUD VIARD

Alan Brown

Without doubt we will soon see the return of France to their rightful position at the very top of the World Pool rankings.

Benoit Dumez is the seeded player for the championships, supported by a strong team who should do well at this years event.

In terms of players available within the country and the cue sports pedigree of the French players, they should be at the very top of the sport. The teams performance at the 2012 Europeans would suggest that this sleeping giant is starting to stir.

The team is still developing, with 4 of last years team providing that experience which can only be gained by playing regularly at world championships level.

BENOIT DUMEZ TONY RICOLLEAU OLIVIER ROULLET CHRISTOPHE J. QUAKNINE

FRANCE

John Wheeler

Alan Brown and Dean Welsh are the seeded players, both of whom have been in fine form over the past year. Although the rest of the squad are new to the world setup, you can expect the team to be in the latter stages of the competition and don’t ever take them lightly, they are always one of the favourites to take the title.

Ben Nunan is unable to make the trip this time round, which is a big loss to the championships, particularly after his brilliant trip to last years semi-final in the World Individual championships. All Australian teams are formidable and this years squad is again seeking the title, and they have the players to take it.


Nigel Craig

Clint Azzopardi

Mario Brincat

CLAYTON CASTALDI CHRIST MILLS CLINT AZZOPARDI WAYNE BONNICI

Kevin Mercieca

Wayne Bonnici

Maverick Zammit is one of the top eight seeds and is ably supported by several top level experienced campaigners at World and European level. Do not be surprised if Malta are in the final, they are always well capable of taking the title and this year is no exception as they seek to follow on their success with winning the under 21 World Championship Trophy last year.

After a semi-final spot in the 2010 World Championships, the team are now firmly established in the top level of the world rankings. The youth and under 21 policy which was introduced by the country is certainly showing through to the senior ranks and makes Malta one of the favorites for this years championships. Last year was a disappointment for the team, only gaining a quarter final spot, which in most countries be a good result, but Malta expect their team to be in the top four of any event they enter.

MAVERICK ZAMMIT MARIO BRINCAT KEVIN MERCIECA ALEX CAMILLERI

MALTA

Michael Mapp

Rob McKay

Maverick Zammit

DEAN DALY TONY BAILEY BARRY HALSTEAD ROGER GRIZZEL JOE SMART

Dean Daley

This squad are very capable of moving up the ranking to the level of the more established Pool countries, currently ranked 8th in the world

Roger Charles has been appointed captain, and along with Dean Daley, Chris Record and Michael Mapp are some of the established internationals and help form the backbone of the team. The rest of the squad who have been introduced into the international scene are gaining the experience which will enable the team to compete at the very highest level of international Pool.

There is now plenty of international level experience in the squad, with several of this year’s team having competed in the last three year’s championships.

Another country who are creating a strong squad with most of the team appearing in last year’s championships, the West Indies are developing their team for the future. Rob McKay, semi-finalist in 2007, and Roger Charles are the seeded players.

ROGER CHARLES ROB MCKAY COLIN COTTERILL CHRIS RECORD MICHAEL MAPP

WEST INDIES

Roger Charles

Championship Teams

2012 World Men’s


CHRIS McMULLAN MATT SULLIVAN CHRIS ALEXANDER TOMMY DONLON CHARLIE RUDDY

FRED GETACHA JOHN CHALO FARUK KHAN BEN KANGANGI

MOROCCO

FRED GETACHA JOHN CHALO FARUK KHAN BEN KANGANGI

KENYA

JACOBUS LE ROUX DOMINIC BAKE LUCAS VENTER

SOUTH AFRICA

JOSHUA ICHANGI SALIM KITHINJI AMOR HINDOCHA EDMUND NDEGWA STEPHEN MANN

JOSHUA ICHANGI SALIM KITHINJI AMOR HINDOCHA EDMUND NDEGWA STEPHEN MANN

ANTON BANIES JANNIE MULLER J.J. FAUL LIONEL LANGEVELDT

OUT OF AFRICA

Tommy Donlon

Jamie Kitchen

David McQuillan

Declan Hough

SEBBI ADAM DAVID MUGABI EMMANUEL OCITTI VINCENT MAGANDAZI

UGANDA

ODONGA OTTO DAVID ISRAEL MUSOKE KENNETH YONAZAWA GIDEON ZIZINGA

Morocco have some outstanding players, and have already made their mark with success at international level events held in France, could make an impact at this years event.

Kenya and Uganda are regulars to the world championships and this year we have Morocco making their bow at the top level of the sport. Hopefully the constant problem with visas will be sorted, to allow these countries their rightful place amongst the worlds elite Pool nations.

South Africa are a major influence in the sport with Jacobus Le Roux as their seeded player. J.J. Faul, based in the U.K. is one of the top players in the sport, ably supported by Dominic Bake and a team gradually developing at international level.

With the return of South Africa to the championships after a two year absence, the continent has four nations at this year’s event.

Nigel Craig, Chris Alexander and Garath Johnston are experienced internationals and with will give that support needed for the newcomers to settle into the national squad.

With the promotion of some of the members from the 2010 World Under 21 Champions into the senior ranks, the squad is now looking like they could be contenders for the latter stages of the championships. The squad is further strengthened by the return of Tommy Donlon, one of the greats of the game and Thomas Morrow a semi-finalist in the recent European Championships who is fast developing into one of the top players in the world.

After three consecutive quarter finals placings, the team is holding its own in the top eight ranked countries of the world. There is a new breed coming into the national squad and the good times are ahead, perhaps this year is just too soon for a major honour, but it is certainly looking good for the future.

NIGEL CRAIG THOMAS MORROW GARATH JOHNSTON JAMIE KITCHEN RICKY CLYDE

NORTHERN IRELAND

SEAN HOEY KARL O'DONOGHUE RONAN FAY SHANE BEERE RICHIE FURLONG

Alan McBennett

Tony Bailey

Most of the other squad members have been involved with previous World Championships and have performed well at the very top level of the game. Would expect to see Ireland in at least the televised stages, but would not be surprised to see them retain their title in what is looking like the most competitive championships for several years.

Team is again filled with experienced players with Robert Brady, Alan McBennett and Sean Hoey being in the seeded places alongside 2010 World Under21 Champion Karl O’Donoghue who is making a name for himself at senior level.

The team has not stopped still, with a great win at the recent European Championships in Dublin, Ireland are the form side and are expected to be fighting to retain their title.

Following their brilliant win at last year’s World Championship, Ireland are ranked two in the world and looking to dislodge England from the top spot they have held for many years. Their quarter final spot in 2009 was followed by a semi-final in 2010 and the top prize last year.

TOMMY KAVANAGH ROBERT BRADY ALAN McBENNETT DECLAN HOUGH DAVID McQUILLAN

IRELAND

Karl O'Donoghue

Crish Reckord


It would not be a surprise to see a player from Wales taking the Men’s Individual title this year, such is the depth of talent in the current national setup, definitely a team who expect to continue their current ranked 3rd in International level Pool.

Russell Burgess, Oly Bale and Tom Cousins provide the top class basis for the team but there are plenty of other names in the squad who can match any team in the world. Wayne Smith, Tom Price and Dave Roblin were in last year’s team and with some very good newcomers backing up the main players it is a squad oozing with confidence and ability.

After a very disappointing quarter-final spot at last years worlds, Wales returned to their previously excellent level with a finalist position at the 2012 European Championships. With two previous semi places and 2010 runner-up position, they will be looking for the World title at this years’ championships.

WAYNE SMITH RUSSELL BURGESS OLY BALE DAVE ROBLIN JON BUSHNELL TOM COUSINS TOM PRICE PAUL MARUBBI KYLE EDWARDS

WALES

The Jewel in our crown... Tom brings life and excitement to the squad with his flair and vision for what can only be described as one of the most outrageous finishers in the game today. Tom is a contender to lift the World Singles crown this year. On and off the table you won’t meet a nicer guy.

Tom Cousins

One of the quiet ones but steady and reliable on the 8 ball table Russell a part of the European 2011 title winners looking to add the World title to his already bulging trophy cabinet. Winner of the recent Belgium Open 2012. Russell finished second in the Welsh team averages for last season, so is showing some good form.

Russell Burgess

Captain of the men’s team also known as the “Rhino”, Wayne will guarantee some noise and banter during the championships and was seeded number four in the Welsh rankings from last season. Wayne, we like to call “super glue”, he keeps the team well bonded and ensures the squad stick together, whether playing or managing Wayne will sure let some steam off should Wales bring the World title home to after losing in the European final 2012.

Wayne Smith

Tom finished player of the tournament for Wales at the recent European championships in Ireland and has settled into the team this last year. He won his first PFW Welsh ranking event in 2011 and has won many titles since so again a strong player to have in the squad.

Tom Price

Jon is a great player and well capable of doing some damage at this event. He is very methodical yet clinical in his approach, and will make Wales even stronger this year. Having played for the WPA Welsh team many times he has the experience and knowledge to win titles. Jon got the semi final of the `Masters a few years ago and will be looking to better his performance this year.

Jon Bushnell

Once again Oly joins the team to add to a vibrant side looking for that double title, Oly will bring a rapid finish to most frames and his growing experience will ensure a solid performance from his colleagues. Seeded in to the last 64 of the singles he has a real chance of becoming world champion along with his previous European title. Oly finished third in the Welsh team averages last season.

Oly Bale

Another newcomer to the PFW squad who finished top of the Wales “B” team averages at the European championships in Ireland. Paul is a very steady and reliable player who will be hard to beat.

Paul Marubbi

His first time playing for Wales at the World Championships and has come from the Wales “B” team who played in the European Championships. Kyle is a very attacking player with all the shots and will cause a few upsets at this year’s event.

Kyle Edwards

Returns to the fold in what promises to be one of Dave’s best ever appearances in the welsh colours, a player with probably the best attitude to the game of pool, cool calm and usually found eating chocolate before and during the game, full of commitment applied with the fullest of concentration.

Dave Roblin

Championship Teams

2012 World Men’s


Rab Warrander Nickname: Baba "Baba" as he is known to us has played his way into this squad with his contribution at last years event and the previous two Europeans. Multiple Tour winner in Fife and has raced through the International Ranking List and is currently ranked No 1. Fearless at the table and a break and dish specialist.

Name: Marc Fleming The last of the 5 players in our squad that have came through the ranks of the SEPF from Junior Level. Marc a current member of the IPA made his debut at the Euros in Dublin and has played his way after some awesome performances into what was a very difficult squad to pick. He is one of three in his family competing at this year's Championships. Younger Brother Ryan will again have a massive chance in the U21 Event after finishing runner up last year. And Dad Jim is back to compete in the Senior's (O50's) Event.

Team Manager Name: Mike McDonald Nickname: ‘Brocher’ Lives: Annan Year Born: Occupation: Publican/ Hotelier SEPF Region: 3 League: Lockerbie

Much improved side, they have got back that fire and enthusiasm that is traditional with any team from Scotland. Martin Mcintosh and Barry Kelly are the backbone of the team and with the return of Scottish legend Mike Clark, they are looking to be one of the top four teams who will appear in front of SKYSPORTS cameras at his years championships.

We said last year that it might take another year before Scotland are again amongst the top ranked countries, and with some new additions to their squad they are indeed looking to be a formidable outfit.

With Mike McDonald as their manager, Scotland are emerging out of the doldrums of recent years and have one of their strongest sides for many seasons. Pat McCarron and Darren Matthew who have both won world titles in other divisions at the World Championships, are the strength of the side but are not in any way the only experienced players available to the new manager. PAT McCARRON BARRY KELLY

SCOTLAND

Matt Brannan Matt made his Scotland debut at the 2012 Euros in Dublin and this will be his first appearance in Blackpool at this years Championships. He is a pool club owner in Cumbria and is a consistent winner of event in that area. As a current member of the new UK Pool Tour Matt will be a great addition and will add invaluable experience to the squad.

Pat McCarron Nickname: Patty Like Darren, Patty has been part of our set up since a very early age and is also a multiple World Champion at both Junior and Under 21 Level. Current Scotland Captain and regular in the squad since leaving u21's. Patty must be another contender for the singles this year after narrowly losing out to Gareth Potts in a deciding frame last time around.

Mike Clark One of the most experienced members within our Federation after missing out last year due to work commitments, Mike hopes to be back with avengence. Former Scotland Captain and his commitment to the National Team is unrivaled. One of the best one frame specialists around. Invaluable member of the squad and geniuinely one of the nicest guys in pool.

MIKE CLARK MARC FLEMING

Martin McIntosh Nickname: Mac Mac Mac Mac is another success story from our junior ranks playing for years in the same team as Daz and Patty in the junior ranks and is a Team World Champion at that level. Narrow failed o make The Brittish Lions Squad last year missing out by just one frame at the qualifier. Highly respected for his talent and has won the last three Region one tours in a row. He is tha man on form coming into this years event and therefore must be a contender.

DARREN MATTHEW SHAUN WISHART

RAB WARRANDER MATT BRANNAN

Name: Mark McGauley This will be Mark's first vist to The Worlds after starring for our A team at the Euros. Mark's commitment over the last year is incredible. He lives in Milton Keynes and travelled to each R3 Tour throughout the season, Won it and qualified for squad. Recently travelled 600 miles to compete in The Highlands of Scotland in the Elgin Open. Won that also and claimed a very nice first prize.

Darren Mathew Nickname:Daz Daz has been part of the SEPF since he was 12 years old. Three times Junior World Champion and seeded Number 2 at this years event. Recent member of the successful Brittish Lions tours of Australia and Malta. Regular winner of Regional and National Events. Sure to go well in the singles.

Nickname: The Hammer Barry is another who brings vast experience to our squad after competing in numerous World, European and Home International Championships for his country. Lives in Liverpool and is a very well known and feared opponent on the Merseyside circuit. One time World squad member his passion and experience is sure to rub off on the younger members in a squad which we believe is the best that we will have put forward for the last 5 to 10 years.

Name: Barry Kelly

Name: Shaun Wishart Nickname: Wishy "Wishy" is yet another to come through the Junior ranks and one of the youngest members of the squad. Currently Ranked No 1 on Region 2 Tour and previous Scottish Singles winner. Made it back into the squad this time round by winning the Region 2 Tour last season. Along with Mark McGauley he classes himself as one of the pin up boys in the team. Ladies of Blackpool watch out for the "Spice Boys".

MARTIN McINTOSH MARK McGAULEY


2011 Ladies World 8 Ball Pool Champion

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Ladies Seeds for the World Championships 2012 Name: Emma Seed: One

Cunningham

It’s been Emma’s misfortune trying to win trophies in an era when Sue Thompson has dominated the ladies scene. But the Newry born star is one of the few capable of toppling the greatest female player of all-time. In 2005, she became the youngest ever recipient of the title, beating Thompson in the final. And while it was a long time between titles, Emma finally triumphed again in the ladies singles final 12 months ago. Unexpectedly, her opponent wasn’t Thompson but Australian Renata Delahunty. And the Northern Ireland cue queen made no mistake and romped to an 8-2 victory after beating Welsh rival, Collette Henriksen, in the semi-finals. Cunningham made her World Championship debut

Name: Sue Seed: Two

Thompson

Some things in life are predictable: a Briton failing to win Wimbledon, England losing a penalty shootout, a Britain's Got Talent winner never being heard of again. But when it comes to Sue Thompson winning the World Ladies singles title, it's pretty much guaranteed. However, the normal order was upset 12 months ago. The Runcorn born left hander not only relinquished her title but she didn't even make the final. Instead, Blackpool was rocking as Thompson crashed to a 7-5 quarter-final defeat against Sharon Dickson. And if that wasn't bad enough, the 'Queen of the Cue' slumped to a last eight defeat in the World Masters against Renata Delahunty. The hangover from Blackpool continued into the new Ladies International Pool Tour season as Thompson slipped to a last 16 defeat in Tour One against Amy

Name: Barbara Seed: Three

Taylor

Barbara has been a World Championship regular for more years than she probably cares to remember! And the tournament has provided plenty of high and low spots. Indeed, she suffered the contrasting emotions in the same match. The occasion was the 2008 ladies singles final. Delight at qualifying for her first individual showpiece turned into disappointment as local star Lynette Horsburgh waltzed off with the spoils. The Kent stalwart also progressed to a last two shootout of the 2010 World Masters only to lose 64 to Michelle Brown. Barbara, however, as numerous world titles to her name as one of the pillars of the all-conquering England ladies team. One of those successes came 12 months ago as she sank the winning 8-Ball against Natalie Madden to secure England's 7-6 win over Northern Ireland.

Name: Renata Seed: Four

Delahunty

Lives: Milton Keynes Nickname: ‘Emz’

back in 2003 when remarkably she reached the last four. In 2004, she progressed to the final but couldn’t stop Thompson lifting the trophy. Despite Thompson’s dominance, Cunningham is only one of four girls to have won the ladies world title since 1993. In addition to her World 8-Ball Singles crown, Cunningham also collected another world title in Blackpool last year. She defeated Emma Wilkinson 8-2 to capture the World Masters, ironically after getting the better of Delahunty again in the semi-finals. Sadly, Cunningham’s talents haven’t been on display on the Ladies International Pool Tour and it remains to be seen whether a lack of match practice proves her undoing at the Imperial. Sister Mary is also a useful pool player.

Lives: Kingston upon Hull Nickname: 'Thommo'

Beauchamp. Unheard of! So, was the crown finally slipping? Not a bit of it. Like the true champion she is, Thompson bounced back in Tour Two at Leicester. And she did it in some style. In five matches she dropped only six frames-two in the final when beating fourth seed Michelle Rooney 7-2. Sue, now living on Humberside, has been winning world crowns since 1996. She arrives in Blackpool as top ranked player on the Tour with a 26 points lead over second ranked, Collette Henriksen. In total, Thompson has won 10 world singles titles. A measure of her achievement can be gauged by looking at the history books. The only player to come close to Thompson's record is Linda Leadbitter with four titles while Emma Cunningham, of the current crop of players, is the only one with more than one to her name.

Lives: Rainham, Kent Nickname: ‘Babs’

Also seeded three for last year's individual championships, 'Babs' lost 7-6 in the quarters to Renata Delahunty. 'Babs' is seventh on the provisional Ladies Tour rankings, down by just one place on her 2011 finishing position. She has reached the quarter-finals of both the opening two Tours, including the last event at Leicester, resulting in a 6-4 defeat to Michelle Rooney. However, she overcame her last eight hoodoo by winning last year's Champion of Champions ladies singles title. She knocked out: Katie Henrick, Liesa Conlin and Anne Rocca before beating Lynne Pinches 6-4 in the final. And it's a good bet she will be at the business end of the Championships once more this year.

Country: Australia Nickname:

Renata took the Worlds by storm last year by reaching the ladies' singles final. In doing so she became only the second Australian female to progress that far after Natalie Froling 18 years earlier. However, the 42-year-old from Adelaide suffered the same fate as Froling against Linda Leadbitter in 1993, losing to Ulster favourite Emma Cunningham. But she certainly left her mark on the tournament defeating: Anne Meadows,Kolbe Poole, Catherine Buckley, Barbara Taylor and Sharon Dickson. Renata, wife of top Aussie men's star, Mick, also got through to the last four of the World Masters, in

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cluding victory over Sue Thompson, to complete a memorable 10 days.

Renata was Australian National singles champion in 2009. She also reached the final again last year but lost out 9-6 to another familiar Blackpool face, Sue Bussanich. Renata is seeded in the top four for the first time in what will be her sixth World Championship. She is also captain of the women's squad.


First Round (Best of 11)

Last 32 (Best of 11)

Score

Mon 25th June - 1.00pm

Sunday 24th June - 9.30 pm

Sunday 24th June - 7.30 pm

Score 1

EMMA CUNNINGHAM (NI) V

BYE TO LAST 32

2

LOUISE THOMPSON (IRE)

V

SHARON WRIGHT (ENG)

3

KIM O'BRIEN (IRE)

V

JO KENT (NI)

4

MANDY BOOTH (IRE)

V

MICHELLE ROONEY (NI)

5

LISA McGIRR (IRE)

V

TINA ALTON (ENG)

6

SUZANNE BUSSANICH (AUS)

V

7

BYE

V

AMY-CLAIRE KING (SA)

8

JODIE HOLT (SCO)

V

CINDY BLACKMORE (AUS)

9

DEONETTE JONKERS (SA)

V

ANNE MIDDLETON (SCO)

10

JACKIE BAKER (ENG)

V

BYE

11

ANNE MEADOWS (WAL)

V

LYNETTE HORSBURGH (SCO)

12

LAURA BRENNAN (IRE)

V

FIONNA PLUMMER (AUS)

13

SHARON DICKSON (WAL)

V

EMMA WILKINSON (ENG)

14

EMMA RAEBURN (SCO)

V

BYE

15

ESMERELDA COETZEE (SA) V

LEANNE PEARCE (WAL)

16

BARBARA TAYLOR (ENG) V

BYE TO LAST 32

17

RENATA DELAHUNTY (AUS) V

BYE TO LAST 32

18

RACHEL TUCKER (WAL)

V

BYE

19

MARY CUNNINGHAM (NI)

V

LOUISE MAHER (IRE)

20

ANA CRISTINA SARMENTO (AUS) V CATHERINE BUCKLEY (IRE)

21

LAURA ANNE SNEDDON (SCO) V

BYE

22

LYNNE LOUW (SA)

V

LAURA PEARCE (WAL)

23

THELMA LOWE (SA)

V

NICOLE WELSH (AUS)

24

AMY BEAUCHAMP (ENG)

V

ANNE HOWLIN (IRE)

25

SHARON LUNN (ENG)

V

JO COE (NI)

26

LYNDSEY McKELLAR (SCO) V

A.N.OTHER

27

BYE

V

CARLY SMITH (ENG)

28

LAUREN JELLY (AUS)

V

BYE

29

AUDREY BECKETT (SCO)

V

LYNDSEY ROBERTS (ENG)

30

LIZ VESTY (NI)

V

COLLETTE HENRIKSEN (WAL)

31

KATIE HENRICK (ENG)

V

CHANTELLE PENNY (SA)

32

SUE THOMPSON (SCO)

V

BYE TO LAST 32

Last 16 (Best of 11)

Thu 28th June - 9.00p

BYE

Mon 25th June - 4.00pm

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Fri 29th June - 10.00a


pm

Ladies Individual Championships

2012

Quarter-finals (Best of 13)

Fri 29th June - 2.30pm

Semi-finals (Best of 13)

Mon 2nd July - 3.00pm

Fri 29th June - 2.30pm

FINAL (Best of 15)

Wed 4th July - 2.00pm

m

Defending champion

EMMA CUNNINGHAM

Fri 29th June - 2.30pm

Mon 2nd July - 3.00pm

TOTAL PRIZE FUND OF

£4,000

Fri 29th June - 2.30pm

WINNER

£1,600

LOSING SEMIS

£400

RUNNER-UP

LOSING QTRS

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£800 £200


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Cham

co WHO HAS A CUNNING-HAM PLAN TO STOP EMMA?

Sandra Dickson

Carly Smith

Nicole Welsh

Lynette Horsburgh

No one begrudged Emma Cunningham her first World ladies singles title in six years when she beat Renata Delahunty in the 2011 final.

Cunningham seemed to suffer almost annually at the cue of Sue Thompson. But patience is a virtue and the Northern Ireland international had her reward over Australian Renata Delahunty. Thompson has dominated the ladies scene in the same way darts legend Phil Taylor mastered his rivals on the Oche. At the last count, the former Scottish international had amassed 10 singles titles. But favourites can be beaten as was proved 12 months ago. In fact, the ladies tournament took on a new dimension 12 months ago as Delahunty put h e r n a m e i n t h e f ra m e f o r honours.

Collette Henriksen

The moral of the story is there is ‘always hope’. And it is great to see the rise of the Aussies who travel from the other side of the world every year to compete in the greatest 8-Ball event on the planet.

And there is plenty of girl power attached coming from Down Under. In addition to Renata, Sue Bussanich and Nicole Welsh are two others who have started to put their stamp on the top level of ladies pool. The Aussie ladies won the World team title in 2007 followed by a semi-final spot last year. So, will we see one of them lift the individual title at the 2012 Worlds? However, there is another bright star emerging in the Northern Hemisphere and her name is Amy Beauchamp. ‘Our’ Amy is the new European singles champion courtesy of a

Jackie Baker

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pionship

nt ender s 7-3 victory over England skipper Jackie Baker. She also enjoyed an equally impressive semi win against Collette Henriksen.

semi-finals and could just be the next one to show her skills to the Sky Sports viewers in the televised final.

Baker is another World Championship stalwart; a winner of 10 team titles, European champion herself in 2004 and runner-up three years earlier.

Let’s not forget Scotland's and Blackpool’s very own, Lynette Horsburgh, who took the title in 2008 and has regularly been among the top four seeds.

She has played County pool for Kent and London, has probably never done herself justice in the World Singles. But she always has the capability to test the leading contenders and maybe this will be finally Baker’s year.

The ‘Pocket Rocket’ is now starting to get back to her brilliant best while former European ladies champion, Sharon Dickson of Wales, went all the way to the semis in last year’s Worlds. She is another who has experience and the ability.

Maybe there is a power shift at the top of the game? Henriksen, Baker and Northern Ireland’s Michelle Rooney along with Delahunty - are joint fourth seeds. However, Renata claims fourth because of her final spot last year. Emma Cunningham and Sue Thompson are indeed the top stars of the ladies game. But without doubt there are others who are now showing that they are capable of taking the title. Henriksen, nicknamed the ‘Smiling Assassin’, has appeared in two of the last three world

England have traditionally been strong in the ladies’ individual and have new blood in their team for this year’s event. However, eighth seed Carly Smith, is still in the squad to provide that extra experience to the newcomers. Kim O’Brien and Catherine Buckley are the Irish ladies’ seeded players, both of whom have reached the latter stages of previous championships. So, watch out Emma and Sue-the contenders are coming to get you!

ladies

Michelle Rooney

Suzanne Bussanich

Kim O’Brien

Amy Beauchamp

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IRELAND KIM O'BRIEN CATHERINE BUCKLEY LOUISE THOMPSON MANDY BOOTH LOUISE MAHER LISA McGIRR ANNE HOWLIN

ENGLAND JACKIE BAKER CARLY SMITH BARBARA TAYLOR AMY BEAUCHAMP KATIE HENRICK LYNDSEY ROBERTS SHARON WRIGHT

AUSTRALIA RENATA DELAHUNTY SUZANNE BUSSANICH NICOLE WELSH ANA CRISTINA SARMENTO FIONNA PLUMMER CINDY BLACKMORE

Session 2

5:00pm

Session 4

7:00pm

Session 6 Session 7

3:00pm

Session 5

12:30pm

10:00am

TUESDAY 26th JUNE

Session 3

10:00am

MONDAY 25th JUNE

Session 1

2:30pm

SUNDAY 24th JUNE

GAME 15 Wales N. Ireland

GAME 13 England Scotland

GAME 12 N. Ireland Ireland GAME 14 Australia Ireland

GAME 11 Scotland Australia

GAME 8 Australia South Africa

GAME 7 England Wales GAME 10 South Africa England

GAME 6 N. Ireland Scotland

GAME 4 Wales Australia

GAME 2 Ireland Wales

GAME 5 South Africa Ireland

GAME 3 Scotland South Africa

GAME 1 England N. Ireland

FIXTURES

GAME 9 Ireland Scotland

Renata Delahunty

Cindy Blackmore

Nicole Welsh

Fionna Plummer

Team Championships

Ladies World 2012


WALES SHARON DICKSON COLLETTE HENRICKSON LEANE PEARCE LAURA PEARCE RACHEL TUCKER ANNE MEADOWS

SOUTH AFRICA LYNNE LOUW AMY CLAIRE KING DEONETTE JONKERS CHANTELLE PENNY ESMERELDA COETZEE THELMA LOWE

SCOTLAND SUE THOMPSON LAURA ANN SNEDDON LYNDSEY McKELLAR AUDREY BECKETT LYNETTE HORSBURGH EMMA RAEBURN JODIE HOLT

NORTHERN IRELAND EMMA CUNNINGHAM MARY CUNNINGHAM MICHELLE ROONEY APRIL ROONEY JO COE JO KENT NATALIE MADDEN

Session 10

6:00pm

Leanne Pearce

Lynette Horsburgh

Lyndsay McKellar

Sharon Dickson

GAME 21 South Africa N. Ireland

GAME 19 England Australia

GAME 17 N. Ireland Australia

Sue Thompson

FINAL

SEMI-FINALS

GAME 20 Wales Scotland

GAME 18 South Africa Wales

GAME 16 Ireland England

Anne Meadows

8:00pm

10:00am

Session 9

3:00pm

MONDAY 2nd JULY

Session 8

12:00 noon

THURSDAY 28th JUNE

Amy Beauchamp

Katie Henrick

Barbara Taylor

Carly Smith

Sharon Wright

Suzanne Bussanich

Lyndsey Roberts

Shirley Jewkes

Jackie Baker

Ana Cristins Sarmento


2011 U21 World 8 Ball Pool Champion

Ashley Radford 30


Under 21 World Championship Programme UNDER 21 FIXTURES Game 2 Game 3 Channel Islands Ireland B Malta B Australia

Game 4 Scotland B Ireland A

Game 5 England B Scotland A

Session 2 6:30pm

Game 6 Malta B Malta A

Game 7 Game 8 Australia Ireland A Channel Islands Ireland B

Game 9 Scotland A Scotland B

Game 10 England A England B

Session 3 9:00pm

Game 11 Malta A Australia

Game 12 Game 13 Channel Islands Ireland B Ireland A Scotland A

Game 14 Scotland B England B

Game 15 Malta B England A

TUESDAY 26th JUNE Session 4 Game 16 9:00am Ireland A Malta A

Game 17 Game 18 Scotland A England B Channel Islands Ireland B

Game 19 England A Scotland B

Game 20 Australia Malta B

Game 21 Malta A Scotland A

Game 22 Game 23 Channel Islands Ireland B England B Scotland B

Session 6 1:00pm

Game 24 Malta B Ireland A

Game 25 Australia England A

Game 26 England B Malta A

Session 7 3:00pm

Game 28 England A Ireland B

Game 29 Scotland A Malta B

Game 30 Ireland A Australia

THURSDAY 28th JUNE Session 8 Game 31 4:00pm Malta A Scotland B Session 9 6:00pm

Game 36 Ireland B Malta A

Game 34 Australia Scotland A

Game 35 Ireland A England A

Game 37 Game 38 England A Scotland B Channel Islands Malta B

Game 39 England B Australia

Game 40 Scotland A Ireland A

Game 44 Ireland A England B

Game 45 Scotland A England A

CHANNEL ISLES RYAN SHAW CHARLIE HASSETT JORDI ETCHELLS CHRIS LE MARQUAND

7:00pm

Under 21's Presentation

25th - 1.00pm

FINAL AUSTRALIA ANTHONY ADAMS DANIEL BANFIELD NICK YOUNG

U21's Team Championship

IRELAND A CONOR O'BOYLE ADAM McMACKIN MICHAEL CURLEY SEAN CONWAY

ENGLAND A ASHLEY RADFORD MICHAEL HOPE GIUSEPPE D'IMPERIO TOM CHURCH

ENGLAND B LEE SHEPHERD ALEX LEWIS ADAM GRIFFITHS GLEN HANNIBAL

Under 21's Individual

Under 21 draw

FRIDAY 29th JUNE 9:00am SEMI-FINALS 1:00pm

1:00pm

3:00pm

Game 27 Scotland B Channel Islands

Game 43 Australia Scotland B

26th JUNE U21's Team Championship U21's Team Championship U21's Team Championship U21's Team Championship Under 21's Individual

FRIDAY 29th JUNE U21's Team Championship 9:00am 11:00am Under 21's Individual

Game 32 Game 33 Channel Islands Malta B Ireland B England B

Session 10 Game 41 Game 42 9:00pm Malta A Malta B Channel Islands Ireland B

25th JUNE Under 21'sIndividual Under 21's Individual Under 21's Individual Under 21's Individual U21's Team Championship U21's Team Championship U21's Team Championship

THURSDAY 28th JUNE 4:00pm U21's Team Championship U21's Team Championship 6:00pm U21's Team Championship 9:00pm

Mon 25th June - 10.00am

Session 5 11:00am

TUESDAY 9:00am 11:00am 1:00pm 3:00pm 9:00pm

25th - 11.30am

MONDAY 25th JUNE Session 1 Game 1 4:30pm Malta A England A

MONDAY 10:00am 11:30am 1:00pm 2:30pm 4:30pm 6:30pm 9:00pm

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IRELAND B SEAN SHARKEY DAVID KERR EAMONN MOORE CHRIS DUNLEAVY

Prelim Last 32 Last 32 Last 16 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session 5 Session 6 Session 7 Quarters Session 8 Session 9 Session 10 Semi-Final Semi-Final Final

Final

PRELIMINARY ROUND

R23 R24 R25 R26 R27 R28 R29 R30 R31 R32

STEFAN CHRISTY (NI) MICHAEL CURLEY (IRE) NICKY SPITERI (MAL) CONOR O'BOYLE (IRE) PHILIP CRONIN (IRE) JOSH CORKETT (ENG) JAMIE AHERN (SCO) SEAN CONWAY (IRE) CHRIS DUNLEAVY (IRE) ALEX LEWIS (ENG)

v v v v v v v v v v

MICHAEL HOPE (ENG) ANDREW MULVEY (SCO) RICKY CLYDE (NI) KANE SMITH (MAL) LYDEN DEBONO (MAL) STEVEN BEST (SCO) A N OTHER 1 LEE SHEPHERD (ENG) A N OTHER 2 RYAN FLEMING (SCO)

S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11 S12 S13 S14 S15 S16

DANIEL BANFIELD (AUS) DAVID KERR (IRE) TOM CHURCH (ENG) ALAN KIRKHAM (SCO) MAX THIEMANN (IRE) MATTHEW GALDES (MAL) RYAN DAVIE (SCO) SCOT HECTOR (SCO) ADAM McMACKIN (IRE) NICK YOUNG (AUS) STEVEN COCHRANE (SCO) WINNER OF MATCH R23 WINNER OF MATCH R25 WINNER OF MATCH R27 WINNER OF MATCH R29 WINNER OF MATCH R31

v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v

SEAN SHARKEY (IRE) JAMES KIRK (CI) ANTHONY ADAMS (AUS) RYAN SHAW (CI) NIGEL CLARKE (ENG) ASHLEY RADFORD (ENG) GIUSEPPE D'IMPERIO (ENG) NEIL GOODLIP (MAL) NEIL CHETCUTI (MAL) ADAM GRIFFITHS (ENG) GLEN HANNIBAL (ENG) WINNER OF MATCH R24 WINNER OF MATCH R26 WINNER OF MATCH R28 WINNER OF MATCH R30 WINNER OF MATCH R32

LAST 32

MALTA A LYDEN DEBONO NEIL GOODLIP NICKY SPITERI

MALTA B MATTHEW GALDES KANE SMITH NEIL CHETCUTI

SCOTLAND A RYAN FLEMING RYAN DAVIE ANDREW MULVEY ALAN KIRKHAM

SCOTLAND B JAMIE AHERN STEVEN COCHRANE SCOT HECTOR STEVEN BEST


2011 Wheelchair World 8 Ball Pool Champion

Andy Rigby 32


Wheelchair World Pool Championship Individual Programme TUESDAY 26th JUNE Group 1 11:00am

Session 1

Group 2

1:00pm

Session 1

Group 1

5:00pm

Session 2

Group 2

7:00pm

Session 2

WEDNESDAY 27th JUNE Group 1 12:00pm

GAME 4 Gary Simpson(Sco) Theresa Sheridan(Eng)

GAME 5 Danny Luton(Wal) Tony Southern(Eng)

GAME 6 Ryan Kisten(SA) Frankie Gillen(Eng)

Session 3

Group 2

2:00pm

Session 3

GAME 7 Andy Rigby(Wal) Stephen Ramfaj(Eng)

GAME 8 Craig Welch(Wal) Phil Hendrickson(Wal)

GAME 9 Aslum Abubaker(Eng) Eddie McGowan(Ire)

Group 1

5:00pm

Session 4

Group 2

5:00pm

Session 4

GAME 10 Phil Hendrickson(Wal) Gary Swift(Eng)

GAME 11 Eddie McGowan(Ire) Craig Welch(Wal)

Group 1

8:00pm

Session 5

Group 2

8:00pm

Session 5

GAME 13 Andy Rigby(Wal) Phil Hendrickson(Wal)

THURSDAY 28th JUNE Group 1 10:00am

GAME 13 Theresa Sheridan(Eng) Frankie Gillen(Eng)

GAME 14 Gary Swift(Eng) Craig Welch(Wal)

Session 6

Group 2

12:00pm

Session 6

Group 1

2:00pm

Session 7

Group 2

4:00pm

Session 7

9:00pm

QUARTER FINALS

3:00pm

FINAL

GAME 1 Andy Rigby(Wal) Eddie McGowan(Ire)

GAME 2 Gary Swift(Eng) Aslum Abubaker(Eng)

GAME 4 Aslum Abubaker(Eng) Andy Rigby(Wal)

GAME 5 Stephen Ramfaj(Eng) Gary Swift(Eng)

GAME 1 Theresa Sheridan(Eng) Ryan Kisten(SA)

GAME 7 Theresa Sheridan(Eng) Danny Luton(Wal)

GAME 10 Frankie Gillen(Eng) Tony Southern(Eng)

GAME 2 Tony Southern(Eng) Gary Simpson(Sco)

GAME 8 Kevin Flynn(Ire) Frankie Gillen(Eng)

GAME 3 Craig Welch(Wal) Stephen Ramfaj(Eng)

GAME 3 Kevin Flynn(Ire) Danny Luton(Wal)

GAME 6 Eddie McGowan(Ire) Phil Hendrickson(Wal)

GAME 9 Gary Simpson(Sco) Ryan Kisten(SA)

GAME 12 Stephen Ramfaj(Eng) Aslum Abubaker(Eng)

GAME 11 Ryan Kisten(SA) Kevin Flynn(Ire)

GAME 12 Danny Luton(Wal) Gary Simpson(Sco)

GAME 14 Tony Southern(Eng) Kevin Flynn(Ire)

GAME 15 Danny Luton(Wal) Ryan Kisten(SA)

GAME 16 Craig Welch(Wal) Andy Rigby(Wal)

GAME 17 Eddie McGowan(Ire) Gary Swift(Eng)

GAME 18 Phil Hendrickson(Wal) Aslum Abubaker(Eng)

GAME 19 Andy Rigby(Wal) Gary Swift(Eng)

GAME 20 Aslum Abubaker(Eng) Craig Welch(Wal)

GAME 21 Stephen Ramfaj(Eng) Phil Hendrickson(Wal)

GAME 16 Kevin Flynn(Ire) Theresa Sheridan(Eng)

GAME 19 Theresa Sheridan(Eng) Tony Southern(Eng)

FRIDAY 29th JUNE 11:00am SEMI FINALS

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GAME 17 Ryan Kisten(SA) Tony Southern(Eng)

GAME 20 Gary Simpson(Sco) Kevin Flynn(Ire)

GAME 15 Stephen Ramfaj(Eng) Eddie McGowan(Ire)

GAME 18 Frankie Gillen(Eng) Gary Simpson(Sco)

GAME 21 Danny Luton(Wal) Frankie Gillen(Eng)


2011 Over 50’s World 8 Ball Pool Champion

Tony Kay 34


Over 50’s World Pool Championship

Blackpool Imperial Hotel

Over 50’s team fixtures MONDAY 25th JUNE 10:00am GAME 1 Session 1 Australia England B 12:00pm Session 2

2:30pm Session 3

GAME 3 Wales Scotland B

GAME 7 Scotland B England B

TUESDAY 26th JUNE 9:00am GAME 11 Session 4 Scotland A Scotland B 11:00am Session 5

3:00pm Session 6

GAME 15 Ireland A England A

GAME 19 England A Scotland B

THURSDAY 28th JUNE 10:00am GAME 23 Session 7 Scotland B South Africa 12:00pm Session 8

3:00pm Session 9 5:00pm Session 10

GAME 27 Scotland B Ireland B

GAME 29 Australia Scotland B

GAME 33 Scotland B Ireland A

GAME 2 South Africa Scotland A GAME 4 England B Ireland A

GAME 8 Ireland A Scotland A

GAME 12 England A Australia

GAME 16 Australia South Africa

OVER 50’s DRAW GAME 5 Scotland A Australia

GAME 9 South Africa England A

GAME 13 Ireland B South Africa GAME 17 Wales Scotland A

GAME 6 Ireland B England A GAME 10 Wales Ireland B

GAME 14 England B Wales GAME 18 England B Ireland B

GAME 20 South Africa Ireland A

GAME 21 Ireland B Australia

GAME 22 Scotland A England B

GAME 24 Ireland A Australia

GAME 25 Wales England A

GAME 26 Scotland A Ireland B

GAME 28 Ireland A Wales

GAME 30 Ireland B Ireland A

GAME 34 Wales Australia

MONDAY 25th JUNE 4:30pm R23 STEPHEN MANN (KEN) R24 ROBBIE GRACE (SA)

R25 GRAHAM BAKE (SA)

GAME 31 South Africa Wales

GAME 35 England B South Africa

SEMI-FINAL

11:00am

OVER 50’S INDIVIDUAL

SEMI-FINAL

1:00pm

OVER 50’S TEAM

FINAL

3:00pm

OVER 50’S INDIVIDUAL

FINAL

7:00pm

OVER 50’S

PRESENTAION

GAME 32 England A England B

GAME 36 Scotland A England A

v STEVE BRINDLEY (WAL)

v MICK LE NOUREY (CI)

v GARY PROCTOR (AUS)

R26 PETER LUCAS (IRE)

v JIM FLEMING (SCO)

R28 FRANK WRIGHT (NI)

v PATRICK FARRELLY (IRE)

R27 STEVE ADAMS (ENG)

v MIKE McHALE (SCO)

R29 ROGER HUNT (ENG)

v GEORGE CASCARINO (SCO)

R31 DEREK AHERN (SCO)

v PAUL WHITE (ENG)

R30 TONY KAY (ENG)

MONDAY 25th JUNE 6:30pm R32 CRANNE WRIGLEY (AUS)

v LIAM SHANLEY (IRE)

v ALISTER BAILEE

LAST 32

MONDAY 25th JUNE 6:30pm S1

BERNARD FINNEGAN (IRE) v DAVE STYLES (SCO)

S2

BILL RIGBY (ENG)

v MICHAEL FORTUNE (IRE)

S4

SCOTT BOWERS (SCO)

v NICKY CAHILL (IRE)

S6

IAN TURNER (ENG)

v LLOYD CLARKE (WI)

S3

S5

FRIDAY 29th JUNE 9:00am OVER 50’S TEAM

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PRELIMINARY ROUND

S7

PIETER RODEMEYER (SA) v NICK BURTON (ENG)

IAN MOFFAT (SCO)

PAUL McGOWAN (SCO)

MONDAY 25th JUNE 9:00pm S8 S9

DAVE MINISTER (ENG)

JOHN ELLIOT (SCO)

S10 PETER GOLDING (ENG)

v LYN DAVIES (WAL)

v KEITH BREWER (ENG)

v JIMMY McGREGOR (SCO)

v JOE SMART (WI)

v PAUL HANCOCK (AUS)

S11 SHANE ROBINSON (ENG) v GARETH WILLIAMS (WAL) S12 WINNER OF MATCH R23

S13 WINNER OF MATCH R25

S14 WINNER OF MATCH R27

S15 WINNER OF MATCH R29

S16 WINNER OF MATCH R31

v WINNER OF MATCH R24

v WINNER OF MATCH R26

v WINNER OF MATCH R28

v WINNER OF MATCH R30

v WINNER OF MATCH R32

m - LAST 16 TUESDAY 26th JUNE 9:00pm THURSDAY 28th JUNE 9:00pm - QUARTER FINALS


2011 Over 50’s & Junior winners Current Over 50’s World Team Champions

AUSTRALIA

Current Junior World Team Champions

ENGLAND

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Welcome to the

Strachan Junior World Pool Championship STRACHAN AND WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS A PERFECT MATCH

It gives me great pleasure to again

that despite these tough times the game

Championships in Blackpool this year. Last

levels. This is down to the quality of the

s p o n s o r t h e J u n i o r Wo r l d 8 B a l l

year was the first year that we have sponsored this event and we are very

happy & proud to be able to be associated

with this important event again. I eagerly await to see who can pick up the trophy

and also as a result of the tireless work of

the various national and internati and the English Pool Association.

The World Championships, which we see

his title?

disappoints

We see this event as being hugely

significant and extremely important to recognise the up and coming stars of the future. The pool is usually uninhibited,

exciting and played with the confidence that I am sure will generate future Senior World Champions.

Strachan and Milliken have a long history Strachan European Sales Manager.

game itself, the enthusiasm of the players

this year, will it be another new face? Or will Mick Hill be able to successfully defend

Pictured: Stuart Gardiner,

of English 8 ball strong and thriving at all

with cuesports in Blackpool dating back to the days when the professional World

as the absolute pinnacle of the sport never and

continues

to

deliver

unrivalled drama and excitement. We are proud

to

be

associated

with

these

championships for well over ten years and

supply very best 6811 cloth to give the

player the best possible speed, touch and control, all combining to give ultimate playing

conditions.

The

tournament

package of Strachan Cloth, Supreme tables and Aramith balls make a perfect

playing surface for the finest players in the world.

Snooker Qualifiers were held at the

It just remains for me now to thank all of

Blackpool has become a Mecca for English

on Strachan cloth and to wish all the

Norbreck Castle in the 1990's. Since then

Pool and we have developed a strong bond and friendship with the English 8 ball elite

players and their governing bodies the English Pool Association and the World 8 Ball Pool Federation.

In these difficult financial times we see the

pub industry having a very tough time of

it with pubs still closing down each and every week in the UK. It is great to see

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the players who play and train each day

players in this years World Championships all the very best of luck. Enjoy your pool.

Stuart Gardiner

European Sales Manager.


Ro l l o f h onour Junior World Pool Championship Programme

2011

TUESDAY 26th JUNE 9:00am

Junior Team Championship

Session 1

3:00pm

Junior Team Championship

Session 3

1:00pm

5:00pm

7:00pm

Junior Team Championship Individual Championship

Individual Championship

WEDNESDAY 27th JUNE

Session 2

2009

Last 64 Last 64

3:30pm

Junior Team Championship

Session 5

5:30pm

7:30pm

9:00pm

Junior Team Championship Individual Championship

Individual Championship

THURSDAY 28th JUNE

Session 4 Session 6 Last 32

Last 32

10:00am

Junior Team Championship

Session 7

2:00pm

Junior Team Championship

Session 8

12:00noon 4:00pm

6:00pm

Individual Championship

Junior Team Championship Individual Championship

FRIDAY 29th JUNE 9:00am

Junior Team Championships

1:00pm

Junior Team Championships

7:00pm

PRESENTATION

11:00am 3:00pm

Individual Championship

Individual Championship

ENGLAND

2010

Individual Championship

Junior Team Championship

Team

Last 64

12 noon 1:30pm

juniors

Last 16

Session 9 Quarters

Semi-Finals

Semi-Finals Final Final

Team ENGLAND

Team ENGLAND

2008 Team ENGLAND

2007 Team ENGLAND

2006 Team ENGLAND

2005 Team ENGLAND

2004 Team ENGLAND

2003

Team SCOTLAND

2002 Team IRELAND

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Individual

FRANK COSTELLO (England) Individual FRANK COSTELLO (England) Individual BEN CLARK (England)

Individual PAUL McGUIRE (England) Individual SEAN CONWAY (Republic of Ireland) Individual PAT McCARRON (Scotland) Individual JORDAN CHURCH (England) Individual JORDAN CHURCH (England) Individual DARREN MATTHEW (Scotland) Individual DARREN MATTHEW (Scotland)


First Round (Best of 11)

Last 32 (Best of 11)

Score

Wed 27th June - 7.30pm

Wednesday 27th June - 12.00 noon

Tuesday 26 th June - 7.00 pm

Tuesday 26th June - 5.00 pm

Score R1

STEVEN GRAHAM (SCO)

v

CIARAN FAY (IRE)

R2

JORDAN YOUNG (ENG)

v

HAYDN JONES (WAL)

R3

JORDI ETCHELLS (CI)

v

LEVI CLEMSON (WAL)

R4

CONNOR DAVIES (WAL)

v

AARON MATHARU (IND)

R5

JAMIE GAFFNEY (IRE)

v

SCOTT GARDINER (SCO)

R6

JACK SMITHERS (ENG)

v

CARL MARTIN (IRE)

R7

EVAN KAVANAGH (IRE)

v

JORDAN MAINWARING (WAL)

R8

L WILSON (SCO)

v

ADAM BASSOO (ENG)

R9

CALE BARRETT (AUS)

v

RAJ PADDAM (IND)

R10 CALLUM SINGLETON (ENG) v

VIVEK MAKH (IND)

R11 ADAM BLEUMINK (AUS)

v

JOE McGUIRE (IRE)

R12 BEN FORTEY (WAL)

v

STUART THOM (SCO)

R13 RYAN MAKH (IND)

v

JORDAN GORMAN (IRE)

R14 ADAM MAHER (IRE)

v

SAM HIRST (ENG)

R15 FRASER ALLAN (SCO)

v

GURVINDER GILL (IND)

R16 KEVIN McWEENEY (IRE)

v

JORDAN BERWICK (SCO)

R17 LUKE FOSTER (AUS)

v

JORDAN DOYLE (IRE)

R18 DYLAN CASSAR (MAL)

v

DYLAN GRAY (SCO)

R19 RYAN FALZON (MAL)

v

CHRIS LE MARQUAND (CI)

R20 AARON DAVIES (ENG)

v

SCOTT MUSCAT (MAL)

R21 DEYAN GRECH (MAL)

v

JACK ANDREW (SCO)

R22 JOHN MURRAY JNR (SCO)

v

DARREN REDMOND (IRE)

R23 MATT DAVIES (WAL)

v

FRANK COSTELLO (ENG)

R24 MACAULEY GUNN (ENG)

v

LEWIS WEST (WAL)

R25 SCOTT COVENTRY (SCO)

v

CHARLIE HASSETT (CI)

R26 STEPHEN KAINE (AUS)

v

OWEN AMATO (MAL)

R27 JORDAN SYNNOTT (IRE)

v

RYAN JUNAID (IND)

R28 LUKE BOWRY (ENG)

v

RYAN PISANI (MAL)

R29 JAMES MURRAY (SCO)

v

IAN HINTON (AUS)

R30 DAVID SINGLETON (SCO)

v

DECLAN O'CALLAGHAN (WAL)

R31 JOE O'CONNOR (ENG)

v

KIERAN WOOD (SCO)

R32 JAMES CHARLWOOD (ENG) v

Wed 27th June - 9.00pm

MICHAEL CACCIOLA (AUS)

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Last 16 (Best of 11)

Thur 28th June - 12.00n

Thur 28th June - 12.00n


noon

Junior Individual Cha mpionships Quarter-finals (Best of 13)

2012

Thur 28th June - 6.00pm

Semi-finals (Best of 13)

Fri 29th June - 11.00am

Thur 28th June - 6.00pm

FINAL (Best of 15)

Fri 29th June - 3.00pm

noon Current champion

Thur 28th June - 6.00pm

FRANK COSTELLO

Fri 29th June - 11.00am

Thur 28th June - 6.00pm

Blackp Imperia Hotel

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Strachan Junior World 2012

IRELAND KEVIN McWEENEY JORDAN GORMAN CIARAN FAY JORDAN DOYLE ADAM MAHER JOE McGUIRE DARREN REDMOND

ENGLAND JACK SMITHERS JOE O'CONNOR LUKE BOWRY JAMES CHARLWOOD SAM HIRST AARON DAVIES CALLUM SINGLETON

AUSTRALIA LUKE FOSTER ADAM BLEUMINK IAN HINTON CALE BARRETT MICHAEL CACCIOLA STEPHEN KAINE

Game 6 Malta Ireland

Game 5 Scotland India

Session 3 3:00pm

Game 14 Scotland Wales

Game 13 England Ireland

Session 6 5:30pm

Session 7 10:00am

Game 15 Scotland England

Game 16 India Ireland

Game 12 Malta India

Game 11 Ireland Australia

Session 5 3:30pm

THURSDAY 28th JUNE

Game 9 India England

Game 8 Australia Scotland

Session 4 1:30pm

WEDNESDAY 27th JUNE

Game 4 Wales Australia

Game 3 Ireland Scotland

Session 2 1:00pm

Game 2 Australia India

Game 1 England Malta

Session 1 9:00am

TUESDAY 26th JUNE

Game 17 Malta Australia

Game 10 Wales Malta

Game 7 England Wales

FIXTURES

Michael Cacciola

Stephen Kaine

Luke Foster

Team Championships

TM

Ian Hinton

Cale Barrett

Adam Bleumink


WALES BEN FORTEY JORDAN MAINWARING CONNOR DAVIES MATT DAVIES LEVI CLEMSON HAYDN JONES LEWIS WEST

SCOTLAND FRASER ALLAN STUART THOM SCOTT GARDINER STEVEN GRAHAM JAMES MURRAY JORDAN BERWICK KIERAN WOOD

INDIA RAJ PADDAM RYAN JUNAID RYAN MAKH VIVECK MAKH GURVINDER GILL AARON MATHARU

MALTA SCOTT MUSCAT DYLAN CASSAR OWEN AMATO RYAN FALZON RYAN PISANI DEYAN GRECH

Game 21 India Wales

Session 9 4:00pm

FINAL

1:00pm

Game 20 Wales Ireland

Jack Smithers

Ben Fortey

Steven Graham

Jordan Mainwaring

Game 19 England Australia

Joe O'Connor

James Murray

SEMI-FINALS

9:00am

FRIDAY 29th JUNE

Game 18 Scotland Malta

Session 8 2:00pm

Matthew Davies

James Charlwood

Levi Clemson

Dylan Cassar

Callum Singleton

Sam Hirst

Aaron Davies

Charlie Hassett

Ryan Falzon

Luke Bowry

Scott Muscat

Chris Le Marquand

Jordi Etchells


2011 Junior World 8 Ball Pool Champion

Frank Costello 44


Heywood Pool & Snooker would like to wish all the players at the World Championships all the best.


The Lygon Arms

Combe Grove Manor Hotel

Walton Hall

Barceló Hotels & Resorts in partnership with the EPA and the UK Pool Tour Barceló Hotels & Resorts have had the pleasure of working with the EPA and the UK Pool Tour for a number of years now and are delighted to be continuing this relationship in the years to come. Barceló Hotels & Resorts is a privately owned Spanish company which owns or manages more than 180 properties in 17 countries. In the UK, Barceló offers 21 unique hotels in inspiring locations across Britain, from vibrant city and town centres to spectacular coastal resorts and countryside retreats. Barceló UK Hotels offer over 2,800 bedrooms, 220 flexible meeting rooms for up to 600 delegates and spacious grounds for team building. 18 of the hotels have Health Clubs and 15 have Beauty Rooms.

As a thank you to the EPA and the UK Pool Tour, Barceló are offering all members of the English Pool Association discounted rates at all Barceló Hotels in the UK. Barceló UK will be working with the EPA and the UK Pool Tour over the coming months to offer members different promotions and incentives. On behalf of Barceló Hotels & Resorts we would like to thank you for your support and hope you enjoy taking advantage of this promotion. We trust you enjoy your stay at Blackpool Imperial Hotel, and wish all competitors in this years championship every success.


World Pool Programme 2012