Sunday 8th April sees Premier Pool hosting a 16 man £100 per player pool tournament with a £1700 prize fund. With the first sessions starting at 11am and played to a finish, this is sure to be a cracking day of pool
First round losers will get the chance to redeem themselves and be entered into the plate competition where there will be a £200 first prize. Of course, all players will be looking to take home the main prize of £400 for winning the entire event. With the draw having been done, we take a look at the draw and offer some insight into some of the players, gracing the baize this coming Sunday.
First Session – 11am
Colin ‘Fish’ Pilcher v Trevor Brewis
Kai Dixon v Alan Parker
Alfie Powley v John Tindale
Jamie McDonald v Lee Cook
Id rather not make any sort of predictions from the above, as yours truly will is one of the contenders for this sunday, so of course ill be hoping to do well. The first match sees Colin Pilcher take on Trevor Brewis, which, from what we understand here at northeastpool, is too opposite styles of pool. Fish, being a slow methodical, and well thought out player, who will grind a result out when he has too, against a brilliant potter in Trevor Brewis. Next up we have the ever hungry Kai Dixon, against a steady player in Alan Parker. This could be the pick up the first session, if both players can live up to what theyre both capable of. Next, we have Alfie Powley, who we dont really know a great deal about, however, he is up against a very underrated player in John Tindale, who certainly knows his way around the pool table. And lastly we have Jamie McDonald, who again, we dont know a great deal about, against the always smiling Lee Cook, who again, could be deemed as underrated, as most people probably see the drunk side of Lee, however, this lad certainly knows how to play pool.
Session 2 – 1pm
Ian Robinson v Ray Irving
Stevie Spears v Matty Christopher
Reece Chisholm v Gary Spooner
Ian Turner v Jamie Spratt
The first game sees 2 relatively unknowns from us at northeastpool, however Ray Irving is a well known name around the North East and you only get known, if your are pretty good with a stick. Next is another unknown in Stevie Spears, against Matty Christopher, who can be an exceptional player, when things are going right for him, providing his temperament doesnt let him down. Our pick of the second session though is Reece Chisholm v Gary Spooner. Reece has steadily got his name known within this past year and itll be interesting to see how well he has progressed. He will be playing Gary Spooner, who is another well known name within the north east, with an all round game that will give any player problems. Another absolute cracker of a game, is the 4th and final game of the tournament, with Ian Turner, who certainly needs no introduction. A player around on the circuit for many years and has such brilliant knowledge of the game, playing a young and maturing Jamie Spratt who can pot them off the lampshades when playing well. Experience v Youth, who will conquer.
As you can see, its a very different mix of players on Sunday and any one of them will have a chance of winning. Good luck to all the lads, and may the best man win.
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