Promoting North East pool, with matches, venues and more
Promoting North East pool, with matches, venues and more

£25 a man Blackball Competition – Preview

North East Pool host our very first tournament tomorrow at Supa Snooker Consett. We have all 32 players signed up and paid. Here we review all 32 hopefuls in what looks to be a great day of pool

Kevin Teasdale – Kev is a great cueist and a new player who has joined the IPA this year. He did really well on his first tour reaching the Quarter Finals of the Amateur, certainly a player to not be under estimated for the comp.

Gary Burdon – Gary will be classed as an underdog for the competition however someone who loves his pool and will be pleased to be a part of the tournament. After a recent injury he will be looking to put that behind him and do well.

Mick Mcloughlin – After a recent defeat in his latest money match, Mick will be looking to bounce back with a good performance, he is more than capable and can rattle of frames just like the best but it can be all on the day with Mick.

Kevin McGarry – Kevin has a great all round game and someone who doesn’t make many mistakes and will punish you if you leave chances. He could be an outside favourite for me.

Kevin Rainbow – Joined the North East Tour this year, he will be disappointed with his first performance however is more than capable of winning this tournament and when in full flow and in the zone he is really hard to beat. A heavy favourite however it will depend on how he breaks throughout the day and could be a main factor on whether he goes the distance!

Rob McConnell – Predominately from a World Rules background, not sure how much practice he is doing for the competition. Rob can be a brilliant potter however will need to be careful on potting himself into trouble.

Mark Davies – Mark comes from a snooker background with a solid cue action. Mark is mostly a potter however does have a steady B game and can compete. Not really one for entering something like this however would like to start and sees this competition as a great starting point.

Nicky Ellar – Here at North East Pool we do not know much about his game however sources reveal that he is renowned for the white popping bulbs when he breaks off! He also has a range of exotic shots but can be very consistent and can dish for fun.

Trevor Walton – Trevor is a great player with lots of experience under his belt, he is more than capable doing what he needs to do each frame to get that win. Could be a good outside depending on how much practice he has been able to get in the run up to the event.

Jonny Watson – Jonny doesn’t play much pool however be rest assured that you shouldn’t under-estimate him. He has a great cue action, mainly from his snooker background. A great potter and can dish them given the opportunity. It will all depend on how much practice he has been doing in Blackball Rules. Another potential outsider for the competition.

Mark Watson – Mark is a fantastic one ball potter and you can find yourself a few frames behind very quickly. For me it will depend on how much he has been practising Blackball Rules and whether he can be consistent throughout the day to go the distance.

Dayne Ferguson – Dayne mainly plays snooker and plays local league pool. Dayne enjoys going for clearances however another one that will need to be careful as an underdog.

Dan Wood – Here at North East Pool we know very little about Dan’s game.

Gavin Robinson – Gav is a North East Player in form with on the whole some fantastic money match results lately. Gav will be looking to go the distance in this competition. A scary one ball potter, potting them from anywhere. Fast around the table you can quickly find yourself a few frames behind, scratching your head wondering what you did wrong!

Darren Tinkler – As North East Pool understands Darren has played a lot of World Rules but are unsure on how he has adapted to Blackball. Darren on the whole is a good all round player.

Kane Armstrong – Kane has joined the North East Tour for the second year running, he got some good results at the first event and a player who is always improving. Kane will need to take chances that fall his way if he is wanting to go far.

Lee Taylor – Lee plays in the Durham Super League. Here at North East Pool we haven’t seen a lot on how Lee plays and his style to be able to comment further.

Alex Whitton – Here at North East Pool we know very little about Alex’s game.

David Watkins – Woki as always will be looking forward to the competition and I’m sure he would have been practicing for the tournament. An underdog for the competition however he will be looking for a steady first round to help get him going.

Davey Harrop – Davey has won several big competitions including Blue Dolphin and has represented England on the EPA. Has not played massive amounts of the Blackball Rules however if playing well Davey can do some damage and go far in this competition.

Paul Welch – Here at North East Pool we know very little about Paul’s game.

Dean Bruce – Dean plays local league pool which is World Rules, we are not sure how much he knows about Blackball but I’m sure he will be looking forward to playing some of the regions best.

Simon Kilty – Here at North East Pool we know very little about Simon’s game.

Jordan Young – After a spell away from the game, he is back in full flow and after a solid win in a recent money match he will be coming into the tournament confident in doing well. Jordan is a really good potter and if he has been practising he can do well.

Julian Slater – Julian is another North East Player on the IPA this year. A steady potter and someone who likes to take his time around the table, he is more than capable in doing well.

Phillip Marshall – The Flash is more than capable of dishing them up however he will need to take his chances which will be key on whether he progresses to further rounds. He will be confident that he can do well and will be looking forward to playing against some great players.

Chris Bowron – Chris won the first North East Pool Tour event last weekend grinding a fantastic result in the final winning 6-5. He will be in great form entering this tournament and will be a hard player to beat as he has a great all round knowledge of the game. Another heavy favourite to win the tournament.

Lee Wray – Lee plays on the IPA Tour and UK Blackball Singles Champion in 2016. Lee is a very consistent player and has a great all round game.

Andrew Mole – Andrew is a steady player and someone who thinks about every shot carefully before going for it. After his recent birthday Andrew will be looking forward to letting off some steam!

Catherine Jones – Catherine is the only Lady entering the tournament however don’t be fooled she is more than capable holding her own and producing an upset. Catherine plays for England Ladies and has lots of experience.

Ryan Clark – Ryan joined the IPA Tour this year and did fantastic in winning the Amateur event beating a  strong competitor in Mark Boyle. Ryan comes from a snooker background and has a very solid cue action, a consistent player who will rarely give you chances. A heavy favourite for the competition.

Colin Pilcher – The Fish will be up for the tournament and after been involved in another recent tournament he will be coming into the day with some match practice which always helps. A very patient player and one that is happy to wait for any chances that come his way, it will be important for him to take them chances to progress.

NorthEastFish Preditctions:
Winner: Gavin Robinson
Outsider: Jordan Young

NorthEastFlash Predictions:
Winner: Kevin Rainbow
Outsider: Kevin Teasdale

The Draw has now been made with the first round looking like this:

Kevin Teasdale Vs Dean Bruce
Simon Kilty Vs David Watkins
Micky Mcloughlin Vs Kane Armstrong
Lee Taylor Vs Alex Whitton
Mark Davies Vs Colin ‘Fish’ Pilcher
Jonny Watson Vs Rob McConnell
Mark Watson Vs Gary Burdon
Darren Tinkler Vs Kevin Rainbow
Phillip Marshall Vs Kevin Mcgarry
Chris Bowron Vs Catherine Jones
Julian Slater Vs Nicky Ellar
Gavin Robinson Vs Paul Welch
Ryan Clark Vs Andrew Mole
Dayne Ferguson Vs Trevor Walton
Davey Harrop Vs Jordan Young
Dan Wood Vs Lee Wray

The first matches to start at 12pm
Kevin Teasdale Vs Dean Bruce
Simon Kilty Vs David Watkins
Micky Mcloughlin Vs Kane Armstrong (Stream Table)
Lee Taylor Vs Alex Whitton
Mark Davies Vs Colin ‘Fish’ Pilcher
Jonny Watson Vs Rob McConnell

Dont forget, this is double eliminator, so should you get beat in the first round, then you get a second chance in the losers section. All the way up to the Quarter Finals

Prize Structure:

Winner – £400
R/Up – £200
Semi’s – £100
Quarters – £50

 

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