This weekend our attention turns to Wardles Pool in Hebburn, as they host a £10 entry, single elimination tournament, with a fantastic field of 38 players. The line-up has a mixture of regular faces, with a few newcomers who we’ve yet to set our eye on. A good chance for some new talent to reveal itself. Here’s a quick preview of some of the player’s we’re looking to keep an eye on.
Craig is one of the early favourites for the tournament, due to his experience and talent on the pool table being a big factor. His ability to slow the pace down when needed, as well as clear them up when available, makes him a deadly player for anyone to come up against. A tasty first round clash vs Ross Terrington looks like a game many will be hoping takes to the stream table
Another strong contender in Dean “Willo” Wilson. A fast paced player, who will be wanting to push on from his recent strong showing in the IPA event at Bradford. Dean faces Ian McConnell in the first round and will be looking for a good start vs a contrasting style.
A return to tournaments for a player whose standard is hard to identify. On his day, he can take our clearances just as good as the top players, but with a break from pool, it’ll be interesting to see if Peter can find his flow early on and get in to a rhythm. This may be tricky however against Kevin Teasdale in the first round, another eye-catching game in the early stages.
A local player whose name will probably not be known that well outside of the South Shields area. A very patient & strategic player, but one who is more than capable of winning this whole event. Very hard to beat and someone who will commit 100% to every shot in every frame, regardless of score.
With almost £400 in the Prize Fund and a plate competition for first-round losers, there’s a lot to play for this Sunday. Regardless of the end result, it’s a positive to see a tournament almost overflowing with signups. A step forward for Pool in the North East
NorthEastpool Prediction: Trevor Walton
NorthEastpool one to watch: Kev Teasdale
Article courtesy of David “Razz” Leathead
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