Sunday, October 28, 2007

Ex snooker pro Mark Gray wins Swiss Open

2007 Swiss OpenEngland's Mark Gray won the Dynamic Swiss Open.

In the final he defeated Vilmos Földes (Hungary) 10-7 to win €5000. Földes took home €3300 for the runner-up position.

In the semi-finals Gray beat David Alcaide from Spain 10-9 and Földes defeated German Oliver Ortmann 10-7.

This was Gray's first win on the Euro Tour. His previous best was third place in last months's Netherlands Open. With Imran Majid winning that event and Daryl Peach taking the German Open English players now have captured two Euro Tour events in a row and three of the last four.

Gray has played on snooker's Main Tour several times. He was last a member in the 2004/2005 season.

With this win Gray takes a giant leap from 73rd to 12th in the Euro Tour Ranking. Losing finalist Földes moves from 21st to ninth.

Konstantin Stepanov (Russia) holds on to the top spot. Daryl Peach (England) and Niels Feijen (Netherlands) move up one spot each to second and third respectively. Stepanov leads Peach by a mere 20 points before the last event but has only a 193rd place to defend.

The tournament was played 25-27 October at the Billiardcenter Island Billiards, Frauenfeld, Switzerland. It was the sixth event of seven on the Euro Tour this season. The next and last stop is the Costa del Sol Open Open (December 6-8).

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Caudron on top in Mexico World Cup

Belgium's Frédéric Caudron won the three cushion World Cup event in Mexico City, Mexico.

In the final he defeated Dick Jaspers (Netherlands) 3-2 (0-15, 15-11, 6-15, 15-12, 15-7).

Roland Forthomme from Belgium and Kyong-Roui (South Korea) shared third spot.

Jaspers' 1.955 was the highest average in the tournament. Caudron had the highest single match average, with 2.680. Jean Paul de Brujin from Netherlands had the highest run of 15.

This was Caudron's second World Cup win of the season. He also came out on top in the Corfu event. In addition he won the prestigious Sang Lee International.

The win strengthens Caudron's hold on second place in the World Cup Ranking. Torbjörn Blomdahl (Sweden) is still the leader and Jaspers stays in third.

Caudron also stays in second in the World Players Ranking. Blomdahl sits atop this list as well, while Jaspers moves up to third.

The event took place August 15-21 October 2007, at the Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera, Mexico City, Mexico. It was the sixth event of seven in the 2007 World Cup. The next and final leg is in Seoul, South Korea, December 8-15.

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Shane Van Boening wins first US Open title

US Open 2007Shane Van Boening from the United States won the US Open.

He earned $50,000 by defeating reigning world 9-ball champion Ronnie Alcano 13-10 in the final. Alcano earned $25,000. Surprise package Tomoki Mekari from Japan got $10,000 for third.

Defending champion John Schmidt (USA) had a disappointing tournament, ending up in 65th place.

Van Boening went undefeated in the tournament with some excellent play. For instance he played flawless pool in the 9-4 victory over Alcano in the winners bracket, maybe making one lose safety. He received a standing ovation from the crowd afterwards.

This win crowned an impressive season for the 24-year old Van Boening. He also won the World 10-ball Championship and finished second in the 9-Ball Championship. The victory secured him a place on the US Mosconi Cup team.

The tournament was played 14-20 October at the Chesapeake Conference Center, in Chesapeake, Virginia, USA.

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Fu tops Grand Prix for first ranking win

Royal London Watches Grand Prix 2007Marco Fu from Hong Kong won the Royal London Watches Grand Prix for his first ranking title.

In the final Fu downed Ronnie O'Sullivan (England) 9-6. O'Sullivan has now not won a ranking title for more than 30 months.

Former world champion Shaun Murphy (England) and Gerard Greene (N.Ireland) both lost out 6-5 in the semi-finals.

Fu received £75,000 for the victory. O'Sullivan walked away with £35,000. Tom Ford (England) won £24,000 for his 147 tournament high break.

This was Fu's first ranking title and second final. He lost 9-2 to Stephen Lee (England) in the final of the 1998 Grand Prix.

The win took him from 35th to 15th in the provisional rankings. O'Sullivan's runner-up spot moved him from No.6 to No.2. World champion John Higgins from Scotland still leads the list. Shaun Murphy (England) sits in third.

The event took place at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, Aberdeen, Scotland Oct 13-21, 2007. It was the second tournament of seven on the 2007/2008 Main Tour. Next up is the Northern Ireland Trophy 4th November.

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Friday, October 12, 2007

Corr retains Midwest Classic title

WPBA Midwest Classic 2007Ireland's Karen Corr won the WPBA Midwest Classic for the second year running.

In the final she defeated Allison Fisher (England) 7-5. Ga Young Kim (South Korea) shared third place with Sarah Ellerby (England).

This was Karen's third Midwest Classic trophy. She also won in 2001. It was her second Classic Tour victory of the season and 22nd of her career.

The victory cements her second place spot in the WPBA rankings. Allison Fisher is still in first place and Kim moves up to third.

The event took place from October 3-7 in the Riverwind Casino, Norman, Oklahoma. It was the seventh event of eight this season on the Classic Tour. Next up is the
Cuetec Cues WPBA National 9-Ball Championship, November 7-11, in Lincoln City, Oregon.

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Monday, October 01, 2007

China surprise champs in World Cup of Pool

NB! This is the 2007 World Cup of Pool. Also see the 2008 World Cup of Pool.

World Cup of Pool 2007China (Li He-wen and Fu Jian-bo) won the World Cup of Pool.

In the final they edged out the Finnish duo of Mika Immonen and Markus Juva 11-10 to claim the $60,000 first prize. Finland earnt $30,000 for their efforts and Canada and Japan in third place won $16,000.

Holders Philippines (Efren Reyes and Francisco Bustamante) were beaten 9-6 by China in the quarter-finals.

The event took place from September 25-30 in Outland, Rotterdam, Netherlands. 16 teams took part and all matches were scotch doubles, winner breaks.

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