Welcome to the Welsh Pool Association website. The WPA play under blackball rules and have in excess of 10,000 registered players from more than 80 interleague teams throughout Wales. The WPA also spans to international level pool with representation from our Mens, Ladies, Youths, Seniors and Specials teams. Running alongside the interleague programme are the Mens, Youths and Seniors Welsh Open Tour events.
Prior to players descending upon Bridlington for the 2013 European Individual Championships the EBA chairman Trevor Harte said
"With around 700 players and officials descending on the seaside resort, it is sure to be a very competitive competition yet again in the fantastic Spa arena".
And how right he was with some fierce competition in this hugely succesful annual blackball event.
A TEAM EVENT
Mens 'A' - Scotland
Ladies 'A' - France
Seniors 'A' - Scotland
Masters 'A' - Wales
Under 23 'A' - England
Under 18 'A' - Scotland
Mens Specials 'A' - Northern Ireland
Ladies Specials 'A' - Northern Ireland
B TEAM EVENT
Mens 'B' - Scotland
Ladies 'B' - Wales
Seniors 'B' - Wales
U23 'B' - Scotland
U18 'B' - Scotland
Mens Specials 'B' - Scotland
Mens - Scott Ross (Scotland)
Ladies - Brunet Sabrilla (France)
Seniors - Kevin Seaman (England)
Masters - Ross McInnes (Scotland)
Under 23 - Ashley Radford (England)
Under 18 - Stuart McCullough (Scotland)
Mens Specials - Alan Reynolds (Scotland)
Ladies Specials - Frances McCann (Northern Ireland)
Event one of the 2012 SWOT got underway on Sunday 18th March, at Champs Poolclub ,Gorseinon.
The field was slightly depleted due to it being mothers day but with a few new faces and some older players returning ,the tournament was looking quite strong.
Tour debutants Andy Owen and Jay Gregory were drawn in the early rounds with Andy progressing through but Jay going out against Wales A player Mark Layland.
Going on to the last 16. Mark Layland continued through from a very tough match with Paul Martin. Another player making his first appearance was Kevin isaac who dispatched Roy Mountjoy and returning player Chris Watkins also progressed through. Also matched in the last 16 was number one ranked Neil Williams against number 7 Jeff Callaghan, with Jeff coming out victorious.