The second event of the season got underway at Potters Bar Pool Club, Cardiff this weekend, and as usual there were plenty of surprise results. Congratulations to Kristian Phillips who beat Simon Ward 8 – 4 in the final. Kristian beat some quality players in the draw to come through as he beat Mike Beckett 6 – 0, Huw Salmon 7 – 1, Rich Gifford 7 – 3 and Simon Ward in the final 8 – 4.
This was the first tour title win for Kristian and puts him in the top 8 seeds for event 3 draw.
Here are the results from the Last 16:
Russell Burgess 2 – 6 Jon Bushnell
Rich Gifford 6 – 3 Steve Richards
Andrew Hughes 6 – 4 Dan Garwood
Ben Davies 1 – 6 Simon Ward
Kristian Phillips 6 – 0 Mike Beckett
Ryan John 6 – 3 Jamie Morray
Huw Salmon 6 – 4 Tom Price
Craig Marsh 6 – 5 Kyle Edwards
Jon Bushnell 2 – 7 Rich Gifford
Craig Marsh 5 – 7 Simon Ward
Huw Salmon 1 – 7 Kristian Phillips
Andrew Hughes 1 – 7 Ryan John
Kristian Phillips 7 – 3 Rich Gifford
Ryan John 5 – 7 Simon Ward
Simon Ward 4 - 8 Kristian Phillips
So the second event ends with a new face in the final. This now being a qualifying tour to gain selection to the Welsh world rules team for 2012, anything could happen in this quality field of players.
The following players will now be seeded for event 2:
1) Ryan John
2) Craig Marsh
3) Kristian Phillips
4) Russell Burgess
5) Huw Salmon
6) Simon Ward
7) Ben Davies
8) Jon Bushnell
Our club tour final was between Kyle Edwards and Dan Garwood. Dan was always the stronger player as he ran out 5 – 1 to win the second club event. The club event is open to players who have not played for Wales “A” in the past 2 years or any professional pool player.
I would like to thank Kevin and his staff at Potters for their support during the day. Kevin is the new owner of potters and we are glad to be working with him at potters again this season. So I look forward to seeing you all there again in August.
If you wish to enter the 2011 tour please call or drop me an e-mail on Tel: 07854 918403 E-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org
Look forward to seeing you all on Saturday September 3rd 2011.