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NWOT 3 report....
Welsh Open TourThe third event of the season got underway at Lyons Robin Hood Holiday camp last weekend, and as usual there were plenty of surprise results. Congratulations to JJ Faul who beat Wayne Smith 8 – 6 in the final. JJ as he prefers to be called had a difficult section of the draw to come through as he beat Ows Owen 5 – 1, Joe Stuart 5 – 4, Lee Hughes 6 – 3, Andy Yates 7 – 6, Andy Macdonald 7 – 5, and Wayne Smith in the final 8 – 6. JJ is the South African captain and runs a pool club in Liverpool so he is no stranger when it comes to winning events.

Just to remind players that the top four players in the rankings will qualify for the WPA welsh squad for 2012. The rankings will follow shortly.

Here are the results from the last 16:

Last 16

Adrian Naggington 6 v 3 Pete Griffiths
Dave Bevan 0 v 6 Colin Healy
JJ Faul 6 v 3 Lee Hughes
Wayne Smith 6 v 2 Sean Lewis
Andy Yates 6 v 5 Joe Dewhurst
Paul Allen 1 v 6 Mike Noden
Deiniol Roberts 6 v 4 Paul Marubbi
Andy Macdonald 6 v 5 Chris Rowlands

Quarter Finals

Andy Macdonald 3 v 7 Colin Healy
Deiniol Roberts 2 v 7 Wayne Smith
Mike Noden 2 v 7 Adrian Naggington
JJ Faul 7 v 6 Andy Yates

Semi Finals

Wayne Smith 7 v 6 Adrian Naggington
Andy Macdonald 5 v 7 JJ Faul


JJ Faul 8 v 6 Wayne Smith

There was a flyer run on the day for early round losers, and Dave Bull beat Delwyn Jones in the Final.

I would like to thank Alan Marshall and Kenny Kyle for setting up the tables and the room along with all the staff at Lyons Robin Hood for their support during the day, and look forward to our return once again in September 2011 for event 4, which looks like being a mini festival of pool on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

If you wish to enter the 2011 NWOT, please call or drop me an e-mail on Tel: 07854 918403 E-mail –

Look forward to seeing you all at event 4 in Sptember.
Catalonia Pool Festival
CompetitionsThe 2nd Catalonia Pool Festival 17th/22nd October 2011.

It’s 8ball pool but not as you know it! This is a pool festival with a difference, yes there are events but unlike other promoters we believe that players require more than just a few competitions.

Since our last festival, we have been working on ways to further improve the experience to aspire to meet the needs of our guests / participants.

So we decided to ask the people who really mattered - the PLAYERS!
1, Can we stay in a Hotel?
We have secured a hotel at reasonable rates, 15 yards from the beach and 80 yards from the playing arena, bar open 24 hours. 61 rooms available(at time of writing 18 gone already) When this is full, another Hotel will be used.

2,Can I arrive before Monday 17th?
Yes it's entirely up to you!
Furthermore we have so far taken 37 bookings 35 of which have booked from Sat 15th/Sat 22nd.

3, Is there a nice town with places to go?
Yes, we will be staying in the holiday town of Salou.

4, What about if I take my kids?
Loads of stuff for them, the Port Adventura is about 15 Min's away, a free bus picks you up near the hotel.

5, Is there any night life?
There are Night clubs on a strip in the town. For the romantics, there are also a host of beautiful restaurants.

6, I hate getting up early to play pool especially with a hangover!
So that families have time to visit places, lay on the beach get over their hangover's during the day, we will not be starting any main event before 3pm, we will be trying to make it 5pm time permitting.

7, I just want to play pool all day, can I?
There will be flyer's on each day, also the pool tables will be on free-play all week.

8, Will it be live streaming?
Yes, we have streaming planned on the main match table.

9, Oct, won't it be cold then?
The average weather is generally between 64f and 70f for October.

10, Last year you guaranteed €10,500, will you be guaranteeing it again or does it depend on entrants?
Not only will we be GUARANTEEING the prize fund, we are actually INCREASING it to €15,000!
There will be €7,000 Euros up for grabs in the Open event.

A few extra things what we have planned to keep you entertained. There will be a welcome party night on the Sunday with music, also a going home party after the presentation on the Friday night.
The Sangria cup, a 5 a side football comp played on the beach between Countries.
A 100 yoyo a person comp for serious pool players, Challenge tables. A trip to the Nou camp, wine tasting etc etc.

We think we have everything covered.....but if you have any ideas that might enhance this Festival for the players, all suggestions will be appreciated.

As we have said before, this is a holiday for everyone, not just the pool player.

Our aim is to look after everybody’s needs so that they have a truly great experience.

For all details, look at our website. Book Here & Full Details
If your answer is not there, then drop your question into the forums. The Forum

Many thanks, and we look forward to seeing you in sunny Spain!

Joan, (Spain) Ross and Pat.
PFW World Rules WOT2011...
Welsh Open TourThe new 2011 World Rules WOT will start on Saturday 23rd July 2011 at Potters Bar, Cardiff. Thanks again to Potters Bar for their sponsorship and support.

The tour will have a new look this year with the inclusion of a new Club Tour aimed at the non International and non professional players. The top two players from the club tour will also gain entry to the World Singles in 2012.

There will also be six events this year instead of five.

This tour will be used to select the world rules squad for 2012, details will follow in the forum.

The prize fund has also increased this year based on 64 entrants, with £10,000 being paid out in prize money over the two events.


Tour no:1 Saturday – July 23rd 2011 – Venue Potters bar, Cardiff.

Tour no:2 Saturday - August 13th 2011 – Venue Potters bar, Cardiff.

Tour no:3 Saturday – Sept 3rd 2011 – Venue Potters bar, Cardiff.

Tour no:4 Saturday – Nov 19th 2011 – Venue Potters bar, Cardiff.

Tour no:5 Sunday – Dec 8th 2011 – Venue Potters Bar, Cardiff.

Tour no:6 Saturday – Jan 16th 2012 - Venue Potters bar, Cardiff.

The draw will be done at least a week in advance of every tour date and only a limited number of bye’s will be available in the draw. The draw for the first event will be done on the day. We have also changed the prize fund payout based on the minimum amount of entries received therefore the prize pot will be £10,000 based on entries per tour. The prize fund breakdown will be advertised on the morning of every tour.

We have changed the format for payment to help players get the money together, however the first £100 must be paid by the first event. A further £50 will then be paid at tours 2 and 3 to complete the entry fee of £200.

Please find the entry form to print off on the left hand side of the home page, with all the details.

So, a lot to look forward too in 2011, and all entry forms can be obtained from the or

Hope you all have a successful season and look forward to seeing you at event One.
Abergavenny Festival U21 & U16 singles
CompetitionsAbergavenny Pool Festival ( Free To Enter )
Juniors singles

Total prize fund for both Juniors and U21’s of £75

Trophies for winners , runner up, and semi finalists + Cash Prizes

At the Abergavenny Labour Club on Wednesday 4th May 2011
7.15pm start Entry Fee ( Free)

U16 Singles

Winner £15, Runner up £10, Semi finalists £5 each
1. Best of 5
2. Limitations – all players must be under 16 on the 4th May 2011

U21 Singles

Trophies for winners , runner up, and semi finalists + Cash Prizes

Wednesday 4th May 2011, 7pm start Entry ( Free )

Winner £20, Runner up £10, Semi finalists £5 each
1. Format best of 5
2. Limitations all players must be under 21 on the 4th May 2011
Note: You can only enter one of the above events
Either as previous post contact steve skinner on any of the following details, TEL: 07729150174
01495 315506 ( home ) 01873 853291
or send me a message on this site with your details and i will email the imformation to you, and if you decide you want to enter i will then add you to the list of entries, please when sending a message give your full details and contact numbers or postage address for us to contact you to confirm etc
Abergavenny Pool Festival 2011
CompetitionsAbergvavenny will be holding their end of season pool festival from the date of , Sunday 24th April 2011 - Sunday 8th May 2011.

The Open singles which anyone can enter will be on the 7th May, which will include a bonus event for free, condition and details for for this are as follows :-
Guaranteed Prize Money £650
Plus ( £100 Shoot Out For Entries By 2pm )
winner £300, Runner up £150,semi finalists £50 , quarter finalists £25

Doors open 11.00 am, flyers from 11.30am, flyers best of 3, £2 entry, 100% pay out,
Entry fee £10

You can enter on the day up to the draw time

Please send entry fee of £10 per player . Total of £___________

Send to steve skinner , 56, Lansbury Rd, Brynmawr Gwent NP23 4HZ

TEL: 07729150174
01495 315506 ( home ) 01873 853291
Also a Duo Event :- Details are as follows

Anyone that pays their £10 entry into the Open by 2pm, will be included into an extra bonus event. This is a one frame shoot out carrying total prize fund of £100.
£50 winner, £30 runner up and £10 to each to semis finalists

Abergavenny Pool Festival Duo challenge

Abergavenny Labour Club on Friday 6th may 2011
Entry Fee £10 per Duo: Winners £200, Runners up £60

1. Start time 7.30pm
2. Format best of 7 Frames
3. All teams to consist of no more than 3 players
4. Which 2 players don’t play frame 6 plays frame 7
You can have a third player but only 2 can play in any one match
5. Welsh Pool Association ( 8 Ball rules apply )

Example format:
Team 1 Team 2

Frame 1 player A v Player A singles
Frame 2 player B v Player B singles
Frame 3 Player A v Player B singles
Frame 4 player B v Player A singles
Frame 5 player A+B v Player A+B doubles
Frame 6 player A or B v Player A or B singles
Frame 7 player A or B v Player A or B singles

This is the full Line up for the Festival, if you need the flyer with entry details etc contact steve skinner Above or send me a message on here with your details for me to send by email to you ..

Sun 24th April 2.00pm Mixed pairs qualifying
3.00pm Ladies Pairs & Singles
Mon 25th April 8.00pm Premier singles 16 – 2
Tues 26th April 8.30pm Open cup semi finals
8.30pm Over 50’s qualifying
Wed 27th April 7.00pm Shakey’s Super League Tour Night
Thurs 28th April 8.15pm Steve Morgan cup semi finals, premier
And division 1
Fri 29th April 8.00pm Dean Gwyn singles
Sat 30th April 7.00pm NO POOL
Sun 1st May 2.00pm Under and Over 21’s Doubles qualifying
3.00pm Under 21’s singles & Under 40’s singles
Mon 2nd May 8.00pm Open Pairs semi final possible final
8.00pm K/O singles 16-2
Tues 3rd May 8.15pm Steve Morgan cup semi finals,
Divison 2 and Open cup final
Wed 4th May 7.15pm Festival u21 & u16 Free to enter
Trophies for winner
semi finalist & cash prizes
Thurs 5th May 6.30pm Finals & Presentation night,
Including U16’s invitational event
Fri 6th May 7.45pm Duo Event winner , £60 R/Up,
Sat 7th May 11.00am Flyers
2.00pm One Frame shoot out event
3.00pm 19th North Gwent Open singles
Best of 5 £10 entry, £300 winner,
£150 R/Up,
£50 semi finals, £25 quarter finals
Sun 8th May 12.00pm Abergavenny Pool League
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