The Ronnie O’Sullivan’s future stars of snooker is back!
It is a nationwide search to find someone aged 16 or under with the potential and talent to make it as a professional player.
Last year, Joel Walker, 16 from Sheffield was chosen from over 1000 entries. Joel won a £5000 grant to help him with his career and Rileys has been assisting him throughout 2010 with entry fees to professional tournaments and equipment.
The final Welsh grand prix event starts again on Saturday 15th January 2011 at Potters Bar, Cardiff. Event 4 was won by Ryan John who now leads the rankings and looks, favourite to finish in the number one spot for the season.
Entries are now being taken and an entry form can be printed off on the home page of wpa8ball.com. The draw will take place on 8th January and posted on the website for all to view.
If you wish to enter prior to each event then you can do so at a cost of £40 for existing tour players, or £30 for new tour players.
There will be a forum on wpa8ball.com to register your name.
Here are the up to date rankings after tour 4 for the top 16 players only:
1) Ryan John 88pts
2) Wayne Smith 78pts
3) Phil Hoskins 76pts
4) Russell Burgess 72pts
5) Tom Cousins 70pts
6) Antony Doble 70pts
7) Oly Bale 68pts
8) Simon Ward 66pts
9) Ben Davies 64pts
10) Craig Marsh 50pts
11) Paul Hawkins 42pts
12) Steve Martin 38pts
13) Nathan Richards 34pts
14) Nicky Griffiths 32pts
15) Declan O’callaghan 28pts
16) Scott Jones 28pts
So a lot of money up for grabs over the weekend and hope to see some new faces entering this popular tour.
Hope you all have a successful last event and look forward to seeing you at event five on Saturday 15th January.
The new joint committee to oversee pool in Wales is proud to announce the first series of qualifying events for the New World rules Welsh team going to Blackpool in June 2011 and a chance to be seen on Sky Sports. These events will also establish the squad for the World Rules team throughout 2011/2012.
The event dates have been chosen, so as to not clash with any other events in Wales, and no players will be seeded throughout the first year, therefore giving an open draw for every event.
Dates / Venues:
Tour no:1 Saturday – December 4th 2010 – Potters, Cardiff.
Tour no:2 Saturday - January 15th 2011 – Pool World, Neath.
Tour no:3 Saturday – March 5th 2011 – Regional weekend venue TBC.
Tour no:4 Saturday – April 16th 2011 – Pool World, Neath.
Tour no:5 Saturday – May 21st 2011 – Potters, Cardiff.
A full list of selection guidelines will follow shortly as drawn up by the new joint committee.
Entries will be taken up to the fist tour date on Saturday 4th December 2010. An entry form can be found on WPA8BALL along with all the details.
The fourth event of the Pool Federation of Wales Tour, hosted at Lyons Robin Hood Holiday Park Rhyl took place over the weekend. As usual there were plenty of surprise results throughout the event which features some of the top 8Ball players in the world.
Congratulations to Ryan John who beat Wayne Smith 8 – 4 in the final after coming through what was an incredibly difficult section of the draw, with victories against Colin Anderson 7 – 6, Jamie Moray 7 – 3, and then three back to back Welsh Internationals Simon Ward 7 – 5, Ben Davies 8 - 4 and Wayne Smith in the final 8 – 4.