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09-16-2005, 08:49 AM
Birtish 9 Ball Open Championship
Sun 4th Sep 2005 12:09am

BPPPA Press Release:

World Pool Management is pleased to confirm and announce that the 1st British 9 Ball Open Championship is scheduled to commence on 13th February 2006 in Manchester, England.

The 7 day tournament will make history as it will be the largest 9 Ball event ever held in the UK and with a huge payout the best players worldwide will converge on this beautiful city in their attempt for the coveted title and the massive US$100,000 first prize. The total guaranteed prize fund will be US$265,000 and the event will be sanctioned by the British Professional PoolPlayers Association (BPPPA), the World Pool Billiard Association (WPA) and the European Pocket Billiard Federation (EPBF) as the Continental Federation Member of the WPA.

The tournament format will have all the ingredients to please all participants and the final stages will be televised and recorded for worldwide distribution.

Tournament Payout

1st x1 $100,000 (USD) 100,000
2nd x1 $35,000 35,000
3rd/4th x2 15,000 30,000
5th - 8th x4 7,000 28,000
9th - 16th x8 3,000 24,000
17th - 32nd x16 2,000 32,000
33rd - 48th x16 1,000 16,000
$265,000 (USD

Should be interesting.

Qtec............$500 entry.

09-16-2005, 09:33 AM
This is excellent. In comparison, I have been watching the World Summit of pool here in NYC, where the two finalist will compete tonight for a lousy $10,000. You just walk around all these fantastic pool players who are competing for peanuts. And many of the great players have all been eliminated. Cory Deule, Tony Robles, Santos Sambajon, Rondey Morris, Luc Salvas, Danny Basavitch. It just makes me sad to see all these guys walk away with a tiny bit of cash, if any, after spending money on entry fees, airfair, hotels, food, etc. I wish I was a little better off so I could kick in some prize money.