Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Us open 9ball champion whoooo

what a week cant believe whats happened this time last week it was looking miserable year for me lacked motivation for some parts of the year..especially after my trip to las vegas where i played with no confidence back in may.. i slowly made some changes to my back hand and now it paid off as feel so much better with a cue in my hand more than ever.. and hopefully this will spring board me to more success..

since 2008 it been a great run won a euro tour ,derby city straight pool,plus other smaller events followed it with world 10ball,then world masters,then world team champions,i come close in world 8ball and world series but finally captured the us open 9ball title feels great and i played great all week.. lots of people to thanks obviously my folks who are the best my friends for there support and all the messages i recieved.. thanks predator cues for the sponsorship, rileys at barnsley for allowing me to have a diamond table at the pool hall that certainly helped me here.

thanks to all my fellow brits for support at the tournament

and to end a great week i got a spot in mosconi cup and pretty sure i have retained world no 1 ranking sweet :-)

just hope my suitcase arrives in one piece as my trophy and cue in there :-(

i go portugal today 5.25pm flight look forward to that and taking rest next week and celebrate this victory :-))

people asked does it feel better than winning world 10ball well they both feel different ,but probably this win will open more doors so we will see i was certainly on a big buzz and still am whooo hooo


Friday, 22 October 2010

us open final

am in the final of the winners bracket at us open 9ball championships :-)..

i played great throughout the whole tournament and beat so many world class players including alcano,reyes,jayson shaw,corey duele,alcaide, just two wins away from the title .. so fingers crossed for tmrw its the most consistant ive ever played in a tournament i maybe only missed 5 or 6 balls in my last 6 matches.. so cant ask for much more..i played this way in world series and world 8ball also where i finished 3rd but there things didnt go my way in semi finals .so am determined tmrw to get it done and hope lady luck with me which we all need,my form been great the last few months but havent had the luck at the right times but this time so far so good and hope it all clicks tmrw ..also got to say the crowds this week have been awesome hugh amounts of people and it really gets the blood bioling :-)

thanks for all support appreciate it alot big day tmrw :-)


Tuesday, 12 October 2010

ups and downs

sorry for late blog it been a while,just been so bust the past month and lots been happening in that time..

before china i watched money match night 4 at wakefield and my brother shane stepped upto the plate and beat matthew lawrenson 21-15 played great.. and witnessed 2 other classic matches afran dad beating craig dixon and andy barnett beating ben finch what a atmosphere that match was..

headed to china in good form maybe made the mistake of only arriving 2 days before my match i played fu jianbo china no 1 and recent world cup of pool winner i didnt feel great in the match but played solid but still lost 11-7 then next match lost to rudolfo luat 11-10 i missed a hanger 8ball at 10-1- dont know why i missed it as it was impossible to miss lol.. and that was me done took early flight to thailand for pattaya 9ball invitational.. i was there to play but also i wanted to take advantage of pattaya and treat it like vacation also..i did win a handicap tournament at megabreak but the main event i just played bad and lost to reece pontus 9-8 was good tournament eventually won by alcano beating corteza in the final..
had a great time in pattaya and like to thank all the lads at megabreak and my friend yannick and tournament organiser for invite alan chau was good times..
come home for one day then headed to sarejvo for the first time this event was great and these guys treated us like stars and the venue and hotel was top class.. around 230 players so was great turnout and we was playing 10ball with triangle rack so coudnt wish for better format and conditions.. i really played well this event winning 50-10 rack score to reach semi final..but then come unstuck against ralf souquet 10-6 started of good then few bad rolls ralf couple of big shots on me turned the game in his favour i tried hard but come up short this time but ralf great player so disgrace losing to him and actually it first time he beat me since 2007 i had won the previous 5 times so i was proud of that record..eventually it was going to end as he one of the best players.and ralf went on to beat raj hundal in final well done to ralf and raj on agreat tournament. so 3rd place finish pretty good and gives me confidence for us open i fly thursday and know i probably need a good
run there if am to make mosconi cup also fingers crossed :-)

away from pool i got my new golf clubs ping and really looking forward to try and get some rounds in during my trips away :-)oh and well done europe in ryder cup what a event that was ..for me the best sporting event there is..loved it

I will try post while am in usa