2015 Dumbuck Finalists - Jack Whelan (left) & Mick Hill
Blackball Pool - 2015 Dumbuck Vegas Challenge
4th-6th December 2015 / Dumbuck House Hotel, Dumbarton, Scotland
HILL HEADING FOR VEGAS AGAIN
Reigning 3-time WEPF World Champion Mick Hill retained his Dumbuck Vegas Challenge title at the end of the event's second staging.
Current and ex World / International Champions, and big money players made up the showcase 16 man £1,000 entry line-up in Scotland. Not only was the field competing for a very healthy prize fund, but the winner would also receive a holiday to Las Vegas. The long race, knockout format, made it a fantastic spectacle to watch live, and on the stream.
The culmination of the long weekend would end up being a mouth-watering final clash of current World Champions from different rule sets - an occasion very rare in English Pool due to different codes/regulations.
Perhaps the fatigue of such a grueling competition meant, at times, the final being a bit fragmented, but it was the vastly experienced Hill who eventually came through 23-20 for £6,000 and the holiday.
Another fantastic exhibition of Blackball Pool at the Dumbuck!
Results (First Round)
Marc Farnsworth (England) 6-16 Jack Whelan (England)
Chris Melling (England) 11-16 Jordan Shepherd (Wales)
Daniel Davy (England) 11-16 Tom Cousins (Wales)
Oly Bale (Wales) 10-16 Kristian Phillips (Wales)
Mark Boyle (Scotland) 16-14 Ronan McCarthy (Northern Ireland)
Liam Dunster (Scotland) 16-15 Steve Martin (Scotland)
Gareth Hibbott (England) 14-16 Mick Hill (England)
Jamie Burnett (Scotland) 12-16 Scott Gillespie (Scotland)
Whelan 18-16 Shepherd
Cousins 18-16 Phillips
Boyle 18-13 Dunster
Hill 18-13 Gillespie
Whelan 20-17 Cousins
Boyle 8-20 Hill
Whelan 20-23 Hill
Written and published by Michael Day on the 10th December 2015