Blackball Pool - 2015 EBA UK Opens

11th-13th September 2015 / Milton Hilltop Hotel, Carlisle, England


UK OPEN - MEN'S

The Men's event consisted of 64 entries playing in a double elimination format down to the Last 16 single knockout section. Winners side matches were best of 15, losers side matches were best of 9.


Results (from the Last 16 onwards - undefeated qualifiers are on the left side)

Anton Riley                           8-6              Chris Melling

Keith Keldie                          4-8               Jamie Simpson

Gareth Hibbott                     8-5              Scott Gillespie

David Rooney                        8-5              Andy Blurton

Jordan Shepherd                  8-4              Mark Shepherd

Andy Lucas                            8-5               David Forrest

Niven Adams                        8-4               Chris Payne

Jack Whelan                           8-3              Graham Sillars

losers each receive £75


(Quarter-Finals)

Riley                    8-7              Simpson

Hibbott               8-3              Rooney

Lucas                   8-6              J.Shepherd

Whelan               8-4             Adams

losers each recieve £150


(Semi-Finals)

Riley                    4-8              Hibbott

Lucas                   8-3              Whelan

losers each receive £300


(Final)

Hibbott              8-2               Lucas

​winner receives £1200 / runner-up receives £600



UK OPEN - LADIES

The Ladies event consisted of 16 entries playing in a double elimination format down to the Last 4 single knockout section. Winners side matches were the best of 15, losers side matches were the best of 9.


Results (from the Last 4 - undefeated qualifiers are on the left side)

​Shona Lucas                   8-6              Kim Marshall

Yvonne Ewing                8-7              Gillian Hayes

losers each recieve £125


(Final)

Lucas                   1-8              Ewing

winner receives £500 / runner-up receives £250



UK OPEN - SENIORS (Players over the age of 40)

The Seniors event consisted of 32 entries playing in a double elimination format down to the Last 8 single knockout section. Winners side matches were the best of 15, losers side matches were the best of 9.


​Results (from the Last 8 onwards - undefeated qualifiers are on the left side)

Andy Lucas                      beat            Scott Dunbar

Charles McCaig               8-5             Martin Fisher

Stuart Weeks                   8-0             Keith Robertson

Darren Smith                  beat            Jim Stephens

losers each receive £100


(Semi-Finals)

Lucas                  7-8              McCaig

Weeks                beat             Smith

losers each receive £175


(Final)

Weeks                beat             McCaig

winner receives £700 / runner-up receives £350



UK OPEN - MASTERS (Players over the age of 50)

The Masters event consisted of 16 entries playing in a double elimination format down to the Last 4 single knockout section. Winners side matches were the best of 15, losers side matches were the best of 9.


Results (form the Last 4 - undefeated qualifiers are on the left side)

Gavin Phillips         8-0       Ian Smith

Ross McInnes          8-4       Pat O'Kane

losers each receive £125


(Final)

Phillips       8-7       McInnes

winner receives £500 / runner-up receives £250




Written by Michael Day, published on the 16th September 2015

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