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Wheelchair Pool / 2016 WPA Wheelchair World 9 Ball Pool Championship

1st - 4th May 2016 / Hotel Best Western, Kielce, Poland


​HIGH FIVE FOR LARSSON!


Congratulations to Sweden's Henrik Larsson who retained his WPA Wheelchair World 9 Ball Pool Championship in Poland last week. It was a record breaking fifth time he had claimed the honour.


Participants representing 10 different countries took part in the event, although it would be the pre-tournament favourites advancing to the latter stages. The opening rounds were double elimination qualifying until the single knockout Quarter-Finals, onwards.


​Larsson went through the entire process unbeaten; his stiffest test appearing to be his 7-5 semi-final victory over the host nation's Leszek Blumczyński.


​In the final, the Swede defeated long time rival Jouni Tahti (Finland) 7-3. This success means he edges past Tahti's haul of four World 9 Ball Championship crowns.


​2000 winner, Fred Dinsmore from the Republic of Ireland, scooped Bronze alongside Blumczyński.


For the full results, please visit the WPA's tournament page here.



2016 WPA Wheelchair World 9 Ball Pool Championship - Results from the Quarter-Finals onwards

Henrik Larsson (Sweden) 7-1 Manfred Gattinger (Germany)

Danny Luton (England) 4-7 Leszek Blumczyński (Poland)

​Jouni Tahti (Finland) 7-1  Eduard Karamatić (Croatia)

Fred Dinsmore (Republic of Ireland) 7-6 Emil Malanowski (Poland)


(Semi-Finals)

​Larsson 7-5 Blumczyński

​Tahti 7-4 Dinsmore


(Final)

​Larsson 7-3 Tahti



Written and published by Michael Day on the 12th May 2016