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)
Larsson 7-5 Blumczyński
Tahti 7-4 Dinsmore
Larsson 7-3 Tahti
Written and published by Michael Day on the 12th May 2016