I have a busy week ahead. It’s my last week to practise at Escape Pool Bar in Barnsley, before the BWPPA Talisman Billiards British 10-ball Championship, at the Wheelchair Cuesports Academy in Aylesbury. Alongside the British 10-ball Championship there is also a qualifier for the last place on the Great Britain team, which will take on team Europe in the inaugural Nation-Continental Cup, at Escape Pool Bar Barnsley in September. It will be wheelchair pool’s version of the Mosconi Cup.
4 of team GB have already been named, the top 3 in the BWPPA rankings. Daniel Lee, Tony Southern and Roy Kimberley and a captain’s pick Aslam Abubaker who recently won the wheelchair English 8-ball World Championship.
Without doubt this will be the biggest wheelchair pool event ever held in the UK, and it has the potential to be the biggest event on the wheelchair pool calendar in the same way the Mosconi Cup has in it’s own 23 years history.
Looking ahead to the BWPPA British 10-ball Championship, it’s an event I’ve always struggled in, mainly because the break lets me down. I like the tactics involved in 10-ball, and I prefer to watch it more than I do 9-ball. Obviously I had a great weekend at the BWPPA Simonis Grand Prix at Barnsley in May, and it would be great to build on that, but 10-ball isn’t my best game.
I know I have the ability, as I always have. I’ll just enjoy the busiest weekend of pool I’ve ever had, and see how the cookie crumbles.
May the rolls be with you