BWPPA tour starts this weekend!

It’s been 5 months since I ended the BWPPA tour as the Challenge no.1. This year promises to be a great season on the worlds largest wheelchair American pool tour. A new sponsorship scheme by the BWPPA has encouraged new members, and a few players have returned from UK 8-ball pool. The “Mosconi Cup” style Great Britain v Europe Nation …

Opinion: World Pool Masters. First Session

The first session of the Mansion Bet World Pool Masters began an hour later than scheduled. “The beast from the east” prevented the referees from arriving in Gibraltar. Wu Jiaqing was unable to travel also, so Chris Melling took his place in the draw. I was pleased to see the table was breaking difficult, makes for better viewing. Six times …

Opinion: 2018 World Pool Masters

  It’s 3 months since the Europeans added their eighth consecutive Mosconi Cup win, beating Johan Ruijsink’s American team 11-4 in Vegas. Thanks to Darren Appleton I was lucky enough to be there, it was the best week of my life. In the last few weeks there’s been a few tournaments including the first event of the GB9 season where …

BWPPA British 9-ball Championship – Last tournament of 2017

I’m gearing up for the Predator British wheelchair 9-ball Championship, the last BWPPA tour stop of the year this weekend in Aylesbury. It feels like I’ve been non stop since the BWPPA Kamui 9-ball Shootout in September. I was on my local radio station SineFM, and I’ve been doing lots of other interesting things as well that’s for another time …

R.I.P Nick Oliver

So sad to hear of the passing of friend and rival on the table “the Great N.O” Nick Oliver. We had so many battles on the table going back to the DSE National snooker Championship in 2003 at the Manhattan snooker club in Harrogate, and the last in thequarter-finals of the challenge event of the BWPPA Kamui 9-ball Shootout at …

The biggest weekend of wheelchair pool

It was a special weekend at Escape Pool Bar in Barnsley, the BWPPA Kamui 9-ball Shootout ran alongside the new Nation Continental Cup. The NCC is without doubt the biggest event ever in wheelchair pool. The Mosconi Cup format makes for an exciting event which I hope will inspire players to get involved in the sport. It’s certainly an event …

Destroyer on Sinefm!

On Thursday 7th September I recorded an interview with Dan Breslin for Doncaster Sports Hour on SineFM. The interview was aired the following week. You can listen to the interview here (interview starts at approx 15 mins). As well as wheelchair pool, I also gave my thoughts on my local non-league football club Armthorpe Welfare and I also picked a …

Destroyer misses out on Challenge Cup double at final hurdle

It’s been a few weeks since the BWPPA British 10-ball Championship. I’ve had time to reflect on what was a solid campaign. Chris Brown was my first opponent in the main event, I beat him 6-1, that helped me settle into the tournament. Tony Southern was waiting for the winner. It was a good match which Tony took 7-4. In …

BWPPA 10-ball Champs + NCC Qualifier – Preview

    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 …

Event news: Great Britain v Europe team event

It’s an exciting time for wheelchair pool. The BWPPA in partnership with Darren Appleton have recently announced a new team event the Nation-Continental Cup between team Great Britain and team Europe. Modelled on the Mosconi Cup, it’s an exciting time for the sport. A few years before I joined the tour there was a Europe v USA Rider Cup, I …