Charlie's Run Ends on 5th Day at World Pool Championships
After going undefeated in the Round Robin Group Stages at the World Championships, Charlie faced a red hot Sandor Tot of Serbia. Sandor's game was on as he made only one error in the match while Williams missed one shot and one key safety in the match. Tot led the match at 3-0, then Williams started to comeback at 6-4 when he made a crucial miss on the 8ball that would have made the match 6-5 with Williams breaking next to tie the match. Sandor went on to win the match 10-5 leaving Charlie out of the event.
(Note: Tot went on to defeat Thomas Engert of Germany before losing and finished 9th. Ronnie Alcano of the Philippines became the new World CHampion defeating Ralf Souquet of Germany in the finals) www.worldpoolchampionship.com
Not to feel too bad for Charlie, as he joined fellow DP pro Thorsten Hohmann (who also finished in the same round of 64) and they flew to the beautiful island of Cebu for an unexpected early vacation!
Charlie should be well rested for his next event....
Williams at the beautiful water fall pools of Marco Polo Tower Hotel, Cebu Philippines
Photo Courtesy of Thorsten Hohmann (Former World Champion & Fellow Poolside Companion)
Korean Dragon Fires Through Group Qualifying Stages
Earl Strickland Receives Official Warning at the 2006 WPA World 9-Ball Championships
Regarding the protest lodged by Ying-Chieh Chen (TPE) and the Chinese Taipei Billiard Federation over the specific incidents that occurred during his match with Earl Strickland (USA) which was played on the evening of November 5th, 2006, at the World Pool Championships in Manila, Philippines, a meeting was held today, November 6th, between the accused player and the tournament management represented by Sharron Tokley from Matchroom Sport as the Tournament Director and Thomas Overbeck from the World Pool-Billiard Association as the WPA Sports Director.
Mr. Strickland was asked for his views on Mr. Chen’s complaint against him. He admitted that his behaviour was completely unacceptable and apologised for it. Whilst not excusing his behaviour, he did present valid reasons for it, trying not to excuse himself but to explain his conduct.
After reviewing the evidence given by all parties, Mr. Strickland was informed that he is officially warned for his further participation in this tournament that any future misbehaviour will lead to him forfeiting the match. Mr. Strickland accepted the verdict and has promised to change his behaviour.
The WPA is recognized as the world governing body for pool by the World Confederation of Billiard Sports – the permanent member for cue sports of the International Olympic Committee since 1998.
World Cup Resend of Results from Dr. Cue!
Players, Fans, and Friends of our Sport,
On November 2, 2006 Team USA defeated Team Europe in the Finals of the inaugural World Cup of Trick Shots by a score of 13 to 11. All four players from each team competed in a special competitive format to determine the final “gold medal” champion team.
In the 1st of 2 Semi - final matches, Bruce Barthelette and Andy Segal of Team USA bested Nick Nikolaidis and Bogdan Wolkowski of Team Europe by a score of 11 to 9. Team USA was awarded a solo “match” point, which was used in the final match points total.
In the 2nd Semi - final match, Stefano Pelinga and Luke Szywala of Team Europe won over Mike Massey and Tom Rossman of Team USA by a score of 11 to 9. Team Europe was awarded a solo “match” point, which was used in the final match points total.
This unique event…promoted by Billiards International…presented new and spectacular “artistic pool” shots and enjoyed an audience friendly environment in the Wolf’s Den at the Mohegan Sun Hotel and Casino in Uncasville, CT.
The projected release date for ESPN viewing is January 7, 2007. Please check your local listings for specific times.
Submitted By, Tom “Dr.Cue” Rossman