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Golden Cue - 2011

The country's largest amateur pool tournament

£19,000 PRIZE FUND

Vauxhall Holiday Park, Great Yarmouth 7-8 May 2011

Rules and Entry

  1. Entry fee of £15 for 4 players (three players to be named in each match plus 1 reserve may be played in second or third session. Once a player is replaced they may take no further part in the match). these players must retain amateur status for the entire duration of the competition.
  2. No professionals allowed from any cue sport.
  3. Players may only enter the competition once. Any team playing an individual who has previously played with another team will forfeit the right to further participation. (No substitutions to those on the original signed entry form will be allowed).
  4. Only one International amateur player per team of four. (No restrictions on County players.)
  5. All entered teams will receive notification in writing of venue locations for all rounds.
  6. Each team must clearly state its county so that the travelling required can be minimised. Early rounds are regionalised.
  7. Players may only play for a venue within the boundaries of the county of which they are permanent residents.
  8. Teams may enter from any venue, but all rounds prior to the finals will be played in designated outlets.
  9. All competition matches must be played to World 8 Ball Pool Rules. All disputes of whatever nature shall be referred to the Organiser EPA in writing within 5 days of the match. The organisers’ decision will be final and absolute.
  10. The winning team must return the completed result sheet within 5 days of the fixture.
  11. The organisers EPA will not be responsible for any team not turning up for the fixture or non-receipt of result sheets or any correspondence lost or delayed in the post.
  12. The competition will be on a knockout basis. In each match the three nominated players of one 3-man team shall play the three nominated players of the opposing team, making 9 frames in total. Matches conclude at a result, i.e. when one team wins 5 frames.
  13. Teams must have a minimum of two players at the start of the match (8pm) and will forfeit the other player’s frames if that player is not at the venue by 8:30pm.
  14. Referees are to be appointed for all matches by mutual agreement between the two teams and table costs are to be shared.
  15. The organisers EPA reserve the right to amend the competition according to prevailing circumstances.
  16. All players must be 18 yrs or over on 15th January 2011.
  17. Cash posted at players own risk. The organisers EPA will not be liable for loss or non delivery.
  18. European Grand Prix. By Invitation Only. Organised by I.P.A. Professionals.
  19. The EPA operates a random drug testing policy.
  20. All participants will be deemed to have read, and agreed to abide by, these rules and conditions. Organised by English Pool Association. All cheques payable to EPA and to be forwarded to Golden Cue, 130 Ollands Road, Attleborough, Norfolk NR17 2JG.

Entry Forms will be downloadable above and available from your local licencee, or
EPA Golden Cue
130 Ollands Road
Norfolk NR17 2JG

Tournament Director
Mike Perkins (01603 810115)



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Winners - Corby Snooker and Pool
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Runners Up - Artisans Surrey
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Semi Finalist - Rileys Scunthorpe
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Singles Winner - John Strange
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Singles Runner Up - Paul Keeble
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Singles Semi Finalist - Wayne Gardener



Over twelve hundred people were at Vauxhall Holiday Park for another weekend of fantastic 8 Ball Pool, on Friday 6th May we had the World Masters qualifiers where sixteen players went through to the Finals at Blackpool on 2nd and 3rd of July.

The England Team trials for the Over 50s and Under 21s were also held the same day.

In the Over 50s Tony Kay, Bob Love, Graham Thompson and Bill Rigby were retained from last year and the squad was increased to twelve with eight more qualifying this year. Eight qualified for the Under 21s to join the nine retained players.

On Saturday, the Golden Cue Three Man Team event commenced at 8-00am with the first preliminary round. The Q Room from Derby, The Piper (Northants) were two fancied teams to go out. In the 9-30am session Riley’s Devils from Norwich suffered a narrow 5-4 defeat and Dishers from Crewe with Phil Malam, Mike Beeston, and Scott Crawley lost 5-3 to Leicester Arms B from Bedford, Steve Elliott, Darren Reynolds, and Mike Larkins from Southern Vectis Club (Isle of Wight) went down 5-4 to The Anchor (Devon), as did the Woodbine Club (Wales) to The Sportsman.
In round one a strong team from JFKs Elite (London) with Jack Pople, Dean Wisher, and Jon Runghen, had a comfortable 5-1 win over Ashfordby Amateurs. Eckington Snooker Club had a narrow 5-4 win over The Whittle Way. Saxon Hotel found themselves 3-0 down but fought back to win the next five frames against Merley Social Club B. William IV B edged out Avon Mill 5-4. The Phoenix (Nottingham) also had a 5-4 win against The Kings Arms from Essex. The Maypole also from Essex suffered the same fate against Compton RBL from Surrey. Thornaby Snooker Centre with Daz and Ann-Louise Arkle and James Charville beat Riley’s (Barnsley South) 5-4 which had Nick Woollerton, Alistair Bailey, and John Waller. The same score saw the Cherry Tree (Belchamp) beat The New Inn (Kent). A strong Drum & Monkey (Ipswich) with Richard Twomey, Alan Mower, and Paul Keeble fell 5-4 to Midland Pool & Snooker and Drum & Monkey United lost 5-0 to past winners Shepwell Green. Another team to lose 5-0 were the Legends (Essex) against Golden Cue Snooker Club (West Midlands). The Pewter Pot (Sheffield) with Terry Hunt, Mark Berriman, and Lee Denman progressed with a 5-3 win. Another strong team from Riley’s (Worcester) with Scott Surridge, Andy McDonald and Fred Tandy won 5-1 against The Tulip (Essex). Jason Bates, Chris Back, and Shane Balding from Bourne Snooker Club won 5-4 against Riley’s A (Norwich). A regular attendant Gore Court Arms (Kent) beat Riley’s A (Colchester) 5-3. Another past winner The Sportsman (Lincs) beat Elsenham S & S Club 5-2.

In Round two, Shoot Pool (Bucks) with Keith Jones, Neil Goodyer, and Martin Langley beat the Soldiers & Sailors Club 5-1. Thorsbey Welfare (Notts) beat The Royal Standard 5-1. Q Room B (Derby) with Craig Lakin, Adam Foyster and Dave Fernandez had a surprising 5-0 win against Ian Kettel, Dean Cole and Martin Prime from Jordans S & P Club (Kent). Past winners Moorends Comrades had a narrow 5-4 win over 147 Snooker Club when captain John Astill won the deciding frame. The Romany beat Thurcroft Snooker Club 5-3. Glen Hannibal, James Griffin, and Tony Morgan from Riverside Snooker Club beat Attleborough Snooker Club 5-1. Hendrys (Preston) with Craig Day, Sam Lancaster, and Lee Anderson beat The Colliers Arms (GMC) 5-2. Mark Singleton, Glen McKay, and Andrew Herriott from Saxon Hotel beat The Elizabethan A 5-2. Lee Pickard, Liam Stanley and Ashley Radford Phoenix Cue Sports B beat Riley’s (Lewisham) 5-1. William and Dominic Ashman with Dean Brook-Marsh from Littlehampton Trades & Labour Club beat Hazelwood House Club 5-1.

In round three where teams are now in the money, The Jacks (London) beat The Pineapple 5-3. Saxon Hotel crashed out to the Artisans (Surrey) 5-1. The Venue A (Essex) beat Hinckley Snooker Club A 5-2. Fife Street WMC had a 5-0 win over The Rose Tavern A. Harry’s Bar beat the Drum & Monkey V 5-2. Ox & Plough Ms beat The Oak 5-2. Flimby SSC (Cumbria) beat The Romany 5-1. Riley’s (Scunthorpe) edged out Eckington S.C. 5-4. Corby Snooker & Pool thrashed Moorends Comrades 5-0. Riley’s (Cannock) beat Bulls Head Cowboys 5-2. Woadmans Arms (Wisbech) fell to Micky’s Flynns (Cambridge) 5-3. Irish Z (Berkshire) beat The Wheatsheaf 5-1. Dunstable Snooker Centre beat Mr Pools (Colchester) by the odd frame 5-4. JJ’s Pool Hall also went through 5-4 against Spot on Reds (Kettering), another 5-4 winner was Crown House against Longton Snooker Club and the Rat Pack Pool Club (Herts) beat Linford Ex Servicemens 5-4.

In the last thirty two Artisans beat Fife St WMC 5-0. Bourne S.C. fell to Flimby SSC 5-3. Littlehampton lost to Riley’s Cannock 5-2, Q Room B lost 5-3 to Shoot Pool. Dunstable S.C. were edged out 5-4 by Riley’s Scunthorpe. Phoenix B beat Golden Cue 5-1. William IV A beat The Venue A 5-2. The Anchor Devon went down 5-4 to The Three Crowns and Hendry’s Preston lost 5-4 to Elmore F.C. (Devon). Nicky Parnell, Darren Hope, and Matt Goodale from The Lime Tree (last years champions) moved into the last sixteen with a 5-3 win over The Jacks.

In the last sixteen, Shoot Pool fell to Riley’s Scunthorpe 5-2. Harry’s Bar were 4-3 up, but lost the last two frames against Artisans. Phoenix B beat Riley’s Cannock 5-1. The Rat Pack won 5-4 against Crown House and JJ’s beat the reigning champions 5-3.

In the Quarters Riley’s beat William IV 5-4, Corby beat JJ’s 5-2, Artisans beat Phoenix B 5-2 and Rat Pack beat Flimby.

The semi's saw Artisans beat Riley’s 5-2 and Corby thrashed Rat Pack 5-0.

In the Final, Kev McCallum put Corby 1-0 up, but Tom Kennedy levelled, Tony Stewart then restored Corby’s lead, but Michael Hope, and Kennedy won the next two for Artisans but this proved their last success as McCallum twice and Stewart won the next three and the match for Corby 5-3.

In the Golden Cue singles John Strange from Derby beat Paul Keeble from Felixstowe, in the semi’s Strange beat Steve Paramore Collumpton, and Keeble beat Wayne Gardner Northampton.


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