The Malta Pool Association gladly announce the organisation of a new series of events playing the latest International Rules introduced at the Ultimate Pool Professional Series.
The schedule includes four events planned as follows:
Series 1: 10th, 11th, 13th November
Series 1 : 17th, 18th , 20th November
Series 3: 7th, 10th, 11th December
Series 4: 15th to 18th December (including final knockout stage)
Thirty two players will be allowed to participate in these events. The winner of each series (total of four winners) will make it to the final knockout stages out of which the winner wins participation in the Ultimate Challenger Series 2022 taking place next year in May, July, September and November. The prize include flights, accommodation on bed & breakfast basis and entry fees for all the four series of events taking place in England.
The local series tournaments, being held at St. George’s Band Club Qormi, will be played on a double elimination format hence allowing all participants double opportunity to progress in each event. Entry fee per tournament is Euro 15 and winners of every round will pay an additional Euro 5 per round. Registrations are being accepted by Tuesday 2nd November via the below link:
All participants are to pay in advance the entry fee (Euro 60) for all four events. Entries are being accepted on first come first served basis and subject to receipt of full payment via Revolut on 79499117 or in cash by not later than Tuesday 2nd November. The progress round fees of Euro 5 are to be paid in cash at the tournament before each commencement of each round. No entries will be entertained without the settlement of fees. In case of over subscription preference will be given to players registered with the association and participating in its ranking tournaments.
The association also clarifies that this new series of events is not linked with the current ranking tournaments events valid for the European and World Qualifications.
Dylan Cassar’s perseverance in winning the tour proofed him right triumphing with a convincing 8-5 victory over his city compatriot Jesmond Schembri in the final. Schembri opened with a two frame lead but Cassar managed to control his nerves and recovered well to turn the score to his advantage. The game was close but Cassar managed to edge his opponent in potting decisive long balls and clearances.
Thanks to this victory Cassar has now moved up in the ranking points list joining Kevin Mercieca at the helm of the table.
Liam Mifsud grabbed the second Under 20’s tournament of the season overwhelming Nicolo Agius Muscat with a huge 7-1 victory. Mifsud was in great shape and form while Agius Muscat missed several occasions to recover ground and offer a decent challenge.
At the end of Rank 2 Steve Muscat is heading the category ranking points table while Chaylon Castaldi follows in second place.
The top four players at end of Ranking Tournament No. 4 will book a place in the Under 20’s national team that will be representing Malta in the coming European Championships.
Click the below link to view ranking list as at end of Rank 2:
Ex World Champion, Christ Mills, secured a convincing victory over Ray Caruana in the final of the db Euro Over 50’s Ranking Tournament No. 2. Mills produced another great performance outperforming Caruana with an 8-2 score.
The top six players at the end of Euro Ranking Tournament No. 4 will make it in the Over 50’s national team that will represent Malta in the European Championships being held in February in Ireland.
At the end of Rank 2 the top players are as follows: Ray Caruana 450 points, Christ Mills 430 points, Brian Grech 430 points, Antione Aquilina 300 points, Tony Muscat 300 points, Alfred Attard 300 points and Joseph Psaila 300 points.
Scott Muscat won the second Under 25’s ranking tournament of the season beating Alessio Magro 8-2 in the final. Muscat was in great form and opened a lead of four frames at the start of the game. Magro answered back winning one frame but did not sustain his recovery. Muscat left few other opportunities to his opponent to recover and closed the match with a convincing triumph.
At the end of the second tournament the top three players in the category’s ranking list are as follows:
Elcid Aqulina 430 points
Scott Muscat 300 points
Christian Spiteri 300 points
The top three players and Dejan Grech, as current Under 23’s European Champion, at the end of Euro Ranking Series 4 will book a place in the national team that will represent our country in the European Championships being held in Ireland in February.
Team Tramans composed of Dejan Grech, Dylan Cassar and Johan Attard claimed victory of the first Saviour Mifsud 3 a side Cup. In the final they had the better of Team Topsies with a convincing 5-2 victory. Team Topsies included Antione Aquilina, Elcid Aquilina and Ray Caruana.
At the end of the final Tonio Mifsud, son of the late Saviour Mifsud who served for 20 years in the executive committee of the association, presented the prize of Euro 600 to the winners.
In a great shape and form Kevin Mercieca claimed victory of the first db Euro Ranking Tournament of the season. In the final Mercieca had the better of Duncan Pisani with a convincing 8-4 victory.
Thanks to this final both players are leading the tables of the ranking points from which the national teams will be selected to represent Malta in the coming European Championships being held in Ireland in February.
Elcid Aquilina was named winner of the Under 23’s db Euro Ranking Tournament No. 1. Due to a change in rules, by the European Federation, finalist Neal Caruana decided to change his category, move to the Under 20’s category and forfeited the Under 23’s final.
As from next ranking tournament the Under 18’s category will change to Under 20’s category while the Under 23’s will shift to Under 25’s category. These changes will only be effective and valid for next year’s European Championships and will revert to the original categories as from 2023.
Steve Muscat won the first Juniors ranking tournament of the season edging youngster Chaylon Castaldi 7-6 in the final. Both players produced an excellent performance and showed great skills on the arena table.
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