Blackball on TV
Blackball continues to flourish with the Semi Finals and Final of the IPA Professional Grand Prix being televised from the Hilton Hotel in Bradford. Semi Final 1 is on Friday 5th July at 9.00pm with Semi Final 2 a week later on Friday 12th July at 9.30pm. The Final will be aired on Friday 19th July at 9.00pm. The event is on the Premier Sports Channel which can be found on Sky 428. It is a subscription channel, but the Pool is being shown free to air.
Its played to a great format which is "best of 3 sets" with sets 1 and 2 being best of 7 frames each. If the first 2 sets are shared 2 single frames shall determine the winner. If those are shared, the match goes to a black ball shoot out and possible sudden death, similar to a penalty shoot out in football. 4 of the UKs top players will battle it out for the title.
Gareth Potts (England) 2-0 Lee Clough (England)
Ben Davies (Wales) 2-0 Craig Marsh (Wales)
Gareth Potts (England) v Ben Davies (Wales)