Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all Merseyside Snooker and Billiards is suspended until further notice. Any remaining league games and competitions will be postponed and hopefully played at a later date. All national county games are also suspended until further notice.
Our association will follow government advice and will update our members as soon as we can on how the snooker and billiards season can be completed safely. We also urge all our members to stay safe during this unprecedented time.
Ian Brumby made a triumphant defense of his Mersey Masters Title after defeating Wayne Brown in the final 5-2.
Brumby had earlier defeated Nathan Morris in the semi final 4-2 while Brown defeated John Wignall in the other semi-final 4-1.
Brumby\’s victory added to last year\’s success aswell as his titles in 2010 and 2013 making him a 4 time winner of the event, the most successful player since it\’s inception in 2010. His victory also signifies a fantastic year adding this title to the Liverpool Championship won back in September. Ian has now won 3 of the last 4 Merseyside major events.
Leroy Williams\’ domination of the World Disability Billiards & Snooker continued this month with another emphatic victory in the Stockport Open.
His 4-0 victory over Christopher Goldsworthy in the Group 6b final in Stockport ensured Leroy\’s 3rd victory in a row and an incredible 5th victory in just 12 months. Leroy is without doubt Number 1 ranked in his category at the moment and he will take this confidence into the Belgian Open in March.
Keep up the good work Leroy!!
A repeat of the Ormskirk individual final will take place in the Champion of Champions final on the 2nd of February as Gareth Hibbott and Paul Williams both got through to the final of the event last Sunday at George Scotts.
It will be Paul\’s second final in a row and he will be aiming for a second champions title. Gareth will be aiming for a third title.
The match will be best of 7 frames and will take place after the team champion of champions final between Ormskirk and Formby.
The main group stages of the Mersey Masters gets underway this Sunday. 48 players will congregate on George Scott\’s to determine who will win the first Major title of this decade.
4 players will qualify from each group, to determine the last 32 of the competition. The second round of group stage matches will be played on the 9th February.
Can anybody stop Ian Brumby defending the title he won in 2019, or can John Welsh win a second major in a row. Or will there be a new name on the trophy this year.
Good Luck to all involved.
George Scott \’s was the venue on Sunday, as we whittled down 32 players to 8 finalists after a series of hard fought matches was played over the course of the day.
The Lancaster qualifiers will be played in February to determine the other 8 finalists to make the last 16. Those qualifiers will include defending champion Simon Blackwell.
The finals will be played on Sunday 5th April.
For Full Results and Qualifiers, go to competitions and click North West Open Qualifiers.