Pool and Snooker Roundup: Van Boening Three-peats and Carter Wins on Return

Ali Carter wins on his Snooker Return

As ever there is a lot going on in the world of Cue Sports with probably the biggest men’s event last week being the 39th US Open 9-Ball Championship held in Chesapeake Virginia.

US powerhouse Shane van Boening became the first player in history to win the tournament for three consecutive years putting him amongst the greats of American Pool, if he wasn’t already, Azbilliards provided some very good coverage of the whole tournament and there are a couple of links below to interesting articles and the tournament brackets.

>>> Van Boening Wins Third Straight US Open Title

>>> US Open Tournament Brackets

Some other great coverage with some excellent images was provided by the billiard blog NYCGrind.com you can read their article below:

>>> Shane Van Boening Breaks New Ground as the First to Three Peat at the US Open 9-Ball Championships

Women’s World 9-Ball Championships

There was of course a major title in the offing for the ladies as well last week as players from across the world, including 3 Brits, travelled to China for the Women’s World 9-Ball Championships.

Chinese sensation Liu ShaSha joined an elite list of the world’s best players by winning her second World 9-Ball Championships. Still only 21-years-old she has a lot of years ahead of her and with that there will no doubt be bucketfuls of trophies and titles. She won her first title at the age of just 16 so has some serious natural ability in this game.

She defeated fellow Chinese player Chen Siming to lift the title and WPA Press Offcer Ted Lerner writes a great artcile over on the WPA website.

>>> Liu Makes in Two

Carter Flies Again

One of the nicest stories to come out of last weeks action was the return of Ali Carter to the professional snooker circuit after having taken 5 months out to battle lung cancer.

The Captain, as he is known, made his season bow at the invitational General Cup in Hong Kong and defeated Shaun Murphy 7-6 in the final to claim the title and the winners cheque which works out as a little over £9500.00. There are some links below from the World Snooker site and then Pro Snooker Blog.

>>> Captain Flies Again

>>> Should Carter be Sent to Coventry?

That completes this weeks round up if you have any events, articles or news you want featured let us know. Did we miss something important? Tell us in the comments below.

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