Ultimate Pool Pairs Cup Continues…

After the drama of Mark Selby and Darren Potts’s 8 ball antics last week, there was another six reds Shootout, but it didn’t quite have the drama of the Group 4 stage.

However, although there was a six reds Shootout, the experienced duo of Andy Appleton and the less-experienced Michael Tomlinson came through the Ultimate Pool Pairs 8 Ball Cup round-robin stages of Group 5 to progress to the last 16 of the event.

Before the match, they said on Freesports that although it was an unlikely duo; they gelled well as a pair despite Tomlinson being the more attacking player of the two. He said he just wanted to pot balls! Whereas Appleton was the more tactical and measured of the partnership. They certainly did, gel well.

Ultimate Pool Pairs allows the players to chat about the shots and discuss the situation on the table and the players are very vocal about how the table should be cleared.

They got off to a good start in their first match and opened the night up with a 3-1 victory over Elliott Glover & Simon Phillips before later recording a 4-1 win against Mark Leathem & Steve Wall to keep themselves in control of their own destiny.

Two-time World Champion Chris Melling will appear in next week’s UPPC which is sponsored by Eative.

It is shown every Monday night at 6:30 on channel 64 Freesports in the UK or you can get a subscription for it elsewhere on the Ultimate Pool website.

Relive the drama of Selby and Potts’s Group 4 dramatic three-way six reds shootout, below…


On the UP Facebook page, they said that the UP series of events was going to be bigger and better next year:

𝗜𝗻 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮 𝘄𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗴𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝗯𝗶𝗴𝗴𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗯𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿!
✔ Pro Series expands to 48 players
✔ Challenger Series expands up to 256 players
✔ New Ultimate Pool Women’s Series
More details on venues, prize money and entry method will be released in the coming days on social media and our website.

Pool is slowly becoming a popular sport again as millions of snooker fans across the globe and in the UK would have tuned in to see Selby perform for the first time in years on the small table.

For more on the rules and formats of UPPC 8 ball…

See SnookerZone’s previous post, here, now…


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