GB 9 event woos the spectators

Deep concentration at the GB 9 tournament in Daventry
Deep concentration at the GB 9 tournament in Daventry

LAST weekend saw the second event of the 2011 GB9 season and it proved to be a spectacular event both on and off the tables at Daventry.

The GB 9 Ball Tour is a special event as players were competing for the Paul Medati Trophy.

This trophy was named in memory of the former GB 9 player who lost his battle with cancer in 2008.

This tournament is important for all players on the tour and is also used as a fundraiser for the Macmillan cancer charity.

Although the final amount is to be confirmed as donations are still being counted, GB9 has raised more than £2,000 for the charity.

There was also a massive thanks to Phil Morgan, who plays on the GB9, who decided that he would row 30,000 metres (18.6 miles) within three hours. All players were given the option to donate five per cent of their totalwinnings over the weekend.

World famous snooker and pool referee Michaela Tabb was on hand this weekend refereeing semi-final and final matches.

Thanks were expressed to all spectators who came down over the weekend to join in with the fundraising and watched superb 9 Ball at the Barcelo Daventry Hotel.

Pool winners were Mathew Lawrenson (Challenge), Darren Appleton (Pro) and Chris Melling (Paul Medati Trophy).

A special mention has to go to Imran Majid, who made both finals, but just lost out to two very worthy opponents.