World Seniors Six Reds Championship 2019 Qualifier in Newbury.

This is the draw:

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Last 64

Patrick Wallace 4-0 Steve Bird
Garoid O’Connor 4-1 Andrew Milliard
Lee S. Martin BYE
Pat Patel 4-1 Boris Lazarov
Sean Lanigan 1-4 Marcus Lord
Anthony Bonnar 4-1 Ray Grail
Scott Raper NS –  Leo Fernandez W/O
David Moritz v Craig McGillivray
Barry Pinches NO SHOW v Andrew Isitt NO SHOW
Neal Carroll 1-4 Nikolas Neale
Wayne Cooper 4-2 Rhydian Richards
Neil Craycraft W/O John Hunter
Dean Sycamore 0-4 Johnny Stevens
Richard Emery BYE
Andrew Bolter W/O Darren Mirza
Lee Richardson 4-0 George Apperley

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Jonathan Bagley 4-0 Lyndon Paxford
Sanjay Meghani 4-0 Pat Bonnar
Mark White W/O Chris Hart
Neil Herd W/O David McDonnell
Aaoron Canavan 4-1 Robert Marshall
Karl Townsend 2-4 Dean Venables
Simon Dent BYE
Stuart Watson 4-1 Surrinder Gill
James O’Sullivan W/O Rodney Goggins
Andrew Darken 3-4 Sean O’Shea
Gary Filtness 4-2 Richard Somauroo
Michael Wrigley BYE
Tony Corrigan 4-3 Tony Knowles
Gary Britton 4-3 Dermott Mouran
Stephen Campbell 4-3 Jon Charlton
Guy Heys 0-4 Michael Judge

Last 32

Patrick Wallace 4-2 Garoid O’Connor
Lee S. Martin 4-0 Pat Patel
Marcus Lord 4-3 Anthony Bonnar
Leo Fernandez 4-0 David Moritz
Nikolas Neale BYE
Wayne Cooper 4-0 Neil Craycraft
Johnny Stevens 3-4 Richard Emery
Andrew Bolter 1-4 Lee Richardson

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Jonathan Bagley 4-1 Sanjay Meghani
Mark White 4-2 Neil Herd
Aaron Canavan 3-4 Dean Venables
Simon Dent 2-4 Stuart Watson
James O’Sullivan 4-0 Sean O’Shea
Gary Filtness 4-0 Michael Wrigley
Tony Corrigan 4-3 Gary Britton
Stephen Campbell 2-4 Michael Judge

Last 16

Patrick Wallace 1-4 Lee S. Martin
Marcus Lord 1-4 Leo Fernandez
Nikolas Neale 3-4 Wayne Cooper
Richard Emery 3-4 Lee Richardson

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Jonathan Bagley 4-2 Mark White
Dean Venables 1-4 Stuart Watson
James O’Sullivan 4-1 Gary Filtness
Tony Corrigan 3-4 Michael Judge

Quarter Finals

Lee S. Martin 0-4 Leo Fernandez
Wayne Cooper 4-2 Lee Richardson

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Jonathan Bagley  4-0 Stuart Watson
James O’Sullivan 2-4 Michael Judge

Semi Finals

Leo Fernandez 0-4 Wayne Cooper

Jonathan Bagley 4-1 Michael Judge

The Final

Wayne Cooper 3-4 Jonathan Bagley

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Igor Figueiredo wins Pan American Snooker Championship 2019

Igor who recently won the Seniors World Championship Q6 Event in Houston, making a 146, has now won the Pan American Snooker Championship 2019, at the same place, earning a new two years Main Tour card starting next season.

Here is the report by the always excellent Michael Day

2019 PAN AMERICAN SNOOKER CHAMPIONSHIP | FIGUEIREDO’S AMERICAN DREAM

Igor Figueiredo will make a return to the professional circuit after winning the 2019 Pan American Snooker Championship at the Q-Ball Snooker & Pool Club in Houston on Sunday evening.

This tournament is the flagship event for the newly formed Pan American Billiards and Snooker Association (PABSA), a continental federation serving players from both North and South America.

The competition drew a full capacity of 48 entries that featured representatives from Bermuda, Brazil, Canada and the host nation the USA.

Round-robin qualifying took place across the opening three days with the top three in each group advancing to the knockouts.

Brazilian Figueiredo eased through his section; topping Group A without losing a frame. Along with the seven other group winners, he went straight into the last 16 where he awaited the winner of a preliminary tie. For him that would be Saif Ibrahim (USA), whom he dispatched 4-0.

In the quarter-finals he faced current and four-time United States National Champion Ahmed Aly Elsayed. Despite dropping his first frame of the week, he progressed as a 4-1 victor.

Local Houston player Mark White was next to feel the dominance of Figueiredo in the semi-finals, as he went down 5-1.

Figueiredo’s opponent in the final was Chicago’s Renat Denkha who was also undefeated throughout. Denkha booked his final berth after ousting former professional John White (Canada), 5-4, in the other last 4 tie.

However, the final was a step too far for the American, as Figueiredo flexed his muscle to a 5-1 victory to collect the title, trophy and a two-year professional tour card that is active from the 2019/20 campaign.

Given Figueiredo’s class and pedigree it wasn’t a surprise to see him claiming the title in Texas. A recent six-season professional, he only fell off the top tier at the end of 2016/17. During his time on the circuit he reached the last 16 of both the 2017 Welsh and Gibraltar Opens.

Since then the 41-year-old has had success competing as an amateur. In Malta, last Spring, he conquered the inaugural World Snooker Federation Seniors Championship and later in the year he lost to Ken Doherty on TV in the final of the UK Seniors Championship.

​At the same Houston venue the week before the Pan-Am Championship Figueiredo also won a World Seniors Tour World Championship qualifying event where he constructed a break of 146. The effort is believed to be the highest competitive break ever made in the United States.

2019 Pan American Snooker Championship

Results (from the quarter-finals onwards)

​Igor Figueiredo (Brazil) 4-1 Ahmed Aly Elsayed (USA)

Mark White (USA) 4-2 Ajeya Prabhakar (USA)

John White (Canada) 4-2 Mark Collier (USA)

​Levi Meiller (Canada) 1-4 Renat Denkha (USA)

Semi-Finals

Figueiredo 5-1 M.White

J.White 4-5 Denkha

Final

Figueiredo 5-1 Denkha

The image above is courtesy of Monique Limbos

Article written and published by Michael Day on the 4th February 2019​​​

Let’s hope that this time, Igor finds sponsors allowing him to compete in most events so that he gets a proper chance to do his huge talent justice.