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Chris Melling Wins the 8-Ball Classic Championship

Chris Melling Wins the 8-Ball Classic Championship

Chris Melling continues to have one of his best seasons since returning to pocket billiards from snooker four years ago. The stocky Englishman jumped out to a huge lead against Jayson Shaw then nearly gave the match away before rallying late to defeat friend and occasional roommate in the finals of the World Pool Series…

Shaw Advances over Kaci to Face Melling in the Final

Shaw Advances over Kaci to Face Melling in the Final

Entering the semifinals of the World Pool Series 8-Ball Classic Championship, Jayson Shaw wasn’t feeling well. A meal from the previous night had upset his stomach and the Scotsman spent most of the early morning hours awake dealing with nausea and taking pills to relieve the ailment. “I still feel inside like my stomach is…

Melling First into the Final

Melling First into the Final

In the end, the only loss Chris Melling would sustain in his match against Ioan Ladanyi was a loss of concentration. The Englishman jumped out to a big lead early and coasted to an easy 13-5 victory against Ladanyi in the semifinals of the World Pool Series 8-Ball Classic Championship at the IDM Club in…

Shaw Shoots Hohmann Down

Shaw Shoots Hohmann Down

When it comes to movies and books, the rule of thumb is that the sequel rarely is better than the original. Thursday night, Thorsten Hohmann and Jayson Shaw were the exception to this belief. Fresh off of a lopsided loss at the hands of Shaw on Wednesday, Hohmann jumped out to an early lead and…

Ladanyi and Melling First to the Semifinals

Romania’s Ioan Ladanyi and England’s Chris Melling have punched their tickets to the semifinals of the 8-Ball Classic Championship. Playing in his home country, Ladanyi overcame a 7-2 deficit to upset Russia’s Fedor Gorst, 13-11 at the IDM Club in Bucharest, Romania. Ladanyi took advantage of a handful of unforced errors and missed opportunities by…

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