WELL DONE TEAM BPL!!

WELL DONE TEAM BPL!!

What a day, what a match, the IPA contingent went head to head with their South African counterparts in Johannesburg in what was a match made in pool heaven, a dream come true for many a pool fan and local promoters. The BPL (Billiard Premier League) team was taking no prisoners and they wanted to[…]

CRAIG MARSH MARCHES TO A STUNNING WIN!!

CRAIG MARSH MARCHES TO A STUNNING WIN!!

The first Semi-final was more of a ‘test the water’ water type of match, both players treaded carefully as the playing conditions seemed to work against the Europeans. The table, the cloth and the balls were all new and the white skid a lot much to the athletes’ dismay. Mark was the more composed of[…]

ACE JOU LEKKER DING, WESTERN VAT ALLES

ACE JOU LEKKER DING, WESTERN VAT ALLES

The 2016 BPL Final Showdown Champion – Yazeed “Ace” Salie Congratulations to Ace for holding his own and being crowned the eventual winner of the 2016 BPL knockout cup at the Arnold Classic. Yulan didn’t come to the party at all in the final, he made many uncharacteristic mistakes and allowed Ace to shine and[…]

PROMOTION AND RELEGATION BATTLES DONE AND DUSTED

PROMOTION AND RELEGATION BATTLES DONE AND DUSTED

Promotion and Relegation 2016 at the Arnold Classic Nsovo vs Deon For the second year running Deon Daniels found himself having to swim against the tide in a bid to get promoted to the Premier Division, last year he had to battle Yazeed but this year Nsovo Mathonsi was the stumbling block for the Special[…]

CHARL VS YULAN WHO IS YOUR MONEY ON?

CHARL VS YULAN WHO IS YOUR MONEY ON?

Once again it is amazing to see how dominant the coastal players have been in the BPL and I am seriously starting to think that it has something to do with sea-water and perhaps the breeze. I think I need to order 20L of sea-water, soak myself in it and hopefully immediately thereafter I will[…]

NSOVO VERSUS ADEN WHO’S WHO

NSOVO VERSUS ADEN WHO’S WHO

Day 2 and the tension is getting thicker with each minute, the last 16 athletes are busy warming up but it is the excitement of finally meeting the Terminator himself that maybe consuming the players, at the timing of writing we had just been told that Arnold Schwarzenegger himself will come through to spend a[…]

KEVIN DEFIES THE STATUS QUO

KEVIN DEFIES THE STATUS QUO

What goes up must come down but what’s down stays down I suppose and if you play for a lower tier then you cannot win against a higher division player… well that’s according to our version of the FA cup except for Kevin ‘Shushu’ Seseane who went against the grain an pulled off a mountain[…]

BPL Arnold Classic…NO UPSETS YET

BPL Arnold Classic…NO UPSETS YET

BPL Arnold Classic…top Half of the last 32 done and dusted… The cork did crow in the morning, the cows came home, and the sun did set in the west… no upsets yet at the BPL Arnold Classic  and we look like we are in for a humdinger of an event. The first round of[…]

IT’S SHOWTIME LADIES AND GENTLEMEN

IT’S SHOWTIME LADIES AND GENTLEMEN

Arnold Classic Africa 2016 The biggest and most lucrative pool spectacle is unfolding now in the city of gold, at the most expensive square mile. Sandton Convention Centre at the Arnold Classic is where the BPL is happening. Thirty one Billiard League players from across the three divisions will be battling it out for top[…]

ARNOLD CLASSIC DRAW, WHO WILL DOMINATE?

ARNOLD CLASSIC DRAW, WHO WILL DOMINATE?

Hawk, Viper, Predator, Assassin, Hammer, Dangerous Gums, Sniper, all very dangerous names indeed but only one will be crowned King of the Land and perhaps the last man standing when the iconic BPL cueists converge at the prestigious Arnold Classic in Sandton Johannesburg on the 27th to the 29th of May 2016. At this event[…]

HARRY GETS BOOST AHEAD OF PLAYOFFS

HARRY GETS BOOST AHEAD OF PLAYOFFS

With his pants pulled up, Harry (The Houdini) Martin set the stage alight with an outstanding performance last night to clinch the opening competition. Harry played Nizaam in the final after he had had to deal with Allister in the semis, Nizaam had maybe a trickier route to the final as he had to go[…]

ALL OR NOTHING, GLORY BECKONS FOR SUPER LEAGUE WINNERS

ALL OR NOTHING, GLORY BECKONS FOR SUPER LEAGUE WINNERS

They labored long and hard all year long but now they may be one, maybe two steps closer to the mainstream league. Nine of the country’s super league winners will condense in Johannesburg for the long awaited playoffs and only three will advance to the next level. The top two will automatically qualify for promotion into[…]

THE END IS NEAR, THE END IS HERE, ARE YOU SAFE?

THE END IS NEAR, THE END IS HERE, ARE YOU SAFE?

There are very few things in life that tell the truth or bring out the best/worst in people; yoga pants, drunk people, relegation threatened people and angry people almost always tell the truth. Well the season is seconds away from finishing and everyone is giving it their best on the homerun lap. Ace and Paul[…]

KYLE ON THE BRINK OF FAIRYTALE COMEBACK

KYLE ON THE BRINK OF FAIRYTALE COMEBACK

  Kyle ‘The Viper’ Akaloo is an extraordinary athlete, if you judge people based on the physical stature then you will get this one horribly wrong. This pint-sized ever smiling guy looks harmless but I have to warn you than he is anything but. They may have been referring to him when they said that[…]