English Billiards: Mike Russell Off To Flying Start At WBC


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Mike Russell, English Billiards player, and winner of last years World Professional English Billiards Championship has made a 588 break at Northern Snooker Centre, Leeds, England and is off to a flying start.

From WPBSA News Department:

Defending champion Mike Russell compiled a superb break of 588 as he won his opening two matches in the 2008 World Professional Billiards Championship.

The Peterborough-based cueman, aiming for his ninth world title, scored comfortable wins over Michael Krueziger and Gary Rogers at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds. His 1068-177 defeat of Krueziger was highlighted by a brilliant 588, by far the highest break of the day.

David Causier started strongly in Group B with two wins out of two, and in Group C India's Geet Sethi, the 2006 champion, won both of his matches. Another leading contender from India, Pankaj Advani, scored two wins in Group D, compiling a break of 256. All matches were played over one two-hour session.


Not familar with English Billiards? See the rules here and some video footage here.


I Love Cue Sports!
Yes, I knew this would happen, no replies, I guess English Billiards just isn't popular in the states. It is a shame really as it is a great game, an art form.


Stuck in SLO
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I love snooker. You posted this in the wrong forum, though.

There is a snooker only forum , post it there.