Thursday 23 November

Judgement Weekend Review

Chris Melling stole the show in Pro Series 10 with a majestic performance worthy of winning any crown.


The Magician turned on the style to captivate the Blackpool crowd, saving his best Pool for the final day; ruthlessly dispatching the remaining opposition in typical fashion.

Cole Bedford, Greg Batten and Karl O’Donoghue were all put to the sword with Melling only dropping three frames on his way to the final with Shane Thompson.

Safecracker squandered an early lead as Melling rallied to claim the Pro Series title with an 8-6 victory.


Following on from his Players Championships glory, Phil Harrison continued in his rich vein of form with a 8-4 victory over David McNamara to lift the Pro Series 9 trophy.


Harrison came through a decider against tournament favourite Tom Cousins in the Semi Final to go on to claim his first Pro Series crown.

Top Cat’s semi-final and last 32 appearances in Pro Series 9 and 10, respectively, were enough to cement his spot as Ultimate Pool 2023 Number 1.


Both Cousins and Stevie Dempsey would have perhaps wanted more from their weekend, but both did enough to finish the year in top spots with The Hammer hanging on to second place by just 250 points back to Melling in third.

Top spot in the Women’s Series was claimed by Amy Beauchamp.


Champs looked in imperious form in Women’s Series 5 defeating Marion Jude in the Quarter Final and Emma Cunningham in the Semi to book a showdown with Lyndsey Roberts in Sunday’s finale.

Beauchamp proved too much for Roberts as the former World Champion saw off the challenge, 6 frames to 2, before lifting the Women’s Series 5 title and clinching the highly coveted Number 1 spot.


Harriet Haynes and Danielle Randle, both defeated in the Last 16, closed off the top 3 in respective order.

Ricardo Jones defeated Harjeet Singh 7-5 to win Challenger Series 9, and in Challenger Series 10 Andrew Patchet saw off Ryan Davie to claim his first Ultimate Pool trophy.



Despite the loss, Davie’s runner up spot was enough to earn him third place in the Challenger rankings with Conor Treacy and David Hogan finishing the year as number 1 and 2, respectively.

The Wheelchair Cue Sports trophy was lifted in the Ultimate Pool Arena on the Friday with Tony Southern defeating David Beaumont in a fiercely contested final.


Maddy Wilkinson defeated Sharon James 3-2 to lift the Women’s Series 5 Plate trophy.