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European Lions Tour 2015
Australian Test Series
(Albury, NSW, Australia)


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Australian Kangaroos v European Lions - Summary Report - Sunday 18th October

MCCARTNEY ON SONG AS AUSSIES FIGHTBACK STUNS LIONS IN MELBOURNE

The outcome of a thrilling five Test series in Melbourne went down to the final frame of a 15th and last session before Australia inflicted a first ever defeat on a Lions' squad.

Captain Lee Kendall’s side led 8-6 going into the last set but won only two more frames as the hosts stormed back to snatch the match and series.

It was heart-breaking for the new look Lions who won the opening two Tests and appeared well set to protect an unbeaten global record in Australia, South Africa and Europe.

Even the last Test started promisingly. Thanks to Karl Sutton, John Roe and Gavin Lomax they won three of the opening four frames. Steve Woods, Justin Saijich and Adam Andretzke hit back only for John Bowkett to give the Lions a 4-3 advantage.

Lomax, Kendall, Bowkett and Sébastien Ramier were all successful in the second set but Jake McCartney, John ‘Rusty’ Wheeler and Mick Scerri kept the Aussies in the hunt.

And that proved crucial as the hosts won five of the last seven frames to take the Test spoils.

Sutton, Roe, Lomax and Bowkett each won two of their three frames. Jake McCartney was awarded player of the series.

The fourth Test had also proved a nail biter and could easily have gone the Lions’ way.

They recovered from 3-1 down in the first set to lead 4-3 thanks to: Bowkett, Sutton, Lomax and Kendall. The Aussies refused to lie down and reversed the penultimate session to make it 8-all.

However, they were behind the 8-Ball again as Bowkett and Roe took out two frames to edge the Lions ahead at 9-7. Woods and Andretske duly tied the match before Bowkett put the Lions on the brink of victory.

Instead, it was Scerri and McCartney who delighted the home crowd in Albury to send the series to a deciding Test. And we know now how that ended up! Bowkett, Ramier, Roe and Kendall all won two out of three frames.

Click here to watch Test 4            Click here to watch Test 5

Australian Kangaroos v European Lions - Test Three - Friday 16th October

LIONS LOSE FOR FIRST TIME ON TOUR AS AUSSIES HIT BACK

The European Lions’ bid to gain an unassailable lead over their Aussie counterparts suffered a set-back in Melbourne as the ‘Green and Golds’ hit back in style.

After winning the opening two matches in a best-of-five series, the Lions suffered a 12-9 defeat to leave it all to play for in the remaining two games.

Stung by their opening losses, the hosts responded to take a 5-2 first session lead through John ‘Rusty’ Wheeler, Steve Woods, Steve Saxon, Barry Kitchener and Mick Scerri. Only Karl Sutton and Séb Ramier stopped the rot for the visitors.

Undeterred, the Lions showed their battling spirit to win the penultimate set 4-3 thanks to successes for skipper Lee Kendall, John Roe, Séb Ramier and Belgian number one, Dave Verey. Jake McCartney, Steve Saxon and Scerri took the honours for Australia.

Trailing 8-6, the Lions needed a flying start to put pressure on and create doubt in home minds. Instead, Wheeler, Woods and Justin Sajich claimed the opening three frames to ensure their first win of the series. To their credit, the Lions claimed three of the final four frames through Roe, John Bowkett and Gavin Lomax to suggest they are still alive and looking to clinch a series victory next time out. Ramier and Roe were the Lions most successful players winning two of their three frames.

Watch the recorded match here

Australian Kangaroos v European Lions - Test Two - Tuesday 13th October

LIONS ROAR AGAIN AS SKIPPER KENDALL LEADS FROM FRONT

Skipper Lee Kendall and 2012 WEPF world champion John Roe turned on the style as the European Lions made it two from two in their five Test series against Australia in Melbourne.

And victory over their hosts when the series resumes on Friday will ensure an overall victory for the inaugural Euro Lions.

French ace Sébastien Ramier had been the star of the opening Test and last weekend's friendly draw against Victoria.

But this time it was his unbeaten English team mates who delivered the goods on their way to an overall 14-7 success.

As they did the previous day, the Lions made an excellent start with pals Kendall and Roe contributing to a 5-2 lead, ably assisted by David Verey, Karl Sutton and Gavin Lomax. The Aussies' only response came from Steve Saxon and Mick Scerri.

The middle session was going to prove pivotal to the eventual outcome and it was the Lions in charge with another five frame successes to lead 10-4. Ramier, who had won his first seven frames on tour, opened his account in this match while Kendall, Roe, Sutton and Ryan Shaw getting in on the act. Jake McCartney and Justin Sajich replied for the 'Green and Golds.'

Needing only one more frame for the win, the Lions made no mistake. Saxon, McCartney and John 'Rusty' Wheeler, runner-up to Jack Pople in the 2012 World Masters, hit the mark for the hosts but Kendall and Roe completed three out of three for the Lions with back up from Verey and Lomax.

Watch the recorded match here

Australian Kangaroos v European Lions - Test One - Monday 12th October

RAM RAIDERS-SUPER SEB FIRES UP LIONS

Sébastien Ramier was the hero again as the European Lions drew first blood in their best-of-five Test series against Australia in Melbourne.

The French cue star remained unbeaten as manager Steve Mills’ side recorded an excellent 12-9 victory over their hosts.

It followed on from Lions' newcomer Ramier’s 100 percent record in the previous day’s friendly draw against top State side, Victoria.

That close encounter suggested the opening international for ‘real’ would be a tight affair. But the Lions, skippered by Lee Kendall, made the perfect start.

Ramier, Karl Sutton and Gavin Lomax were all in good form early on as the visitors gained a 4-3 first session advantage. And that score line was to set the tone of the match.

John Roe, WEPF World 8-Ball champion in 2012 and former European Under 21 winner, Ryan Shaw, contributed in the second session together with Ramier and Lomax to make it 8-6.

With their noses in front and Ramier calling the shots, the Lions took out another 4-3 session success to clinch overall victory. Roe, Sutton and John Bowkett also provided able back-up.

The second Test takes place on Tuesday during the Australian 8-Ball Pool Championships in Albury.

Watch the recorded match here

LIONS NOT AMUSED AS VICTORIA FIGHTBACK DENIES THEM WIN

French star Sébastien Ramier showed his value as the first ever European Lions 8-Ball Pool touched down Down Under to start their historic trip to Australia.

In a warm-up to their Test series against the Green and Golds, the new look Lions faced Victoria - one of Australia’s leading State teams.

And Ramier marked his debut for the European select by winning all his four frames as the visitors played out a thrilling draw against their hosts.

The Lions, in all their guises, have never lost a Test series but this opening ‘friendly’ suggested that proud record is under threat this week when they play their hosts in a best of five series.

Victoria contribute some big hitters to the Aussie national side including: Benny ‘Big Time’ Nunan, Jake McCartney, Mark Robertson and current Australian singles champion, Mick Scerri.

With Ramier immediately in fine form, the Lions gained a 5-3 first session lead with skipper Lee Kendall, Karl Sutton, Ryan Shaw and John Bowkett also contributing valuable wins.

Back came the Victorians to level the match at eight-all only for another 5-3 score line in favour of the Lions in session three. Ramier, Kendall, Bowkett, Shaw and Dave Verey doing the damage to take the visitors in sight of the victory post.

However, Steve Mills’ team couldn’t just fall over the line as Victoria recovered to force the draw. In addition to Ramier, captain Kendall won three of his four frames with Shaw, Sutton and Bowkett taking two out of four.

For Victoria, Robertson was the outstanding player winning four from four and backed up well by Scerri and Steve Jamieson.

The five Test series starts on Monday, October 12 and concludes on October 18. In addition, there will be an international singles on October 15.

Catch up with all the live action in Albury, Australia from the Australia v European Lions Test Series and the AEBF National Titles by visiting Australian Eightball Live Streaming

LIONS RETURN TO AUSTRALIA FOR TEST SERIES.

The concept of the British Lions going to Australia for a test series has taken another excellent turn in that the 2015 squad will become a European Lions team with players from around the continent involved. This is the first Test team organised through the European Eightball Federation for all of their member nations, and develops the original idea, allowing more countries to join the Lions.

Led by Steve Mills the successful manager when the Lions last played a test series (2013), and captained by Lee Kendall, the most prolific international team winner in the history of the sport, the European squad are certainly looking forward to another great Test Series.

Looking at the Aussie squad, full of top ranked international stars, the task for Steve and his players is not going to be an easy one, but the European Lions also have a team of outstanding experienced competitors.

It looks like a great time to watch top class Eightball Pool in Albury, New South Wales, Australia from the 10th to 18th October. All matches will have “Live Streaming”, details will be given shortly on the WEPF website. Albury is also the venue for this years Australian Nationals.

Australian Team Lions Team

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Player Profiles

European Lions
Player Profiles

Barry Kitchener
Barry Kitchener
Australian Team Selection 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2014.
Queensland State Team Selection 2007-2013 inclusive.
New South Wales State Team Selection 2014 and 2015.
Lee Kendall
Lee Kendall
(England)
England captain and captain of the European Lions 2015. Lee capped an excellent 2015 European championships leading England A to team victory and then going on to take the European Individual title. Has been prolific on the UK tour winning 6 tour titles as well as winning numerous World and European team titles in a glittering career with England.
Adam Andretzke
Adam Andretzke
Australian Team Selection 2014.
South Australia State Team Selection 2007, 2009, 2011-2015 inclusive.
Major Tournament Champion - Berri
Ryan Shaw
Ryan Shaw
(Channel Isles)
2014 U23 European Champion. In 2012, his first year in the Men’s events locally Ryan won the CI Breda Cup and both Jersey and Channel Islands Championships a feat never previously achieved by any one player. Ryan holds the record of most consecutive Jersey Junior titles winning 5 in a row. Captained the Channel Islands junior team before progressing to Captain at U23's level.
Travis Crawley
Travis Crawley
Australian Champion 2001 and 2006.
Australian Team Selection 1998,1999, 2001, 2005-2007, 2011 and 2014.
New South Wales State Team Selection 1998, 1999, 2001, 2005-2014.
Karl Sutton
Karl Sutton
(England)
Karl is one of a new wave of young stars in the England men’s team, winner of last year’s champion of champion’s singles event at Great Yarmouth. The highlight of his already outstanding career must be winning the final frame in the 2012 world team final v Ireland
Steve Saxon
Steve Saxon
Australian Team Selection 2008, 2010 and 2014.
Western Australia State Team Selection 2007-2015 inclusive.
David Verey
David Verey
(Belgium)
Current Belgium number 1 - very hard to beat as he never gives up in any frame he plays. Finalist in the 2013 Home Internationals narrowly losing out in the final to an in-form Jack Pople
Justin Sajich
Justin Sajich
Australian Champion 2004 and 2009
Australian Nationals Player of the Carnival 2004 Australian Team Selection 2004, 2006 - 2011 and 2014 Western Australia State Team Selection 2004-2012inclusive.
New South Wales State Team Selection 2014 and 2015.
Major Tournament Champion - Darwin and Killer Crossover
John Roe
John Roe
(England)

World Champion 2012 - sheer class when he’s on form, never looks like missing. Former English National Amateur title winner as well as being in the England men’s team for several years. Prolific winner of many titles in the English game

John Wheeler
John Wheeler
Australian Champion 2007 and 2011
Australian Nationals Player of the Carnival 2008 Australian Team Selection
2007-2011 and 2014 New South Wales Singles Champion 2006, 2010 and 2011 Queensland State Champion 2007 and 2007 New South Wales State Team Selection
2010-2015 inclusive.
Queensland State Team Selection 2007-2009 Major Tournament Champion - Big Guns
John Bowkett
John Bowkett
(England)

Under 21 member of Englands championship winning teams, joined the main UK Pool Tour in 2012 and earned a top 8 final ranking place.  Promoted up to the Mens Premier League in 2013 winning the title in his first year with 12 wins and only 1 defeat against some of the worlds leading Eightball players.
Now resident in Australia where he will compete against the home nation for the European Lions.

Jake McCartney
Jake McCartney
World Team 2013, Quarter Finalist World Titles 2013.
Australian Nationals Player of the Carnival 2011,2013 and 2014.
Australian Team Selection 2006, 2007, 2009,2010,2011,2013 and 2014.
Victorian Singles Champion 2011, 2013 and 2014.
Victorian State Team Selection 2006-2015 inclusive.
Major Tournament Champion - Big Guns, Berri, Slate, Geelong, Albury and Anzac.
Gavin Lomax
Gavin Lomax
(England)
Stalwart of the England team with three World Team Championships and several European team titles to his name. Reached the semi-finals of the 2015 European Individual event. Gavin was in the 2013 Lions squad which won the test series, voted “Player of the Tournament” by his team.
Michael Scerri
Michael Scerri
Current Australian Champion
Australian Nationals Player of the Carnival 2009.
Australian Team Selection 2006, 2011,and 2014.
Victorian Singles Champion 2006.
Victorian State Team Selection 2006-2015 inclusive.
Major Tournament Champion - Albury and Whitehorse.
Seb Ramier
Sébastien Ramier
(France)
Séb is the current French number 1 player, very good safety game which makes him hard to beat. Leading from the front he has helped make the current French team a force to be reckoned with once again at international level
Doug Percy
Doug Percy
Manager of the Australian Kangaroos Steve Mills
Steve Mills
Manager of the England Mens team with three wins at World championships to his credit along with several other major international titles. Lead the 2013 victorious Test Series team against Australia and delighted to be back in this years event to defend the title.

 

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