Seaman fine tunes ahead of World Championship

Kev Seaman - English Black Ball Pool Federation Senior Singles Champion
Kev Seaman - English Black Ball Pool Federation Senior Singles Champion

A local satellite aerial installer has fine tuned his form ahead of this weekend’s Blackball Pool World Championships in Scotland.

Kev Seaman warmed up for the sport’s major event with victory in the Super Sevens National Championship at Magna in Rotherham last weekend.

He was playing in the team event with his fellow Notts A representatitves and won 12 of his 16 matches to help his team lift the trophy.

It wasn’t all plain sailing for Seaman and Notts, however, as he explained.

“The final went to seven all, and if you end up tying there’s a black ball shootout where all seven players in the team take part.”

“We got six out of six and they got three out of five, giving us the title.”

The 44-year-old and his team-mates were well supported and picked up £3,500 in prize money at what can be considered almost a home venue.

But this weekend, Seaman will be on the biggest stage, with the World Championships taking place in Perth.

He’ll be representing the England A team, and hoping to go one better than the last time he turned out in the event.

“I’m the singles and doubles world champion, but we keep coming second to Scotland in the team event,” he said.

“It’s not impossible to do the hat-trick, it would be very difficult, but it would be the icing on the cake to add the team event for the boys.”

Seaman believes that last weekend’s exploits in the Super Sevens will stand him and the county’s other international players in good stead.

“We’ve got some great players in the county, and now we get to go up to Scotland with smiles on our faces, in good form,” he added.