Kolbe Poole bows out in world eight-ball pool semi-finals

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BALLARAT'S Kolbe Poole has missed out on reaching the women's singles final at the World Eight-Ball Pool Championships in England.

Pool lost her semi-final overnight at Blackpool to England's Emma Wilkinson 7-4.

Wilkinson, who is the World Amateur Pool Masters reigning champion, now plays Kirsty Davies, of Wales, for the world title.

Davies defeated Barbara Taylor, of England, 7-4.

Poole had an outstanding championship.

She opened up with a 6-3 win over Trudy Lambert (Ireland) and then had the better of Chantelle Penny (South Africa) 6-1, Sandra Bryan (Ireland) 6-3 and Lynette Horsburgh (Scotland) 7-3 in a quarter final.

Poole also won 17 of 31 matches in the teams event in which Australia missed a semi-final berth on percentage.

She was one of four Ballarat players competing in the worlds, joining Jake McCartney (men's), Don Colbert (seniors) and Matthew Curwood (juniors).

McCartney reached the men's singles quarter finals and has helped Australia reach the team semi-finals.

The Australian meet Morocco in a semi-final Wednesday morning (AEST) after finishing second to England in the round-robin competition.

The winner will take in the winner of England and Ireland for the title on Wednesday night (AEST).

McCartney into the finals with the equal best winning percentage in the teams event - 22-33 at 72.72 per cent.

Colbert was part of the Australian team which reached the seniors' semi-finals.


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