Philippines, 22 Oct 2019
  Home >> News >> List of Articles >> Ted Lerner, WPS Media Officer

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        




 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
List of Articles by Ted Lerner, WPS Media Officer


 

'I'M READY FOR THE BATTLE'

By Ted Lerner, WPS Media Officer
PhilBoxing.com
11 Sep 2012



AS THE CHINA OPEN GETS UNDERWAY THIS WEEK IN SHANGHAI, ENGLAND'S CHRIS MELLING IS LOOKING TO REPEAT HIS BREATHTAKING PERFORMANCE OF LAST YEAR

Anyone who happened to catch Chris Melling’s performance over four days last year in the China Open in Shanghai knew right away that they had seen something special. The Englishman, who was twice a world champion in English 8-ball and had, at the time, only been playing competitive 9-ball for two years, was literally oozing with confidence all week. Everything about him—the way he walked around the table, his extremely fast play, the way he stared down layouts and especially the audacious way he potted difficult balls and moved the cue ball around—spoke of a man with a winning attitude. He never gave his opponents any breathing room, pounced on the smallest of mistakes and quickly put racks on the board.

After mowing down the likes of the Philippines Lee Van Corteza, Germany’s Thorsten Hohmann and the Netherlands Niels Feijen, Melling obliterated Chinese Taipei’s Hsu Kai Lun 11-3 in the final for his first ever major 9-ball crown and pocketed $40,000. At the time even Melling was impressed by what he had just done.

“That’s the best I’ve ever played,” the ecstatic Englishman said moments after lifting the trophy. “I’m not saying I’m a great player. But there’s a difference between being a good player and being a great player. A good player can play well in the pool room and in small tournaments. Great players can win under pressure in an atmosphere like this. I’m just beside myself right now. Absolutely unbelievable.”

Now, on the eve of the 5th annual China Open in Shanghai, Melling is aching to do it all again. The 33 year old, currently ranked number 5 in the world, recently reflected on his historic performance last year, some recent personal tragedies, and his desire to take his game even higher.

“It was massive for me to win a world ranking event as I had been knocking on the door a few times but didn't get to win the big ones,”Melling said. “I had a real tough draw too beating the likes of Corteza, Hohmann ,Feijen and other top players. I'm pretty sure I can win it again. I'm in good form and not missing much so hopefully the rolls go my way and I can perform well. It’s been a terrible few years off the table, what lots of players don't know about, so it makes it even more special now when I win.

Melling, however, knows all too well how things work in the pool world. When you’re on top everyone is gunning to take you down. But having ascended to the summit last year, Melling gained a new found confidence which he takes with him everywhere he goes. And he fully expects to be in the mix this time around as well.

“I'm ready for the battle and can't wait to get to Shanghai as the defending champion,” Melling said.

The China Open begins Thursday, September 13 and runs through Sunday September 16, and features a heavyweight line up of 64 of the best men pool players from all over the globe. The event, which will take place at the Shanghai Pudong Yuanshen Stadium and is a major ranking event of the WPA, is held in conjunction with a professional women’s event, which last year was won by Chinese superstar Fu Xiao Fang. The men’s event offers $176, 600 in prize money with $40,000 going to the winner. The women will battle it out for $125,600 with $30,000 going to the eventual champion.

The WPA will be providing full coverage of the 2012 China Open, including live scoring of all matches on the WPA website, www.wpapool.com, daily articles, and updates on our Twitter page, @poolwpa.


Back to Ted Lerner, WPS Media Officer's Articles Listing



Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • SHANE MCGUIGAN: “I REALLY WANT TAYLOR TO GET HIS HANDS ON THAT MASSIVE TROPHY”
    By , 21 Oct 2019
  • OKOLIE: I’LL STOP NGABU
    By , 21 Oct 2019
  • BRAWL AT THE MALL 13 COMPLETE RESULTS
    By , 21 Oct 2019
  • Pacquiao Rolls Out Red Carpet to FIFA President Infantino
    By , 21 Oct 2019
  • Sergey Morozov retains M-1 Challenge bantamweight title
    By , 21 Oct 2019
  • PETALCORIN WINS IN GENSAN
    By Dong Secuya, 21 Oct 2019
  • Cody "The Crippler" Crowley improves to 18-0
    By , 21 Oct 2019
  • NBA -- New season brings new hope for Pacers
    By Jon Moskowich, 21 Oct 2019
  • Referee's Focus Should Also be Fighters Safety
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, 20 Oct 2019
  • OSCAR DUARTE DEFENDS REGIONAL TITLE AGAINST HUMBERTO DE SANTIAGO IN MAIN EVENT OF GOLDEN BOY FIGHT NIGHT
    By , 20 Oct 2019
  • Gov. Claude P. Bautista Inv’tl Boxing Oct. 27 in Malita
    By Lito delos Reyes, 20 Oct 2019
  • Charly targets SEAG gold
    By Joaquin Henson, 20 Oct 2019
  • ERICKSON LUBIN TRAINING CAMP QUOTES
    By , 20 Oct 2019
  • 'BRAWL AT THE MALL 13' WEIGH IN RESULTS
    By , 20 Oct 2019
  • KALLE SAUERLAND: “PROGRAIS-TAYLOR IS THE CAVIAR OF BOXING”
    By , 19 Oct 2019
  • NBA: Pelicans pull off a 117-116 squeaker over the Knicks
    By Oliver Iglesias, 19 Oct 2019
  • ANCAJAS HITS L.A.
    By Dong Secuya, 19 Oct 2019
  • King Artur: Beterbiev KOs Gvozdyk
    By , 19 Oct 2019
  • After Pacquiao, it's Nonito's Turn
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, 19 Oct 2019
  • NBA: The San Antonio Spurs Specialty - Flying Under the Radar
    By Reylan Loberternos, 19 Oct 2019





  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2019 philboxing.com.