7th December 2001

 

SHARP-SHOOTING STUDENT AIMS TO TURN PRO

 

Sharp-shooting Lincoln student Malcolm Clarke is hoping to break into professional pool after qualifying for the Embassy International Pool Tour in Blackpool.

 

The 20-year-old from Durham combines shooting eight-ball in pubs and clubs with studying for a degree in Management at the University of Lincoln.

 

In Blackpool at the weekend he successfully negotiated trials to qualify for the Embassy International Pool Tour – a stepping stone on the road professional status.

 

“It’s the tour to be on if you want a professional ranking,” said Malcolm, who first started playing pool at the age of three.

 

“The tour comprises six events throughout the year in Blackpool, Wembley, Warwick, Coventry and Brighton, and the top 64 qualify for the professional tour.”

 

Malcolm qualified for the Embassy International Pool Tour by finishing fourth in a round robin of seven at Blackpool over the weekend.

 

“The standard was very good – just what you’d expect from a professional tournament,” he said.

 

“Qualifying was my best achievement by a mile. After I graduate I’d like to get a job in management and play professionally at the same time – if the chance came up I’d definitely take it.”

 

Find out more about the Embassy International Pool Tour by visiting http://www.propool.org/

 

Or visit Malcolm’s own pool web site http://www.cuesports-online.com/

 

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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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