28 year old Chris Patrick from Alnwick, Northumberland has been chosen to play in the 2017 Chinese Pool World Championships this month.  Chris will be taking on the best players across the globe in China, including 7 times World Snooker Champion Stephen Hendry.
Chris said “I have been playing Cuesports competitively for a few years now and reached the massive feat of the World Championship final in 2014.  I have won numerous tournaments across England and cannot believe that I have been personally invited to China to take on the best players across the globe including 7 time world snooker champion Stephen Hendry”
Chris Patrick was chosen because he was highest earner in the last 3 months for English 8 ball and will face the world’s best snooker players including Judd Trump, Ali Carter, Ding Junhui and  Mark Selby.
Chinese 8 ball combines the play of eight ball with the shooting style of English billiards.  Over the past decade the sport has grown significantly in China.  Over two million viewers will watch the World Championships in China.
Chris continues “Stephen Hendry now solely plays Chinese 8 ball and now serves as a global ambassador for the sport.  I have been back to my home town of Yorkshire to practice on the few Chinese tables in the UK.  I can’t believe I have this opportunity and I want to really put the sport on the map in he UK”.
Chris has never played a competitive game before and is hoping that this will be his big opportunity in this fast growing worldwide sport.  Sponsor : Claire Barber PR