- 2017, 2018
Name: Ben Rowland
Home Town: Abingdon
First memory of playing pool: My mum beating me in my local social club
What/who inspired you to play pool: Mum
Cue details: maple one piece, ebony with snake wood and maple slice, 8.3mm, Had about 7-8 months
Years a Pro:3
Best victory & why: Craig Marsh in last 64 of Welsh tour in Powys, I was 5-0 down and managed to real off 7 on the bounce to beat him 7-5, was good to perform in front of a good crowd as well towards the end.
Most feared opponent & why: I would say that I try not to fear any opponent as that can be a weakness and can force mistakes in your game, I try to treat everyone the same, at the level we play at everyone can beat everyone and it’s down to either the break or who has the run of the balls.
Ambitions in the sport: IPA World champion/#1 on the tour
Advice to any up and coming players: practice, stick at it everybody’s time comes
Why the IPA: Best tour on the planet simple
Football Team: Oxford united
Sporting hero: Anthony Joshua
Singer/Band: Skepta, Section Boyz
Describe yourself in 3 words: Happy, Hard working, Legend