Name: Dean Shields
Home Town: Stalybridge
First Memory of Playing Pool: Beating all of my dads friends in the pub playing 'winner stays on'. One 50p coin and a packet of crisps lasting all afternoon.
Whom/What inspired you to play pool: My Dad - signed me on for his team and made me improve.
Cue Details ie. wood type, tip size, how long have you had it etc: Britannia Cue, 8mm tip size. Had it for 18 months.
How many years have you been a professional: Debut season
Best victory and why: Winning the IPA World Doubles title in 2016 with Gareth Hibbott
Most feared opponent and why: Don't fear anyone - the stronger the opponent the more I enjoy it
What are your ambitions in the sport: To win an IPA Tour title or the World Championships
Advice to any up and coming players: Take practice seriously then enjoy the matches
Why the IPA: The volume of high quality players to test myself against
Football Team: Manchester United
Sporting Hero: Ronnie O'Sullivan
Music: Arctic Monkeys
Describe yourself in 3 words: Honest, lazy, Unorganised