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Name: Dean Shields

Nickname: Dynamite

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



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