Nationality
eng England
Titles
2015 Professional World Champion
Seasons
2016, 2017

Name

Jack Whelan

Nickname

The Wonder

Home Town

Derby

First memory of playing pool?

Playing in the local £2 comps on a Thursday night at Riley’s.

What/who inspired you to play pool?

My brother Sam, he’s now passed away, I lived in a pub from a young age and we always played together. He told everybody he showed me how to play but he didn’t. He would have loved to watch me play.

Cue

I use a ash cue made by Burroughs & Watts, 9m tip and I have had it since my 17th birthday. I am currently having a cue made by Jason Owen which is a replica of the cue I have now.

 

Best victory & why

Winning the World Championships 2015, every player wants to be the world champion at their sport. It was always a dream and I have been lucky enough to make it happen.

Most feared opponent & why

I don’t fear any opponent I play but always respect everyone I play.

Ambitions in the sport?

To be the best, To be a World wide name and win multiple World titles.

Advice to any up and coming players

If you want to be the best you have to play against the best and practice hard. If you put the work in you will get the rewards.

Why the IPA?

I think if you want to make yourself  better you have to test yourself and playing against the best players and most of the best players in the world are in the IPA.

Football Team

Manchester United

Sporting hero?

Roger Federer I think its unreal the way he goes about his business and still  doing what he’s doing at his age. True professional.

Singer/Band?

Grime music

Describe yourself in 3 words?

Dedicated, quiet, LUCKY!