Name: Sean Bates
Home Town: Derby
First Memory of Playing Pool: Age 3 stood on a bar stool so I could reach the table on holiday.
Whom/What inspired you to play pool: Growing up watching my dada and older brothers play
Cue Details ie. wood type, tip size, how long have you had it etc: Peradon Royal, 8.5mm tip. Had it since I was 16.
How many years have you been a professional: Debut season
Best victory and why: Beat Darren Appleton at the World Championships.
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 keep progressing in the Pro ranks
Advice to any up and coming players: Keep practicing and play people better than yourself
Why the IPA: Best players, good venues, well run
Football Team: Derby County
Sporting Hero: Michael Owen
Music: Anything really
Describe yourself in 3 words: Calm, friendly, lazy