- 2017, 2018
Name: Steve Thompson
Home Town: Hartlepool
First memory of playing pool: At seaside amusements aged about 7
What/who inspired you to play pool: Grandad and uncle played in local league
Cue details: Mastercue, Ash, 8.2mm tip, used for around 7 years.
Years a Pro: 2
Best victory & why: Nations Cup 2017 Singles Winner – stayed consistent over several days which is unusual for me!
Most feared opponent & why: Fear no-one!
Ambitions in the sport: Do the best I can in every tournament. Winning the worlds would be handy too!
Advice to any up and coming players: Play as much as possible and work more on the areas of the game you struggle with.
Why the IPA? Events are run to a high standard in quality venues. The IPA is always moving the game forward as well as improving events and sponsorship.
Football Team: Sunderland
Sporting hero: Roger Federer
Describe yourself in 3 words: Ambitious, Passionate, Messy