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Addinall competes in the IPA British Champs

Manx 8-Ball Pro hoping for run of form

Manx professional 8-Ball Pool player David Addinall is competing at the IPA British Championships this weekend (19-21 Oct).

The event, which is being held in Hounslow in West London, contains the top players in the world.

Addinall faces Englishman Jamie Clarke in the round of 64 of the professional event this evening.

The later rounds, held across tomorrow and Sunday, are also being streamed live on BBC Sport - through its website, app, and on BBC iPlayer.

As well as the 'Pro' event, Addinall is competing in the 'Open' competition which includes the world's top amateurs, with qualification for the World Series also up for grabs over the weekend.

Earlier in the year, Addinall enjoyed an impressive run in the International Pool Players' Association Champions Cup.

He won his last-16 match live on Freesports TV, taking the deciding frame to beat Toby Bolt 6-5.

However he came up just short in the quarter finals, losing to Jack Whelan 6-3.

Addinall had beaten 2016 World Champion Gareth Hibbott earlier in the competition, which is very much a statement of intent from the world number 47, in his first full season as a professional.

He'll be hoping to recapture that form this weekend.

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