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David Addinall crowned Island Pool Champion

David Addinall (right) beat Cameron Davies 4-1, 3-4, 4-0 in the final

Wins inaugural Arthur Firth trophy

David Addinall has been crowned Isle of Man 8-Ball Pool champion 2019.

The Island's only professional lived up to expectations as most people's pre-tournament favourite, working his way through a 55-strong field to defeat Cameron Davies two sets to one in the final.

Addinall's route to the quarter finals was relatively straight forward, winning with frame scores of 5-1, 5-1, and 6-1 in the first three rounds.

With the format then moving to best of three sets, the current world number 35 defeated Calum Gardner 2-0 (set scores 3-1, 3-2), and also overcame Kevin Corlett 2-0 (set scores 3-1, 3-2) in the semi finals.

Meanwhile, Davies progressed to the last eight relatively untroubled too, with a bye in round one followed by 5-1 and 6-2 wins.

The former Island champion then beat Pete Crellin 2-0 (set scores 3-1, 3-2) and Sean Murphy 2-0 (set scores 3-1, 3-1) to set up a clash with Addinall in the final.

And Davies did take a set off the pro player, but it was Addinall who would eventually prevail 2-1 (set scores 4-1, 3-4, 4-0) to take top prize.

That win means the 36-year-old is now a four-time Island champion, and is also the inaugural winner of the Arthur Firth trophy, which was so-named as a tribute following the passing of a cuesports great earlier this year.

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