Pool: Pocket rocket!
AN EYNESBURY youngster is going potty for pool after racking up a huge collection of trophies. Glen Hannibal, 14, has been playing pool since he was five – just about old enough to hold a cue. On Saturday, Glen was presented with an amazing five trophies
AN EYNESBURY youngster is going potty for pool after racking up a huge collection of trophies.
Glen Hannibal, 14, has been playing pool since he was five - just about old enough to hold a cue.
On Saturday, Glen was presented with an amazing five trophies at a special ceremony for his efforts in the St Neots & District Pool League. These included the singles and doubles titles.
And it is not just pool - Glen now splits his time between the popular pub game and the trickier sport of snooker.
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All of his spare time is occupied with either snooker or pool. although with the World Snooker Championships under way in Sheffield, television is back on the agenda.
"I love both sports," he said. "I play for St Neots every week and even more often if I get the time."
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Despite being on crutches due to a football injury, he has not been put off the games he loves, saying that it is just as easy to play on crutches as without them.
"I just lean against the table," said the St Neots Community College student.
Mum Lydia said: "When he hurt his knee I thought that was it for snooker for a bit but he's just carried on, hobbling his way around the table.
"He's always in the snooker club or on the pool table. At least it makes him easy to find."
Over the years Glen has collected eight trophies for his sharp potting. He counts a cup picked up for the St Neots & District Pool League last year as his top achievement.
Confident Glen told The Hunts Post the secret of his successes."It is down to my natural flair, I guess. I seem to have a natural skill for the game."
One day he hopes to be able to play professionally in televised tournaments - Glen's favourite player was the late Paul Hunter.
While 17-year-old snooker sensation Judd Trump, has caused a stir at the World Championships Glen, of Berkley Street, is busy preparing for his next fixture - in the St Neots and District Pool League on Monday.