De Montfort Pool Team fall in the Eight-ball Championships


Pool-playing students from De Montfort University put in a great debut performance at the BUCS-UPC Eight-ball Pool Championships, held in Great Yarmouth

At the largest University pool tournament of the year, the team were defeated in the last twenty-four round 6-3 by the 3rd seeds Plymouth 1st.

The debutants finished 2nd in their group featuring University of East Anglia 2nd, Roehampton 1st, University College London 2nd & Birmingham 3rd.

Louis Hatton captained the team of five, with teammates Thomas Aspinall, Samuel Ryding, Stuart Kehoe and Daniel Koster.

Samuel Ryding appreciated the chance given to him by the university, and feels it really helped see where his game could be improved.

“It helped me identify the areas of my game which I need to work on to improve.”

Ryding also believes that the competitiveness helped. He said “To be a part of it [the tournament] in a competitive sense was amazing. It has got me excited about playing more competitively.”