Eight-ball champ lays it on table

ONE of the world's best eight-ball champions is making his way to Murwillumbah this weekend, hoping to provide a few tips to local on how to improve their games of pool.

World Masters singles finalist in eight-ball last year, Danny Higgins, who has represented Queensland in Australian championships 18 times, is giving Murwillumbah locals their chance to see how they measure up in their game of pool at the Murwillumbah Hotel on tomorrow afternoon.

“He will play anybody in the hotel,” said publican Mark Wakefield yesterday.

“He's the new Eddie Charlton and he's also given us a signed pool cue in a case to give away.

“He will put on an exhibition and he will teach.”

Mr Wakefield said “Higgo,” as Mr Higgins is known, would be at the pub from 4pm tomorrow.

He said Mr Higgins loved to chat as well as play either singles or doubles pool games.

He would give locals some pointers on how to better control their own games and how to play some trick shots he had developed over years of participation in the sport.

Mr Higgins was World Masters Team Champion and a World Masters singles finalist last year at titles which were held in Blackpool, Eng- land and at the International Australian Masters Champion in 2005.

He intends to also have specialist gear available for sale at the pub on Saturday.

The Murwillumbah Hotel recently underwent substantial renovations, allowing the bistro to be moved closer to a new al-fresco, footpath dining area.

That freed up a large part of the former lounge area, creating plenty of space for relocation of the pub's pool tables.

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