Cue-king Ingram is crowned bar billiards world champion

Cue-king David Ingram has been crowned world champion of bar billiards in Jersey over the weekend.

He beat world number one Kevin Tunstall to lift the prestigious crown at the world championships.

Ingram, who plays in the Horsham League for Mannings Heath side Dun Horse A, only took the game up again about seven years ago after a gap of 20 years.

He now makes up for the years he missed and also plays in the Lewes League on Monday nights, Brighton League on Wednesdays and Worthing League on Thursdays, as well as representing his county and England.

The annual world championships had 132 entrants this year and of course winning it represents the pinnacle of any player’s career.

Roffey Club H’s Stephen Hopkins reached the last 16 in only his second visit, while mother and son Lorraine and Robert Hall (both Bull players) also came away with prizes.

Lorraine won furthest lady for her appearance in the last 32, whilst Rob was a losing finalist in the plate competition.