Gareth Potts

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Gareth David Potts
Born (1983-06-30) 30 June 1983 (age 33)
Stoke-on-Trent
Sport country  England
Nickname The Golden Boy
Professional 2000 - present
Highest ranking
  1. 1

Gareth 'Golden Boy' Potts (born 30 June 1983) is an English 3 time world champion eight-ball pool player, winning the English Pool Association World Rules World Championship in 2005,[1] 2007 and 2008.[2] He was also IPA World Blackball Professional Champion in 2014.[3]

He also won the 2000 Junior World Pool Championships.[4]

Potts won the Chinese 8 Ball Masters in 2013 beating Chris Melling 17-9 in the final. The match was best of 33.

He successfully defeated the Chinese 8 Ball Masters in 2014 by beating Shi Hang-Qing 15-6 in a 210-minute match.[5]

Potts had signed a contract with Joy Billiard so he can play in the Chinese 8 Ball Tournament. As of 2015 Potts has concentrated his career on Chinese 8 Ball pool.[6]

From 2013 onwards, pool table retailer Home Leisure Direct announced they were Official Sponsor of Potts, and begun offering coaching days, as well as instructional 'How to Play' video guides.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pool Champion - Gareth Potts at bbc.co.uk, 7 December 2005
  2. ^ World Pool Champions - Eight Ball at wepf.org
  3. ^ "Potts Wins IPA Blackball Championship". Retrieved 2017-06-06. 
  4. ^ "Gareth Potts Biography". Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Gareth Potts retains his International 8-Ball Masters Crown". Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "What is Chinese 8-Ball?". Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "Gareth Potts". Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "Gareth Potts Videos". Retrieved 25 February 2015.