Mick Hill (pool player)

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Mick Hill is an English pool player. He was WEPF men's world champion of English 8-ball pool in 2004, 2010 and 2015. Frequently described as a genius by his peers, he is one of the most successful players of the sport in his generation.[1][2]

Mick Hill started his pool life based from Dudley in the West Midlands. He was selected for the English Junior team for the European Championships (EPBF) held in Nurnberg, Germany, from the 4 to 11 August 1996 along with Darren Heggie (Blackburn) and Chris Melling, with Bob Love (London) as their Manager from the English Pool Association. The England Junior team managed to win a commendable Bronze Medal (Double Eliminator) losing to Germany 2-1 in the Semi-Final having defeated Switzerland 2-1, losing to Finland 3-0, defeating Denmark 3-0, Belgium 3-0 and Austria 2-1.

Mick Hill was playing County pool for West Midlands before embarking upon an England Men's career, qualifying through the England Team trials in March 1998 at Attleborough Pool & Snooker Club, Norfolk.

In July 2010 Mick won his second World Eight Ball pool Federation World Championship beating the then World Number 1 Gareth Potts 11-8 in the final at the Imperial Hotel, Blackpool.[3]

In July 2015 Mick played Nigel Clarke in the World Eightball Pool Finals. Mick won 11-5 winning his third title (2004 and 2010).

Mick plays both the main disciplines of pool (Blackball and World Rules) competitively.

Mick played in the Dumbuck Blackball Rules Vegas Challenge at the end of 2015. Mick (the 2015 world rules champion ) met Jack Whelan (the 2015 blackball world champion) in the final. Mick won 23-20

Mick recently delved into Chinese 8 Ball entering their 2016 World Championships in Yushun, China. Mick borrowed a cue and had one week of practice before reaching the Final, only succumbing to China's Hanqing Shi by the odd frame of an epic battle. Another British player, Darren Appleton, also reached the latter stages, losing to Shi in the semi-finals.

References[edit]

  1. ^ English teams make clean sweep. Timesofmalta.com. Retrieved on 2015-12-02.
  2. ^ Profile
  3. ^ Mick Hill Completes Unique WEPF World Double. Cuesportnews.com (2002-07-22). Retrieved on 2015-12-02.