Wisbech has a world champion

PUBLISHED: 17:22 17 April 2008 | UPDATED: 08:25 02 June 2010

POOL player Ben Tuen is a world champion. The 15-year-old from Wisbech made his England debut in the youth team that won the eight-ball World Championships at Bridlington Leisure Centre, beating Wales in the final. James Ripley, also 15 from Wisbech, re

POOL player Ben Tuen is a world champion.

The 15-year-old from Wisbech made his England debut in the youth team that won the eight-ball World Championships at Bridlington Leisure Centre, beating Wales in the final.

James Ripley, also 15 from Wisbech, reached the semi-finals of the world singles event, losing to the eventual winner.

Meanwhile, in the senior event, Andy Lucas, from Leverington, played for an England A team that reached the semi-finals.

The team lost to an in-form France.

Lucas recorded an average of more than 75 per cent wins throughout the competition.

Darren McCarthy, from Wisbech, captained an England B team that included Scott Chambers, from Outwell and Eric Mohammed and Mark Hughes, both from Wisbech.

They just missed out on the semi-finals, losing six of the 13 matches they played.

McCarthy won 70 per cent of his matches, Mohammed won 67 per cent, Chambers 66 per cent, and Hughes 64 per cent.


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