Sam’s world honour

HOT-SHOT pool sensation Sam Jeffery has helped England to world championship victory in Blackpool.

HOT-SHOT pool sensation Sam Jeffery helped England to world championship victory in Blackpool last week.

The 18-year-old pupil at King Edward VI Upper School pupil, Bury St Edmunds, was also runner-up in the singles event as his progress towards becoming a professional player continues to gain momentum.

Jeffery already has a string of titles to his name and in last week's junior world team championship, he and his England team-mates fought off teams from France, Spain, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Wales and Australia to claim the team title.

But it was on the individual front Jeffery starred.

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He fought his way through to the final, where he narrowly lost 8-6 to Scotland's Pat McCarren.

“It is my last year at junior level and it was a decent way to finish,” Jeffery said. “I hope to go to university, but I'm also thinking of turning professional. I am already on the pro circuit and play in about half-a-dozen tournaments a year around the country.”

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