The IPA World Tour returns from a short break at the Doubletree Hilton in Coventry this weekend with the world’s best cueists looking to take the prestigious European Open, Professional and Amateur titles.
So who will win? Comparing results from “undercard” events can be misleading because the pressure is far higher on the main tour.
Liam Dunster still appears to be in decent form, as does World Champion Marc Farnsworth and the evergreen Ronan McCarthy, while Ben Davies and Neil Raybone continue to head the rankings and seem sure to be in the mix come finals time in Coventry.
Local interest is provided by Jon McAllister, who still looks capable of winning another event of this calibre if he arrives with his A game, but the truth is that there are such strong fields in the Open and Pro ranks, choosing a winner is not easy.
In the Ladies event, Emma Cunningham often looks unbeatable and is probably the likeliest winner, but Scotland’s Yvonne Ewing edged her out in a thrilling final in Bradford to prove that if you take your chances when they arrive, all things are possible in this game.