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Heim sets sights on retaining his title

15 November, 2018 — By Steve Barnett

Chris Heim, who plays for Sir Robert Peel, is defending champion in the Chalk Farm Pool League’s Singles Championships

MORE than 120 pool players took to the tables on Monday night – and when the chalk dust settled only 32 were left standing in the race to be crowned the best player in the capital.

There were clenched fists of delight, sighs of relief, and even a roar or two as the best potters from across Camden and Islington went head-to-head in the Chalk Farm Pool League’s much-coveted Singles Championships, which was jointly held at the Hurricane Rooms in King’s Cross and Cousins Snooker Club in Holloway.

Defending champion Chris Heim, who plays for Sir Robert Peel, remains the man to beat as he took a giant step closer to retaining his title by overcoming league newcomer Terrance Maughan in his opening match. It proved a night for beating rival players from the Boston Arms on the green baize as Heim then came from a frame down to see off Maughan’s club-mate Andy Lishak 2-1.

The remaining contenders return to the table on February 4, and league chairman Shaun Pollard is expecting plenty of twists and turns before the final black is potted.

“Having won the title on numerous occasions, including last season, Chris is obviously the man to beat,” he said. “But this is the trophy that everyone wants to get their hands on, so it would take a brave man to predict just who will be cradling it come June.”

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