Pool duo to take on the world’s best blackball players

Daniel Connell and Mark Shepherd with sponsor John Hesp.

Daniel Connell and Mark Shepherd with sponsor John Hesp.

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Two players from Bridlington will take part in the first Blackball Pool World Championships at the famous Lakeside Club later this month.

Mark Shepherd and Daniel Connell, both 27, will take on the best in the world but say they have realistic ambitions of getting to the latter stages.

They won the biggest events of 2013 at Bridlington Snooker Centre with first prizes of £1,000 and are looking to bring home part of the £22,000 prize pool, even though they face a field of more than 200 players, including 64 professionals.

They are pictured with John Hesp of Bridlington Caravan Centre who is sponsoring them in the event.