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Declan Hughes 2008 Co. Antrim 9Ball Champion

Co. Armagh’s former professional snooker player Declan Hughes produced another dazzling display at the weekend to claim his fifth 2008 tournament victory on Ireland’s American 8 & 9 Ball Pool Tour by winning the 2008 Co. Antrim Open 9Ball Championship in Frames Snooker & Pool Club Belfast.

Declan claimed the title overcoming the challenge from a strong field of top class players displaying his fantastic skill with victories over Paul Tierney (Meath), Ben Mc Moran (Tyrone), Gary Johnson (Antrim), Paul Strawbridge (Derry) and a last rack decider 9-8 over the tours current number one Paddy Mc Loughlin (Down) in a entertaining final.

The final was sitting at 8-8 with Declan taking out a fantastic clearance from the break not giving Paddy a shot to be crowned the 2008 Co. Antrim Open 9Ball Champion.
Another great achievement from Declan who has now joined Paddy by competing on the Euro 9Ball Tour trying to take there game to the next level when they will play against the best players throughout Europe with each Euro Tour Event offering over 40,000 euros prize-money.
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