Pool champ helps pocket money

A CHARITY has pocketed a healthy sum after a former world champion pool player took to the table in Ipswich.

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A CHARITY has pocketed a healthy sum after a former world champion pool player took to the table in Ipswich.

Challengers paid a £3 donation to take on Carl “Houdini” Morris, the 1998/99 eight-ball champion, at the Buttermarket shopping centre.

The cash raised will go to the Hearing Care Centre in Ipswich.


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Mr Morris was joined by fellow professional Richard Twomey, an England under-21 international from Suffolk.

Around 70 shoppers took on the pros, with only three managing to secure victories.

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Mr Morris, who has hearing difficulties, said: “This is an opportunity for me to give something back.”

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