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                    2017 World Champion Runner-up Phil Harrison


     Cousins arrived on the Fylde Coast as the  Dave  Fernandez  found  himself  the  odd
     player to beat having won three successive  man out in the semi-finals because he was
     UK Tour events-a feat Hill hadn’t managed  the only one of the players not to have
     in his prime.                         won a world crown.

     He was also keen to add a third world title  Fernandez,  who  knocked  out  defending
     to his name having won in 2012 and 2013.  champion, Shaun Chipperfield in the last
                                           16, enjoyed a comfortable passage from
     However, it was Hill who prevailed 10-6  the quarter-finals defeating Welsh hope,
     having  knocked  out  Eddie  Barker  in  the  Richard Gifford 9-2.
     quarters, Ireland’s Rob Brady in the last 16
     and Ryan Bodsworth in the last 32.    Surprisingly,  the  overseas  challenge
                                           finished in the last 16 as Malta’s Clayton
     Harrison  reached  the  last  four  after  Attard lost 8-5 against Eddie Barker and
     knocking out Mike King in the last eight,  Australian  Jakk  Philips  went  down  8-1
     the returning former 8-Ball Pool World Cup  against Cousins.
     champion, Karl Boyes and Dylan Leary - the
     latter  only  after  a  deciding  15th  frame
     shootout.
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