Midland pool their resources for Melling challenge

Keighley’s own Chris Melling will be helping raise funds for Bingley Midland Athletic next week.
The Magician will be putting on a series of exhibition matches as well as spell-binding his audience with his trick shot show.
Melling, 33, the first person to be a professional in 8-ball and 9-ball pool as well as snooker at same time, will be at the Midland hotel in Bingley on Thursday, December 6 from 7.30pm.
Admission is free with a fee of just £2 giving all-comers the chance to challenge the multi-world champion.
Money raised will help support Wharfedale Triangle Sunday League side Bingley Midland Athletic, with a raffle also boosting funds.
Melling was EPA World champion in 2001 and 2003 and was also ranked World No 1 in 2003.
He was also international Pool Masters champion in 2001 and 2002 and European Professional champion in 2002.
More recently, he won the Portugal Open 9-ball in 2010 and China Open 9-ball last year.
The former Oakbank pupil was part of the European team which beat the US in the Moscovi Cup in Las Vegas last December.

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