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Liam Dunster: The young Scot is getting better all the time and there’s every chance he is a future world champion. He regularly sports a glove so he’s easy to spot. A solid tactician and potter.

Ben Davies: The former world champion looks to be coming back to his very best – and when he is, he’s an absolute pleasure to watch when in amongst the balls. Has a sweet cue action – now all he needs is a good draw.

Jordan Shepherd: Struggles with consistency but when he gets it all going, his style is very watchable. Jordan is also capable of pulling off some truly outrageous pots and on his day, is close to unstoppable.

Jon McAllister: Another with a lifetime ahead of him in pool and often tipped for the top. True class at his best and due a big tournament win.

David Addinall: The first IPA event in the Isle Of Man has sparked a huge interest among local players with close to thirty additional entries. David is the island’s one and only professional player and a regular winner at the IPA Awards. Will home advantage and support pay off this weekend?

Neil Raybone: Top of the rankings and the epitome of consistency, Neil is the one the other players will look to avoid until the final. The formbook has been upset plenty of times in the past, however…

Source: bbc.co.uk