CHARD based pool player Jamie Jones recently represented Wales B in the European Championships in Killarney, Ireland.

In the Championships Wales B finished runners up against Ireland as they were beaten in the final.

Jamie Jones is a firefighter based in Chard and Hinkley Point, originally from West Wales but has lived in Chard since 1998.

After taking a twenty year break from the sport, Jones returned to playing in 2017 and was selected for Wales in 2018.

He played in home internationals B team 2018 getting runners up, Euros 2019 B team event runners up again in Ireland, Euros 2020 B team runners up out in Malta.

Which takes us to this years tournament where again they finished runners up.

"Playing for and representing my country is the highest accolade in my opinion and makes me immensely proud. I also make my own cues as a hobby," Jones said.

Currently, Jones plays in the Chard and District Pool League on Sunday nights.

Within the league there is a number of County players and up and coming youngsters who have improved the standard of the league.

"I intend to help the young players improve and I want to guide them to potentially playing internationally.

"Playing County pool for Somerset County Pool Association under Andy Dart also helped my confidence in becoming an international and is the natural progression from local league."

The Chard and District Pool League is always happy to welcome new players and new teams, especially youngsters as they are the future of any league.