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Shokat Ali
Shokat Ali

Ali appeals for missing cue

Top snooker professional Shokat Ali has appealed to BBC Lancashire for help to find his cue after it went missing from his garage on Tuesday morning. Accrington's Ali is desperate to locate his cue in time for the UK Championships on Thursday.


Shokat Ali's cue

Wood: Maple
Weight: 17ozs
Type: no plaque
Tip size: 10mm
Ferrule: brass
Case: Black leather

The world ranked number 50 had threatened to pull out of Thursday's Travis Perkins UK Championship - but local professional Chris Norbury has come to the rescue with a replacement cue.

Ali said: "I'm definitely going down now thanks to Chris. He rang me up and asked if I fancied having a go with his spare cue.  I thought I might as well give it a go I've nothing to lose."

He added: "It's so hard to find a cue you like - I tried loads in the club - but Chris' is quite similar to mine. Hopefully, I should be able to play well with it"

Ali faces Shailesh Jogia at 11am on Thursday 3 November but then he also has the China Open and Malta Cup qualifiers.

"I just want it back. I will give a reward with no questions asked."
Shokat Ali
  • Ali's cue was last seen at 9.45am at his garage on Hartman Street, Accrington and is a maple cue with an ebony butt and ¾ joint in a black leather Master Cue case which had a Thai Airways sticker on it.

    Ali who won a gold medal in the Asian Olympics is offering a reward for his cue's safe return.

    He said: "I just want it back. I will give a reward with no questions asked.

    If you have any information please phone the BBC Radio Lancashire's Actionline on 08453059000 or e-mail lancashire@bbc.co.uk.
last updated: 02/11/05
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Could you play with someone else's cue if you lost your cue? Or would you rather pull out of a tournament than use a different cue?
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jack molloy liverpool
I had a match once were I borrowed my mates cue an I did perform with it so you never no?

jack molloy
i could try to play with an other cue put its not the same as ure own tools of the trade

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