Mark Boyle lines up a shot

Wallace Quinn are delighted to support Scottish pool champion Mark Boyle in 2019 as a sponsor. Mark is the 2018 International Pool Association (IPA) Scottish Champion, having also won the IPA Premier League, British Open Championship and English Open Championship.

Wallace Quinn will have their logo on the front of Mark’s professional shirts, and the company web address on his back.

Wallace Quinn Director Mark McBride, himself an amateur pool player, says,

“Mark is an excellent ambassador for Scotland and for pool and I’m delighted that the Wallace Quinn brand will be associated with him this season.  Mark is at the height of his game and helping bring a renewed focus on Pool. The sport is taking advantage of new technologies, with matches now live streaming on the IPA website and featuring more on channels such as Sky Sports.   Our association with Mark will allow us to reach more customers who may be thinking of buying a new home, starting a business or a multitude of different things that Wallace Quinn can help with.”

Mark McBride and Mark Boyle with the IPA Premier League Trophy

Mark says the sport is definitely enjoying a resurgence of popularity and reaching new audiences. He says,

“Over the last couple of years or so, Pool has definitely got much bigger, both in terms of the number of tournaments and the amount of prize money on offer.  There’s also much more of the game being televised on BBC and SKY and the sport is reaching a new audience.  It helps that the game is reasonably quick, so frames can be over in a couple of minutes, meaning you don’t have to invest as much time as you would watching a game of snooker.  It’s also a very accessible sport to play yourself – anybody can pick up a cue in the pub and pot a few balls and develop a love of playing the game.  The trick as a professional is keeping your skill level really high and really consistent.  It really is a golden time for pool at the moment and who knows, it could end up as big a draw as darts on the TV in the years ahead.”

Mark’s priorities for 2019 are to defend his IPA Premier League title and break into the top sixteen in the IPA rankings (he’s currently 22).  Everybody here at Wallace Quinn wish him luck and we’re looking forward to following his progress and spotting our logo in tournaments in the months ahead!