Nickname/Web username: Mihnd
Year of birth: 1960
Year started playing pool: 1977
Current team: Greenhills
Mick Dunn has been a stalwart member of the EKPL for many years and spends his time playing for (and at times captain of) the longstanding Greenhills team. Mick is one of the most highly respected people within the EKPL community and universally regarded as “one of the good guys in pool”. A more than capable player, Mick has been a regular in Super League teams of the last few years and is always a tough match for players in tournaments and the league.
Aspirations for the current season:
To win the Greenhills POTY award or at least finish above Jim McKenna for a change.
Greatest pool achievement in singles:
In the eighties I was runner up 2 years in a row in the Dunoon and Cowal singles.
Aspirations for the current season:
Finish in a new high for us and that would be clear in 3rd or higher.
Greatest pool achievement with a team:
We have, in the last few seasons, finished fourth (just) and also reached the league cup final which we lost in a playoff (the second time this has happened to the Greenhill’s)
Honours in team competition
A few runner’s up medals in the main cups, however we Won the silver cup recently.
Make: Riley 2 piece with extension.
Acquired: Westwood snooker hall (remember that place folks)
Tip size: 9mm
Who retips it? Myself
Who, or what, inspired you to play?
my local (Greenhills) used to run a pool tourney every Sunday night, it was always a doubles tourney due to the number of entrants. This was back in the days when the pub didn’t open till 6.30 on a Sunday. More often than not I was paired up with Frank McLaughin who taught me how to play and not just pot balls.
Favourite EK team you have played in?
Favourite EK team you haven’t played in?
Either Club 2000 for the company, or the Tower for the very same, both teams always make you feel more than welcome.
Best player you have ever played against?
Colin Philip in EK or Mikey Marshall in Dunoon. Colin because I never beat him and Mikey cause he beat me in that first Dunoon final.
Best player you have played alongside?
Had a few in the Greenhills, so if you will allow me to mention some of them. Jim McKenna for his potting, Marty Thom for his consistency, and Gerry O’Connell for his ability to win when all others would have given up. But if you could somehow take all of the above and blend it into one, then you would have Davie Pew. He was the best player I have played with, there have been a few others who graced our team all too fleetingly, but the 4 guys mentioned have played at least 3 or 4 years with us.
Favourite pro players (Pool or Snooker):
- Alex Higgins
- John Higgins
- Earl Strickland
Who is your bogey player?
Colin Philip in the league and Bob Taylor in the pub as he keeps knocking me out of tourneys in the ‘hills.
What’s the one match that sticks in your memory
My first singles final in Dunoon. It was first to seven and I was five one up and on the black when a fight broke out and then the match was cancelled! The committee ordered it to be played again in another venue with a best of 3, and I lost two one (and some of you think our committee are idiots!).
What’s would you say your best pool attribute is?
How would you rate the current standard of pool in EK?
Fairly decent, although I still think that we should be doing better at Super League events.
What do you think we could do to raise the standard?
I think it’s an individual thing here, and one of the best ways is to enter events or to play against better players on a regular basis.