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Local pool player wins national championship

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

David Hilbert has some advice for those that want to try to play him in pool:

"Come on up and ask. Hopefully you'll win, but you probably won't," he said.

Yes, here is a man that is confident in his craft.

"To walk up to a table and not allow your opponent to shoot is a great feeling," explained the 28-year-old Toledo resident.

Hilbert has only been playing pool for six years, but he's already making a name for himself. Just last month at one of the top amateur events in the country, he won the 8-Ball Championship at the National North American Pool Association Championship in Mississippi.

"Either way, I went down with the mindset to have fun and have a good time," said Hilbert. "Once I started winning, it caught up to me and it was surreal."

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