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Higgins goes back to his roots

Alex Higgins
Alex Higgins will face Fergal O'Brien in the first round

Alex Higgins goes back to his roots on Sunday morning when he bids to win a second Northern Ireland Amateur Championship - 41 years after his last.

Higgins beat former champion Maurice Gill in the 1968 final, confirming him as a potential superstar of the game, but lost to Dessie Anderson in 1969.

Now 60 years old, Higgins, two-time world champion, plays Aaron Doran from Drumaness in the QE1 Club in Belfast.

"I just decided to give it a crack," said Higgins.

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