Estonia’s only snooker star Andres Petrov has made it into the last eight of the European Under 21s Snooker Championship in Nicosia, Cyprus. Petrov made a fine break of 109 in his 4-1 win over Belgium’s Sybren Sokolowski but it was a closer match than the final score suggests.
Former Main Tour player Alexander Ursenbacher from Switzerland comfortably overcame Poland’s Pawel Rogoza by 4-0 recording breaks of 70 and 63. Dylan Craig from Scotland was also in fine form beating Under 18s finalist Amir Nardeira by the same score.
2016 European Under 18s champion Tyler Rees attempts to lift the 21s crown this year and was the winner of a tough last-sixteen match against Ireland’s Charlie Sweeney by 4 frames to 2 while Jackson Page, also from Wales moved one step closer to a famous double with a fine victory over Maltese star Brian Cini.
Mateusz Baranowski is one of a very good group of young players from Poland and he made three breaks of 50 plus in his match against Simon Lichtenberg from Germany. Brian Ochoiski from France showed he is making great progress by beating Latvia’s Rodion Judin 4-1 in a very high-scoring battle.
Peter Devlin beat his fellow countryman Richard Haney in a repeat of the 2016 English Under 21s Championship.
The quarter-finals over 9 frames will commence at 19.00 local time.