Artemis Zizins U16 european champion!

Latvia’s Artemis Zizins is the 2022 EBSA European Snooker Championships U16 event winner and becomes the first continental champion at this age after claiming victory by 2 Frames to 1 facing Moldovian Vladislav Gradinari in the final match, played this Friday afternoon at Shengjin’s Delfin Resort.

Artemis Zizins and EBSA Chairman Maxime Cassis: it takes Art to become european champion!

Gradinari won the 1st frame but Zizins, after overcoming U18 champion Liam Davies at the semis, made quite a comeback and prevailed to win and earn The Peter Ebdon Trofhy. It takes Art to do it.

Zizins celebrated but runner-up Vladislav Gradinari got also a big applause

«I’m so happy! It’s a dream come true. I want to thank all, but especially my family for the support. It’s what I always want’», told the aged 16 Latvian new sport star to a large crowd at the Official Opening Ceremony of the event, in the hotel. The competition continues Saturday with the quarterfinals matches of the U21 event at Shengjin’s Delfin Resort.

Gradinari’s mum, Natalia, and Artemis coach joined referees and EBSA in the U16 champion celebration

Welshman Liam Davies performed with a 100 points break the best one in the U16 competition.