Bulcsú Révész is the new U18 european snooker champion. The aged 16 Hungarian claimed victory in the decider facong England’s Liam Pullen at the 2023 EBSA European Snooker Championships in Malta in the best of 7 Frames Grand Final played this Friday night at St. Paul’s Bay Dolmen Hotel.
«It’s dedicated to my parents and my friends. I hope I gan bring some joy and a lot more people to watch and try snooker. I’m very happe. Thank you all», told us the new european champion: he succeeds Welshman Liam Davis as european champion.
Aged 17 Liam Pullen tried his best but it was not enough to avoid a 2nd lost final in just 6 weeks, after the defeat facing fellow countryman Stan Moody Februaryry 3rd at the WSF Junior Open played in Australia. But all the credit to Liam: what a fearless competitor he showed again to Europe this March 10th in Malta!
Moldova’s Vladislav Gradinari and Latvia’s Artemijs Zizins got the bronze medal at the victory ceremony, presented by EBSA General Secretary Simon Smith along with Malta Billiards and Snooker Association Presidente Ivan Brincat and EBSA Vice President Ricardo Salgado.
Last but not least Latvia’s Andrejs Pripjoks ended up with the U18 championships best break: a magnificent 141.
Hungary celebrated in style his champion in a match who had Serbian Goran Stevelic as referee and Bulgaria’s Tsvetilina Minkova as marker.
After Scotland’s Jack Borwick in the U16 competition, a 2nd of four 2023 european snooker champion is crowned in Malta, but still two more to come in the U21 championships and at the Men’s one until Saturday March 18th.
The best of 7 Frames Last 32 round of matches of the U21 championships will be Saturday’s March 11th attraction at the Dolmen hotel: the competition will go until the quarterfinals, to be played starting 4 p.m.