Kristjan Helgason – 6 Reds European Champion 2017

Kristjan Helgason – the man from Iceland keeps his cool to become champion.

Kristjan took the first two frames before Wayne then put a frame on the board. Kristjan took the next two frames to be within one frame of the title in this best of 9 frame encounter.

Kristjan was first to score in the sixth frame but only managed to score 13 points before Wayne countered with 15 to make the frame evenly balanced. Wayne potted the last red and missed a colour but was soon back in to take the first two colours.  After some safety play Wayne took brown to pink to reduce his arrears.

Wayne was first to score in the next frame making 22 before breaking down and letting Kristjan back in. Kristjan potted the last red and colours to the brown to put himself 3 points behind Wayne. Then after some safety play the man from Iceland kept his cool to pot blue and pink to take the title.

Peter Thomas

2 June 2017