Oliver Brown is the 2021 European Champion

Englishman Oliver Brown is the new European Champion. The 27 years old player born in Sheffield defeated 22 years old Russian Ivan Kakovskii in the decider of the 2021 EBSA European Snooker Championships Men/Mixed event final this Tuesday night at Albufeira’s VidaMar Hotel Resort Algarve.

Oliver Brown is from Sheffield and usually attends… the Crucible: now he hopes to get in there for the main entrance

Oliver Brown succeeds Welshman Andrew Pagett as European Champion and gets the nomination from EBSA to World Snooker after a five hours battle and nine frames match where he had to comeback from 3-4 to claim the European 2021 crown.

EBSA President Maxime Cassis, 2021 runner-up Ivan Kakovskii, the new European Champion and Ricardo Salgado

The final was refereed by Hungarians Gergo Almási and Verónika Kóvács.

Ivan Kakovskii and Oliver Brown and the two Hungarian referees, Gergo Álmasi and Verónika Kóvácsz

It was the fourth title awarded in nine events at the Championships, after Belgian Ben Mertens victory in the U18 category, Welshman Dylan Emery in the U21 and Estonian Andres Petrov at the Six Reds event.

Dylan Emery with Maxime Cassis and Ricardo Salgado: Welshman U21 Champion got the 143 best break of the event

«I’ve been so close of the main tour so many times that’s even hard to believe that I got it. There’s a lot of hard work in here. I wanna thank me parents, Andrew and Mandy, for all the money and support over the years, and also to my fiancée, Charlotte», said Brown after the tears from all the joy and emotions after a drilling 5 hours battle at Salgados. Seniors and Women events continue also being played this Tuesday night – round-robin stage matches, by now – this October 12th at Salgados. After the singles events we’ll have the three Teams tournaments (Men, Women and Seniors) until the 17th.

EBSA Presidente Maxime Cassis, 2021 runner-up Ivan Kakovskii and EBSA vice-president Ricardo Salgado