U21 quarterfinals underway
The best of 7 Frames quarterfinals matches of the U21 championships will take place this Saturday afternoon at St. Paul’s Bay Dolmen Hotel with England showing her power in the last eight competitors at the race to succeed Belgium’s Ben Mertens as the new cathegory king.
Paul Deaville will face Iulan Boiko: Ukraine’s rising star claimed victory over Albania Kledio Caçi in the decider of a very tense Last 16 round matches, while England’s competitor prevailed facing the 2022 champion of the U18 competition, Liam Davies, by 4 Frames without reply from the Welshman..
Northern Ireland’s Robbie McGuigan beat Antoni Kowalski by 4 Frames without reply from Poland’s opponent and will face England’s Oliver Sykes, while Sykes fellow contryman Ryan Davies scheduled also a spot into last eight survivors of the 2023 cathegory championship defeating the Friday U18 championship runner-up, Liam Davies, by 4 Frames to 1.
Ryan Davies will battle Welshman Oliver Briffith-Payne at the quartefinals: the Welshman claimed victory in this afternoon’s Last 16 round of matches over Poland’s Sebastian Milewski b 4 Frames to 2.
Finally, in Last 16 round U16 european 2022 champion and already this 2023 semifinalist at the U18 event Latvia’s Artemijs Zizins prevailed facing Northern Ireland’s Joel Connolly, claiming victory by 4 Frames to 1. Zizins will face Scotland’s Liam Graham, who prevailed in a tense decider of his Last 16 round facing Welshman Riley Powell.
The best of 7 Frames semis of the U21 championships will be played on Sunday March 12th, starting 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Bay Dolmen Hotel. The best of 9 Frames Grand Final match of the U21 championships will also be played Sunday night starting 6 p.m.