A fantastic Closing Ceremony of the 2022 EBSA European Snooker Championships closed the curtains on the event with elegance and the new three champions crowned this Sunday June 19th in Albania receiving their awards.
In the Men’s Teams event, the 2021 champions, Kevin Hanssens and Julien Leclercq did not resist Mateusz Baranowski and Antoni Kowalski: Poland claimed victory facing Belgium by 5 Frames to 3 in a final match refereed by Turkey’s Ilkay Mercan with his fellow countryman Yasemir Bagiran as marker.
In the Seniors Teams event, the pair from Wales – Darren Morgan and Philip Wiliams – claimed victory facing also Belgium (Peter Bullen and Pascal Tollenaere) by 5 Frames to 2 final. Bosnian Almedin Hodzic referees the Seniors Teams final, with Northern Ireland Seamus Gallagher as marker in a match in which Darren Morgan, Seniors single champion already in Albania, celebrated a double win in this year’s event.
In the Women’s Teams event, gold for France with Ophélie Laval and Angelique Vialard claiming victory facing Team Poland (Dalia Alska and Kinga Pietrzak) in the decider (3-2).
They have joined Latvia’s Artemis Zizins (U16), Welshman Liam Davies (U18), Belgium’s Ben Mertens (U21) and Wendy Jans (Women) and Estonia’s Andres Petrov (Men) in the 2022 European Snooker Champions family album… where Darren Morgan was already.
By countries, 3 titles for Wales – 2 with Darren Morgan (Teams with Philip Williams) and still Liam Davies -, 2 for Belgium (Ben Mertens and Wendy Jans) and 1 for France (Ophélie Laval and Angelique Vialard), Latvia (Artemis Zizins), Estonia (Andres Petrov) and Poland (Mateusz Baranowski and Antoni Kowalski).
EBSA President Maxime Cassis and Albania’s Snooker Federation Ogert Shkrepa thanked every one of the players and the staff for two astonishing weeks at the Shengjin’s Delfin Resort and in Albania in a sunset cocktail with also all the referees.