Four teams from four different nations. Hardly Europeans Snooker European Teams Championships Men event could ask for more, with two great semifinals in perspective for Wednesday, along with the Big Final.
Tony ‘Tornado’ Drago and Brian Cini are the flag of the locals and hope to succeed Duncan Bezzina and Alex Borg as European champions this 2015. Drago and Cini send England’s team home in the quarterfinals (4-1) and will now face welsh pair Gareth Allen/Duane Jones in the semifinal.
In the other match scheduled for Wednesday morning, irish Michael Judge and Robert Murphy, who have beaten Poland this Tuesday, will face the sensation of the event, the Israeli team, with Shachar Ruberg (pictured) and Roey Fernandez: the first won beat Craig MacGillivray in the decider (4-3) to give her nation a tremendous victory over Team Scotland 2 this Tuesday.
The semifinals will still be played on Wednesday morning session (10 hours local time, 9 a.m. in the UK), best of seven frames, by the following order: singles, singles, scotch doubles, singles, singles, scotch doubles, with the team nominating who will play the 7th frame, if necessary.
The Men’s Grand Final of European Snooker Men’s Teams Championship is scheduled for Wednesday, starting at 18 hours, local time (17 hours in the UK). It will be played best of nine frames, with the following order: singles, singles, scotch doubles, singles, singles, scotch doubles, singles, singles and scotch doubles.
QUARTERFINALS MENS’S MATCHES RESULTS:
– England (Ryan Causton/Nick Jennings)-Malta 3 (Tony Drago/Brian Cini), 1-4
– Ireland 3 (Greg Casey/Mark Owens)-Wales 1 (Gareth Allen/Duane Jones), 3-4
– Poland 1 (Kacper Filipiak/Michal Zielinski) -Ireland 2 (Michael Judge/Robert Murphy), 3-4
– Israel 1 (Shachar Ruberg/Roey Fernandez)-Scotland 2 (Craig MacGillivray/Paul McPhillips), 4-3
SEMIFINAL MATCHES (WEDNESDAY, 10 HOURS)
Malta 3 (Tony Drago/Brian Cini)-Wales 1 (Gareth Allen/Duane Jones)
Ireland 2 (Michael Judge/Robert Murphy)-Israel 1 (Shachar Ruberg/Roey Fernandez)