Amateur Snooker - 2015 Italian National Snooker Championship
23rd-27th September 2015 / The Blue Room, Milan, Italy

CAPERNA GETS THE ITALIAN JOB DONE

Pietro Caperna created history in becoming the inaugural Italian National Snooker Champion.

The groundbreaking event was hosted by the Federation of Italian Billiards Sports (FIBIS) with 16 competitors (unfortunately 3 had to withdraw) duelling in straight knockout action on two tables. Players qualified through various regional championships, and, were ranked accordingly.

The top two seeds of Caperna and Gianmarco Tonini made the final. The pair are better known for their success and prowess on the pool table, but both exhibited some impressive cuesports versatility throughout the event. Tonini even made a 78 break; the highest of the tournament.

The opening six frames of the championship match were shared, but Tonini then took the lead for the first time in the tie when depositing the seventh. However, Caperna won the remaining three frames, including a run of 52 in the last, to finish a 6-4 winner.


2015 Italian National Snooker Championship
Results - First Round
CAPERNA                  4-0    BATTAGLIA
KALSER                      w/o    ALLIEVI
COLTRO                     w/o    BRUNI
DE FRANCESCHI    4-0    MARTON
TONINI                      4-1    COSTA
MANOLI                    3-4    SABETTA
BERTAIOLA              w/o    GUERRA
LUONI                        2-4    CIAGHI

Quarter-Finals
CAPERNA                  4-0    KASLER
COLTRO                     0-4    DE FRANCESCHI
TONINI                      4-0    SABETTA
BERTAIOLA              4-1    CIAGHI

Semi-Finals
CAPERNA                  5-1    DE FRANCESCHI
TONINI                      5-3    BERTAIOLA

Final
CAPERNA                  6-4    TONINI

Highest Break - TONINI (78)





Written by Michael Day, published on 29th September 2015

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