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Youth Snooker - 2016 MIUS Cup (European Under 18's Open)

​4th-7th August 2016 / South West Snooker Academy, Gloucester, England


Tyler Rees of Wales is the 2016 MIUS Cup European Under 18's Open Snooker Champion after four days of intense action at the South West Snooker Academy.

This prestigious annual event continues to grow in stature. Endorsed by the IBSF (International Billiards and Snooker Federation) and the EBSA (European Billiards and Snooker Association), this year's competition featured 40 players representing 7 different countries - England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Belgium, Poland and Hong Kong.

Initially split into 8 Round Robin Groups, Rees qualified for the Knock-Outs after emerging from Group E.

​However, as he finished second to Hong Kong's Tam Yun Fung (his only defeat), the 17 year old had to enter at the Last 24 stage. All Group Winners advanced straight to the Last 16.

​But the extra match was not a problem for Rees. In order, he eliminated Sean McAllister (England), Sybren Sobolowski (Belgium), Riley Parsons (England) and Callum Costello (England) to reach the Final.

​His opponent there would be another English cueist in Mark Lloyd. It was an interesting clash, as it brought together the reigning EBSA European Under 18's Champion (Rees - won in Poland earlier this year) and the reigning European Under 17's Open Champion (Lloyd - won in Malta earlier this year).

After a terrific match, it was Rees who 'Doubled Up' with another Euro trophy courtesy of a 4-2 victory. He also banks £500 for his efforts.

It is just the start of a busy month for the Youth Snooker scene. This week we have the Home Internationals in Leeds, and then next week the IBSF World Under 21's and 18's in Mol, Belgium.

For more information on the MIUS Cup, please visit the SWSA Facebook page here.

Written and published by Michael Day on the 9th August 2016​​

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