Amateur Snooker - 2017 Malta Open
12th to 15th January 2017 / Tal-Pjazza Restaurant, San Antonio Hotel & Spa, Bugibba, Malta
BUSUTTIL IS BEST IN BUGIBBA
Aaron Busuttil is the 2017 Malta Open Snooker Champion. The event featured many of the island's top Cuesports stars including the famous snooker pairing of Alex Borg and Tony Drago.
Busuttil was dominant on route to the final; dropping a total of just three frames in four matches. He upset the odds in the Semi-Finals when beating Drago 5-1. In the Final he ousted Jason Peplow 6-5.
Peplow had eliminated young Maltese prospect Brian Cini 5-1 in the Last 4. Both finalists have represented their country at the IBSF World Amateur Snooker Championships before.
Borg had the highest break of the tournament with a 109, but his title bid was ended by Malta Pool International Duncan Bezzina 4-3 in the Last 16.
Results from the Quarter-Finals onwards
Brian Cini 4-1 Tony Mifsud
Aaron Busuttil 4-1 Ryan Pisani
Tony Drago 4-1 Isaac Borg
Jason Peplow 4-3 Duncan Bezzina
Semi-Finals - losers each received 300 Euros
Busuttil 5-1 Drago.
Peplow 5-1 Brian Cini
Final - Runner-Up received 500 Euros / Winner received 900 Euros
Busuttil 6-5 Peplow
Written and published by Michael Day on the 17th January 2017