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​Amateur Snooker - January 2016 International Round-Up


​AUSTRIA

2015/2016 Austrian National Snooker Championship

24th January 2016 / BL2 Vienna, Austria


Andreas Ploner made it a hat-trick of Austrian National Snooker titles this past weekend in Vienna.


This knockout event involved the top 32 from last year's Austrian Snooker League ranking list, but Ploner lived up to his tag as pre-tournament favourite.


The 22 year old, winner in 2012/2013 and 2013/2014, made a trio of half-centuries on his way to a 5-3 final win over Manuel Pomwenger 5-3.


Pomwenger had earlier defeated defending champion Paul Schopf 4-2 in the Quarter-Finals.


Ploner has been a regular on the European Tour this season, reaching the professional rounds twice in four attempts.


​Earlier this month, Markus Pfistermuller and Maximilian Thurr won the national doubles, whilst Bernhard Mullner took the Masters title.


For the full results from each event, please visit Austrian Snooker's official website here.



AUSTRALIA

​2016 Dr. Clem Jones AO Queensland Open Snooker Championship

23rd-26th January 2016 / Bribie Island Sports Club, Bongaree, Australia 


​Matthew Bolton of Western Australia claimed his third consecutive Queensland Open Snooker title; the first ranking event of the new ABSC 2016 season.


The multi-talented cueist survived a deciding frame finish with Shawn Budd in the Last 4, and then broke free from 2-2 to beat Aaron Mahoney 5-2 in the final.


Results (from the Quarter-Finals onwards)

Matthew Bolton 4-2 Daniell Haenga

Shawn Budd 4-1 Joe Minici

David Meier 4-2 Richard Peric

Tyson Curtis 3-4 Aaron Mahoney


(Semi-Finals)

Bolton 4-3 Budd

Meier 1-4 Mahoney


(Final)

​Bolton 5-2 Mahoney



Written and published by Michael Day on the 28th January 2016