UNDER 17's EUROPEAN SNOOKER OPEN
3rd -10th January 2015 - Bugibba, Malta
Belgium’s Wesley Pelgrims became the 2015 Under 17’s European Open Champion after a hard fought weeks worth of snooker in Bugibba, Malta.
Contestants from England, Ireland, Belgium, Sweden, Thailand and the host nation Malta, were vying for a title that had Luca Brecel as a previous winner back in 2007.
Pelgrims qualified second in his group, and then defeated English pairing of Lewis Gillen 4-3 and James Pearson 4-0 in the quarter and semi-finals respectively.
In a high drama final, he beat another contender from England, the previously unbeaten Hamim Hussain, 5-4 to take the honours.
2015 Under 17's European Snooker Open
RESULTS (from Quarter-Finals onwards)
Wesley PELGRIMS (Belgium) 4-3 Lewis GILLEN (England)
Ben MURPHY (England) 4-1 Fergal QUINN (Ireland)
Hamim HUSSAIN (England) 4-1 Manasawin PHETMALAIKUL (Thailand)
James PEARSON (England) 4-3 Oliver MULCAHY (England)
PELGRIMS 4-0 PEARSON
HUSSAIN 4-0 MURPHY
PELGRIMS 5-4 HUSSAIN
written by Michael Day, published on 18th June 2015