Two Maltese players in U21 world snooker championship knockout phase

Games from the under 21 world snooker championship taking place in Belgium, continued yesterday and today, with the two Maltese players qualifying to the last 64. This championship is being organised by the International Billiards & Snooker Federation.

Alex Borg, who is one of the two Maltese participants in the Under 21 World Snooker Championship
Alex Borg, who is one of the two Maltese participants in the Under 21 World Snooker Championship

Brian Cini, who is competing in Group L, managed to win another two games to end up first in his group with maximum points after four games. In fact, yesterday he defeated Mukhamed Karimberdi of Kyrgyzstan 4-0. With an identical score, Cini also managed to overcome Ivan Karkovsky of Russia.

The other Maltese player in this tournament, Chris Peplow, won three out of four games played to end up second in his group. He also managed to make it to the last 64 phase. After winning the first two games, yesterday, he managed to overcome Stefan Posea of Romania 4-0. However, he was defeated 4-1 in the last game of the group stages against Yannick Tarillon of France.

Unfortunately, if both players make it to the last 32, they will have to face each other. Games from this round will be based on the best frame out of seven frames.

Further information about this championship (livestreaming, livescoring, rankings, etc) can be found on IBSF website

The Participation of the two Maltese players is being made possible thanks to the aid that the Malta Billiards & Snooker Association is given by Sport Malta and the Maltese Olympic Committee.

Alex Borg taking part in two tournaments organised by the World Snooker Association

At the end of the week, Maltese professional player, Alex Borg, will be taking part in the Paul Hunter Classic, which is going to be Held in Furtj, Germany, between Friday and Sunday.

Borg will play in the first round against Kurt Dunham of Australia next Friday at 12.30 p.m.

After Germany, Borg will travel to Barnsley in England to take part in the qualifying rounds of the Shangai Masters. He will be playing next Tuesday at 3.30 p.m. against Akani Songsermawad of Thailand.



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