WPBSA International Round-Up: May 2021 – WPBSA

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With beginner competitors making a gradual return to areas the world over, the WPBSA Worldwide Spherical-Up is again and this month options occasions from 5 completely different nations.

Lithuania

Vilius Schulte ousted defending champion Nikita Kolpachenko through a deciding body within the last to regain the Lithuanian Nationwide Snooker Championship. It’s the fourth time he has gained the accolade.

Held on the Cue Membership and KN Billiard Membership venues within the capital metropolis of Vilnius, the sphere of 39 gamers featured girls cueists and entrants as younger as 11 and 12-years-old.

Schulte – who’s a professional WPBSA coach – made a number of half-century breaks and relinquished just one body on path to the ultimate throughout his 4-1 win over Sergej Korolkov in final eight. Within the semi-finals he ended the hopes of Mindaugas Maisiejus 4-0.

Kolpachenko turned the event’s youngest ever winner final yr on the age of 16. Within the final 4 he defeated Tadas Andrejevas 4-2, the participant he overcame in final yr’s last. Nonetheless, regardless of securing frames 5 and 6 to take this yr’s last all the way in which, {the teenager} was unable to retain the title and Schulte emerged a 4-3 winner. His newest success goes alongside earlier wins in 2015, 2018 and 2019.

Jersey

It was an ideal ten for record-breaking Aaron Canavan as he retained the Jersey Island Snooker Championship.

The previous World Seniors Champion dropped just one body throughout his profitable title defence, that coming in his 3-1 first spherical victory over Connor Davies. He subsequently defeated Darren Malzard 3-0 within the quarter-finals after which made breaks of 80 and 102 as he eradicated Lee Travers 3-0 within the final 4.

His opponent within the last on the First Tower Institute in Saint Helier was Ross Symes who had denied former winner Karl le Fevre 3-0 within the different semi-final. Trying to carry the trophy for the primary time, Symes would once more need to accept the runner-up spot as Canavan crafted runs of 52 and 53 in a 4-0 triumph.

It’s the tenth time that Canavan has develop into the island snooker champion.

Belarus

Vladislav Tsirikov defeated former winner Sergei Melnyunka within the last to assert the Belarus Nationwide Snooker Championship for the primary time.

Held on the Basic Membership within the capital metropolis of Minsk, Tsirikov defeated Albina Leschuk (3-0), Vladislav Shopik (3-0), Andrei Chernyy (3-1), one other earlier champion in Vladislav Romanovski (4-1) after which Melnyunka 4-1 within the title match.

Semi-finalist Kirill Margolin made the competitors’s highest break with an effort of 76 throughout his 3-1 final eight victory over defending champion Aleksandr Kostkovec.

Australia

Rob Elsey claimed his maiden nationwide title when he triumphed on the 2021 Australian Masters Snooker Championship.

Hosted as soon as once more by the Mingara Recreation Membership in Tumbi Umbi, New South Wales, the occasion returned after final yr’s cancellation because of Covid. The primary Australian nationwide occasion to be held for the reason that pandemic, a powerful area of 58 gamers aged 40 or over took half.

Elsey gained three of his 4 group video games to qualify for the knockout section the place he eradicated Gary Mares (3-1), Peter Quinlivan (3-2), Roger Farebrother (4-3), Glen Wilkinson (4-2) after which fellow NSW cueist Richard Peric 5-2 within the last. It was Elsey’s second last having made it there in 2017.

Former two-time winner Joe Minici reached the semi-finals and scored the very best break with the 82 he made through the teams section.

Sri Lanka

Thaha Irshad defeated membership mate Susantha Wickrama within the last to win the 2021 Sri Lanka Nationwide Snooker Championship earlier within the spring.

Postponed final yr because of the world pandemic, the 68th version of this month-long nationwide occasion featured round 200 entrants and started with regional qualifiers.

The ultimate was held on the AAC Billiards venue in capital metropolis Colombo. Irshad misplaced the opening body however gained six of the subsequent seven to report a 6-2 victory and declare the championship for the primary time.

Ryan Somaratna obtained the higher of Susantha Wickrama within the third/fourth place play-off.

Thanks to everybody who assisted in compiling this month’s version

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