'AMAZING' AMY IS LADIES CHAMP FOR A SECOND TIME
Amy Beauchamp is the undisputed queen of ladies 8-Ball Pool after adding the World Championship singles title to her World Masters victory at Blackpool’s Imperial Hotel.
Twelve months after losing to French star, Sabrilla Brunet, Beauchamp reclaimed the title she won for the first time in 2015 with an 8-1 victory over Kerry Griffiths.
The two Nottingham based players are long standing pals but friendship was put aside for several hours.
“It’s not nice playing some one you know so well,” said the delighted number one seed.
“But the women’s pool scene in general is quite small. So, it’s bound to happen quite a lot.”
Beauchamp, whose world successes were worth £2,200, reckoned her latest win was more satisfying than two years ago.
“It feels better,” she confirmed. “I made some bad mistakes but it’s probably the best I’ve played in a final.
“To win the Masters and do the double is fantastic. That was the aim before I came here.
“You never come to a tournament and think ‘I’m going to be happy getting to a semi-final or final’ because that means I have lost
“I come to win every match. So, to actually do it is a great feeling.”
Beauchamp defeated mum to be Katie Martyn 7-5 in the semi-final; a great effort by England international Martyn who is six months pregnant. Griffiths knocked out England captain, Barbara Taylor, 7-1.
“The final is obviously the hardest game but the quarter-final against Lyndall Morphett was much closer,” added Beauchamp.
“To come from 6-5 down to win 7-6 was a big match for me. At 6-5, I was just telling myself to stop playing silly shots and to stop missing balls.”
First time finalist Griffiths added:” I am happy for Amy, she has won. She’s been one of my best mates for a long time.
“But that doesn’t mean I didn’t want to win or I am not disappointed.
“I am really proud of what I have done this week. I’ve probably been under rated for a long time and to actually perform like I know I am capable of is pleasing.
|Trevor Baxter - Press Officer|