FIRST WORLD TITLE TO BE DECIDED BY SENIORS
England’s Keith Brewer and Marcel Micallef will contest the first individual final of the 2016 WEPF World 8-Ball Pool Championships.
The best of 15 frames Anglo-Maltese clash takes place at 1pm with Brewer looking to regain the title he last won in 2014.
The man from Poole will start favourite to beat Micallef-bidding to become Malta’s first ever Seniors champion.
But the underdog will take confidence from compatriot, Antoine Cuschieri, who stunned Brewer’s former England team mate, Lee Kendall, to win the 2013 Senior World Masters.
Micallef was taken to the wire in his semi-final against England’s Alfie Powley but his game was over well before Brewer crossed the finishing line.
Powley, from Region One, trailed 4-1 but recovered to lead 6-5. However, he couldn’t secure the crucial next frame and Micallef took the next two to complete a fifth successive victory.
Brewer appeared to be coasting against Scottish rival, Ray Stuart. But nearly four hours after the match started and with Stuart having pulled back to within one frame, he emerged a 7-5 winner.
|Trevor Baxter - Press Officer|