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WORLDPOOLOOOOOOO                       World Championships 2017


       Cormac doubles up Junior success

      Cormac  Kerr  was  seeing  double  in
      Blackpool after claiming his second major
      trophy of the year.

      Four  months  after  becoming  Junior
      European champion, the 17-year-old from
      Drogheda defeated Irish team mate, Ben
      Doyle,  to  win  the  WEPF  Junior  World
      “I really don’t know how to describe it,”
      said delighted Kerr after his 8-6 success.
      “I  would  have  been  happy  with  one  of
      them. Now I have won both.
      “This was completely my goal when I first
      picked up a cue but it doesn’t feel like it’s
      “It still feels like I have another game to
      play,” added Kerr who defeated another
      Irish  prospect,  Adam  Maher  7-1  in  the  Junior Winner - Cormac Kerr
      semi-finals.                           the same venue last February.
      “It was hard because Ben is my team mate,  Kerr also knocked out Australia’s Jayden
      and I would have preferred to play some-  Domeika 7-6 in the quarter-finals; the latter
      one from a different country.          voted top player in the World Junior team.
      “Playing  Adam  in  the  semi-finals  was  Domeika  was  attempting  to  emulate
      tough  as  well.  All  their  family  members  compatriot Matthew Curwood who lifted
      are  here  and  there  is  a  big  crowd  from  the trophy for Australia but didn’t return to
      Wexford.                               the UK to defend.
                                             Another Aussie hope, Lochlan Courtney,
      I’m the only one from my region, County  also lost in the last eight, beaten 7-2 by
      Louth. Adam was one of the favourites and  Maher.
      I thought it might be harder but I cruised
      that one.                              In addition, to his singles success Kerr won
      “Ben, however, brought the best out of  four out of his five frames in the team final
      me,” said Kerr, a 7-3 winner over England’s  against hosts England. For  information on
      Chris Panayiotou in the European final at   the Junior team event see page 17.

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