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WORLDPOOLOOOOOOO                       World Championships 2017

       ‘Amazing’ Amy

       is Ladies Champ for second time

     Amy Beauchamp is the undisputed queen  think ‘I’m going to be happy getting to a
     of ladies 8-Ball Pool after adding the World  semi-final or final’ because that means I
     Championship  singles  title  to  her  World  have lost
     Masters  victory  at  Blackpool’s  Imperial
     Hotel.                                 “I come to win every match. So, to actually
                                            do it is a great feeling.”
     Twelve months after losing to French star,
     Sabrilla Brunet,  Beauchamp reclaimed the  Beauchamp  defeated  then  mum  to  be
     title she won for the first time in 2015 with  Katie Martyn 7-5 in the semi-final; a great
     an 8-1 victory over Kerry Griffiths.   effort by England international Martyn who
                                            was six months pregnant. Griffiths knocked
     The  two  Nottingham  based  players  are  out England captain, Barbara Taylor, 7-1.
     long standing pals but friendship was put
     aside for several hours.               “The final is obviously the hardest game
                                            but  the  quarter-final  against  Lyndall
     “It’s not nice playing some one you know  Morphett  was  much  closer,”  added
     so well,” said the delighted number one  Beauchamp.
                                            “To come from 6-5 down to win 7-6 was a
     “But the women’s pool scene in general is  big match for me. At 6-5, I was just telling
     quite small. So, it’s bound to happen quite  myself to stop playing silly shots and to
     a lot.”                                stop missing balls.”

     Beauchamp, whose world successes were  First  time  finalist  Griffiths  added:”  I  am
     worth £2,200, reckoned her latest win was  happy for Amy she has won. She’s been
     more satisfying than two years ago.    one of my best mates for a long time.

     “It feels better,” she confirmed. “I made  “But that doesn’t mean I didn’t want to
     some bad mistakes but it’s probably the  win or I am not disappointed.
     best I’ve played in a final.
                                            “I am really proud of what I have done this
     “To win the Masters and do the double is  week. I’ve probably been under rated for a
     fantastic. That was the aim before I came  long  time  and  to  actually  perform  like  I
     here.                                  know I am capable of is pleasing.

     “You  never  come  to  a  tournament  and

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