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European Under 21’s Enter Knockout Phase

The 2012 European Under 21 Championship is breaking all previous records for the event.

A record breaking 76 players participated from 26 countries, which was also the highest ever representation by EBSA Member Countries…

As the Groups concluded today, for the first time ever twenty countries achieved a place in the Knock Out Draw.

The host country Bulgaria was delighted to see five of their players win a place in the Draw.

After an amazing 192 matches in little over two days, the Groups concluded and the Seedings for the Knock Out were established as follows.

GROUP WINNERS

1. Joel Walker, Age 17, England

2. Eden Sharav, Age 19, Scotland

3. Elliot Slessor, Age 17, England

4. Shane Castle, Age 14, England

5. Jamie Clarke, Age 17, Wales

6. Michael Leslie, Age 19, Scotland

7. Maor Shalom, Age 15, Israel

8. Scott Donaldson, Age 17, Scotland

9. Michal Zielinski, Age 19, Poland

10. Sam Harvery, Age 18, England

11. Grzegorz Biernadski, Age 18, Poland

12. Dale Lawrence, Age 20, Wales

BEST FOUR NUMBER 2 IN GROUP

13. Matthew Calleja, Age 19, Malta

14. Ryan Cronin, Age 18, Ireland

15. Ross Muir, Age 16, Scotland

16. Brian Cini, Age 15, Malta

Fourteen year old Shane Castle was the youngest player to win his group and secured the number four spot in the seedings.

England, Scotland and Wales were joined by Poland as the dominant countries with all their players qualifying for the knock out draw.

The Last 48 and Last 32 take place during Thursday. the Last 16, Quarter Finals and Semi Finals are played on Friday, with the Best of 11 frame final on Saturday.

The winner of this year’s Championship will be nominated for a place on the 2012-13 World Snooker Main tour.

Full Information, Draws, Live Scoring and Live Streaming at www.ebsa.tv and www.ensooker.pl

 

  • snoopy2608

    do we know if winner gets 1 or 2 year ticket? If only 1 year then I wonder if the winner will also enter the qualifying school?

  • PrestatynFan

    This is only an educated guess but i reckon all new professionals this year will get a two year ticket, whether qualifying through Q-School or not.
    Otherwise at the end of 2012-13 there will be 32 players leaving the tour (i know probably 8 normally re-qualify through PTC performance) and 64(!) joining to make up the 128 players for 2013-14.
    64 new players in one season is too many.
    In other words i think none of the 96 next year year will be relegated and 32 newbies will join in. Lets see what happens.

    • matt2745

      Basically I think that is exactly what will happen, but it’s purely a guess at this stage. Don’t see any other way that they could do it though.