Picture Perfect: World Games 2013

While it was an event which for the majority of snooker fans will likely have flown somewhat under the radar, the 2013 World Games event won by India’s Aditya Mehta in Cali, Colombia, was an event of some importance for snooker and the WPBSA’s continued efforts to strengthen snooker’s hand on the world stage.

One man behind this push in particular is WPBSA Chairman Jason Ferguson and when I caught up with him at the recent Bluebell Wood Open tournament in Doncaster, he was kind enough to provide me with a selection of his photos from the event for PSB.

Click below for a flavour of the event…

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Mehta Strikes Gold In Colombia

Congratulations to India’s Aditya Mehta, who tonight defeated Liang Wenbo to win the men’s singles event at the 2013 World Games in Cali, Colombia.

Having previously seen off Dechawat Poomjaeng, Joe Perry and Luis Lemus to guarantee himself a medal at the tournament, Aditya raced into a 2-0 lead against the Chinese number two Liang in the final, before completing victory with a break of 117 in the final match.

Succeeding Nigel Bond as champion, Aditya will be hoping that victory in the event will spur him on to even greater things on the main tour, not least at the upcoming inaugural Indian Open, a tournament which no doubt owes a lot to the success of both Aditya and countryman Pankaj Advani last season.

The bronze medal in Colombia went to Thailand’s Dechawat Poomjaeng, who defeated Brazilian Igor Figueiredo to win the third place play-off match.

Players Confirmed For World Games Snooker

Leading snooker players including Joe Perry, Nigel Bond and Dechawat Poomjaeng will be heading for Columbia later this month to compete in the World Games.

The event runs from July 25 to August 4 in Cali, Columbia, and it will feature snooker as a major sport, giving 16 players the chance to battle for a gold medal in a straight knock-out event.

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