147academy player Shachar Ruberg from Israel won the 2018 EBSA European Billiards & Snooker Association 6 Red Championships in the Mirage Hotel Bucharest in Romania on Thursday the 21st of June.
In the final Shachar beat Gary Thomson from Scotland 5 frames to 1 to take the title. Shachar also wins an invitation to play in the SangSom 6 Reds World Snooker Championship in Bangkok in Thailand in September 2018.
Shachar won his group with 3 wins from his 3 matches and in the knock outs he played excellent against top class players along the way to lift the title.
In the last 32 Shachar beat Stephane Ochoiski from france 4-2.
In the last 16 Shachar beat Anthony Bonnar from Ireland 4-2
In the Q-Final Shachar beat Jack Bradford from Wales 4-1
In the Semi Final Shachar beat Michael Judge from Ireland 4-2
- The long road to become the Champion
In 2009 I was asked if I would like to coach a 14 year old boy called Shachar Ruberg from Israel and I did not hesitate in saying yes. 1000’s of hours later on the practice table, years of training camps in developing my 147academy fundamentals in Tel Aviv and all around the world.
Everything came right in Romania this week to win the 2018 EBSA 6 Red Championship and qualify for the World 6red in Thailand. I cannot say how proud I am of him and we both know what we have done to achieve this success for the first time in the history of his country.
I have previously coached Irish players to win other European Titles in the past but this is my first International European Champion. Like them all, you are an inspiration to all my 147academy students that it is possible to win the major titles if you stay focused and believe in yourself by training properly.