147Academy junior player Aaron Hill from Ireland beat Hayden Staniland from England 5 frames to 2 to win in the European U-21 Championships in Albufeira / Portugal at the Salgados Palace Hotel in the Algarve.
The incredible Irish junior Hill created the double here in Portugal after winning the European Under 18 last week but the 21’s was his main target to gain a 2yr pro ticket.
EBSA and the Federaçao Portuguesa de Bilhar (FPB) organised The European Snooker U/ 18 and U/21 Championships and every top junior across Europe entered but it was the Corkman who showed his skill to lift both titles as Arron had retained his European Under 18 Championship earlier in the week.
There was also added success for the Academy with Noel Landers from Ireland winning the Tournament high break prize with a great 114 break.
Aaron now begins his Professional adventure with everyone from my Academy and Irish Snooker congratulating him on his fantastic success and we wish him good luck on the main tour.
PJ Nolan said that Aaron showed all parts of his game to lift both titles over the last 9 days with incredible breaks, safety, match -play and he hopes this inspires other Academy juniors to follow him with European and World Titles in the near future.
Well done to the other RIBSA players who performed well in Ross Bulman, Noel Landers, Ronan Whyte, Ryan McGuirk, Noel Gleeson and Mark Gleeson.