Finals

Chris Totten Wins European Amateur Championship

Scotland’s Chris Totten has won the European Amateur Championship after a 7-3 victory over Andres Petrov on Sunday.

Chris Totten

Totten’s highest break of the week was a 95. Photo credit: EBSA

The 18 year-old was a surprise package but emerged to take the prestigious title ahead of several more esteemed competitors.

Totten found himself 3-2 down to Estonia’s Petrov, who also reached the semi-finals of the European Under-21 Championship last week, but took control of the contest by reeling off the next five frames to seal the triumph.

Along with the prestige of lifting the trophy, Totten will now be given a two-year invitation onto the Main Tour, starting next season.

Totten might not have been highly fancied going into the knockout phase but wins over Malta’s Brian Cini, Kacper Filipiak of Poland, and one of the favourites in Jamie Clarke clearly underlined the potential he possesses.

The teenager follows in the footsteps of countrymen Graham Horne and Scott Donaldson, who also earned European success in 1996 and 2012 respectively.

As ever, it’ll be intriguing to see how his game holds up against the professionals when he joins the circuit this summer.

Ireland’s John Farrell ended his impressive week in the quarter-finals when he bowed out to 20 year-old Petrov.

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