EBSA European Championship
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Oliver Brown Claims EBSA European Championship Crown

The Englishman will soon be able to join the professional ranks for the first time in his career.

Oliver Brown came from behind to win a tense EBSA European Snooker Championship final against Ivan Kakovskii on Wednesday in Portugal.

In a low-scoring affair, the 27 year-old found himself behind on four occasions but managed to take the last two frames to secure a tight 5-4 triumph against the Russian.



Brown, whose highest break in the event was just 75, had earlier won all three of his round-robin fixtures in stage one to comfortably progress to the knockout phase of the competition.

After subsequently reaching the last 16 thanks to victories against Ross Symes and Ben Fortey, Brown overcame European under-21 champion Dylan Emery with a 4-1 scoreline.

Finland’s Heikki Niva was then beaten by the same margin, setting up a semi-final showdown against veteran former world number eight Darren Morgan, whom he ousted with a cagey 4-2 performance.

Upon wrapping up his success against Kakovskii in the final, Brown joins an esteemed band of names that have won the EBSA European Snooker Championship – a list that includes Mark Allen, Luca Brecel, Scott Donaldson, and Robin Hull.

Better still, Brown will now finally have the opportunity to ply his trade on the Main Tour with a two-year professional card most notably attributed to his success in Albufeira.

Brown has taken part in several professional tournaments in the past as an amateur top-up and even reached the last 16 of the Gibraltar Open in 2019, but he will now enjoy elite status when he takes up his rookie membership for the 2022/23 snooker campaign.

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