JULIEN LECIERCQ is the new player to be awarded a two-year professional tour card for the next season on WST through the Q Tour Play Off.
He’s the second Belgian player to join the tour as he follows in the footsteps of the Belgian Bullet Luca Brecel, a two-time ranking event winner.
Leciercq, 19, came from two-nil down to beat talented Englishman Alex Clenshaw 5 – 2, with just a high break of 80.
However, Clenshaw, 20, who came through a marathon of a semi-final against 15-year-old Welsh prospect Liam Davies, who was the youngest player to win a match at the World Championship Qualifiers last month, nicked that decider to get himself into the final, raced out of the blocks with breaks of 101 and a 70.
But from then on Leciercq dictated the game and ran out a winner 5 – 2.
The 16-player field had a strong mix of youth and experience with the likes of former pro-Harvey Chandler, who lost in the semi-final to Leciercq, among the names as well as hot prospects Ryan Davies and Liam Davies.
Next up on the agenda is QSchool Event One 2022 at Ponds Forge, Sheffield on 16-21st May.
Some of these players will have to go through the grueling experience of QSchool to qualify for the tour.
Best of luck to all who enter…