Kyren Wilson lifted the German Master’s title in Berlin over the weekend and lived up to his nickname the Warrior, with plenty of steel attached.
The 27-year-old young snooker star had a week to remember at the Tempodrom, as along the way he had thrashed the World Champion Mark Williams 5 – 0. But it was his steely resilience against Stephen Maguire in the semi-finals and Dave Gilbert in the final that saw him lift the title and pocket the 80K first prize.
He was 4 – 1 up against Gilbert in the first session, but then Dave started to play and Wilson ended the session 5 – 3. But then Dave went on a winning spree of frames and by the mid-
His German win 9 – 7 comes as the third-ranking title of his career and he also has done the German double, winning the Paul Hunter Classic in Furth last year in the same season. Kyren’s win
Wilson said after the win: “It’s unbelievable.”
He added to Rolf Kalb, the German Master of Ceremonies: “I’m hard Rolf
However, in an interview on Eurosport, he played down his chances of winning the big one in Sheffield by saying there’s a lot of great players that get there – so it’s difficult. He did
The Nearly Man of Snooker
David Gilbert, 37, ten years Wilson’s senior said after he wasn’t going to worry about being runner-up again this time, but it was sadly the third time the Derby potter had reached a final but lost. Earlier on this season he was 9 – 5
No Time to Celebrate or Dwell Now
However, with tournaments being like buses now on the World Snooker professional tour, there is no time to rest on your laurels and enjoy the win or dwell on losses, as 32 players, including Kyren and Gilbert head to Cheltenham for the World Grand Prix where the Warrior will play former World Championship runner-up Matthew Stevens in the first round. These 32 players qualified on the one year list of the rankings and compete for a winner’s prize of 100K!
Women’s Snooker Went to Bruge
Meanwhile, on the World Women’s snooker tour, 11-times World Women’s Champion Reanne Evans lifted yet more silverware in Bruge defeating her rival, Hong Kong’s Ng On Yee 4 – 1 in the final.
🤝 FINAL | The title match at the Belgian Women’s Open 2019 will be contested between top seeds Reanne Evans & Ng On Yee after both survived deciding frames in their semi-finals.— World Women’s Snooker (@WomensSnooker) 3 February 2019
It is the first meeting of the season between the world’s top two players!#Cue4All #WomensSnooker pic.twitter.com/DfNNKuQ4pg
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