MARK SELBY landed the last ranking event final of 2019 and the last of the decade at the 19.com Scottish Open in Glasgow over the weekend.
The 36-year-old three-time World Champion defeated young talent Jack Lisowski in the final 9 -6 to scoop the 70K first prize and become the first player to win two Home Nations events in one season.
A few months ago he landed the English Open after a dry spell of winning no tournaments for a year or so.
Selby said after about his opponent 28-year-old Lisowski that it was only a matter of time before he would win a tournament as he said he is such a talent and makes the game look easy when it comes to potting balls from anywhere on the table.
[bctt tweet=”Lisowski in the post-match interview said he definitely needed to work on his safety game more but could take lots of positives from his seven days in Glasgow.” username=”@chrisgaynor2″]
Selby landed his 17th ranking title after knocking out the likes of Ronnie O’Sullivan in the quarter-finals on the way to his win.
Lisowski knocked out John Higgins and Mark Allen on his way to his third ranking event final.
Home Nations winners of 2019 so far…
- Mark Selby – English Open, Scottish Open
- Judd Trump – Northern Ireland Open.
🗣”Amazing. Obviously coming here this week even after the UK, I had a disappointing performance out there.” @markjesterselby reacts to winning the ❶❾.com #ScottishOpen title 🏆 pic.twitter.com/VeZ9MJbTwZ
— World Snooker (@WorldSnooker) December 15, 2019
The next major event will be in 2020 in mid-January at the Alexandra Palace in London as Judd Trump defends his Master’s title.