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Scott Muscat crowned world pool champion in U-25 category

Scott Muscat was crowned as world pool champion after winning the singles final in the U-25 category on Thursday.

The Maltese player had the better of English player Luke Gilber 8-7 in the final played in Killarney, Ireland.

The match turned out to be a tight contest with both Muscat and Gilbert playing some great shots during the final.

In the end, all had to the decided in the final frame where Muscat prevailed to secure the title.

This was the second international success for Muscat after he had won the European Championship crown in the U-23 category in 2018.

Elsewhere, the Malta U-25 selection progressed to the final of the team tournament, only to be beaten by Ireland 5-2.

The Malta Over 50 team also had a fine display when they reached the semi-finals of their category when they were beaten by India while the men’s selection were eliminated in the quarter-finals at the hands of England.

Antoine Aquilina and Ray Caruana progressed to the final of the Over 50 doubles competition while Dejan Grech was named as the Player of the Tournament in the U-25 class.

Gary Carr and Clayton Castaldi were chosen in the World Team 2022 which is formed by the seven best players during the teams championship.

In a statement, the Malta Pool Association thanked the Malta contingent for the excellent results achieved in these championships.

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