Duncan Pisani claimed victory of the third and final db World Ranking Tournament having the better of Clive Baldacchino 8-3 in the final played last Friday at St. George’s Band Club Qormi.
Pisani was in a great form and left few instances to Baldacchino to recover. Both players qualified for the national team that will be representing Malta in the World Championships being held in England in November. Pisani and Baldacchino joined Ryan Pisani, Kevin Mercieca, Joseph Casha, Duncan Edwards, Antione Aquilina and Wayne Bonnici.
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Tonio Mifsud overwhelmed ex Over 50’s World Champion Christ Mills in the final of the Over 50’s World Rank Tour 3. Mifsud was in great shape and form and went on to beat Mills 8-5 and gained a spot in the category’s national time that will be participating in the coming World Championships in England in November.
Mifsud will be joining already qualified Joseph Psaila, Ray Caruana, Brian Grech and Marco Bonello in the national team while Marcel Micallef and Alfred Attard will be contesting a decider for the final spot.
Scott Muscat won his second consecutive World Rank Tournament this time having the better of Christian Spiteri 8-2 in the final. Thanks to this victory Muscat secured the number one spot of the Under 23’s category and will end the season as local champion. Spiteri won a place in the Under 23’s national team, together with Scott Muscat & Dejan Grech, that will be representing Malta in the coming World Championships being held in England in November. Rudger Xerri and Elcid Aquilina will be playing a decider to clinch the last spot in the same national team.
Liam Mifsud won the the third and last Under 18’s World Ranking Tournament of the season beating Steve Muscat 8-4 in the final. Mifsud kept his momentum winning the last three tournaments of the category and consolidated his number one spot in the ranking list.
Ryan Pisani fulfilled his dreams winning his first ever Mens’ Ranking Tournament. In a thrilling final Pisani edged Johan Attard 8-7. Both players were in good form and offered a great performance but Pisani managed to grab the decisive frame that awarded him his great first achievement in the open category. Thanks to this final both players booked a place in the Mens National Team that will be representing our country in the World Championships this coming July in Blackpool.
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Joseph Psaila returned to his old times winning modes clinching the Over 50’s db World Ranking Tournament No. 1. In the decisive final frame Psaila had the better of experienced Brian Grech and claimed an 8-7 victory. Thanks to this victory Psaila earned a place in the national team that will be representing our country in the World Championships being held in June in Blackpool England.
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Dejan Grech grabbed his second tournament of the season this time beating Scott Muscat in the final of the db World Ranking Tournament No.1. In the final Grech triumphed with a convincing 8-3 victory and jumped at the top of the category’s rankings list that will be awarding places for the national team that will be participating in the World Championships being held in Blackpool in July.
Liam Mifsud edged Haydn Magro 8-7 in the final of the db World Ranking Tournament No. 1. Both players produced great pool but Mifsud managed to snatch the decisive frame that awarded him his second title of the season after winning the Euro Rank 3 way back in November.
Nordai Desira snatched the last frame of the Under 18’s Rank 4 final edging Liam Mifsud 8-7. Both players were in good form but young Nordai kept on his nerves and went on to win his first ever ranking tournament.
Thanks to this victory Desira secured a place in the category’s national Team A that will be representing Malta in the coming European Championships being held in our country between the 16th and 21st February.