Bonnyrigg player pockets top Euro title

Bonnyrigg's Michael Leslie has won a place on the World Snooker professional tour for the next two seasons by winning the European Billiards & Snooker Association (EBSA) Under-21 Championship in Sofia, Bulgaria with a 6-2 victory over Shane Castle in the final.
Bonnyrigg's Michael Leslie has won a place on the World Snooker professional tour for the next two seasons by winning the European Billiards & Snooker Association (EBSA) Under-21 Championship in Sofia, Bulgaria with a 6-2 victory over Shane Castle in the final.

Bonnyrigg’s Michael Leslie has won a place on the World Snooker professional tour for the next two seasons after winning the European U-21 Championship last week.

Nineteen-year-old Leslie came close to winning the European Billiards & Snooker Association title last year, but fell short in the final as he lost 6-3 to surprise finalist Kaceper Filipiak (Poland).

However, at this year’s event in Sofia, Bulgaria, he managed to go one better – beating impressive 14-year-old Shane Castle 6-2 in the final to receive a nomination for the World Snooker pro tour for the next two seasons.

Leslie controlled the match from the start, as Castle struggled to find the form he had displayed throughout the event.

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