Wales national team player Liam Davies was crowned yesterday as the winner of the World Under-21 Snooker Championship after defeating the German player Alexander Widow in a 5-2 victory, while the Indian female player Catherine Banden sealed a victory over her compatriot Anbamy Ramshamandan in a 4-1 win.
The Championship was hosted by the Saudi Arabian Billiard and Snooker Federation in Riyadh over a period of 10 days, in which more than 100 male and female players representing 15 national teams have participated.
The President of the International Billiards and Snooker Federation (IBSF), Mubarak Al-Khayarin, and the President of the Saudi Arabian Billiard and Snooker Federation Dr. Nasser Al-Shammari, crowned the champions and honored the heads of delegations, referees and organizers during the closing ceremony of the tournament.
Al-Khayarin praised the success of the tournament, saying; "We are proud as Arabs that Saudi Arabia successfully organized the championship, leading to positive reactions from all participants. In the future, Saudi Arabia will be in a high competition as a potential host for any global tournament".
"There will be a close partnership between Saudi Arabia and Qatar, and cooperation through the establishment of joint camps", he added.