Billiards: Gilchrist beats Causier for title

Peter Gilchrist receives the trophy from tournament controller Bob Williams. Pic: Scott Louden

Peter Gilchrist receives the trophy from tournament controller Bob Williams. Pic: Scott Louden

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Singapore’s Peter Gilchrist defeated England’s David Causier to win the World Billiards Scottish Open at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange.

After a hesitant start to the 90-minute final by both players, Causier rolled in a terrific break of 323 to take control. However, Gilchrist made a perfect response, taking full advantage to make a run of 339. Another run of 52 ensured that Gilchrist would emerge with victory, winning 546-461.

The World’s top billiard players put on a terrific display of talent over the weekend with century breaks being made to look easy across the two days. Out of the Capital entrants, Hugh Eldon did the best in the main event, reaching the knockout stages before losing out to England’s Phil Davis.

Jamie Jenkins and Kenny Baird failed to make it out of the Group stages. There was consolation for Baird though, losing the Plate final to Akhilesh Mohan.