Causier wins Scottish Open Billiards title at Corn Exchange

World champion David Causier won the 2016 LITEtask Scottish Open Billiards title in the Bert Demarco Matchroom at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange.

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Middlesburgh-based Causier eased through the group stage, baging wins over Lothians player Kenny Baird and Scottish ace Davie Sneddon, who both failed to qualify. He then made a break of 256 in defeating Brian Harvey to reach the quarter-finals before making breaks of 198, 156, 128, 62, 308 and 259 in his demolition of Peter Shelley. Causier then defeated defending champion Peter Gilchrist (Singapore) 624-472 in a terrific encounter with both players making three century breaks apiece.

In the final, Causier made runs of 100, 73, 163 and 61 in a comfortable 615-343 victory to lift the title and the Hugh Elden trophy.

Edinburgh’s Jamie Jenkins reached the last 16.