Silver for Ireland at the European 10-Ball Championships

Fred Dinsmore (Dublin) has won a Silver medal at the European 10-Ball Championships in Luxembourg. On his way to the final, Fred beat World Champion Jouni Tahti, and 7-times European Champion Henrik Larsson. The final saw the Dubliner up against in-form English player Daniel Luton. The match looked an even affair, until a shot by Dinsmore on the ten-ball left it hanging in the jaws of the pocket. Luton pressed on from there to claim his first European Championship.

Meanwhile, Irish #1, Paddy McLoughlin showed good form in his 10-ball challenge, qualifying through to the Single-Elimination stage of the event. The Warrenpoint man wasn’t helped by a tough draw, which meant he was up against 2008 European Champion Marcus Chamat. The swede won the early morning match 8-3.

Both Irish players now have the 8-ball and 9-ball events in their sights.

The European Championships continues all next week.

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