Luca ‘the Belgium Bullet’ Brecel snags his second major professional title with his Matchroom.Live Championship League win in Milton Keynes.
After a 3-0 win over Stuart Bingham and a 2-2 draw with Ryan Day, Brecel only needed a draw to win the title, which he managed to get at the very last frame.
Even though Ben Woollaston was leading 2-1, his attempt to pot a tough red early in the frame proved to be his last shot in the match.
This attempt enabled Brecel to compile an incredible break of 111 and, as a result, took home the prize money of £30,000 plus, a spot in the Champion of Champions.
“I am usually cool under pressure but on that break I was very nervous, shaking on every shot,” confessed Brecel.
“That frame was probably the biggest test of my career because Ben was playing so well. It was a struggle to pot the balls, until I got to 50 or 60 and then I knew I wasn’t going to miss. To win a title is amazing.
“To be in the Champions of Champions as well is a massive bonus, that made the final more special. It gives me something to look forward to.”
After being the only player to go unbeaten in all matches during the tournament, Brecel showed his true colours and potential, a turning point in this player’s career.
This potential had been predicted a while ago when he became the youngest player to play at the Crucible after qualifying for the 2012 World Championship aged 17.
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