Anupama Ramachandran of India and Dylan Emery of Wales have claimed the World Open Under-16 Snooker Championship titles in the girls and boys category, respectively, in St.
Petersburg Russia. Federation of Billiards Sports of Russia hosted this first ever World Open championships for Under-16 boys and girls, which was a success with total participation of 73 cueists from across the world. Wales player Dylan Emery, after obtaining 8th seed for knockout stage played splendid game of snooker. He ousted Grigorii Pakhomov of Russia (3-0); Digvijay Kadian of India (3-2); Kreishh Gurbaxani of India (4-0); Andrei Karasov of Russia (4-2) to enter in the final where he knocked out 14th seed Mikhail Terekhov of Russia 4-1 to claim the title. In girls category, 2nd seed Anupama Ramachandran of India knocked out her compatriot and top seed Keerthana Pandian 3-1 to become World Open Under-16 champion. Before that, she defeated Albina Leschuk of Belarus (3-0) in the semis and Alexsandra Riabinina of Russia in the quarterfinals with an identical 3-0 scoreline.
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