David Causier completed a brilliant title double at the Trickshot in Bruges as he defended the European Open just days after winning the Belgian Open at the same venue.
The world number one has enjoyed a remarkable season; this latest triumph represents his seventh World Billiards ranking trophy of the campaign.
Just as he did at the weekend, Causier scored heavily throughout the prestigious level 5 ranked tournament which was being held for the first time since 2019 due to coronavirus cancellations. He was relentless in the round robin phase, winning all four of his matches to top the group and registering an incredible 16 three-figure contributions, including a 387 which stood as the highest break of the competition.
As one of the best group winners, the Teesider went straight into the quarter-final knockouts where he top scored with a 214 as he eliminated Scotland’s Alan Shepherd 1345-267. In the semi-finals he racked up a 368 whilst dispatching world number five Darren Clark 1627-271.
The final was an all-English affair and a repeat of the last title match held three years ago in Ireland as Martin Goodwill won Group D before knockout round victories over Gary Norman (945-283) and Rob Hall (523-452) in the last eight and four respectively.
The identity of the victor would be the same as in 2019, though, as Causier won the three-hour final comfortably, totting up breaks of 118, 208, 109, 289 and 126 in a 1616-585 victory.
Article by Michael Day.