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Malta win two world titles at Blackball Championships

Lydan Debono and Clint Azzopardi were crowned world champions in the doubles competition..

The Malta Blackball Federation completed a stunning double success at the World Championships in France when Lydan Debono and Clint Azzopardi won the doubles title while siblings Jake and Chaylon Castaldi emerged victorious in the U-15 category.

For Debono and Azzopardi this was their second world title in the space of four years as they overcame fellow team-mates Owen Amato and Leon Azzopardi in the doubles final in France on Monday night.

It was a stunning result for the Malta Blackball Federation who saw their two best doubles teams go all the way to the final of the world championships.

Amato and Azzopardi drew first blood in the championship final. But here Debono and Azzopardi clicked into gear and managed to win the next four frames to seal a 4-1 win and land the world championship title.

Debono and Castaldi were not the only top performers of the Maltese team on Monday as Jake Castaldi and his brother Chaylon were also declared world champions when they won the Under 15 category.

In the final, the Maltese pairing brushed aside France’s pairing Bidault/Lunault for an emphatic victory.

Jake and Chaylon Castaldi won the U-15 world title.

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