Alex Borg failed to advance to the quarter-finals of the seniors’ category at the European Snooker Championship after he was beaten by Scottish player Craig Barber 4-3.
The match turned out to be a nail-biting affair with Barber always taking a small lead but each time Borg managed to fight back and level the match.
Thus the game went to a seventh and deciding frame and once again Barber promptly took the lead and managed to control until the end to win 4-3 (11-58, 58-14, 34-66, 72-38, 63-70, 66-11 u 14-68).
Now that all the Maltese have been eliminated from the Seniors category the attention turns to the 6 Reds competition where together with the three players, Alex Borg, Arthur Cachia, and Philip Ciantar, who took part in the past days, the Maltese squad will also feature Malta champion Aaron Busuttil.
On Friday, all 6 Reds group phase games will be played and the 105 registered players who have been divided into 35 groups must play twice on the same day.
This competition is open for both men and women players.
On Friday, Alex Borg will play against the Bulgarian Dimo Angelov and Berat Jashari of North Macedonia, Arthur Cachia takes on Italian Tiziano Guerra and Marcin Nitschke, of Poland.
Philip Ciantar was drawn to play Irishman Mark Tuite and Cosmin Arsene of Romania while Aaron Busuttil’s opponents will be Belgian Pascal Tollenaere and Markeliano Dibra, of Albania.
In this stage of the competition the 6 Reds matches are played on the best of seven frames.
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