Hungary’s Bulcsu Revesz and China’s Gong Chenzhi will meet in Friday’s WSF Junior Championship final in Golem, Albania.
A two-year World Snooker Tour card will be up for grabs when the two players face off in the best-of-nine frame contest at 2pm CET.
Seventy-seven players from 23 nations entered the WSF Junior Championship, won last year by England’s Stan Moody, and coincidentally the two finalists found themselves drawn together in Group C.
Breaks of 59 and 76 helped Revesz to a 3-1 victory over Gong, with the two players each defeating all of their other three opponents to advance to the last 32 stage.
From there, both Revesz and Gong have dropped a total of just four frames each on their way to reaching the title match.
The Hungarian kickstarted his knockout run with a 4-1 win over Edward Jones before following this up with victories against Joel Connolly (4-0) and Jack Borwick (4-2) to set up a semi-final meeting with England’s Oliver Sykes.
The opening two frames were shared between Revesz and Sykes, with the Englishman levelling the score with a break of 80 in the second. The 17-year-old then pulled away, however, to take the next three frames and book his place in the final.
Gong fired in seven half-centuries on his way to defeating Nattanapong Chaikul and Jayden Dinga in his first two knockout contests. He then impressively swept aside highly-rated Welshman Liam Davies 4-1 with breaks of 105, 73 and 71 before a whitewash victory over Pakistan’s Hamza Ilyas confirmed the final line up.