On home soil, Guernsey’s Adam Shorto defeated his Jersey counterpart David Brabiner to win the 2015 Channel Islands Snooker Championship. It is the second time that he has claimed the title.
First contested in 1932, this annual encounter pitches together the reigning snooker champions from both islands. Taking it in turns to host the showdown, this year it was held at the North Legion Club in Guernsey.
In recent weeks, both players had won their respective titles with comfortable scorelines in the final, however, this contest would prove to be very different with all scheduled frames required.
A 48 break helped Shorto take the opening frame, but despite further efforts of 41, 39 and 54 in the next three, Brabiner won each of them on the colours.
On resumption after the mid-session interval, resilient Shorto struck back, responding with three successive frames of his own to lead 4-3 and stand one away from the title.
Former professional Brabiner forced a deciding frame with the aid of a 64, but breaks of 33 and 52 from 33-year-old Shorto allowed him to regain the trophy he first lifted in 2006, much to the delight of his local support.
Event date: Was played in April 2015