Christopher Watts was in a class of his own as he won his fourth Norwegian National Snooker Championship title last week at the Stord Snookerklubb.
A total of 40 players took part in the four-day event, with the field divided into eight groups of five and the top two from each qualifying for the last 16 knockouts. The tournament was organised by Norges Biljardforbund (the Norwegian Billiards Federation).
Watts didn’t drop a single frame throughout the entire competition. After winning all four of his group games 3-0, he eliminated Arnfinn Saue, Edwin Ingebrigtsen and Nassim Sekat, all 4-0, in the knockout phase to reach the final. It was against Ingebrigtsen – who is a commentator for Eurosport snooker coverage in the country – whom he came closest losing a frame to with a black ball finish in one frame and a re-spot in another.
In the title match he faced Daniel Skaathun who was also undefeated on route. However, Watts completed a perfect record by recording a 4-0 triumph that featured breaks of 69, 85 and 89.
Oslo Snooker Club representative Watts teamed up with professional Kurt Maflin to play for Norway at the World Cup in Wuxi in 2017. Watts has also previously claimed five national 6-reds titles and the national team championship once.
Article written and published by Michael Day on the 16th May 2018.