Adey Young claims team title at European Pool Championships

Boston ace reached singles final for third consecutive time

Adey Young.
Adey Young.

Adey Young admitted he got a ‘bit of a shiver’ after being part of the England A side which claimed the team title at the European 8ball Pool Championships.

The 55-year-old Bostonian couldn’t retain his over 50s title, which he won in Malta in 2020, but left Killarney in Ireland with a sense of pride.

“It gives me a little bit of a shiver, thinking about winning the team event,” Young said.

“I can’t explain how good it is.”

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Opponent James Pheeley proved too strong in the singles, but Young was delighted to have reached the final a third time.

“I can’t think of anybody else who’s ever got to three consecutive finals,” he added.

“Someone asked me if I was gutted I lost but I’m not really. I’ve beaten some good players, including one chap who was a World and European champion, so I’ve done well.

“I didn’t get much chance in the final. To get beaten is better to lose it, if you know what I mean.”

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Young is now hoping for more success at the World Championships, which will be held in Ireland in October.