Pool player Andy Lucas adds European title to his long list of trophies

WISBECH pool player Andy Lucas has now won a full complement of the world s biggest pool titles after becoming the EBA European eight-ball champion. The three-time world champion, current British champion and former Home Nations champion won his latest t

WISBECH pool player Andy Lucas has now won a full complement of the world's biggest pool titles after becoming the EBA European eight-ball champion.

The three-time world champion, current British champion and former Home Nations champion won his latest title at Villa Marina, Isle of Man.

Lucas, 40, an international for 12 years, came from 4-2 down to beat Scotland's No. 1 and current World Masters champion Scott Ross 5-4 in a nail-biting semi-final.

And in front of the Sky Sports television cameras, he then beat current Scottish champion Anton Riley 5-1 in the final.

The footage is due to be shown later this year.

Andy's wife Shona, said: "This is the only title that eluded Andy, and he is overjoyed to finally have it to add to his long list of titles."

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Darren McCarthy, a fellow England international from Wisbech, who, along with Scott Chambers and Eric Mohammed finished runner-up in the team event in the Isle of Man, said: "I watched Andy's matches and he played very well.

"It's a massive achievement for him to win all of the major titles. He's been consistently a top player for a long time and he fully deserves it."

Andy, who is sponsored by Cherry Automatics and plays in the Wisbech and District Pool League, is now looking forward to the World Masters in April and the World Championships being held in Marseille, France next year where he is looking to be the only player to be European and World Champion in the same year.