Belgium’s top player Luca Brecel competes in the Betfred World Championship at the Crucible today, and later this year he’ll be looking forward to the 2018 European Masters in Lommel.

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The tournament was staged in Lommel, in the province of Limburg, for the first time in 2017 and it was the first ranking event held in Belgium for more than two decades. The event proved a great success with many of the world’s top stars competing for the trophy.

Fans flocked to the De Soeverein venue to see players including Judd Trump, Neil Robertson, Mark Selby, John Higgins and home favourite Brecel. Trump won the title by beating Stuart Bingham 9-7 in an exciting final.

“We also received great support from the  fans and we know how much snooker has grown in Belgium in recent years, especially off the back of the success of the wonderful young talent Luca Brecel. I hope to see even bigger crowds next time and to see Lommel become the home of the European Masters.”World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn said: “We are delighted to announce our return to Lommel, which proved a fantastic setting this year. The feedback from the players about the venue and the city of Lommel was excellent and we are very grateful for the support we receive from our local partners.

The local promoter added: “I am thrilled with the news that World Snooker has again chosen to stage the event with our support as promoters. Surely we are ready to give all Belgian and European snooker fans the time of their lives while watching and encountering the stars nearby! This is yet another great opportunity to enlarge the sport of snooker and its popularity in our region.”

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