Harvey Chandler has become England’s newest snooker talent to make it into the big time after crowing himself European champion in convincing style.
The 22-year-old Londoner won the prestigious EBSA title which means he can compete in snooker’s biggest events as a professional from the start of next season.
Chandler beat Northern Ireland’s Jordan Brown 7-2 in the grand final of the event which was held in Sofia, Bulgaria.
On his Facebook page, Chandler said clinching victory and lifting the title was ’emotional’.
He said: “I’m still speechless!
“The best week of my life! Potting them last few balls to win the title and turn professional was very emotional.
“I couldn’t have done it without all my amazing friends and family, I love you all and I’m truly overwhelmed by your support this week.
“Just want to say a big shout out to the England lads who supported me this week! Great bunch of lads and plenty more to come from you boys! Joe O’Connor, Callum Beresford, Riley Parsons and Saqib Nasir.”
Chander also paid tribute to his manager Colin Mitchell after his major victory.