Peter Gilchrist from Singapore won his maiden World Billiards (Long-Up) title under the banner of IBSF-WBL here in Leeds, England. Before this, he had won the World Professional Billiards championship twice in the year 1994 and 2001 but never got to win the championship conducted by IBSF.
In the final he defeated David Causier from England who recently won the short format World Billiards title last week.
David accelerated the match proceedings and maintained the lead till he reached the 600 points mark on board but after that Peter put in regulation of breaks to go ahead and got into the game from where he never looked behind. Peter was leading by nearly 150 points by the end of first session, which he increased by 343 points by the end of second session (1303-960).
It was clearly evident that Peter is going to lift the title unless any miracle happens from David’s end, which eventually did not happen and Peter crossed the hurdle successfully to becomes Billiards king for the year 2013-14.