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Kyren Wilson Defeats Barry Hawkins to Win European Snooker Masters

The European Snooker Masters returned to Germany last week and gave us many amazing matches along the way. Kyren Wilson and Barry Hawkins eventually reached the finale, and Wilson ended up lifting the trophy after beating Hawkins 9-3. Wilson cemented his domination in the opening session and immediately secured a 3-0 lead. Hawkins tried to make a comeback and managed to reduce his deficit to a single frame, but couldn’t hold his ground as the game progressed and eventually lost 9-3. This victory marks the fifth-ranking title for Wilson, and he credited his family’s support for helping him win after a week full of ups and downs. "It's been an amazing week. To be honest, I was struggling a bit, down in the dumps coming here, changing cues, so my dad and his best friend came out and we had some great fun," said the 30-year-old snooker player after the match. This year’s European Masters brought many surprises our way, from world no. 1 Ronnie O'Sullivan withdrawing from the event to defending champion Fan Zhengyi losing to Michael Judge in his held-over qualifying match. The tournament took place between August 16-21 at the Stadthalle Fürth in Fürth, Germany, with a total prize pool of £422,000.