Snooker player Vafaei becomes 1st Iranian to win tournament

TEHRAN, Jan. 24 (MNA) – Hossein Vafaei became the first Iranian player to win a ranking title, beating Mark Williams in the final of the Snooker Shoot Out.

Vafaei won the one-frame final with a break of 71 and dedicated the victory to his late grandmother. "That is for you grandma," the 27-year-old told Eurosport, according to the Eurosport.

Vafaei produced a brilliant play at the Morningside Arena. He kicked off the event with a break of 123, which proved to be the high break of the week and was worth £5,000, and carried that form all the way through.

Wales' Williams, the three-time world champion, only got the chance to play one shot in the final with world number 42 Vafaei sinking a tricky, long red after the break-off.

In the final, Williams played one shot - the break - and that was it as Vafaei crunched in a long red and picked off a break of 71 to win the title.


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