Pool:CI juniors in last four of Euro championships

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And the men’s side could also go through to the semis of their tournament if they take five frames off Ireland in Bordeaux today.

The youngsters beat Scotland – firm favourites to meet England in the final – 8-7.

The CI won the first session 3-2 with the skipper, Jersey’s Dane Jennings, clinching one of the victories.

But the Scots levelled at 5-5 in the second session with another Jersey player, 12-year-old Ryan Shaw, taking his match with a five-ball clearance and Jennings winning again.

They then clinched the match as Shaw finished with a four-baller and Jennings won again to take the points with an 8-7 triumph.

After that narrowly-fought victory they then faced England, who have dominated junior pool for the past ten years, knowing that they had already qualified for the semis in second place.

And the CI raced into a 5-2 lead before the English hit back to take six on the trot, wrapping the match up at 8-5 before the CI boys took the last two games to make it 8-7.

A CI player, Guernsey’s Jess de la Haye, will find out today if he is to become the junior player of the tournament – he has lost only two of the 15 frames he has played.

Meanwhile the men beat Scotland 9-6 after a whitewash in the first session with Jersey’s Clayton Coates among the winners.

They lost their next match against Wales by the same score.

However, if they can take five games off Ireland today it will give them fourth spot in the group and a semi-final place – a real achievement because they were given no chance of qualifying when they left with a team that was cobbled together at the last minute after several players pulled out.

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