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Steven Bremar caps phenomenal season with national singles title

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Peter Bromby, second from left, is presented with the Tony DeSilva Memorial Cup by family members of the late snooker player. (Photograph supplied)
Steven Bremar, left, is presented with the Bermuda Open Singles Snooker trophy by Paul Fedden (Photograph supplied)

Steven Bremar is on cloud nine after adding another national singles snooker title to his résumé after a memorable season.

The Warwick Workmen’s Club stalwart capitalised on home-field advantage after dispatching rival Todd Dziak 4-1 in the Bermuda Open Singles final at his club last Saturday.

Bremar jumped out to an early 2-0 lead after taking the first two frames 51-40 and 60-27 before Dziak won the third frame 75-15 to get back into the match.

However, Bremar regained control after taking the fourth frame, 72-23, before sealing the deal at the earliest opportunity with an equally convincing 79-21 win in the next frame.

“It’s always a good feeling to be national champion, that’s the aim,” an elated Bremar told The Royal Gazette.

“The aim is to try your best and hopefully you can come out on top.

“Todd is not an easy guy to play and you have to be careful because guys like him can pot,” he added.

“When they can pot they can win any match, so you just have to keep your composure for the entire game, game by game.”

The title capped a fruitful season for the Warwick II captain, who played an integral role in helping his team to win the inaugural Mike Zimmerman Team Challenge and Keen Cup.

“It’s been a good year. It started out a bit slow as Covid pushed things aside, but we got going afterwards,” Bremar said.

“We have a good team that stayed together and looked after each other and trophies just came in, which is a blessing.”

Meanwhile, there was also cause for celebration for Sandys Boat Club’s Peter Bromby, who edged Bremar 4-3 in the Tony DeSilva Memorial Cup final at Spanish Point Boat Club seven days earlier.

Bromby took the opening frame 64-16 to seize early control but Bremar won the next frame 60-53 to level the scores at 1-1.

The see-saw battle continued as Bromby won the third frame 43-33 to regain the lead before Bremar took the next 51-32 to restore parity.

Bremar surged ahead for the first time after winning the fifth frame 59-49.

However, Bromby found another gear and won the next two frames 78-27 and 58-46 to clinch a maiden singles titles in a career spanning 42 years.

“We are league champions [Sandys Boat Club] and have won a couple of cup competitions, but that’s my first personal win, which made it even more special,” the former Olympic sailor said.

“I made the Bermuda Open final a couple of times and got knocked out of the semi-final by the same guy [Bremar] I played in the DeSilva Cup final.

“I have played in the league since I was 16-years-old and the guy the cup is named after, I played against him a lot over those 42 years. Tony passed away a few years ago but I found him playing snooker when I started.”

Bromby made the most of his opportunities and also received a slice of luck on the way to victory.

“Sometimes you need a little bit of the roll of the green and you get a little bit lucky and then off you go,” he added.

Bremar was gracious in defeat.

“Bromby is always going to be a hard guy to beat, so I want to take my hat off to him,” he said. “He played good and deserved to win.”

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Published May 05, 2023 at 7:39 am (Updated May 05, 2023 at 7:40 am)

Steven Bremar caps phenomenal season with national singles title

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