Pool: Louis Heathcote and Theresa Sheridan crowned European champions
Leicestershire pool players set Blackpool alight with a string of starring roles at the European Eight-Ball Championships.
Leading the way at the Imperial Hotel were teenager Louis Heathcote, who was crowned junior champion, and Theresa Sheridan, who won the wheelchair title.
Kane Wilson-Skinner finished runner-up in the under-21 event, and Steve Robertshaw was in charge of the England squad that retained their under-21 team title.
For 15-year-old Heathcote, it was an unexpected triumph.
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Having seen his Leicestershire team-mate and defending champion Joe O'Connor go out in the last 16, the Beaumont Leys School pupil took advantage to win five matches on his way to the final, where he beat Malta's Ryan Pisani 7-2.
"I didn't expect it, it was only my second major pool tournament and I just went into it determined to try my best," said Heathcote, who two years ago won the English Under-14 snooker title.
"I reached the semi-finals last year, but the experience of winning the snooker title helped me in the final because I knew what was needed to get across the winning line.
"My aim is still to be a professional snooker player, but this title means a lot and I hope I can go on and win more now, and even challenge for world titles.
"I won't give up pool, it's a big part of my life and how I started, and hopefully this is the first of many trophies."
O'Connor, who was chasing an unprecedented hat-trick of European junior titles, suffered a shock 5-4 defeat to Wales youngster Ben Fortey.
Victory in the wheelchair event was an early birthday present for Markfield's Sheridan, who turns 50 in a couple of weeks.
She admitted it was "hard work" to win the title, being the only woman in the field, but was delighted with her success.
"This is right up there with everything else I've achieved," said Sheridan, who won international recognition with England as an able-bodied player before damaging her spine falling down stairs 16 years ago and being confined to a wheelchair.
"I've worked hard to get to this level and, even though I feel on my own a bit as the only woman, it's a great feeling.
"This win is definitely an inspiration, and now I want to go and win the World Championship wheelchair title in three months.
"I also want to get on to the able-bodied England team. There is so much talent out there that it will be hard, but I will give it my best shot."
Sheridan dedicated her Euro title to long-time partner Paul, who was involved in a serious road accident in October.
"This win was for him, I almost lost him," said Sheridan. "I wouldn't be where I am today without him, and with all the support I get from everyone at Club 147."
Wilson-Skinner was pipped in the final of the under-21 singles, losing 7-4 to Nigel Clarke, while Leicestershire A team captain Robertshaw steered his England charges to successive titles with a 5-4 win against Morocco.
In the men's singles, Gavin Lomax and John Bowkett both suffered agonising 7-6 defeats in the quarter-finals.