Former Nationals singles winner Michelle Brown was on top of the world in Blackpool tonight after achieving one of her greatest victories.
The Loughborough based, Yorkshire born star defeated 2008 world championship finalist Barbara Taylor 6-4 to collect a £450 first prize.
But Brown suffered a scare as her Kent rival fought back from 5-0 down to trail only 5-4.
"I started the Masters with the attitude I had nothing to lose," she explained after securing her nervy success.
"I missed out on the England team by frames count back which was a huge disappointment.
"So, I was very relaxed going into the Masters.
"I'd have to put this win on a par with beating Liesa Conlin to win the Nationals singles title at Yarmouth.
"But being part of the winning world team two years ago gave me greatest satisfaction.
"And the aim now is to get back in the world championship squad for next year and to do better in the world singles."
Taylor, at least, has the satisfaction of lining up tomorrow (Tuesday) in the quarter-final of the world championship singles.
Favourite Sue Thompson lost in the Masters quarter-finals to Julie Fane.
This article was taken from World Eightball Pool Federation.
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