Mark Williams beaten by Tour rookie and aspiring rapper at European Masters. Pic: Getty Images.

That’s A Rap: Mark Williams’ European Masters Hopes Ended By Tour Rookie And You Tube Rapper

Mark Williams crashed out of the European Masters at the hands of Tour rookie Peter Devlin who is also a rapper with his own You Tube channel.

Wales’ three-time world champion fought back from 4-1 down to level at 4-4 in the second-round match.

But Devil – who only earned his Tour card in August – produced a century  102 break to seal victory in Milton Keynes.

“What a time to make a century, in a deciding frame against someone like that. It’s unbelievable,” said the 24-year-old.


At 4-1, I knew I could have been pegged back. Players like that can win frames without you doing much wrong, so I was expecting a comeback.

“At 4-4, there was still a bit of adrenaline going but I managed to calm it down again.”

Devlin earned his place n the World Tour after coming through a qualifying school event in Sheffield.

He added: “Straightaway I’m playing on television, with my mum shouting at me for missing balls, and it was great to play someone like Mark so early on.

“I always said I wanted to be chucked in at the deep end when I turned pro because I like cameras, I like getting involved with the tour.

Neath’s Jamie Jones also bowed out in the second round, going down 5-2 to Michael Holt.

But Llanelli’s Jamie Clarke progressed with a 5-4 victory over Matthew Salt.

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