The Belgian snooker community is in mourning. Patrick Delsemme, one of Belgium’s leading players, was found dead this morning in Casablanca, Morocco. Patrick had travelled to Casablanca to participate in an amateur tournament. Yesterday evening, he had been unwell, suffering from an asthma attack but seemed to have recovered from it.
It was Stephane Ochoiski (father of Brian) who found him dead this morning. He was only 48.
Patrick was well loved and respected in the Belgian snooker community. He will be sadly missed by all.
He was an extremely talented player. In 1991, he was runner-up to Ronnie at the IBSF under-21 Amateur Snooker World Championship. The next year he was runner-up again, this time losing to Robin Hull. Patrick was a professional snooker player for seven years in the 90th early noughties.
My heart goes out to his family and friends in these difficult moments
Fly high Patrick … and teach those angels how the beautiful game of snooker is played 💔