Marcus Berndt (r.), Sweden, led the 19th Malta Open Championships at Eden SuperBowl in St. Julian's in qualifying and earned the No. 1 seed for the stepladder final after going 9-2 in match play averaging 221. In the championship match in best-of-three games format, Berndt swept No. 2 seed Matt Chamberlain, England, two-games-to-none, to win the title and the 2.500 Euro top prize. The 19th Malta Open Championships drew 88 players, 78 men and 10 women,
from 11 countries.