Junior snooker: Sibling rivalry at the top of the table

Billy Reid gets pats on the head after his record break of nine PPP-170323-102819001
Billy Reid gets pats on the head after his record break of nine PPP-170323-102819001
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Snooker round-up: Emsworth miss out on closing gap at the top

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LEAGUE-leader Lewis Wilson had his advantage at the top of the Waterlooville Sports Bar Junior League cut – by his twin Harry.

Lewis lost all of his four matches which means Harry is just two points behind his sibling with just five weeks left.

Teenager Billy Reid was all smiles as he surpassed his highest break.

The 13-year-old, who had only played once before joining the weekly sessions, knocked in a nine against Dean Russell and won his round-robin group.

Samuel Laxton won the top group to move up to eighth.

Just 10 points separate the top eight.

English under-18s champion Mark Lloyd needs just one point from the last two legs of the Cuestars South of England under-21 Gold Tour to retain his rankings title.

The 17-year-old, from Gosport, was beaten 2-1 in the final of the eighth leg by Eastleigh’s Connor Benzey at Jesters Snooker Club, Swindon.

Lloyd fluked a re-spotted black to take the lead and went in off the black in the next to square the match. He then conceded when needing snookers with two reds left in the decider.

Lloyd had recently returned from the European under-18 Championship in Nicosia, Cyrus. There, he won two of his three group-stage matches but he threw away a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 to Romania’s Sebastian Musat in the last 64.

English under-14s championship finalist, Olly Gibbs, from Gosport, was beaten 2-0 by Mickey Joyce in the quarter-finals in Swindon.

Havant’s Jamie Wilson missed out on qualification on frames difference.

Brett Wallace lost out in a three-way play-off in his Silver group.

Week 15 group winners: Samuel Laxton and Billy Reid.

Breaks: Samuel Laxton (16), Harry Wilson (14), Zak Truscott (12), Lewis Wilson (12).