Havant potter Jamie Wilson still waiting for opening win of new pro circuit season after British Open exit

Teenage snooker star Jamie Wilson is still searching for his first win of the new season on the pro circuit.

Thursday, 19th August 2021, 3:41 pm
Havant's Jamie Wilson. Picture: Ellen Demarré

The Havant potter bowed out of the British Open, being staged in Leicester, at the first hurdle following a 3-1 defeat to world number 49 Mark King.

It followed on from his opening event of his second year on the tour, where Wilson was defeated by Dave Gilbert and Liam Highfield (both 3-0) before claiming a 2-2 draw with amateur player Sanderson Lam in the Championship League Stage One.

Wilson, still just 17, took part in some Pro-Am events during the close season, hitting his first-ever maximum 147 break at Dunstable Snooker Club.

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The special moment came in the second frame of his 3-2 win over Jimmy Robertson, with former world champion Stuart Bingham also taking part in that tournament.

Wilson is quickly back on the baize following his British Open exit to King.

He takes on Martin O'Donnell in the opening round of qualifying for the Northern Ireland Open on Tuesday.

The Waterlooville Sports Bar-based player, currently ranked 83 in the world, must be placed in the top-64 come the end of the season if he is to retain his tour card beyond the current pro calendar year.