Century-maker Pascal Richard collects prize for impressive run in Cuestars Championship

Pascal Richard collected £110 for finishing runner-up in the Cuestars Championship at Waterlooville Sports Bar.

Thursday, 16th May 2019, 11:48 am
Cuestars Championship finalists Christian Chislett, left, and Pascal Richard. Picture: Tim Dunkley

And the 39-year-old, from Gosport, had earlier recorded the only century break of the snooker tournament, writes Tim Dunkley.

Trailing 1-0 in the final to Southampton’s Christian Chislett, Richard was strong favourite to level the match.

But Chislett doubled his advantage with a 67 clearance from 58 points behind.

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Pascal Richard rolled in a superb century break at Waterlooville Sports Bar. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (120519-5)

Richard pulled one back on the pink but was left chasing snookers with one red left in the fourth.

Paying tribute to his opponent, Chislett said: ‘He potted some unbelievable balls from nowhere. Give him a good safety and he’d drill in a long one.’

The 21 runners for the invitation-only end-of-season finale sponsored by snookercrazy.com returned 24 breaks of 50 or more. 

But Richard’s 124 clearance in the first frame of his 3-0 quarter-final victory over practice partner and rankings winner Mark Lloyd was by far the day’s highest.

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