Jamie Wilson raises the bar with record-breaking Cuestars gold tour break
Jamie Wilson has compiled the highest break in the 10-year history of the Cuestars under-21 gold tour.
The 15-year-old from Havant made a 128 total clearance in the second leg on home tables at Waterlooville Sports Bar, writes Tim Dunkley.
His 15th competitive century came in the deciding frame of his 2-1 quarter-final victory over Londoner Ronnie Sullivan.
Wilson then overcame Connor Benzey, whom he had lost to in the final of the first leg in Salisbury, 2-1 in the last-four.
But it was to be yet another runner-up trophy for the teenager as excellent safety play in the final helped Bournemouth’s Bradley Cowdroy prevail 2-1 from 1-0 down.
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Wilson is third in the rankings but just four points shy of top spot.
Meanwhile, Samuel Laxton lost an epic silver tour semi-final 2-1 on the black to rankings leader Lee Whaley.
Londoner Whaley, who went on to record back-to-back tournament wins, had knocked out Thomas Sharp 2-0 in the last-eight.
Ryan Kneller qualified for the bronze tour knockout for the first time.
And he then progressed to the semis where he lost 2-0 to Harry Wyatt, the eventual tournament winner from Ferndown.
Tyler Mack, Daniel Walter and leg-one winner George Laxton made quarter-final exits.
Owen Jenkins collected the plate runner-up trophy after losing to John Donovan, another Londoner, in the final of the competition for players not qualifying for the main knockouts.
The event, which attracted a massive 55 entries and finished at 10.45pm, was sponsored by the Waterlooville-based snooker accessory supplier snookercrazy.com and by Waterlooville Sports Bar.