Â Snooker starlet's in the money
SnookerÂ starletÂ Jamie Wilson pocketed Â£80 prize money after triumphing in a LondonÂ under-16 tournament.
The 14-year-old from Havant edged Gosport-based Olly Gibbs 2-1 in the final of the event at Frames Sports Bar, Coulsdon.
Wilson trailed the former English Under-14 Champion in the decider before snatching victory on the final black.
His World Snooker coach, Tim Dunkley,Â was delighted that the post-season technique changes were beginning to bear fruit.
He said: '˜We started working on some technical improvements straight after the EASB Regional Junior Tour play-off in Walsall four weeks ago.
'˜It always takes a while for players of Jamie's standard to get used to changes. But that win gives us confidence that we are progressing in the right direction.'
Wilson had topped his four-man round-robin group despite losing one match.
He then dispatched Premier Junior Tour player Mickey Joyce (Basingstoke) 2-0 and Jack Haley (Harlow) 2-0 to set up a clash with his 14-year-old travelling companion and practice partner, who collected Â£40.
Back at his home club, Waterlooville Sports Bar,Â Wilson followed up his success by winning the top group in theÂ MondayÂ Junior Snooker League despite conceding a 40-point handicap start to all of his opponents.
And his brother Harry all but snuffed out Zak Truscott's hopes of retaining his title.
The 12-year-old beat his second-placed rival to extend his lead to ten points with three weeks remaining.
Billy Reid was undefeated in the second group and missed the black off its spotÂ on a run of 18Â for his highest break.
Owen Jenkins was the only player to take a frame offÂ Wilson in a 2-1 defeat.
Lewis Wilson topped the round-robin group in the Junior Pool League. The 12-year-old remains in fourth place as the second half of the 20-week season got underway.