BRETT WALLACE has taken over top spot on the Cuestars south of England under-21 silver tour.
The 17-year-old, from Gosport, won the seventh leg on home tables at Fareham Snooker Club.
Wallace, who also won the second leg in Salisbury, defeated Ally Pollard 2-1 in the final of the event sponsored by the host club.
He said: ‘I had to make sure I was on my game all day to get through.’
Wallace is now six points clear of David O’Callaghan, from Bournemouth.
And the title would mean promotion to the gold tour.
‘It’s something to go for,’ added Wallace.
Havant’s Chloe White won all three matches in her group but went out 2-0 to Pollard in the last-four.
Owen Jenkins collected his first Cuestars trophy on only his second outing.
The nine-year-old reached the plate final, where he lost to O’Shay Scott.
Second-placed Samuel Laxton reached the quarters.
Harry Wilson went out 2-0 in the last-eight to Gosport’s Ben Crump, who was beaten in the semi-finals.
For more information about event sponsor, Fareham Snooker Club, visit the website farehamsnooker.co.uk.
Zak Truscott has taken an early lead in the new Monday Junior Snooker League at Waterlooville Sports Bar.
Former champion Samuel Laxton leads division one of the Wednesday League by two points from defending champion Dean Russell.
And Jamie Wilson, 14, knocked in a personal best 97 break in the opening frame of a 3-0 first-round victory over Barry Doswell in the open series at Chandlers Ford SC.
World Snooker coach Tim Dunkley runs sessions for under-19s from 4.30pm to 6.30pm every Monday and Wednesday.