Gosport potting ace Mark Lloyd edged out in final by Riley Parsons

Mark Lloyd. Picture: Tim Dunkley
Mark Lloyd. Picture: Tim Dunkley
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Mark Lloyd lost by the odd frame in seven in the final of the first leg of The Regency Pro Tips Premier Junior Tour.

The 18-year-old, from Gosport, was unfortunate to lose 4-3 to Cannock-based Riley Parsons in the event at the North East Derbyshire Snooker Centre, Clay Cross, near Chesterfield.

Dean Russell hit a new high with his best break. Picture: Tim Dunkley

Dean Russell hit a new high with his best break. Picture: Tim Dunkley

A day later, Lloyd lost 3-0 to Somerset’s Ben Hancorn, the eventual tournament winner, in the semi-finals of the Cuestars championship tour in Swindon.

Pascal Richard went out in the last-eight on his return to the circuit after an absence of nearly 10 years.

Elliott Weston made the last-16 of the opening leg at Jesters SC.

Earlier, Lloyd clinched a summer scratch singles competition run by the Gosport & Fareham Snooker League without dropping a frame.

The former national junior champion won both group games 7-0, knocked in a 100 break in a 5-0 victory over James Budd and overcame Dean Rutter 6-0 in the final.

Lloyd said: ‘I was happy to win the tournament without dropping a frame.’

Meanwhile, Dean Russell smashed through the significant 30-break barrier in the Monday Junior Snooker League at Waterlooville Sports Bar.

Russell, who has been stuck in the 20s since September last year, slotted in four reds and four blacks for a personal best 32 in his first frame against Aaron Wilson.

On his return to the Monday league, two-time Wednesday champion Samuel Laxton was undefeated in the third group.

Division one front-runner Zak Truscott won the top group to extend his lead over Owen Jenkins to eight points.

Tyler Mack has a two-point advantage over Ryan Kneller in division two.

Two days later, Laxton maintained his one-point lead over Truscott in the Wednesday Junior Snooker League.

Harry Wilson was undefeated in the second group and now leads division two from Tom Shuttle.

Ryan Kneller has a one-frame advantage over Ryan Wilson in division three.

George Laxton won the fourth group for the second week running.

Defending champion Jayden Brookes won the top group in the junior pool League from Zak Amey and now leads Keira Hiscock by three points at the top of division one.

In division two, Jayden Hickley has a four-point lead over George Barber, Blake Amey and Callum Olivares.

World Snooker coach Tim Dunkley runs snooker sessions for under-19s from 4.30pm to 6.30pm every Monday and Wednesday and junior pool sessions from 4.30pm to 6.30pm every Thursday.