Honours even in Wilson and Truscott head-to-head

Zak Truscott and Jamie Wilson
Zak Truscott and Jamie Wilson

Waterlooville Sports Bar teenagers Jamie Wilson and Zak Truscott ended a busy week with just one defeat each.

And that was against each other.

Wilson defeated travelling companion Zak Truscott 2-1 in the week-eight final of the Open Series at Chandlers Ford Snooker Club on Saturday.

He leapt up nine places to joint third in the rankings, which would pay out £275 after 26 weeks.

Truscott climbed eight places to seventh, which would be worth £100.

Two days later, an undefeated run helped Truscott extend his lead in his home club’s Monday Junior Snooker League to eight points over Wilson, who was otherwise engaged in a practice match.

And in the Wednesday Junior Snooker League, receiving a 40-point handicap start, he beat Wilson and won the top group.

Meanwhile, Wilson was extremely disappointed to miss a tricky pink on a break of 93 against Thomas Sharp.

But he did close the gap to division one leader Samuel Laxton to just two frames.

Defending champion Laxton had lost his final match 2-1 on the black to Truscott.

Turning to pool, two dramatic play-offs decided the group winners in the Junior League.

Rhys Pearce beat division one leader Keira Hiscock in a one-frame shootout after the pair ended the session with five wins apiece.

And Jayden Hickley took maximum points in division two following a tie-break against Riley Browne.

Hiscock extended her lead over defending champion Jayden Brookes to four points at the top of division one.  

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