Harvey claims back-to-back Championship Tour wins

SURREY cueman Sean Harvey is stamping his authority on the Frames Sports Bar Championship Tour in emphatic style.

The 34-year-old from Longcross made it back-to-back tournament wins in the second leg at Chandlers Ford Snooker Club.

Harvey pocketed £150 prize money after beating Ollie Douglas 3-1 in the final of the Cuestars event sponsored by J King Roofing & Property Maintenance.

Remarkably, he has now won five of the six legs he has entered since rejoining the circuit in September last year.

Douglas (Thatcham) collected £60 while semi-finalists Dale Prout (Newbury) and Chislett picked up £25 each. The final was done and dusted soon after 6pm.

Two centuries were recorded by the 28-strong high-quality field.

Christian Chislett (Southampton) was on course for the day’s highest break with a 110 in his 3-0 last-16 victory over reigning Cuestars Seniors Tour rankings winner John Hunter (Andover).

But that was eclipsed by a 111 by Harvey in his 3-1 quarter-final success over 17-year-old home player Connor Benzey (Eastleigh).

Paul Bunyard (Aldershot), who had been knocked out 3-0 in the main competition by 13-year-old Oliver Sykes (Chandler’s Ford), collected £20 after beating Steve Wheatland (Bishopstoke) 2-0 in the final of the Plate, a secondary competition for first-round losers.

Steven Hughes (Chandler’s Ford) and Douglas are joint second in the rankings, 22 points adrift of Harvey. Jamie Wilson (Havant) is one point further back in fourth.

For more information about the event sponsor, visit www.rpm-southampton.co.uk.

Top Spot Snooker Club, Havant, hosts the third leg of eight on Sunday, November 17.


LAST-32: Sean Harvey 3-0 Neil Clayton, Matt Ford 3-0 Steve Wheatland, Oliver Sykes (54) 3-0 Paul Bunyard, Andrew Darken 1-3 Connor Benzey, James Budd 2-3 Dale Prout, Jamie Trump 0-3 James Height, Jamie Wilson (54) 3-0 Ronnie Blake, Craig Marsh 3-2 Andrew Seymour, O’Shay Scott 0-3 Anthony Cutler, Ryan Hughes 0-3 Ollie Douglas, Mark Ridout 0-3 John Hunter, Paul Ives 2-3 Christian Chislett. Byes: Mike Trigg, Elliot Weston, Arron Smith, Steven Hughes.

LAST-16: Sean Harvey (60) 3-1 Matt Ford, Oliver Sykes 0-3 Connor Benzey (62), Dale Prout 3-1 Mike Trigg, Elliot Weston 3-1 James Height, Jamie Wilson 3-2 Craig Marsh, Anthony Cutler 0-3 Ollie Douglas (54), John Hunter 0-3 Christian Chislett (110), Arron Smith 3-0 Steven Hughes.

QUARTER-FINALS: Sean Harvey (111) 3-1 Connor Benzey (65), Dale Prout (53) 3-0 Elliot Weston, Jamie Wilson (70) 1-3 Ollie Douglas, Christian Chislett (82) 3-0 Arron Smith.

SEMI-FINALS (£25): Sean Harvey (68) 3-0 Dale Prout, Ollie Douglas 3-0 Christian Chislett.

FINAL (£150/£60): Sean Harvey 3-1 Ollie Douglas.


PRELIM: Ryan Hughes 2-0 Jamie Trump.

QUARTER-FINALS: Paul Ives 2-0 Ryan Hughes, Steve Wheatland 2-1 Mark Ridout, O’Shay Scott 1-2 Neil Clayton, Andrew Darken 0-2 Paul Bunyard.

SEMI-FINALS: Steve Wheatland 2-0 Paul Ives, Paul Bunyard 2-1 Neil Clayton.

FINAL (£20): Paul Bunyard (55) 2-0 Steve Wheatland.

Picture by John Hunter

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