First competitive half-century for ten-year-old

EXCITED” barely did justice to the emotions of a ten-year-old Cuestars Silver Tour player as he completed his first competitive half-century break today.

Jamie Wilson (pictured) punched the air with both fists and high-fived his 55-year-old opponent after sinking the pink for a 52.

The Portsmouth potter’s magic moment came in the first frame of the Open Series plate final at Chandler’s Ford Snooker Club.

Remarkably, the black was stuck on a cushion and out of commission throughout the break.

However, isn’t the punchline always the same after a personal best is recorded?

That’s right. He lost the next two frames for a 2-1 defeat.

Wilson, who is based at Copnor Snooker Club, is currently 13th on the Cuestars South of England Under-21 Silver Tour rankings with one leg to play in Salisbury on May 4.

He is also in his second season on the EASB Regional Junior Tour South and has reached the last-16 of the English Under-14 Championship for the past two seasons.

Picture by Tim Dunkley