Eight-year-old cup winner

EIGHT-year-old Jamie Wilson defeated Alex White, nine, on the final black in the John Parrott Cup final at Chandler’s Ford Snooker Club.

Wilson, based at Copnor SC, Portsmouth, and coached by Pascal Richard, had accounted for Toby Oliver in the last-four of the Eastleigh & District Under-13 League’s knockout cup while White had beaten Oliver Markham-Bradley.
Seven-year-old Bowen Zhu clinched the Plate trophy after his opponent Luke Day went ‘in off’ the final black.
A week’s hard practice paid off for 14-year-old Spike Hull from Landford, near West Wellow, in the final of the Tim Dunkley Cup for under-18s.
Hull left Boyatt Wood’s Austen Petty, 13, chasing snookers on the blue in the first frame and won a black-ball game in the second.
Remarkably, Wilson, currently ranked 15th on the Cuestars South of England Under-21 Bronze Tour, is lying second in the Eastleigh & District Under-13 League and – even more remarkably – he’s top of the Under-18 league. And he could be eligible to play in it for the next decade.
Picture by Bo Zhu: John Parrott Cup, from left: Oliver Markham-Bradley (semi-finalist), Luke Day (Plate finalist), Bowen Zhu (Plate winner), Alex White (runner-up), Toby Oliver (semi-finalist), Jamie Wilson (John Parrott Cup champion).