Expensive day for Havant snookerdad

A TREE-SURGEON from Havant has been lumbered with a £100 debt after failing to cut his talented son down to size during a practice session.

Cuestars Gold Tour player Jamie Wilson (pictured) was promised a pound a point by dad Steve if the youngster made a century break.

Last Monday, the 12-year-old compiled his first ton on a full-sized table in his very own potting shed.

Jamie, whose highest break in competition is 71, potted the last red for 94 and the pink for 100. He then screwed up to the yellow but missed it.

In Coulsdon on Sunday, Jamie will be bidding to qualify for the last-16 of the English Under-14 Championship for the fourth year running.

Eleven other Cuestars members are also in the starting line-up.

Jamie entered his first Cuestars monthly tournament at Copnor Snooker Club, Portsmouth, ten days shy of his sixth birthday and made his Bronze Tour debut nearly a year later. He was promoted to Silver at the age of nine and progressed to Gold at the age of ten.

At the age of eight, he claimed the first of three Eastleigh & District Under-13 Premier League titles at Chandler’s Ford Snooker Club. He recorded his first half-century break of 52 in competition aged ten years and five months.

Report by Tim Dunkley.