First Waterlooville Sports Bar title for Lewis Wilson

A BUDDING green baize star from Havant said it was “amazing” to claim his first winner’s trophy.

Lewis Wilson secured the Division 1 title in the inaugural Waterlooville Sports Bar Junior Snooker League with an unbeaten run in the final week’s matches.

The 11-year-old, whose high break is 22, was the only ever-present player.

Elsewhere, Zak Truscott was crowned the Division 2 champion. The 13-year-old said doing so well in his first snooker competition was “brilliant”.

Dean Russell pipped Harry Wilson for the runner-up spot in the top flight on frames won while Jack Bover did the same to Billy Reid in the second tier.

League organiser Tim Dunkley, a World Snooker coach, said: “We have been bowled over by the success of this new league.

“Most of the lads had never played in a competition before and they have all improved, not only in the standard of their play but in their knowledge of the rules and the table etiquette.

“The aim now is to get some of them ready to compete on the Cuestars regional junior circuit next season.

“It’s been a pleasure working with them and seeing them develop. But this is just the beginning.”

Dunkley runs sessions for under-19s from 4.30-6.30pm every Wednesday. A new 20-week league kicks off next Wednesday. Complete beginners are welcome from the age of seven upwards.

Picture: Lewis Wilson (left) and Zak Truscott

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Tim Dunkley (World Snooker coach)