CUESTARS Silver Tour player Cameron Gillon was crowned Summer Academy champion at his home club in Gosport.
The 16-year-old (pictured with his coach Dave Norman) edged past Mark Lloyd 3-1 in the final.
Remarkably, Gillon, who missed the Finals Day because of his imminent GSCEs, has only been playing competitive snooker for two years.
He credits Norman with his success.
Gillon said: “Without him, I wouldn’t have been as good as I am today.”
The Gosport teenager’s highest break in competition is 50, which he has achieved three times.
“I hope they get higher the more I play,” he told cuestars.uk.com. “My confidence is sky high.”
Next season, he’s aiming for success on the Silver Tour and he would like to progress to EASB (English Association of Snooker & Billiards) events next year.
Some days, Gillon practises for up to five hours.
“I have the belief that I can do it,” he said. “And the more I win, the more I’ll have the hunger to win more.
“All I want is to prove I can play the game.