Great Scott the three-ball wizard

IT’S usually the lads and lasses at Copnor Snooker Club who make the headlines.

But this week, one of the Cuestars Section organisers has made the pages of the local newspaper after amassing a marvellous 106 unfinished billiards break.

Scott Compton (“not renowned for his billiards ability”, according to a teammate) made his century against John Shervell, the chairman of the Portsmouth District Billiards & Snooker Association.

It helped Copnor A towards a 5-2 Division 1 victory at Copnor B.

According to my well-placed mole, Compton (pictured), who also competes on the Cuestars South of England Seniors (40+) Tour, picked up the last 50 or so points without his opponents cue-ball on the table by potting loads of reds mixed in with a few in-offs and a few flukes.

As is the rules in billiards, the break had to be stopped when the 150-point target was reached.

“Scott would be the first to hold his hand up that he struggles with billiards,” said my source. “That is why he reverts back to his snooker ability.”

The Portsmouth News went with ‘Compton in ton-derful form’ in Friday’s paper.

Picture by Steve Toms, report by Tim Dunkley.