Mason Wilson is our latest record breaker

CUESTARS members have been breaking records nationally, regionally and locally all season.

The latest is Under-21 Silver Tour player Mason Wilson.

Wilson is the youngest ever finalist in the Basingstoke & District Snooker League’s
Division 1 singles knockout.

The 14-year-old lost a marathon five-hour match on the last ball to Simon Jones, who turns out for Division 1 champions Old Basing RBL.

Wilson took the first frame of the best-of-seven clash at Basingstoke Conservative Club.

But the teenager, who plays for Academy Misfits, admitted he “thought I’d lost the match” after his opponent reeled off three frames on the spin.

However, he kept his nerve and squared the match to force a decider.

In a tense fifth frame, Wilson rattled the pink, left it near the pocket and Jones potted the last two colours.

Wilson finished in eighth place in his debut season on the Silver Tour. He collected the runner-up trophies at Chandlers Ford SC in January and May and made quarter-final exits in Waterlooville, Coulsdon and Salisbury.

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Tim Dunkley (World Snooker coach)