Steven Hughes wins 2022 Sightsavers Snooker Spectacle

IT WAS a clean sweep for Cuestars Under-21 Gold Tour players in the Sightsavers Snooker Spectacle at Chandlers Ford Snooker Club.

Steven Hughes emerged victorious from an excellent 22-strong field to win two tickets for the Welsh Open. The 20-year-old beat Jack Dady 2-1 in the final of the annual charity tournament.

Oliver Sykes can feast on tournament promotor David Stewart’s homemade rocky road after defeating James Hawes 2-1 in the plate final.

The format was round-robin followed by a knockout and a plate.

The trial BiskitBoy ‘miss’ rule (picked up from the forum) seemed to work as planned. There were no major discussions or disputes. Players of, or close to, century-break standard preferred to have the balls replaced. Ball in hand was only given by players lower down the pecking order. And that, of course, is the whole idea.

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Jack Dady: 67, 48, 44; Riccardo Drayton: 67; Austen Petty: 59; O’Shay Scott: 56, 35, 31; Dan Hammond: 44.


QUARTER-FINALS: Jack Dady 2-0 David Stewart, O’Shay Scott 2-0 Harry Wyatt, Austen Petty 2-1 Riccardo Drayton, Steven Hughes 2-0 Dan Hammond.

SEMI-FINALS: Jack Dady 2-1 O’Shay Scott, Steven Hughes 2-0 Austen Petty.

FINAL: Steven Hughes 2-1 Jack Dady.


PRELIMS: Neil Carroll 1-0 Will Brown, Dan Sykes 1-0 Malcolm Thomson, David Thomson 1-0 Jason Wyatt, James Hawes 1-0 Asten Sahota, Oliver Sykes 1-0 Chris Wyatt, William Thomson 1-0 Ellise Scott.

QUARTER-FINALS: Neil Carroll 2-1 Dan Sykes, James Hawes 2-0 David Thomson, Oliver Sykes 2-0 William Thomson, Chris Moulsdale 1-0 Steve Read.

SEMI-FINALS: James Hawes 2-1 Neil Carroll, Oliver Sykes 2-0 Chris Moulsdale.

FINAL: Oliver Sykes 2-1 James Hawes.

Picture: Jack Dady (left) and Steven Hughes.