William the fourth

WILLIAM Thomson (pictured) celebrated his tenth birthday by retaining the Ken Jones May Half-Term Cup at Chandlers Ford Snooker Club.

The Cuestars Under-21 Silver Tour player clinched his fourth school-holiday title by just one point from Caden Read.

Caden fell victim to the curse of the Russian pirate, Inoff the Black, in the first frame of the day against William. And he then needed one more snooker in his final match against William Andrews to overtake his rival.

Tyler Beer finished third. Archie Light took the Day 5 prize with eight wins out of nine. Club Champion Oliver Sykes made the week’s highest break of 102 against Harry Stone.

Two Cuestars players recorded new high breaks on Day 3. Caden made a 38 and Tyler made a 29. O’Shay Scott won the billiards on Day 2. Six players passed their respective Cuestars Academy levels on the opening day.

The ninth running of the five-day annual event attracted the highest average daily attendance. It was first run in 2013 and was named in memory of former Saints footballer and snooker coach Ken Jones.

Next is the Rotary Summer Cup, which runs from 11am-3pm on every weekday during the school holiday at Chandlers Ford SC. Cost is £7.50 a day. It’s open to non-members and there is no pre-registration.

For more information about the school-holiday competitions, contact WPBSA coach Tim Dunkley on [email protected]

TOP TEN: William Thomson 78 points, Caden Read 77, Tyler Beer 76.5, Archie Light 72.5, Harry Stone 70.5, Patrik Leah 65.5, Dylan Beer 58, Ryan Spratt 47, O’Shay Scott 46, Zhenghan Yuan 43.