Hunter makes it two out of two

JOHN Hunter made it two wins out of two on the Cuestars Masters Tour after “finally” beating Colin Norton.

The rankings leader from Andover extended his advantage in the second leg of the Snooker Hub-sponsored midweek series for players aged over 55.

He pocketed £70 in prize money following a 2-1 victory from 1-0 down over Norton in the final at Chandler’s Ford Snooker Club.

It was the first time Hunter had beaten his title rival in the knockout stage of a Masters event since he defeated debutant Norton in the final in Salisbury in September last year

Hunter said: “I managed to finally get a win over Colin!

“Thankfully the changes I’ve made to my practice are working. I’m looking to score more from my chances.”

The 57-year-old lost the first frame but put together a break of 53 in the next to take some momentum into the decider, which he won comfortably.

Leg-one runner-up Phil Butler (Bournemouth) is in second place. Steve Allen (Southampton) and Norton are three points further back in joint third.

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Colin Norton: 70, 57, 48.
John Hunter: 66, 57, 53, 44, 40.
Steve Allen: 44.


ROUND-ROBIN GROUP A: 1st, John Hunter (Salisbury SC); 2nd, Steve Ashton (Salisbury SC); 3rd, Andrew Darken (Feltham Constitutional Club); 4th, Ray Grall (Hayes WMC); 5th, Mark Wareham (Winton Workmens Club).

ROUND-ROBIN GROUP B: 1st, Phil Butler (Greenbaize, Bournemouth); 2nd, Steve Allen (Totton Rec); 3rd, Kevin Morris (Woking SC); 4th, Paul Burt (Salisbury SC); 5th, Nick Miles (Romsey Comrades).

ROUND-ROBIN GROUP C: 1st, Colin Norton (Stoke SC, Gosport); 2nd, Neil Carroll (Chandlers Ford SC); 3rd, Mark Burrell (Jesters, Swindon); 4th, Dennis Tristram (Shots, Watford); 5th, Mark Thomas (Shots, Watford).

QUARTER-FINALS (12 pts): Hunter 2-0 Morris, Allen 2-0 Carroll, Butler 2-0 Darken, Norton 2-0 Ashton.

SEMI-FINALS (£20, 15 pts): Hunter 2-0 Allen, Norton 2-0 Butler.

FINAL (£70/£40), 25/18 pts): Hunter 2-1 Norton.

Picture: John Hunter (left) and Colin Norton