Bradley Cowdroy runner-up in MIUS Cup

CUESTARS players turned were out in force for the 2019 European U18s MIUS Cup.

Former Gold Tour rankings champion Bradley Cowdroy finished runner-up in the main event.

The 17-year-old from Bournemouth was edged 4-3 in the final by Bradford-based England international Isa Ishtiaq.

Cowdroy’s safety play throughout the three-day event at the South West Snooker Academy was described by another England international as “quality”.

Cowdroy and semi-finalist Connor Benzey both recorded the highest break of 101.

Oliver Sykes, Jamie Wilson and Mickey Joyce all qualified for the knockout but lost in the play-off round before the quarter-finals.

Cuestars director John Hunter said: “The boys did great.”

New Cuestars member Josh Symes, from Somerset, beat Oliver Brindle 3-0 in the Plate final.

The group-stage results for the 23 entries can be viewed at MUIS U18s on My Snooker Stats and the knockout results on the SWSA Facebook page.

Pictures by John Hunter

Bradley Cowdroy (main) with Andy Norman

Josh Symes (left) with Andy Norman

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