Castle claims first EASB Amateur Tour leg

BILLY Castle beat his travelling companion and practice partner Alex Dunkley in the final of the first EASB Amateur Tour event at Chelmsford Snooker Club.

And both were delighted to take the scalp of Daniel Ward, the 2006 IBSF World Championship finalist.
Although Castle whitewashed Dunkley 3-0, the Cue T’s Snooker Lounge clubmates had already agreed to share the £190 prize money.
Castle, who lives near his club in Marchwood, said: “I started off well by beating Daniel Ward, he’s a class player, and then I just went on from there.”
The 19-year-old “killed the game” against Dunkley in the second frame with a tricky snooker which netted him nearly 40 points under the miss rule.
Castle said: “It would be nice if Alex and I stayed one and two (in the rankings) because we can then play in the European Men’s Team Championship next year.”
Ryan Mears – last season’s Cuestars South of England Championship Tour rankings winner, who is based at Farnborough’s Sovereign Snooker Club – lost 3-2 to Castle in the semi-finals.
Mears was “highly impressed” with Castle’s game and described his long potting as “awesome”.
Picture by Monique Limbos