Jamie Wilson triumphs in Dunstable

JAMIE Wilson put together four outstanding victories to win the Under-21 Stars of the Future tournament at Dunstable Snooker Club.

The 15-year-old talent from Havant beat champions from Scotland and Wales on the venue’s professional standard tables.

It showed that six weeks practising on his own Star table at Waterlooville Sports Bar had certainly sharpened his game.

Wilson was rewarded for his efforts with a trophy and two backstage passes for the 19.com English Open final in Crawley in October.

“It was a brilliant day,” he said.

Wilson overcame Welsh star Dylan Emery, who won the 2017 IBSF World Under-16 Championship in Russia, 4-1 from 1-0 down in the final.

Earlier, he fought back from 3-1 down to see off Harlow-based Jack Haley 4-3.

Following a 4-2 success over former Scottish under-16 champion Liam Graham, Wilson beat another Harlow potter Alex Clenshaw 4-3.

Premier Junior Tour player Clenshaw had forced a decider with a 105 break.

Winning the high-quality event hosted by www.snookerfans.co.uk was a major boost for Wilson ahead of his debut on the national under-21 circuit.

“It’s made me more confident about the Premier Junior Tour,” he said.

“It was a lovely table to play on and it’s one of the best clubs I’ve played at.”

More than half of the 15 entrants are Cuestars players. Connor Benzey beat Bradley Cowdroy 2-0 in the Plate final.

Picture by Tim Dunkley

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Tim Dunkley (World Snooker coach)