Benning’s name was always on the Plate

THE snooker Gods decided early on that Canberk Benning would claim the Plate trophy at the Greenbaize Snooker Club in rain-swept Bournemouth.

Swindon’s only entry in the fourth leg of the Cuestars South of England Under-21 Tours won two matches in his Silver group but missed out on a place in the knockout by one frame.

In the Plate competition, the 15-year-old compiled a 31 break against Cameron Gillon (Stoke SC, Gosport) and edged past Nat Kidner (Greenbaize, Bournemouth) on a re-spotted black after sinking the last three colours.

He then accounted for Cameron Holt (Liberal Club, High Wycombe) and Cuestars newcomer David O’Callaghan (Greenbaize, Bournemouth) in the final.


Canberk Benning: 31.


LAST-16: Jamie Wilson (Copnor SC, Portsmouth) beat Ally Pollard (Salisbury SC), Cameron Holt (Liberal Club, High Wycombe) beat Ryan Compton (Copnor SC, Portsmouth), Nat Kidner (Greenbaize, Bournemouth) beat Connor Shaw (Greenbaize, Bournemouth), Canberk Benning (Jesters, Swindon) beat Cameron Gillon (Stoke SC, Gosport), Ben Tillison (Copnor SC, Portsmouth) beat Daniel Compton (Copnor SC, Portsmouth), David O’Callaghan (Greenbaize, Bournemouth) beat Liam Ashman (Player’s, Westbury).

QUARTER-FINALS: Holt beat Wilson, Benning beat Kidner, Tillison beat Callum Browne (Player’s, Westbury), O’Callaghan beat Adam Cowdroy (Greenbaize SC, Bournemouth).

SEMI-FINALS: Benning beat Holt, O’Callaghan beat Tillison.

FINAL: Benning beat O’Callaghan.

Report by Tim Dunkley.