Black-ball drama in Family Doubles

LAST season’s beaten finalists Jasmine Bolsover and dad Gavin claimed the Family Doubles title during the Cuestars finals day at Jesters Snooker Hall, Swindon – but only just.

Gavin potted the final black and then the re-spot as the Woking pair ended the hopes of World Snooker coach Duncan Ashman and his son Liam, from Westbury, in the final.


LAST-16: Jasmine & Gavin Bolsover beat Joe & Michael Kitchen, Ally & Sarah Pollard beat the Reeds, Bradley & Jim Cowdroy beat Bradley Leishman & Allan Farmer, James Budd & Ian Rowlands beat the Kidners, Oliver & Dan Sykes beat Connor Shaw & Colin Chappell, Liam & Duncan Ashman beat the Dixons, Arnie & Kaine Petty beat Ben & Mark Tillison, Ben & Colin Hatch beat Farmers.

QUARTER-FINALS: Bolsovers beat Pollards, Budd & Rowlands beat Cowdroys, Ashmans beat Sykes, Hatchs beat Pettys.

SEMI-FINALS: Bolsovers beat Budd & Rowlands, Ashmans beat Hatchs.

FINAL: Bolsovers beat Ashmans.

Picture by Tim Dunkley: Jasmine Bolsover and dad Gavin