Bosma aiming for Silver/Gold double

BOUWE Bosma ground out a 3-2 victory over Chris Richards in the final of the last leg of the Cuestars South of England Under-21 Gold Tour.

Promoted this season after winning the 2010 Silver championship, the 15-year-old from Chandler’s Ford SC heads into next month’s play-off in joint seventh place.

Bosma shaded rankings winner and clubmate Daniel Woods 3-2 in a tactical semi-final clash at Jesters Snooker Hall, Swindon.

And he accounted for 21-year-old Richards (Cardiff) by the same scoreline from 2-1 down in the final.

Bosma, a beaten finalist last time out at Basingstoke in April, said: “At 2-1 down I was thinking ‘just slow him down and grind the game out’ because he was playing quite pacey.

“When it went 2-2, I knew I was going to win the next frame.”

Despite losing 3-2 to Ben Tanner (The Academy, Eastleigh) in the group stages, Bosma qualified in first place thanks to a superior frames tally. He accounted for Lee Bell (The Academy, Eastleigh) 3-0 to advance to the last-four.

Group A winner Richards, who finished the season as runner-up in the rankings, dispatched Kevin Impett (Chandler’s Ford SC) 3-1 in the last-eight and Tanner by the same score in the semis.

Also in the quarter-finals, Group C runner-up Tanner, 18, edged past Group B winner Lee Carlton (Liberal Club, High Wycombe) 3-2 and Woods, who topped Group D, defeated Group A runner-up Stuart Scott (Romford SC) 3-1.

The top-16 ranked players qualify for the Championship Play-Off at Jesters, Swindon, on Sunday, June 5, in front of guest-of-honour Ryan Day.

The lucky 16 are: Daniel Woods (C/Ford), Chris Richards (Cardiff), Lee Bell (Eastleigh), Ben Tanner (Eastleigh), Jordan Winbourne (C/Ford), Shane Castle (C/Ford), Billy Castle (Marchwood), Bouwe Bosma (C/Ford), Danny Tallentire (Westbury), Kevin Impett (C/Ford), James Facey (Cardiff), Bradley Chappell (Bournemouth), Liam Burnet (Eastleigh), Lee Carlton (High Wycombe), Lee Warner (Gosport), Sam Thomas (Cardiff).


ROUND-ROBIN GROUP A: 1st, Chris Richards (Roath Labour Club, Cardiff); 2nd, Stuart Scott (Romford SC); 3rd, Danny Tallentire (Player’s, Westbury).

ROUND-ROBIN GROUP B: 1st, Lee Carlton (Liberal Club, High Wycombe); 2nd, Lee Bell (The Academy, Eastleigh); 3rd, Liam Burnet (The Academy, Eastleigh).

ROUND-ROBIN GROUP C: 1st, Bouwe Bosma (Chandler’s Ford SC); 2nd, Ben Tanner (The Academy, Eastleigh); 3rd, Sam Thomas (Penarth Road SC, Cardiff).

ROUND-ROBIN GROUP D: 1st, Daniel Woods (Chandler’s Ford SC); 2nd, Kevin Impett (Chandler’s Ford SC); 3rd, James Facey (Roath Labour Club, Cardiff).

QUARTER-FINALS (8 points): Richards beat Impett 3-1, Tanner beat Carlton 3-2, Bosma beat Bell 3-0, Woods beat Scott 3-1.

SEMI-FINALS (12 points): Richards beat Tanner 3-1, Bosma beat Woods 3-2.

FINAL (25/18 points): Bosma beat Richards 3-2.

Winfield canters to Silver championship

TROWBRIDGE teenager Daniel Winfield has completed a remarkable season top of the Cuestars South of England Under-21 Silver Tour rankings.

A 2-0 victory over second-placed James Inglis in the final of the last leg at Jesters Snooker Hall, Swindon, means Winfield has claimed the number one position by a margin of 30 points.

And he’s a staggering 67 points clear of Oliver Parsons (Jesters, Swindon) in third place.

The 16-year-old, whose practice base is Player’s in Westbury, has won three of the eight tournaments and has only failed to make the last-four on one occasion.

Of his 11 group stage frames, Winfield dropped just one, to Jamie Perry (Jesters, Swindon). And he cruised past Bradley Hatch (The Academy, Eastleigh) and Thomas Lancastle (Keynsham SC), again without conceding a frame, to reach the final.

Meanwhile, Midlands raider Inglis, also a three-event winner, won four of his five round-robin matches but still only qualified for the knockout in third place.

The 17-year-old, based at Rileys, Worcester, accounted for Dean Matthews (Ivy Leaf Club) 2-0 and Parsons 2-1.

In the quarter-finals, Thomas Lancastle, from World Championship finalist Judd Trump’s former club in Keynsham, defeated Joshua Lee (Jesters, Swindon) 2-1 and Parsons beat Mark Lloyd (Stoke SC, Gosport) 2-1.

The top-16 ranked players qualify for the Championship Play-Off at Jesters, Swindon, on Sunday, June 5, in front of guest-of-honour Ryan Day.

The lucky 16 are: Daniel Winfield (Westbury), James Inglis (Worcester), Oliver Parsons (Swindon), Dean Matthews (Ivy Leaf Club), Ryan Gavin (High Wycombe), Thomas Lancastle (Keynsham), Bradley Hatch (Eastleigh), Joshua Lee (Swindon), Jamie Perry (Swindon), Mark Lloyd (Gosport), Jodie Symes (Swindon), Gary Wilkins (Westbury), Carl Sidey (Basingstoke), Robert Henley (Eastleigh), Cameron Gillon (Gosport), Paul Ives (High Wycombe).


Oliver Parsons: 35.
Mark Lloyd: 33.


ROUND-ROBIN GROUP A: 1st, Daniel Winfield (Player’s, Westbury); 2nd, Mark Lloyd (Stoke SC, Gosport); 3rd, Oliver Parsons (Jesters, Swindon); 4th, Joshua Lee (Jesters, Swindon); 5th, Jamie Perry (Jesters, Swindon); 6th, Daniel Hall (Jesters, Swindon).

ROUND-ROBIN GROUP B: 1st, Dean Matthews (Ivy Leaf Club); 2nd, Thomas Lancastle (Keynsham SC); 3rd, James Inglis (Rileys, Worcester); 4th, Bradley Hatch (The Academy, Eastleigh); 5th, Gary Wilkins (Player’s, Westbury); 6th, Jodie Symes (Jesters, Swindon).

QUARTER-FINALS (8 points): Winfield beat Hatch 2-0, Lancastle beat Lee 2-1, Parsons beat Lloyd 2-1, Inglis beat Matthews 2-0.

SEMI-FINALS (12 points): Winfield beat Lancastle 2-0, Inglis beat Parsons 2-1.

FINAL (25/18 points): Winfield beat Inglis 2-0.

Troy weighs in with first victory

SWINDON youngster Troy Bodman took advantage of home tables at Jesters Snooker Hall to claim victory in the final leg of the Cuestars South of England Under-21 Bronze Tour.

Bodman climbed to seventh place despite having made only three appearances this season.

A runner-up in Salisbury last October, a semi-finalist in Swindon in November and now a winner, Bodman heads into next month’s play-off as one of the championship favourites.

He won eight matches without dropping a single frame, a feat which rankings winner and top seed Callum Browne (Player’s, Westbury) will have surely noticed.

Not surprisingly, Bodman finished first in Group B. He then defeated Joshua Hughes (Rileys, Worcester) and Browne, both 2-0, before seeing off his clubmate Derrick Volante by the same score in the final.

Volante, runner-up to Browne in Group A, booked his final spot by beating Group D winner Mike Trigg (Chandler’s Ford SC) and Group B runner-up Sonnie O’Sullivan (Liberal Club, High Wycombe) both 2-0.

Rankings runner-up Connor Probets (Jesters, Swindon) – 24 points adrift of top spot but a massive 43 in front of third-placed Cameron Holt (Liberal Club, High Wycombe) – was knocked out 2-0 by Browne in the quarter-finals.

O’Sullivan’s semi-final exit left him an agonising two points shy of the play-off. He beat Jasmine Bolsover (Woking SC) 2-0 in the last-eight.

Oliver Clark (Stoke SC, Gosport) compiled his highest competitive break of 25 in the group stages. The 12-year-old, who finished 11th in the rankings, knocked in five reds and four blues.

The top-16 ranked players qualify for the Championship Play-Off at Jesters, Swindon, on Sunday, June 5, in front of guest-of-honour Ryan Day.

The lucky 16 are: Callum Browne (Westbury), Connor Probets (Swindon), Cameron Holt (High Wycombe), Robert Harding (Farnborough), Sam Storey (Thatcham), Joshua Hughes (Worcester), Troy Bodman (Swindon), Andrew Dyer (Westbury), Jasmine Bolsover (Woking), Nathan Farmer (Gosport), Oliver Clark (Gosport), Bradley Cowdroy (Bournemouth), Michael Trigg (Chandler’s Ford), Derrick Volante (Swindon), Stewart Ball (Bournemouth), Karl Eggar (Gosport).


Oliver Clark: 25.
Joseph Richardson: 24.
Sonnie O’Sullivan: 21.


ROUND-ROBIN GROUP A: 1st, Callum Browne (Player’s, Westbury); 2nd, Derrick Volante (Jesters, Swindon); 3rd, Stewart Ball (Greenbaize, Bournemouth); 4th, Jack Dady (The Academy, Basingstoke); 5th, Cameron Holt (Liberal Club, High Wycombe); 6th, Ben Hatch (The Academy, Eastleigh).

ROUND-ROBIN GROUP B: 1st, Troy Bodman (Jesters, Swindon); 2nd, Sonnie O’Sullivan (Liberal Club, High Wycombe); 3rd, Spike Hull (Chandler’s Ford SC); 4th, Corey Tallentire (Player’s, Westbury); 5th, Austen Petty (Chandler’s Ford SC); 6th, Karl Eggar (Stoke SC, Gosport).

ROUND-ROBIN GROUP C: 1st, Jasmine Bolsover (Woking SC); 2nd, Joshua Hughes (Rileys, Worcester); 3rd, Bradley Cowdroy (Greenbaize, Bournemouth); 4th, Oliver Clark (Stoke SC, Gosport); 5th, Liam Church (The Academy, Basingstoke); 6th, Joseph Richardson (The Academy, Basingstoke).

ROUND-ROBIN GROUP D: 1st, Mike Trigg (Chandler’s Ford SC); 2nd, Connor Probets (Jester’s, Swindon); 3rd Nathan Farmer (Stoke SC, Gosport); 4th, Robert Harding (Sovereign SC, Farnborough); 5th, Sam Storey (Thatcham SC); 6th, Michael Joyce (The Academy, Basingstoke).

QUARTER-FINALS (8 points): Browne beat Probets 2-0, Bodman beat Hughes 2-0, O’Sullivan beat Bolsover 2-0, Volante beat Trigg 2-0.

SEMI-FINALS (12 points): Bodman beat Browne 2-0, Volante beat O’Sullivan 2-0.

FINAL (25/18 points): Bodman beat Volante 2-0.

Danny Boy secures Plate title

DANNY Tallentire picked up the consolation prize of the Plate trophy in the final leg of the Cuestars South of England Under-21 Gold, Silver and Bronze Tours at Jesters Snooker Hall, Swindon.

Tallentire (Player’s, Westbury), who finished ninth on the Gold Tour, triumphed in the competition for those missing out on a knockout place.

He defeated Bronze Tour 12-year-old Austen Petty (Chandler’s Ford SC) 2-1 in the final.

It was nearly an all-Tallentire final. Danny’s younger brother Corey, lost to Petty in the last-four.


LAST-32: Liam Burnet beat Bradley Cowdroy 1-0, Cameron Holt beat Liam Church 1-0, Jack Dady beat James Facey 1-0, Danny Tallentire beat Karl Eggar 1-0, Spike Hull beat Michael Joyce 1-0, Gary Wilkins beat Daniel Hall 1-0, Oliver Clark beat Jamie Perry 1-0.

LAST-16: Burnet beat Holt 1-0, D Tallentire beat Dady 1-0, Jodie Symes beat Hull 1-0, Joseph Richardson beat Wilkins 1-0, Corey Tallentire beat Robert Harding 1-0, Austen Petty beat Stewart Ball 1-0, Ben Hatch beat Sam Thomas 1-0. Clark received a walkover.

QUARTER-FINALS: D Tallentire beat Burnet 1-0, Symes beat Richardson 1-0, C Tallentire beat Clark 1-0, Petty beat Hatch 1-0.

SEMI-FINALS: D Tallentire beat Symes 1-0, Petty beat C Tallentire 1-0.

FINAL: D Tallentire beat Petty 2-1.

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