Crump collects trophy on his debut

CUESTARS newcomer Ben Crump (pictured) has collected a trophy at his first attempt.

The 14-year-old from Stoke Snooker Club, Gosport, won the Plate competition at Woking Snooker Centre.

Crump defeated home player Dan Parks in the one-frame final of the consolation tournament for players not qualifying for the knockout at the fourth legs of the Cuestars South of England Under-21 Gold, Silver and Bronze Tours.


PRELIMS: Jonny Mutch (Cambridge SC) beat Sam Storey (Thatcham SC), Charlie Pringle (Chandler’s Ford SC) beat Oli Line (Chandler’s Ford SC), Oliver Sykes (Chandler’s Ford SC) beat Reece King (Greenbaize, Bournemouth), Thomas Holton (Woking SC) beat Nat Kidner (Greenbaize, Bournemouth), Dan Parks (Woking SC) beat Ross Paul (Woking SC), Nathan Farmer (Stoke SC, Gosport) beat Connor Shaw (Greenbaize, Bournemouth).

FIRST ROUND: Mutch beat Pringle, Holton beat Sykes, Parks beat Farmer, Luke McCormick (Mayfair, Gosport) Ben Mulvihill (Woking SC), Ally Pollard (Salisbury SC) beat Stewart Ball (Greenbaize, Bournemouth), Callum White (Copnor SC, Portsmouth) beat Aidan Hickman (Woking SC).

QUARTER-FINALS: Mutch beat Holton, Parks beat McCormick, Crump beat White. Pollard bye.

SEMI-FINALS: Parks beat Mutch, Crump beat Pollard.

FINAL: Crump beat Parks.

Report and picture by Tim Dunkley.