Dan cleans up in Plate

DAN Sykes (pictured), from Chandler’s Ford SC, beat his fellow Gold Tour player Nathan Farmer (Stoke SC, Gosport) 2-0 in the Plate final at Salisbury Snooker Club.

There were 19 entries for the competition for non-qualifiers from the group stages at the first leg of the Cuestars South of England Under-21 Tours.

A total of 52 players entered the three main tournaments: 16 in Gold, 17 in Silver and 19 in Bronze.


PRELIMS: Dan Sykes (Chandler’s Ford SC) beat Nat Kidner (Greenbaize, Bournemouth), Chloe White (Copnor SC, Portsmouth) beat David O’Callaghan (Greenbaize, Bournemouth), Luke McCormick (Mayfair, Gosport) beat Charlie Pringle (Chandler’s Ford SC).

LAST-16: Ben Crump (Stoke SC, Gosport) beat Keegan Reed (Salisbury SC), Jack Ratcliffe beat Shane Kearns (Jesters, Swindon), Kaine Petty (Salisbury SC) beat Ally Pollard (Salisbury SC), Nathan Farmer (Stoke SC, Gosport) beat Arnie Petty (Salisbury SC), Anthony Rice (Salisbury SC) beat Ryan Hughes (Chandler’s Ford SC), Adam Cowdroy (Greenbaize, Bournemouth) beat James Budd (Fareham SC), Sykes beat Connor Shaw (Greenbaize, Bournemouth), McCormick beat White.

QUARTER-FINALS: Crump beat Ratcliffe, Farmer beat K Petty, Cowdroy beat Rice, Sykes beat McCormick.

SEMI-FINALS: Farmer beat Crump, Sykes beat Cowdroy.

FINAL: Sykes 2 Farmer 0.

Report and picture by Tim Dunkley