Daniel Walter claims first tournament win

DANIEL Walter was quite rightly “chuffed to bits” after claiming his first success on the Cuestars Under-21 Bronze Tour at his 24th attempt.

The 17-year-old from Portsmouth clinched the Championship title at the end-of-season finale at Jesters Snooker Club, Swindon.

Walter beat Caden Read (Chandler’s Ford) 2-1 on the black from 1-0 down in the final.

“I’m chuffed to bits,” he said, before receiving his trophy from guest professional Joe Perry.

“It feels good to finally win one. I’ve come close a few times.

“I missed a few balls that I shouldn’t have because of pressure.”

Walter was unbeaten in his five-man round-robin group before overcoming newcomer Donnie Gola (Islington) 2-1 in the last-eight and then Lennon Savage (Southampton) 2-0 to reach the final.

Read had knocked out rankings winner Zain Jeraj (Tooting) 2-1 in the second semi.

Walter – a product of the junior section at Mayfair Snooker Club, Gosport – finished joint runner-up in the Bronze rankings in his fourth season on the junior circuit. He qualified for the knockout in seven of the eight legs.

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Dylan Beer: 28.
Caden Read: 23.
Zain Jeraj: 22, 22, 20.
Daniel Walter: 21, 20.


ROUND-ROBIN GROUP A: 1st, Zain Jeraj (London Snooker); 2nd, Donnie Gola (Hurricane Room, Kings Cross); 3rd, Christopher Woodward (Chandlers Ford SC); 4th, Ryan Spratt (Chandlers Ford SC).

ROUND-ROBIN GROUP B: 1st, Lennon Savage (Chandlers Ford SC); 2nd, Thomas McEvoy (Salisbury SC); 3rd, Jaydon Elliott (147 SC, Swindon); 4th, Dylan Beer (Chandlers Ford SC).

ROUND-ROBIN GROUP C: 1st, Daniel Walter (Mayfair, Gosport); 2nd, Caden Read (Chandlers Ford SC); 3rd, Tyler Beer (Chandlers Ford SC); 4th, Ayan Roy (Frames, Coulson); 5th, Samuel Walter (Mayfair, Gosport).

QUARTER-FINALS: Jeraj 2-1 T Beer, Read 2-0 McEvoy, Savage 2-0 Woodward, D Walter 2-1 Gola.

SEMI-FINALS: Read 2-1 Jeraj, D Walter 2-0 Savage.

FINAL: D Walter 2-1 Read.

Picture: Daniel Walter (right) and Joe Perry.