First Cuestars trophies for Knight and Miller

A FIRST Cuestars trophy is always a magic moment in any young snooker player’s career.

And during the seventh legs of the Under-21 Gold, Silver and Bronze Tours at Woking Snooker Centre, we had two.

Brett Knight, 15, (Shoreham-by-Sea) defeated nine-year-old Jack Miller (Thatcham) in the final of the Plate competition.

Both had finished in third place in their respective five-man round-robin groups and missed out on the knockout stage of the main event.

Navraj Landa (Eastleigh), who earlier made a new high break of 28 against Noah Gartell (Isle of Wight) in the group stages, upped it again with a huge 46 against Oliver Li (Brighton) in the last-eight of the Plate.

There was a massive 66-strong field for the combined Gold, Silver and Bronze tournaments which were sponsored by snookerdad Tan Jeraj and It was the highest turnout in the 14-year-history of the competition and eclipsed the previous record of 62 set in Coulsdon last October.

Fareham Snooker Club hosts the eighth leg of ten on Sunday, March 3.


Navraj Landa: 46(PB).
Tom McEvoy: 30.


PRELIMS: Christopher Woodward (Chandlers Ford SC) beat Stanley Sims (Woking SC), Will Forster (Waterlooville Sports Bar) beat Ryan Spratt (Chandlers Ford SC).

LAST-16: Lewis Thomson (Chandlers Ford SC) beat Aariz Tariq (Welling SC), Jack Miller (Salisbury SC) beat Woodward, Daniel McGowan (Frames, Coulsdon) beat Forster, Zain Jeraj (London Snooker, Tooting) beat Adam Abbas (Castle SC, Brighton), Navraj Landa (Chandlers Ford SC) beat Lee Clayden (Hurricane Room, Kings Cross), Oliver Li (Castle SC, Brighton) beat Emrys Lewis (Castle SC, Brighton), Brett Knight (Castle SC, Brighton) beat Chester Chan (Chandlers Ford SC), Tom McEvoy (Salisbury SC) beat Thomas Lynn (Castle SC, Brighton).

QUARTER-FINALS: Miller beat Thomson, Jeraj beat McGowan, Landa beat Li, Knight beat McEvoy.

SEMI-FINALS: Miller beat Jeraj, Knight beat Landa.

FINAL: Knight beat Miller.

Picture: Brett Knight (left) and Jack Miller