A FIRST Cuestars trophy is always a magic moment in any young player’s career.
Rayan El Qmache collected his for winning the Plate competition during the second legs of the Under-21 Gold, Silver and Bronze Tours at Frames Sports Bar, Coulsdon.
The ten-year-old – who is based at the Hurricane Room, Kings Cross – beat Silver Tour player Caden Read (Chandler’s Ford) in the final.
And that was after making a 25 break in his last-four victory over Gold player William Thomson (Chandler’s Ford).
Rayan made his Cuestars debut just over a year ago.
The Plate competition is for those who don’t qualify for the main knockouts. Bronze players receive a 14-point handicap start from Silver players and 28 from Gold players.
There were 62 entries across the three events, the biggest field in the 14-year history of the competition.
Chandlers Ford Snooker Club hosts the third leg of ten on Sunday, November 5.
For more information about the event sponsor, Frames Sports Bar, go to framessportsbar.com.
Rayan El Qmache: 25.
PLATE RESULTS (ONE-FRAME MATCHES)
PRELIMS: Harrison Knock beat Beibei Ji (Chandlers Ford SC), Jamie Hogg (Frank’s, Stevenage) beat Zac Perrie (Castle SC, Brighton), Zain Jeraj (London Snooker, Tooting) beat Bradley Jones (Stoke SC, Gosport), Marshal Denieffe (Hurricane Room, Kings Cross) beat Lewis Thomson (Chandlers Ford SC), Oliver Penney (Woking SC) beat Yousuf Matib (Hurricane Room, Kings Cross).
LAST-16: Hogg beat Knock, Rayan El Qmache (Hurricane Room, Kings Cross) beat Jeraj, William Thomson (Chandlers Ford SC) beat M Denieffe, Will Forster (Waterlooville Sports Bar) beat Penney, Chester Chan (Chandlers Ford SC) beat Dexter O’Donovan, Caden Read (Chandlers Ford SC) beat Ellise Scott (Chandlers Ford SC), Donnie Gola (Mildmay Club, Islington) beat Jacob Calverley, Dylan Denieffe (Hurricane Room, Kings Cross) beat Navraj Landa (Chandlers Ford SC).
QUARTER-FINALS: El Qmache beat Hogg, Thomson beat Forster, Read beat Chan, Gola beat D Denieffe.
SEMI-FINALS: El Qmache beat Thomson, Read beat Gola.
FINAL: El Qmache beat Read.