First Gold win for Impett

KEVIN Impett’s shock victory over ranking leader Jordan Winbourne lifted the 18-year-old (pictured) to second place on the Cuestars South of England Under-21 Gold Tour.

A 3-1 victory over the England international in the event-four final at the Ambassador Snooker Club, Bournemouth, wrapped up Impett’s first tournament win on the tour.

Impett, from Chandler’s Ford SC, said: “I was pleased because he’s been beating me recently so I got a bit of revenge.”

He saw off club-mate Daniel Woods 3-0 in the last-four.

Winbourne, also from Chandler’s Ford SC, made breaks of 50, 44, 44 and 41 in the group stages.

The 13-year-old beat 17-year-old Ben Tanner (The Academy, Eastleigh) 3-0 in the second semi and remains top. Tanner is third.

Making his debut in the competition, Chris Richards, from Roath Labour Club, near Cardiff, could consider himself unlucky not to reach the knockout after battling our three five-frame matches.

The fifth tournament in the series is at The Academy, Eastleigh, on March 7.


Jordan Winbourne: 50, 44, 44, 41


ROUND-ROBIN GROUP A: 1st, Kevin Impett (Chandler’s Ford); 2nd, Ben Tanner (The Academy, Eastleigh); 3rd, Chris Richards (Roath Labour Club, near Cardiff); 4th, Lee Roling (The Academy, Eastleigh).

ROUND-ROBIN GROUP B: 1st, Jordan Winbourne (Chandler’s Ford); 2nd, Daniel Woods (Chandler’s Ford); 3rd, Jordan Sainsbury (Chandler’s Ford); 4th, (Daniel Tallentire (Westbury).

SEMI-FINALS (12 points): Winbourne beat Tanner 3-0, Impett beat Woods 3-0.

FINAL (25/18 points): Impett beat Winbourne 3-1.

Picture by Kevin Legg

Double delight for Silver leader Warner

BACK-to-back tournament wins have taken Gosport’s Lee Warner to top spot on the Cuestars South of England Under-21 Silver Tour.

Warner, who triumphed in Swindon in December, hit the front after a thrilling 3-2 victory over Chandler’s Ford debutant Bouwe Bosma in the event-four final at the Ambassador Snooker Club, Bournemouth.

Astonishingly, both finalists beat their highest competitive break in the match.

Warner, based at Stoke Snooker Club, led 2-0 with a personal best 76. Bosma, 14, pulled one back with a 62 clearance and then forced a decider. Warner sealed a 3-2 win on the blue.

And Eastleigh’s Liam Burnet also notched up a new high break. The 15-year-old left-hander fired in a 69 in the round-robin group stages.

The breaks mean all three will gain promotion to the elite Gold Tour next season.

Burnet beat rankings leader and club-mate Lee Bell 3-0 in the quarter-finals but lost 3-2 to Warner in the last four.

Bosma disposed of the 2008/09 under-15 champion Bradley Chappell (Bournemouth) 3-1 in the second semi.

Also making his tournament debut, Mark Wells, from the home club, lost 3-0 to Warner on the last-eight.

The fifth tournament in the series is at Chandler’s Ford Snooker Club on Sunday, March 7.


Lee Warner: 76
Liam Burnet: 69, 32, 31
Bouwe Bosma: 62, 43
Lee Bell: 46
Sam Jefferson: 40


ROUND-ROBIN GROUP A: 1st, Bradley Chappell (Green Baize, Bournemouth); 2nd, Mark Wells (Green Baize, Bournemouth); 3rd, Ben Courcha (Chandler’s Ford); 4th, Dean Matthews (Rileys, Reading).

ROUND-ROBIN GROUP B: 1st, Bouwe Bosma (Chandler’s Ford); 2nd, Liam Burnet (The Academy, Eastleigh); 3rd, Thyas Evans (Trowbridge); 4th, Matt Geer (The Academy, Eastleigh).

ROUND-ROBIN GROUP C: 1st, Lee Bell (The Academy, Eastleigh); 2nd, Carl Sidey (The Academy, Basingstoke); 3rd, Jamie Perry (Jesters, Swindon).

ROUND-ROBIN GROUP D: 1st, Lee Warner (Stoke SC, Gosport); 2nd, Sam Jefferson (Jesters, Swindon); 3rd, Daniel Winfield (Players, Westbury).

QUARTER-FINALS (eight points): Chappell beat Jefferson 3-2, Bosma beat Sidey 3-0, Burnet beat Bell 3-0, Warner beat Wells 3-0.

SEMI-FINALS (12 points): Bosma beat Chappell 3-1, Warner beat Burnet 3-2.

FINAL (25/18 points): Warner beat Bosma 3-2.

Who can stop Gavin?

IT’S three out of four tournament wins for High Wycombe’s phenomenal potter Ryan Gavin on the Cuestars South of England Under-21 Silver Tour.

Gavin brushed aside the minor blip of a semi-final defeat by Swindon’s Jodie Symes at Jesters, in December, and was back to winning ways at the Ambassador Snooker Club in Bournemouth.

He accounted for Swindon’s Joshua Lee 3-0 in the final.

The runaway rankings leader has now amassed as many points as second-placed Symes and Lee, in third, put together.

Gavin, who has now won 24 of his 26 matches across the first four tournaments, will compete on the Silver Tour next season.

The fifth tournament in the series is at Chandler’s Ford Snooker Club on Sunday, March 7.


Bradley Hatch: 35, 29
Ryan Gavin: 33, 20
Mark Lloyd: 26, 25, 22


ROUND-ROBIN GROUP A: 1st, Joshua Lee (Jesters, Swindon); 2nd, Jake White (Player’s, Westbury); 3rd, James Facey (Rileys, Cardiff); 4th, Oliver Parsons (Jesters, Swindon); 5th, Corrie Tallentire (Player’s, Westbury).

ROUND-ROBIN GROUP B: 1st, Bradley Hatch (The Academy, Eastleigh); 2nd, Rob Henley (The Academy, Eastleigh); 3rd, Charlie Gray (Chandler’s Ford); 4th, Scott Danson (Chandler’s Ford); 5th, Oliver Clark (Stoke SC, Gosport).

ROUND-ROBIN GROUP C: 1st, Gary Wilkins (Trowbridge); 2nd, Luke Wandowski (Green Baize, Bournemouth); 3rd, Ellis Fisher (Player’s, Westbury); 4th, James Thomas (The Academy, Eastleigh).

ROUND-ROBIN GROUP D: 1st, Ryan Gavin (Liberal Club, High Wycombe); 2nd, Mark Lloyd (Stoke SC, Gosport); 3rd, Cameron Holt (Rileys, Reading); 4th, Joshua Hughes (Suzy Q’s, Worcester).

QUARTER-FINALS (eight points): Lee beat Lloyd 2-0, Wandowski beat Hatch 2-0, Henley beat Wilkins 2-0, Gavin beat White 2-0.

SEMI-FINALS (12 points): Lee beat Wandowski 2-0, Gavin beat Henley 2-1.

FINAL (25/18 points): Gavin beat Lee 3-0.

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Tim Dunkley (World Snooker Association coach)