Hurley claims first Silver winner’s trophy

WILLIAM Hurley wrapped up his first success on the Cuestars Under-21 Silver Tour with a brilliant 45 break.

The 13-year-old from Rayleigh dropped only one frame out of 13 in the fifth leg at Jesters Snooker Club, Swindon.

And he defeated leg-two winner Dylan Beer (Eastleigh) 2-0 in the final.

Tournament director John Hunter said: “William got stronger and stronger as the day went on.”

Hurley moved up to second place in the rankings behind Mason Wilson (Basingstoke), who was knocked out 2-0 in the last-eight by Beer.

Tyler Beer, appearing in his first semi-final, lost 2-0 to his older brother. In the second semi, there was a 2-0 victory for Hurley over Donnie Gola (Islington) who won the previous leg in Woking.

The event was sponsored by Don Rogers Sports ( and Jesters Snooker Club (

Frames Sports Bar, Coulsdon, hosts the sixth leg of ten on Sunday, January 28.


William Hurley: 45, 32, 32.
Mason Wilson: 36, 35.
Dylan Beer: 31.
Oliver Li: 30.


ROUND-ROBIN GROUP A: 1st, Mason Wilson (Academy, Basingstoke); 2nd, Oliver Li (Castle SC, Brighton); 3rd, Ayan Roy (Frames, Coulsdon); 4th, Tom McEvoy (Salisbury SC).

ROUND-ROBIN GROUP B: 1st, Donnie Gola (Mildmay Club); 2nd, Daniel Walter (Copnor SC); 3rd, Ellise Scott (Chandlers Ford SC); 4th, Casey Turner (Castle SC, Brighton).

ROUND-ROBIN GROUP C: 1st, William Hurley (Lanes Sports Bar, Rayleigh); 2nd, Tyler Beer (Salisbury SC); 3rd, Dylan Beer (Salisbury SC); 4th, Isaac Wong (Southampton).

QUARTER-FINALS (12 points): D Beer 2-0 Wilson, T Beer 2-0 Walter, Gola 2-0 Roy, Hurley 2-0 Li.

SEMI-FINALS (15 points): D Beer 2-0 T Beer, Hurley 2-0 Gola.

FINAL (25/18 points): Hurley 2-0 D Beer.

Picture: Dylan Beer (left) and William Hurley.