Ollie Gibbs beats the Plate specialist

FORMER Bronze Tour rankings leader Ollie Gibbs saw off Plate specialist Canberk Benning in the final of the consolation competition for group-stage casualties at Salisbury Snooker Club.

The ten-year-old from Gosport, who finished third in the rankings, edged Silver Tour player Benning (Jesters, Swindon) 2-1.

It was Benning’s fourth Plate final of the season and a second defeat.


PRELIMS: Bradley Cowdroy (Greenbaize, Bournemouth) beat Callum McDonald (Salisbury SC), Ollie Gibbs (Stoke SC, Gosport) beat Ally Pollard (Salisbury SC), Joe Kitchen (Stoke SC, Gosport) beat Connor Shaw (Greenbaize, Bournemouth), Nat Kidner (Greenbaize, Bournemouth) beat Keegan Reed (Salisbury SC).

QUARTER-FINALS: Gibbs beat Cowdroy, Kidner beat Kitchen, Canberk Benning (Jesters, Swindon) beat Abhay Chopra (Chandler’s Ford SC), Bradley Leishman (Stoke SC, Gosport) beat Adam Cowdroy (Greenbaize, Bournemouth).

SEMI-FINALS: Gibbs beat Kidner, Benning beat Leishman.

FINAL: Gibbs beat Benning 2-1.

Report and picture by Tim Dunkley: Ollie Gibbs (left) and Canberk Benning.