Plate success for Donovan in Bournemouth

SILVER Tour player John Donovan, conceding a 14-point handicap start, defeated Bronze high-flier Jaydon Elliott (Swindon) in the Plate final at Greenbaize Snooker Club, Bournemouth.

Londoner Donovan overcame debutant Ryan Hurley (Poole), Eddie Mason (Salisbury) and seven-year-old William Thomson (Eastleigh) in the early rounds of the competition for group-stage casualties.

Despite the M27 closure, the sixth legs of the Cuestars Under-21 Gold, Silver and Bronze Tours attracted 47 runners across the three events.

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Fareham Snooker Club hosts the seventh legs of ten on Sunday, February 23.


John Donovan: 30, 24.
William Thomson: 21.


LAST-16: Daniel Walter (Mayfair, Gosport) beat Thomas Sharp (Waterlooville Sports Bar), William Thomson (Chandlers Ford SC) beat Ryan Kneller (Waterlooville Sports Bar), John Donovan (Hurricane Room, Kings Cross) beat Ryan Hurley (Greenbaize, Bournemouth). Byes: Eddie Mason (Salisbury SC), Chris Bennett (Chandlers Ford SC), Sam Walter (Mayfair, Gosport), Jaydon Elliott (147, Swindon), Tyler Mack (Waterlooville Sports Bar).

QUARTER-FINALS: Thomson beat D Walter, Donovan beat Mason, Elliott beat S Walter, Mack beat Bennett.

SEMI-FINALS: Donovan beat Thomson, Elliott beat Mack.

FINAL: Donovan beat Elliott.

Picture by Tim Dunkley

Jaydon Elliott (left) and John Donovan

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Tim Dunkley (World Snooker coach)