Hat-trick for Mears

ALDERSHOT’S Ryan Mears has claimed a third straight Cuestars Under-21 Premier Series tournament win.

Ryan Mears

The 18-year-old rankings leader posted breaks of 90, 86, 77, 58 and 55 in the fourth event of the season at Salisbury Snooker Club.

Mears, who lost to Mark Green 3-0 in the round-robin group stages, defeated the home player 3-0 in the final.

With two to play in Gloucester, in April, and Bracknell, in May, last season’s runner-up leads Ollie Tydeman (Chandler’s Ford) by 21 points.

Mears is ranked 19th on the English Association of Snooker & Billiards Premier Junior Tour for the country’s top-48 under-21s. He is based at Rileys, Aldershot.


Ryan Mears: 90, 86, 77, 58, 55
Mark Green: 74, 53
Ollie Tydeman: 61, 52


ROUND ROBIN, GROUP A: Ryan Mears (Rileys, Aldershot) 3 Daniel Woods (Chandler’s Ford SC) 1, Mears 3 Jordan Winbourne (C/Ford) 0, Mears 3 Ryan Gavin (Liberal Club, High Wycombe) 0, Mears 0 Mark Green (Salisbury) 3, Green 1 Woods 3, Green 3 Gavin 2, Green 3 Winbourne 0, Woods 3 Gavin 0, Woods 2 Winbourne 3, Winbourne 3 Gavin 1.

ROUND ROBIN, GROUP B: James Bolton (Salisbury) 0 Liam Tinne (Salisbury) 3, Bolton 0 Billy Castle (Chandler’s Ford SC) 3, Bolton 1 Ollie Tydeman (Chandler’s Ford SC) 3. Tinne 1 Castle 3, Tinne 0 Tydeman 3, Castle 0 Tydeman 3.

SEMI-FINALS: Green 3 Castle 1, Mears beat Tydeman.

FINAL: Mears 3 Green 0.

Top spot for Tallentire

DANIEL Tallentire’s third final on the bounce has taken the Trowbridge cueman to top spot in the Cuestars Under-21 Open rankings.

Daniel Tallentire

A 3-1 victory over Swindon’s Sam Weekes in the event-six final at Salisbury Snooker Club took Tallentire past long-time leader Luke Haines (Cardiff).

Second-placed Haines, from Cardiff, picked up valuable ranking points in the Plate following a 3-2 first-round exit to Dean Matthews (Reading). He defeated Eastleigh’s Lee Roling 2-0 in the final.

The last two tournaments in the series are in Gloucester, in April, and Bracknell, in May.


LAST 32 (three points): Ben Tanner (The Academy, Eastleigh) bt Declon Shipperley (Liberal Club, High Wycombe) 3-1, Liam O’Shea (Jesters, Swindon) bt Simon Closman (Trowbridge) 3-0, Dean Matthews (Rileys, Reading) bt Luke Haines (Rileys, Cardiff) 3-2.

LAST 16 (five points): O’Shea bt Tanner 3-0, Daniel Tallentire (Trowbridge) bt Matthews 3-2, Sam Jefferson (Jesters, Swindon) bt Joseph Elshaw (Stoke SC, Gosport) 3-0, Ben Gould (Thatcham) bt Jake White (Trowbridge) 3-0, Lee Carlton (Liberal Club, High Wycombe) bt Adam Swift (The Academy, Eastleigh) 3-1, Sam Weekes (Jesters, Swindon) bt Lee Warner (Stoke SC, Gosport) 3-1, Carl Sidey (The Academy, Basingstoke) bt Lee Roling (The Academy, Eastleigh) 3-0, Josh Evans (Stoke SC, Gosport) bt Dean Freeman (Stoke SC, Gosport) 3-1.

QUARTER-FINALS (eight points): Tallentire bt O’Shea 3-1, Gould bt Jefferson 3-0, Weekes bt Carlton 3-2, Sidey bt Evans 3-1.

SEMI-FINALS (12 points): Tallentire bt Gould 3-1, Weekes bt Sidey 3-1.

FINAL (25/18 points): Tallentire bt Weekes 3-1


LAST 16: Roling bt White 2-0, Warner bt Closman 2-1.

QUARTER-FINALS: Roling bt Warner, Swift bt Shipperley, Haines bt Elshaw 2-1, Freeman bye.

SEMI-FINALS (one point): Roling bt Swift 2-1, Haines bt Freeman 2-0.

FINAL (five/three points): Haines bt Roling 2-0.

Joe, over the Moon

SWINDON’S Joe Moon ripped up the form book to clinch a first Cuestars Under-15 Open tournament victory at Salisbury Snooker Club.

Moon, who has never been past the quarter-finals in previous events, did not concede a frame to reach the final.

A 3-2 final victory over second-placed Sam Streames (Yate) took Moon up to ninth in the rankings.

Streames beat ranking leader Bradley Chappell (Green Baize, Bournemouth) 2-0 in the last four.

Eastleigh’s Lee Bell, winner at Bournemouth in January, defeated Luke Wandowski (Green Baize, Bournemouth) in the Plate final.

The last two tournaments in the series are in Gloucester, in April, and Bracknell, in May.


LAST 32 (three points): Paul Ives (Liberal Club, High Wycombe) bt Jodie Symes (Jesters, Swindon) 2-0, Bradley Hatch (The Academy, Eastleigh) bt Ben Hatch (The Academy, Eastleigh) 2-0, Rob Henley (The Academy, Eastleigh) bt Sam Storey (Thatcham) 2-0, Bradley Chappell (Green Baize, Bournemouth) bt Liam Burnet (The Academy, Eastleigh) 2-1, Matt Geer (The Academy, Eastleigh) bt Nat Day (Rileys, Reading) 2-0, Daniel Winfield (Trowbridge) bt Lee Bell 2-0.

LAST 16 (five points): Ives bt Bradley Hatch 2-0, Chappell bt Henley 2-0, Winfield bt Geer 2-0, Sam Streames (Yate) bt Luke Wandowski (Green Baize, Bournemouth) 2-0, Connor Probets (Jesters, Swindon) bt Alex Goulding (Thatcham) 2-0, Joe Moon (Jesters, Swindon) bt Nathan Swanton (The Academy, Eastleigh) 2-0, Cameron Russell (Jesters, Swindon) bt Mark Wells (Green Baize, Bournemouth) 2-1, Jordan Wallace (Thatcham) bt Liam Goulding (Thatcham) 2-0.

QUARTER-FINALS (eight points): Chappell bt Ives 2-0, Streames bt Winfield 2-0 Moon bt Probets 2-0, Wallace bt Russell 2-0.

SEMI-FINALS (12 points): Streames bt Chappell 2-0, Moon bt Wallace 2-0.

FINAL (25/18 points): Moon bt Streames 3-2.


LAST 16: Wandowski bt L Goulding, Symes bt Wells, Day bt Swanton.

QUARTER-FINALS: Wandowski bt Symes, Day bt A Goulding, Storey bt Burnet, Bell bt Ben Hatch.

SEMI-FINALS (one point): Wandowski bt Day, Bell bt Storey.

FINAL (five/three points): Bell bt Wandowski.

Back-to-back victories for Lloyd

BACK-to-back victories have taken Gosport’s Mark Lloyd storming to the top of the Cuestars Under-12 Open rankings.

After collecting a first ever winners’ trophy at his home club, Stoke SC, last month, Lloyd proved his class with victory on his travels to Salisbury.

The young potter defeated Swindon’s Oliver Parsons in the event-six final.

Cameron Holt, Plate runner-up in Gosport, went one better in Salisbury.

The last two tournaments in the series are in Gloucester, in April, and Bracknell, in May.


LAST 16 (five points): Jamie Perry (Jesters, Swindon)

QUARTER-FINALS (eight points): Nathan Farmer (Stoke SC, Gosport), Cameron Holt (Rileys, Reading), Thyas Evans (Trowbridge), Jamie Lawrence (Thatcham)

SEMI-FINALS (12 points): Joshua Lee (Jesters, Swindon), Charlie Rush (Thatcham).

FINAL (25/18 points): Mark Lloyd (Stoke SC, Gosport) bt Oliver Parsons (Jesters, Swindon).


QUARTER-FINALS: Farmer bt Perry.

SEMI-FINALS (one point): Evan bt Farmer 2-1, Holt bt Lawrence.

FINAL (five/three points): Holt bt Evans 2-0.

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