Third time lucky for Laxton

SAMUEL Laxton has collected a first winner’s trophy of the season after two successive final defeats on the Cuestars Under-21 Silver Tour.

The 17-year-old from Portsmouth replaces Asten Sahota at the top of the rankings following a 2-1 victory over his title rival in the third leg at Chandlers Ford Snooker Club.

Laxton, who lost to 11-year-old Southampton-based Sahota by the same score in the round-robin group stage, now leads the rankings.

Reflecting on the day, he said: “It was slow to start but in the semi-final (against Harry Wyatt) I played very well. I hardly missed anything.

“It’s always tight against Harry and Asten.

“Asten can pot from anywhere. You leave him on a cushion and the next thing you know he’s knocked in a 20.”

Third-placed Wyatt (Ferndown) recorded the day’s highest break of 41.

Dylan Beer (Fair Oak) continued his good start to his first Silver season by reaching the last-four where he lost 2-1 to Sahota.

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Jesters Snooker Club, Swindon, hosts the fourth leg of ten on Sunday, December 4.


Harry Wyatt: 41.
Asten Sahota: 40, 33.
Samuel Laxton: 38.
Ryan Spratt: 32.
Dylan Beer: 30.


ROUND-ROBIN GROUP A: 1st, Asten Sahota (Chandlers Ford SC); 2nd, Samuel Laxton (Waterlooville Sports Bar); 3rd, Caden Read (Chandlers Ford SC); 4th, Ryan Spratt (Chandlers Ford SC); 5th, Daniel Walter (Mayfair, Gosport).

ROUND-ROBIN GROUP B: 1st, Harry Wyatt (Greenbaize, Bournemouth); 2nd, Dylan Beer (Chandlers Ford SC); 3rd, Mason Wilson (Crucible, Newbury); 4th, Zain Jeraj (London Snooker, Tooting); 5th, Thomas McEvoy (Salisbury SC); 6th, Ayan Roy (Frames, Coulsdon).

SEMI-FINALS (15 points): Laxton 2-0 Wyatt, Sahota 2-1 Beer.

FINAL (25/18 points): Laxton 2-1 Sahota.