NAT Kidner bounced back from the disappointment of not qualifying for the main competition knockout by winning the Plate in the first Cuestars Under-21 event of the season.
The Bournemouth potter was unlucky to miss out on a quarter-final spot on the Silver Tour after winning two of his three round-robin matches at Salisbury Snooker Club.
But he responded well in the secondary competition, which attracted 19 entries, by beating Ben Crump (Gosport) in the final.
Crump posted his highest Cuestars break of 30 in his last-16 victory over Londoner Simon Bubb.
A near record 52 entries – 16 in Gold, 16 in Silver and 20 in Bronze – booked in for the first legs sponsored by loft conversion specialist Attic Life and Salisbury Snooker Club.
Waterlooville Sports Bar hosts the second legs of ten on Sunday, October 6.
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Chloe White: 33.
Ben Crump: 30.
PLATE RESULTS (ONE-FRAME MATCHES)
PRELIMS: Jake Sharp (Waterlooville Sports Bar) beat Ryan Kneller (Waterlooville Sports Bar), Tyler Mack (Waterlooville Sports Bar) beat Tom Elwell (Jesters, Swindon), Aristos Pampouris (Hurricane Room, Kings Cross) beat Eddie Mason (Salisbury SC).
LAST-16: Sharp beat Mack, Callum White (Waterlooville Sports Bar) beat Thomas McEvoy (Salisbury SC), Nat Kidner (Greenbaize, Bournemouth) beat Sam Walter (Mayfair, Gosport), Caden Read (Chandlers Ford SC) beat Ryan Wilson (Waterlooville Sports Bar), Ben Crump (Mayfair, Gosport) beat Simon Bubb (Hurricane Room, Kings Cross), Chloe White (Waterlooville Sports Bar) beat Katie Griffin (Jesters, Swindon), Will Forster (Mayfair, Gosport) beat O’Shay Scott (Chandlers Ford SC), Pampouris beat Thomas Devine (Chandlers Ford SC).
QUARTER-FINALS: Sharp beat Callum White, Kidner beat Read, Crump beat Chloe White, Pampouris beat Forster.
SEMI-FINALS: Kidner beat Sharp, Crump beat Pampouris.
FINAL: Kidner beat Crump.
Picture by Tim Dunkley
From left: Ben Crump, Salisbury SC manager Joe Zaccariello, Nat Kidner.
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