BRETT Wallace has taken over top spot on the Cuestars South of England Under-21 Silver Tour.
The 17-year-old from Gosport won the seventh leg on home tables at Fareham Snooker Club.
Wallace, who also won the second leg in Salisbury, defeated Ally Pollard 2-1 in the final of the event sponsored by the host club.
“I had to make sure I was on my game all day to get through,” he said.
Wallace is now six points clear of David O’Callaghan, from Bournemouth.
And the title would mean promotion to the Gold Tour.
“It’s something to go for,” said Wallace.
Chloe White (Havant) won all three matches in her group but went out 2-0 to Pollard in the last-four.
And that result meant Pollard progressed to the final for the first time ever. The 21-year-old from Alderholt, in his final season on the Cuestars Under-21 circuit, made his debut in 2012 and has competed in 48 tournaments.
Keegan Reed (Salisbury) reached the semi-finals for the first time this season and went down 2-1 to Wallace.
Riley Ellis (Clyffe Pypard, North Wilts) passed the half-century break milestone in the group stages. The 13-year-old compiled a personal best 58 against Wallace.
Third-placed Nat Kidner (Ferndown), who won the previous two legs, made a group-stage exit.
For more information about Fareham SC, visit www.farehamsnooker.co.uk.
The eighth leg of ten is at the 147 Snooker Club, Swindon, on Sunday, March 18.
Riley Ellis: 58.
Chloe White: 38.
ROUND-ROBIN GROUP A: 1st, Chloe White (Waterlooville Sports Bar); 2nd, Keegan Reed (Salisbury SC); 3rd, Callum White (Waterlooville Sports Bar); 4th, Nat Kidner (Greenbaize, Bournemouth).
ROUND-ROBIN GROUP B: 1st, Brett Wallace (Fareham SC); 2nd, Ally Pollard (Salisbury SC); 3rd, Riley Ellis (147 SC, Swindon).
SEMI-FINALS (15 points): Pollard 2-0 Chloe White, Wallace 2-1 Reed.
FINAL (25/18 points): Wallace 2-1 Pollard.
Picture by Tim Dunkley
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Tim Dunkley (World Snooker coach)