Zain close to Bronze title

TOOTING’S Zain Jeraj is homing in on the Cuestars Under-21 Bronze Tour rankings title.

The 11-year-old collected his third winner’s trophy in four events at Greenbaize Snooker Club, Bournemouth.

He overcame Dylan Beer (Fair Oak), who was appearing in his second successive final, 2-0 after fluking the black to take the lead.

Jeraj didn’t drop a single frame all day but he admitted: “I felt guilty because I don’t like winning that way.”

The talented youngster came into the event with his confidence boosted after making his first century on the line-up practice routine the previous day at Cue T’s Social & Snooker Club, Marchwood,

He takes a 30-point lead over Daniel Walter (Portsmouth) and Thomas McEvoy (Warminster) into the final two tournaments.

Clinching the title after narrowly losing out to Asten Sahota (Southampton) in the 2020/21 campaign is now within Jeraj’s grasp.

He said: “Last season I missed a tournament and finished second. So this would be even more meaningful.”

Beer made a personal best 38 break in his 2-1 last-eight victory over Lennon Savage (Southampton) before overcoming Caden Read (Chandler’s Ford) 2-0 in the semi-finals.

Jeraj defeated the consistent Walter 2-0 in his last-four match.

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Chandlers Ford Snooker Club hosts the seventh leg of eight on Sunday, April 24.


Dylan Beer: 38(PB), 29, 20.
Caden Read: 37, 22.
Zain Jeraj: 25, 25, 25.


ROUND-ROBIN GROUP A: 1st, Zain Jeraj (London Snooker); 2nd, Lennon Savage (Chandlers Ford SC); joint 3rd, Will Kempson (Salisbury SC), Ayan Roy (Frames, Coulson) and Christopher Woodward (Chandlers Ford SC).

ROUND-ROBIN GROUP B: 1st, Caden Read (Chandlers Ford SC); 2nd, Thomas McEvoy (Salisbury SC); 3rd, Tyler Beer (Chandlers Ford SC); 4th, Ryan Spratt (Chandlers Ford SC); 5th, Adam Abbas (Castle, Brighton).

ROUND-ROBIN GROUP C: 1st, Dylan Beer (Chandlers Ford SC); 2nd, Daniel Walter (Mayfair, Gosport); 3rd, George Laxton (Waterlooville Sports Bar); 4th, Chris Bennett (Chandlers Ford SC); 5th, Samuel Walter (Mayfair, Gosport).

QUARTER-FINALS (12 points): Jeraj 2-0 T Beer, D Walter 2-0 McEvoy, Read 2-0 Laxton, D Beer 2-1 Savage.

SEMI-FINALS (15 points): D Beer 2-0 Read, Jeraj 2-0 D Walter.

FINAL (25/18 points): Jeraj 2-0 D Beer.

Picture, from left: Zain Jeraj, event sponsor and Greenbaize SC owner Debbie Ealy, Dylan Beer.