Junior Billiards – Finals Day
The 2011/12 season culminated with a very successful Under 19, Under 16 and girl’s championship held at Grantham Snooker and Pool Club. It is an excellent venue and one which we can hopefully use again. All expected players were present and immaculately attired for the occasion.
Aaron Hatton (Teeside) retained his U19 title, his third in a row, by defeating Jonathan Snee (Teeside) in the final. Sam Betts fromNorwichtook the U16 title by defeating Chesterfield’s Adam Stewart, the match being in the balance until the last five minutes when Betts edged away. As expectedDerby’s Hannah Jones dominated the girl’s competition and also reached the semi-final of the under 16’s.
The highest break of the day was recorded by Jonathan Snee with a fine run of 83 against George Pragnell and Adam Stewart had a match best break of 60 at the round robin stage.
On behalf of the EABA many thanks to the Grantham Snooker and Pool Club. Also to the generous sponsors of the Junior Game: namely John Benson, John Richmond, Richie Evans, Norman Routledge and Tim Godolphin.
Thank you to those officiating on the day: namely Clive Scott, Joe Graham, Peter Cooper, Bob Slee, Dave Richardson, Michael Wright and Steve Crosland and for the support of all the players and parents.
A special thank you to English Amateur Champion Rob Hall for presenting the prizes.
Congratulations to our three Champions and well done to Chris. Coumbe and Joe Graham for making the incredibly long round trip from Devon andCornwall.
The England Junior Billiards Team played in the Kingsman Cup in Northern Ireland over the weekend.
National Junior Tour – Event 5 (Leeds)
Chesterfields Adam Stewart cemented his place at the top of the National Rankings when winning Event 5 of the Junior Tour which was kindly held at Leeds, Northern Snooker Centre.
Middlesboroughs Jonathon Snee was Runner-up and consequently raised his ranking to joint 5th.
Mat Lyons (East Dereham) who reached the Semi-Finals is now ranked no2.
Stewarts 35 was the days highest break.
High Breaks Listed as Follows: