There was another new winner on the Premier Junior Tour last weekend.
This time Hamim Hussain was victorious in the Midlands Snooker Academy in Walsall as he defeated Sean Maddocks 4 – 2 in the final.
There were eight breaks over 50 in the event, as Riley Parson was one of two players to make a ton with Brandon Sargeant racking the high breaks with an incredible 122.
Jack Harris came very near to a century break with a great 90.
The two semi-finals were tight as both Maddocks and Hussain came through in final frame deciders against Harris and Jed Mann respectively.
Comeback kid of the event went to Jed Mann, who, in his quarter-final with Riley Parsons was 3 – 1 down, but won on the final black in a dramatic black ball end to the frame 4 – 3.
Luke Pinches, the son of former pro Barry Pinches, won the Plate event beating Hayden Staniland 2 – 0 in the final for the second time when he was first victorious in Leeds in Event one.
Runner-up Staniland though also made the only break over 50 – a 68.
The Premier Junior Tour will be back in 2018 for Event Five in late January (the 20th) at the Corner Pocket Snooker Club in Wath-Upon-Dearne
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all who’ve played in the EASB events in 2017.
Lloyd claims Event Three on Premier Junior Tour
The Dafabet Northern Ireland Open wasn’t the only exciting snooker going on at the weekend.
The amateur scene had a flurry of activity as the third event on the EASB’s Premier Junior tour continued in the North East Derbyshire Snooker Centre in Chesterfield.
Mark Lloyd interrupted the winning streak of E1 and E2 winner Brandon Sargeant, who, this time only managed to reach the last 16, but it was former European U-17 Champion Lloyd in 2016 who went all the way defeating Jack Harris 4 – 3 in a deciding frame thriller final.
Earlier on this year, Lloyd played a session of snooker with the new tour professional Billy Castle in Newbury, who was a Cuestars regular on the amateur circuit.
Lloyd practices at Stoke Snooker Club and also earlier this year, he competed in Nicosia, Cyprus, at the 2017 EBSA European Under-18 Championships where he fell short in the first round by one frame.
He’s also made his first 147 in practice earlier this year as reported on the Cuestars website.
There were 10 breaks over 50 in the PJT E3 event and the high break prize was tied with both Jenson Kendrick and the runner-up of the PJT E3 Jack Harris with an 86.
This time the Plate went to Reggie Edwards who beat Kayden Brierly 2 – 1.
He was the only player to make two breaks over 50, with a high break of 55.
Just before Christmas, players travel to the Midlands Snooker Academy up in Walsall for E4, on the 16/17thDecember.
BRANDON SARGEANT yet again triumphed in the second Premier Junior Tour event at Upton Park in London over the weekend.
The 20-year-old Englishman, who won PJT Event One, whitewashed Ryan Davies in the final 4 - 0, and still tops the leader board.
Reggie Edwards knocked in the highest break, an incredible ton – 103, the second so far of the PJT.
Sargeant said on his wins: ‘I want to go in to each tournament with a better attitude than last year and not put myself under so much pressure.’
He added: ‘It feels good, but I want to just to move to the next tournament and keep improving.’
He said he will be entering q school next year and will go there with a stronger and better attitude than he did this year with what’s just gone on.
Talented Sargeant had racked a break of 100 in the first event.
Hamim Hussain was victorious in the Plate and defeated Luke Pinches, the son of former professional Barry Pinches, 2 - 1.
Pinches junior had won the Plate in Event One.
Event Three sees the PJT land in North East Derbyshire Snooker Centre in November on the 25/26th.
England’s Brandon Sargeant claimed the first English Association of Snooker and Billiard’s (EASB) Premier Junior Tour this new season - over the weekend.
Sargeant, 20, defeated Jack Harris in a sub-dued final 4 – 3, but Sargeant took the final frame 69 – 1 to claim the first event and top the PJT ranking list, with Harris in second.
The semi-finals saw Sargeant have a convincing win over Sean Maddocks - 4 – 0.
24 players attended the Northern Snooker Centre, Leeds, with the PJT stopping next month in Upton Park on the 14/15th October.
Luke Pinches scooped The Plate final and is the son of former professional Barry Pinches, who had a high ranking of 18 in 2005/6.
Pinches beat Jenson Kendrick 2 -1 with proud father Barry watching on.
Sargeant also claimed the highest break of the PJT with 100 – 10 points more than semi-finalist Sean McAllister, who racked a 90.
This was the first of six events on the PJT with the final event to be staged in Gloucester, next year.