In 2023: Super Sykes Shines Again at Woking…

In 2023: Super Sykes Shines Again at Woking…

IT WAS A RAINY DAY in Woking, but the bright lights of the Snooker Club shone as 55 under-21 hopefuls paraded the club for the Cuestars under-21 Gold, Silver, and Bronze tournaments. 


It was the third time that the club has hosted the tournament since the Cuestars returned in 2021, and it was another fantastic victory for the teenage sensation Oliver Sykes, who scooped his 14th Under-21 Gold title, his second at Woking since February, defeating John Donovan in the final, who is coached by John Woods at the Hurricane Rooms, which was live streamed on the Woking Snooker Centre Facebook page.

SnookerZone watched some of the action during the day and the turnout was a great turnout for the club. Tim Dunkley said that the Woking Snooker Centre is a great venue for holding these kinds of events and it is also a dear venue in the heart of Cuestars founder John Hunter, who has told SnookerZone on many occasions that the venue just keeps getting better and better.

The talented 17-year-old, who has been previously mentioned on this website, compiled a record break of 139, the highest in the history of the Cuestars under-21 Gold tour on route to winning the fourth leg at Woking.

As previously written on SnookerZone, Cuestars tournaments in the south are fantastic events for players of all abilities and ages to help improve their game and to challenge players to progress in whatever way they see fit.

Sykes pocketed £100 in prize money after beating rankings leader John Donovan 3-0 in the final.
Donnie Gola claimed his first Silver Tour winner’s trophy after defeating first-time finalist Daniel Walter 2-0.
Channel Islander Archie Greier edged Freddie Morrison 2-1 on a re-spotted black to take his second Bronze Tour winner’s trophy back to Jersey.
And home-club player Rory Champion, competing in his first Cuestars event, beat Isaac Wong in the Plate final.
Well done to everyone who competed in Woking and across the other venues over the weekend.
Congratulations to social media star Terry T and Club Manager Peter Ruddick and the team for the work there.
The club also hosts a junior Coaching club on Sundays for youngsters and is run by the very talented Byfleet League star Peter Butler, whom SnookerZone has also mentioned on this website regarding his League performances and high break in Division 2, which reached the Woking News and Mail way back when with SnookerZone writer Chris Gaynor and who is also a Woking Club member.
It plays host to many talented players, including the MARQUEE star of World Women’s No 14 and 900 star Jasmine Bolsover, as well as 900 star Ryan Mears.


Tessa Davidson scooped the fifth Winchester Women’s Series events up in Leicester at the weekend, a new series of events that were introduced this season for the women’s tours. 
Tessa Davidson scoops her second win of the Winchester Series Opens in Leicester.
The 54-year-old scooped the title, defeating Daisy May Oliver 2 –  1, as it’s her second Winchester where she scooped Event Four. Events Three, Two, and One, were won by Mink Nutcharut, and 900 star Emma Parker, who has been fearless on the Exhibition Circuit.
That concludes the Women’s events for this year as the run-up to Christmas looms.
52-year-old Sarah Dunn had the highest break of the tournament with a 61.


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Chris Gaynor

Chris Gaynor is a writer with 10 years' experience writing for the web. He loves snooker, CSI and loves cycling off tiramisu!