Woking’s Talented Snooker Family Double Act in 2022…

Woking’s Talented Snooker Family Double Act in 2022…

Gavin and Jasmine Bolsover are the family star cueists of Woking Snooker Centre in Surrey, UK…

Dynamic Duo father and daughter (Jasmine pictured) snooker act Gavin and Jasmine Bolsover scooped back-to-back Woking Snooker handicap titles at the weekend. 

The young Woking Wizardess, as she has become nicknamed, waved her magic wand yet again in the local tournament, and began the weekend playing the weekend’s final before against the rising Asian star Phai Pongsathon Pirom originally from Thailand – Haui Yot, but in the UK playing snooker at Woking Snooker Centre in Surrey.

With a modest audience watching on, SnookerZone and others had the best seats in the house to watch the two talented cueists from the club go head to head in the final. It was back-to-back finals for Phai.

It was a comfortable win in the end for the 22-year-old Woking cueist as she made a steady 41 in frame 2 to seal the deal and win her second handicap title – the first of which she won a few weeks ago.

She has continued to make progress this summer in between the season of the World Women’s Snooker tour and been practicing hard and regularly entering the business end of the local handicap tournaments at Woking. She had a near win against the current World Women’s Champion Nutcharut Wongharuthai on the Women’s tour in Leeds, whom is now a pro on the main tour.

The final had to be played a week later due to time restrictions the week before.

In the weekend before, Phai came through the tough semi-final encounter against SnookerZone writer Chris Gaynor, winning on the black in both frames. And, ironically, it was the battle of the Bolsovers in the other semi-final with Jasmine coming through beating her father, Gavin.

It’s rare to see a talented father and daughter double act in snooker.

The most famous snooker family rivalries and successes include on the professional tour the father and son double act of Oliver and Peter Lines, Peter being a former World Seniors Champion – with Oliver trying to follow in his father’s footsteps.

The other is of the former World No 3 Neal Foulds, who also followed in his father’s footsteps of being a talented snooker player – his father being Geoff Foulds.

On the same day on Saturday, father Gavin Bolsover won yet another handicap title to add to his collection as he came up against the talented Peter Butler again in the final. Butler, of course, is well known for making the highest break of 63 in the local Byfleet division two, as reported by SnookerZone earlier this year.

Woking Snooker Centre’s handicap tournament continues to be a popular event for the local community and is continually being oversubscribed with players eagerly wanting to enter.

If over-subscribed prelims are played to see who gets into the top 16. It’s a random draw.

If you want to enter, speak to Club Manager Peter Ruddick, but get in quick because it gets filled QUICKLY and you may not get in if you’re too late to sign up!

Find out more here…

PS: Thanks to Peter Ruddick for sharing the photo for SnookerZone…

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