By Chris Mayes
BILLIARDS: West Norfolk players made history in the National Junior Billiards Championships.
The event, hosted by The Maltings Q Club, in King’s Lynn, was officiated and sponsored by the English Amateur Billiards Association and saw all three titles won by local players.
Narborough’s Hannah Greeno, 13, lifted the girls championship title, defeating 18-year-old Brittany Chambers 109-104.
Callum Wilson-West, from Great Massingham, reversed the result of last year’s final to beat reigning champion Finley Brown 177-141.
Wilson-West beat Matthew Boughen 155-63, William Chambers 196-81 and Harry Grimmett 146-114 to reach the final and, after going ahead early in the match, looked comfortable throughout.
West Lynn player Nathan Boughen, a former English under-16 champion, also reversed his defeat last year in the u19 championship, when he lost to Harry Cobbold of Ipswich, by beating fellow Norfolk player Harley Dyson (Aylsham) 150-139 in the final this time, emulating the achievement of former winners including world snooker champions Dennis Taylor and Steve Davis.
In an earlier round Boughen recorded the day’s highest break of 46.
Boughen struck two others in the 20s to beat fellow Maltings player Stuart Clarkson (King’s Lynn) 220-123, who himself recorded two breaks of 20-30.
λ West Norfolk has two junior coaching groups, which welcome snooker and billiards players, including total beginners, aged eight to 16.
For details, contact Rochy Woods (0788 0312095), who coaches at the Maltings Q Club, or Phillip Welham (01760 755337), whose group is at Great Massingham and West Acre.