West Norfolk-based players were to the fore at this year’s National Junior Billiards Championships which were again hosted by Lynn’s Malting’s Q Club.
Last year’s English under-16 champion Nathan Boughen moved up into the under-19 age group.
Boughen navigated the qualifying rounds before defeating Rochy Woods (Tittleshall) 117-70 in the semi-finals, to earn his spot in the final where he met Ipswich’s Harry Cobbold.
After a close game Cobbold pulled away to lift the title 167-110, however Boughen who recently recorded a 49 break in a league match, will continue to improve.
In the under-16 event, Little Massingham’s Callum Wilson-West did very well to reach his first national final, before losing 162-107 to Finley Brown (Yarmouth).
Wilson-West had victories over William Chambers (Cambridge) 97-42 and Dylan Fryett (Gt Massingham) 85-61 before defeating another Great Massingham player Danny Overson (10) in the last four 102-79.
Rochy Woods, 18, gained her fourth national title after defeating Brittany Chambers (Cambridge) 152-48 in the girls’ championship final.
In the girls’ plate championship, Narborough’s Hannah Greeno, 12, became the latest in a long line of Nicholas Hammond Academy, Swaffham, students to gain a title.
Greeno defeated Lynn’s Zoe Fordham, 16, 110-26 in the final.
This was her highest competitive score to date and the first scratch tournament victory of her career.
In total, the West Norfolk-based Narbeck Boys Billiards League had 19 players compete in this year’s Championship – its highest entry for 10 years.