Slick teen pockets classic crown
IN an outstanding display of consistency, Redland RSL Snooker Club player Kurt Brown has claimed the 2009 Club Banora Snooker Classic.
Brown, 16, squared off against Bribie Island's Phil Perkins in the final and won the title four frames to two in the best-of-seven match.
Two weeks earlier in an open event, Perkins had beaten Brown four frames to two so the ledger is now even.
Brown, for his impressive efforts, collected a winner's cheque of $2500 while Perkins picked up $1100 as runner-up.
Perkins also collected the prize for the highest break of the tournament with 76.
Tournament director Forbes Davies said Brown showed plenty of maturity and skill during the Classic and was a young player to watch.
“The lead-up to the final was interesting with two teenagers in one match and two previous winners in Phil Perkins and Peter Watt in the other,” Davies said.
“We are going to either get a repeat champion or someone new as the 2009 champion and this year it was Kurt. He played some good snooker and didn't leave Perkins much in the final.”
Under the handicap system, Perkins had a handicap of 10 while Brown had 15.
In the consolation final, Johnny Baker of Gympie played Mark Maske from Coffs Harbour with the match still being battled out at the time of going to press last night.