16-year-old Stan Moody has booked his spot connected nan World Snooker Tour for nan adjacent 2 seasons aft winning nan WSF Junior Championship successful Sydney.
Moody hit chap Yorkshire teen Liam Pullen 5-1 successful nan last successful Australia, claiming nan trophy and nan coveted spot connected nan master circuit, which he will subordinate adjacent season.
It was a beautiful comfortable triumph successful nan last acknowledgment to a good capacity from Moody, aft he had been pushed difficult successful nan semi-finals.
The English youngster came done a deciding framework to hit Ukrainian prima Iulian Boiko 4-3, acknowledgment to a break of 68 successful nan last frame.
Boiko, still only 17, has already spent 2 years connected nan master circuit and is pushing for a return.
Pullen enjoyed a awesome tally to nan final, beating thing of a astonishment package successful Latvia’s Filips Kalnins successful nan semi-finals, but couldn’t find his champion worldly against Moody.
There were besides runs to nan quarters for agleam prospects Liam Davies, Nattanapong Chaikul, Jake Crofts and Zac Cosker.
In nan unfastened event, location was encouragingly besides 2 girls successful nan past 16, pinch 14-year-olds Natasha Chethan and Lilly Meldrum impressing to scope that stage
But it was Moody who triumphed and will get a ace astatine nan master circuit from adjacent season, and astir apt a changeable astatine World Championship qualifying astatine nan extremity of nan existent campaign.
While nan amateur picks for World Championship qualifying person not been announced yet, nan 4 semi-finalists successful nan WSF Junior Championship past twelvemonth sewage a changeable astatine nan large 1 successful Sheffield, truthful it would beryllium a astonishment not to spot astatine slightest Moody and Pullen location this clip around.
Liam Davies made it to Sheffield acknowledgment to a semi-final tally past twelvemonth and past became nan youngest subordinate ever to triumph a lucifer successful nan World Championship, beating Aaron Hill, past pursuing that up by downing Fergal O’Brien earlier narrowly losing to Jordan Brown.
Moody has already won a lucifer connected nan master circuit arsenic well, memorably beating Lu Ning connected his debut successful nan Shoot Out past twelvemonth and we will spot plentifulness much of him successful nan months to come.
The youngster has already been garnering plentifulness of thief from professionals, pinch erstwhile world champion Shaun Murphy helping to mentor him, while he practices pinch pros astatine Levels successful Huddersfield, including erstwhile Welsh Open champion Jordan Brown.
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