TEENAGE snooker ace Jimmy Robertson successfully negotiated the qualifying stages of the English Amateurs at Woking.

Friday, 15th February 2002, 8:36 am
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 7:43 pm

The 15-year-old Bexhill ace, who is backed by Q-Ball and O'Sullivans, goes on to the last 64.

This latest performance completed a national hat-trick as in the last month Jimmy has progressed to the last 32 in the country for the English under-18s and the final 64 for the English Open which included main tour professionals with a ranking over 64.

The Amateurs attracted more than 300 players of all age groups including challenge tour professionals and was played at 10 venues throughout the country.

Jimmy quickly got into his stride, with a 4-0 win over Surrey's Stephen Kerr which featured breaks of 61 and 65.

Next up was Steve Crowley of East Grinstead and in a fairly scrappy match Jimmy saw a 2-0 advantage turn into a 3-2 deficit before he levelled and took the deciding frame on the pink.

Jimmy previously qualified for the English Open at Q-Ball with wins over Surrey's Ronnie Mears 4-1 (breaks of 37, 63, 53 and 70) and Brighton's Tony Strange 4-2 (breaks of 30, 37 and 56). The last 64 of the competition takes place in Havant.

Jimmy also holds the highest break in the national under-18 qualifiers with a tremendous 130. The next stages will be at Woking next month.