Tournament success for Ben

PUBLISHED: 16:26 25 September 2018 | UPDATED: 16:26 25 September 2018

Ben Hancorn.

Ben Hancorn.

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Portishead snooker player Ben Hancorn is moving the the World Snooker Challenge Tour rankings after winning an event in Swindon.

A Portishead snooker player’s bid to turn professional is gathering momentum. Ben Hancorn pocketed £180 prize money after winning the first leg of the Cuestars Championship Tour at Jesters Snooker Club, Swindon.

Hancorn returned to the game in 2017 after a 10-year absence. He produced a good showing at Q School in Burton in May and is now ranked 11th on World Snooker’s Challenge Tour, the feeder for the professional circuit.

In an all-Somerset final in Swindon, the 36-year-old defeated James Height, from Shepton Mallet, 3-0 to take maximum points.

Reflecting on his Cuestars debut, Hancorn said: “I played well all day. I felt good.”

During the event, Hancorn recorded breaks of 128, 66, 58, 57, 55 and 54.

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