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Dan's a rising snooker star
8:00am Saturday 7th September 2013 in Sport
CLASSY left-hander Dan Sykes will pocket £200 this afternoon after a remarkable transformation in his game over the past six months. The 14th Open Series champion at Chandler’s Ford Snooker Club increased his high break from 25 to 54 during the 26-week competition. Known for wearing his heart on his sleeve (but perhaps slightly less openly now), Sykes insists his matchplay has improved by playing older players, writes TIM DUNKLEY.
“Most of them are better and more experienced and more competitive,” the 14-year-old explained. I just enjoy it. I look forward to it.”
Sykes, who attends The Toynbee School, hopes to be knocking in “70s and 80s” in six months’ time.
Former champion Austen Petty (Boyatt Wood) finished runner-up ahead of John Thomas (Southampton).
Danny Gallant, the 2008 Town Champion, posted the series high break of 90.
A new £850 26-week handicap series, open to all ages and abilities, kicks off at 1pm today.
Don't miss the snooker review in today's Daily Echo
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