Luke comes out on top after a snooker shootout in Bretton

Huntingdon’s Luke Gilbert won the Glo Golf Snooker Shoot-Out at The Court Club, Bretton, on Sunday (June 6).

Wednesday, 9th June 2021, 11:00 am
Luke Gilbert after winning the snooker shoutout at the Court Club.

The 21 year-old from Huntingdon, who won the 2019 Under 23 World Pool Championship, came through four one-frame battles in the 16-man event to lift the Mark Housden Trophy and pocket the £400 first prize.

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In an exciting day’s play, Gilbert overcame Dom Cooney and Paul Avory before edging past tournament favourite, Lewis Roberts from Stamford, on the final black in the semi-finals.

Gilbert then beat Jamie Clements from Cambridge in the final 43-13.

Clements had knocked out Peterborough trio Graham Tilley, Matt Prentice and Steve Martin to secure the runners-up prize of £200. Gilbert is now top of the rankings going into September’s Masters Cup, knowing he can earn a £500 bonus if he can complete a clean sweep of the remaining four Legends Tour events in 2021..