Forest Hill snooker starlet Ayan Roy reckons he now has the confidence to claim more trophies after his maiden success on the Cuestars U21 Bronze Tour.
The 10-year-old defeated rankings leader Zain Jeraj (Tooting) 2-0 in the final of the fourth leg at Jesters Snooker Club, Swindon.
Roy made his highest competitive break of 21 during the day.
“When I potted the pink to secure the match, I was over the moon,” said Roy, who practises at home and plays matches at Frames Sports Bar in Coulsdon. “I feel like I played very well that day.
“Before that day, I thought that I would be someone in Cuestars that plays and is not able to win anything. But now, since I have won one, it has given me the confidence that I can win more.
“I would like to thank my dad [Amit] for believing in me every day and helping me get better over the six months I have been playing.
“I would also like to thank my (WPBSA) coach Brian Cox for teaching me to have a consistent pre-shot routine and discipline, without which I wouldn’t have won.”
Roy won 2-0 against Gosport’s Daniel Walker in his semi-final.
Fareham Snooker Club hosts the fifth leg of eight on Sunday, March 20.