A SNOOKER-LOOPY 10-year-old from Basingstoke has compiled a half-century break in competition.
A year ago, Winklebury youngster Mickey Joyce recorded a 51 in a practise match, but now the ace potter has done it for real.
Joyce, who practises at The Academy, travelled south and became the second youngest member in the 22-year history of Chandler’s Ford Snooker Club to reach the major milestone of a 50 plus break.
He made a personal best 54 against Jeremy Chislett in the Eastleigh and District Under-18 League.
The youngster’s snooker coach Tim Dunkley said: “Mickey may only be 10 but he has been threatening to do this for a year.
“His dad Eamon and I watched the end of the break. I don’t know who was more delighted.
“If he works hard, Mickey can be as good as he wants to be.”
Joyce, who attends Winklebury Junior School, is sponsored by Surrey-based Falcon Pools.
He was crowned Cuestars South of England Under-21 Bronze Tour Champion in 2013 and is currently fifth on the Silver Tour rankings.
In November he became the youngest ever double champion in the Eastleigh and District Under-18 League, claiming both the under-13 and under-18 titles in the same season.