Charlton’s snooker efforts are no longer semi-frustrating

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WEST Sussex raider Jon Charlton has finally shaken off his dose of snooker semi-finalitis.

Victory in the Cuestars South of England Championship Tour event at Jesters Snooker Hall, Swindon, ended a run of last-four exits in all four of his previous outings.

And Charlton, who made a 205-mile round trip from Bognor, is now top of the rankings after three of the six legs.

The Aldwick Royal British Legion cueman won all three round-robin matches in Group C and accounted for Group B runner-up Dominic Holmes (Sovereign SC, Farnborough) 3-1 in the quarter-finals.

After dispatching Group D winner Kane Grigg, from Landywood Snooker Club in Walsall, 3-1, he overcame Reading ace Martin Wallace by the same score in the final. Charlton, who posted the day’s top break of 63, pocketed £75 prize money.

The fourth leg of the Cuestars Championship Tour events is on Sunday, February 26, at Salisbury Snooker Club.