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Lilley Wins Challenge Tour Five

Lilley is presented with the trophy by Danny Cooper, Club Director for Cueball Derby.

David Lilley won the fifth event on the new Challenge Tour series by beating Brandon Sargeant 3-1 in the final in Derby.

Lilley took the £2,000 top prize after winning six matches at the Cueball Derby club.

Tyne & Wear’s 42-year-old Lilley had only previously earned £200 on the Challenge Tour this season but now leaps into the top five of the rankings, with the top two at the end of the ten-event series to be promoted to the World Snooker Tour.

Mitchell Mann, beaten 3-2 in the quarter-finals by Lilley, still tops the rankings with £4,700, closely followed by event one winner Sargeant on £4,600.

Lilley, who works as an insurance claims controller, has never played on the pro tour though he has had some fine results as an amateur top up, notably reaching the quarter-finals of the 2016 Indian Open. He was the top player in the 2018 Q School rankings not to earn a tour card.

The next Challenge Tour event runs on October 4-5 in Lommel, for the draw and format click here.

Results

Round 1
1) Anthony Jeffers 3 (5) 1 Jack Bradford
2) Lee Shanker 3 (5) 0 Gary Challis
3) Kevin Van Hove-Speltincx 1 (5) 3 Barry Pinches
4) Jamie McArdle 1 (5) 3 Ben Hancorn
5) Danny Brindle 2 (5) 3 Daniel Womersley
6) Ryan Thomerson 1 (5) 3 Steven Hallworth
7) Andy Milliard 1 (5) 3 Andreas Ploner
8) Tugba Irten 1 (5) 3 Luke Pinches
9) Oliver Brown 2 (5) 3 Matthew Day
10) Jackson Page 1 (5) 3 Saqib Nasir
11) Ryan Davies 0 (5) 3 Brandon Sargeant
12) David Grace 3 (5) 1 Patrick Whelan
13) Jake Nicholson 3 (5) 1 Rodion Judin
14) Jamie Curtis-Barrett 3 (5) 0 Heather Clare
15) Jeff Cundy 2 (5) 3 Callum Lloyd
16) Sydney Wilson 3 (5) 0 Felix Frede
17) Iulian Boiko 1 (5) 3 John Pritchett
18) Joshua Thomond 2 (5) 3 Dylan Emery
19) Christopher Keogan 3 (5) 2 Joel Walker
20) Kuldesh Johal 3 (5) 0 Farakh Ajaib
21) Leo Fernandez 3 (5) 0 John Foster
22) Adam Edge 0 (5) 3 Peter Devlin
23) Mark Vincent 2 (5) 3 Sergey Isaenko
24) Jamie O’Neill 0 (5) 3 Joshua Cooper
25) Wayne Townsend 0 (5) 3 David Lilley
26) Mitchell Mann 3 (5) 0 William Lemons
27) Andrew Smith 3 (5) 0 On Yee Ng
28) Simon Bedford 3 (5) 1 Luke Simmonds
29) Adam Duffy 3 (5) 0 Daniel Gorton

Round 2
30) Anthony Jeffers 3 (5) 2 Lee Shanker
31) Sean Maddocks 0 (5) 3 Barry Pinches
32) Ben Hancorn 2 (5) 3 Daniel Womersley
33) Steven Hallworth 3 (5) 2 Andreas Ploner
34) Jenson Kendrick 1 (5) 3 Luke Pinches
35) Matthew Day 0 (5) 3 Saqib Nasir
36) Brandon Sargeant 3 (5) 0 David Grace
37) Jake Nicholson 3 (5) 0 Jamie Curtis-Barrett
38) Callum Lloyd 0 (5) 3 Sydney Wilson
39) John Pritchett 3 (5) 2 Dylan Emery
40) Christopher Keogan 0 (5) 3 Kuldesh Johal
41) Leo Fernandez 3 (5) 1 Peter Devlin
42) Sergey Isaenko 2 (5) 3 Joshua Cooper
43) Peter Delaney 0 (5) 3 David Lilley
44) Mitchell Mann 3 (5) 1 Andrew Smith
45) Simon Bedford 3 (5) 1 Adam Duffy

Round 3
46) Anthony Jeffers 2 (5) 3 Barry Pinches
47) Daniel Womersley 3 (5) 0 Steven Hallworth
48) Luke Pinches 2 (5) 3 Saqib Nasir
49) Brandon Sargeant 3 (5) 1 Jake Nicholson
50) Sydney Wilson 3 (5) 2 John Pritchett
51) Kuldesh Johal 1 (5) 3 Leo Fernandez
52) Joshua Cooper 0 (5) 3 David Lilley
53) Mitchell Mann 3 (5) 1 Simon Bedford

Quarter Finals
54) Barry Pinches 0 (5) 3 Daniel Womersley
55) Saqib Nasir 0 (5) 3 Brandon Sargeant
56) Sydney Wilson 3 (5) 1 Leo Fernandez
57) David Lilley 3 (5) 2 Mitchell Mann

Semi Finals
58) Daniel Womersley 2 (5) 3 Brandon Sargeant
59) Sydney Wilson 1 (5) 3 David Lilley

Final
60) Brandon Sargeant 1 (5) 3  David Lilley