Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

One Ell of a Break; Slessor Success Secures National Call SNOOKER LATEST

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

One Ell of a Break; Slessor Success Secures National Call SNOOKER LATEST

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GATESHEAD teenager Elliot Slessor has pocketed a top national call-up.

The young cueman is part of England's four-man squad for the IBSF European Under-21 Championship in Bulgaria later this season.

Slessor's inclusion follows his victory in the last in a series of five EASB Junior Premiership events at Chesterfield SC.

Slessor could not have wished for a better start after topping his group in the round-robin play-offs to reach the last 16.

Slessor continued to play well in the best-of-seven-frame knockout stages, a superb 110 backed up by smaller runs of 89 and 45 enough to see off Leeds' Oliver Lines 4-2 and seal his place in the quarter-finals.

Another good performance saw Slessor clocking up a series of runs topped by a 65 and a 97 to outscore Harrogate's Declan Bristow 4-3 and clinch a place in the last four. Slessor then rattled off his second century of the contest - a wellconstructed 108 - plus a nice 68 to sail past Leicester's Joseph O'Connor 4-1. …

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