WILTSHIRE teenagers Joshua Stoneham and Alfie Lee managed to scoop the U15 European Championships for the second year in a row.
Best friends Stoneham, from Calne, and Lee, who is the son of Trowbridge’s former professional snooker player Stephen, were part of a four man team for this year’s championships Lee was a new addition to the quadrant, alongside Liverpool’s Leighton McDonnell and Nottingham’s Suraj Raj.
The four-piece showed no signs of weakness in the group stages as they won all eight of their fixtures before advancing to play Gibraltar in the semi-finals.
Again, the youngsters were imperious as they dispatched their opponents 8-4 to set up an all-British final with Scotland.
This again proved little to worry about for the teenagers as they were 8-4 winners for the second time in as many games.
Joshua’s dad Luke went to watch the boys play admits it was nice to see the two friends play together.
“Stephen and I have been friends since I was 14 so to watch your boys play in the same team representing England was quite cool, the boys had an amazing week,” he said.
Lee was top of the potting averages on over 84 per cent while Stoneham, who trains in Swindon, finished on 67 per cent of individual games.
The shot of the tournament came from Stoneham in the final to make the score line 3-1 with a reverse double on the black which travelled the full length of the table.
The result meant Stoneham is now a two-time European Champion while it was a maiden win for Lee.