Professional snooker player 22 year old Brandon Sargeant from Stoke-on-Trent earned his place on the main tour after finishing top of the 2018/2019 challenge tour ranking list. This gave him a two-year card for the 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 seasons. Sargeant got to the last 32 in the Gibraltar Open last year and made his highest professional break of 116 in this years World Championship qualifiers. He went on to win the 2019 English Amateur Championship beating Jamie O’Neil 10-7 in the final putting his name on the title along with Jack Lisowski, Martin Gould, Stuart Bingham, Jimmy White, Terry Griffiths to name a few.
Brandon got this season off to a good start by qualifing for the Riga Masters but unfortunately lost his first match 4-1 to Stuart Carrington. He would have been disappointed not to qualify for the International Championship but Sargeant put up a good fight against Kyren Wilson and started the match off with a 2-0 lead. The Warrior caught up and took a 3-2 lead but Sargeant stood his ground and levelled up the match at 3-3.
Even with Kyren taking the next two frames Sargeant kept Wilson in his chair making 107 break to close the gap to 5-4 but that didn’t affect the three times ranking event winner who then finished the match with a 6-4 victory. A tough match for the 22 year old but I’m sure he will take the positives from it and keep working hard for the rest of the season.
By Emma Maflin
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