Simon Preston has won the first Challenge Tour event of the year. The 50-year-old from Chesire defeated youngster Jarred Cole 5-2 in the final.

One round earlier, Preston ended a fine run from Berry van Peer. The Dutchman reached the semi final after beating Nick Fullwell, Adam Smith-Neale and Martyn Turner. Cole defeated former World Championship-participant Mark Frost to move in the final.

Last 16
Jarred Cole 5 | 4 Dave Ladley
John Bowles 5 | 3 Steven Kirkby
Mark Frost 5 | 4 Dan Read
Michael Barnard 5 | 3 Martin Lukeman
Simon Preston 5 | 2 Brett Claydon
Martin Bradbury 5 | 0 Jason Lovett
Martyn Turner 5 | 1 Jon Jukes
Berry van Peer 5 | 2 Ben Burton

Last Eight
Jarred Cole 5 | 4 John Bowles
Mark Frost 5 | 3 Michael Barnard
Simon Preston 5 | 0 Martin Bradbury
Berry van Peer 5 | 2 Martyn Turner

Last Four
Jarred Cole 5 | 3 Mark Frost
Simon Preston 5 | 3 Berry van Peer

Final
Simon Preston 5 | 2 Jarred Cole

Click here for full results of Challenge Tour 1.

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Author: Pieter