Daniel Wells emerged as the winner of Q Tour 5 on Sunday, beating Sydney Wilson 5-2 in the final in Walsall.
In a high-scoring title decider, Wells opened the contest with a terrific break of 105 and added additional runs of 83, 72, and 50 to lead 4-1.
Wilson managed to pull one back to keep his chances alive, but a confident Wells sealed the deal at the Landywood Snooker Club with a final contribution of 98.
In the semi-finals, the Welshman had retrieved a 3-0 deficit to fellow former professional Michael Georgiou – winning the last four frames to complete an unlikely 4-3 turnaround.
It has been a good campaign so far for Wells, who dropped off the Main Tour in 2021 after several seasons in the sport’s top flight.
The 34 year-old has been an amateur top-up in a number of ranking events on the pro circuit and has won several matches already, including a run to the last 16 of the European Masters.
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Victory in Q Tour 5 takes Wells up to third on the order of merit rankings list, which is based on the prize money earned throughout the feeder tour.
The £2,500 Wells pocketed on Sunday means he is now just £75 shy of the number one spot currently possessed by Ross Muir.
Indeed, with only more event remaining in this season’s Q Tour, there’s only £750 separating Muir in first and Martin O’Donnell in sixth.
The top-ranked competitor after the sixth tournament will gain a two-year card to compete on the World Snooker Tour.
The following 16 players on the list will subsequently enter a play-off competition to determine the destination of a second pro ticket.
Wilson, meanwhile, secured his first wins of the season en route to the final, having recovered from a car accident in June in which he suffered a serious shoulder injury.
Q Tour 6 takes place from January 6th to January 8th at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds.
Q Tour Event 5
Michael Georgiou 4-1 Jamie Wilson
Daniel Wells 4-1 Haydon Pinhey
Liam Davies 4-3 Ashley Carty
Sydney Wilson 4-0 Peter Devlin
Daniel Wells 4-3 Michael Georgiou
Sydney Wilson 4-1 Liam Davies
Daniel Wells 5-2 Sydney Wilson
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