A TALENTED eight-year-old from Ferndown earned a place in the record books of a regional snooker circuit.

Harry Wyatt is the youngest tournament winner in the nine-year history of the Cuestars Under-21 Bronze Tour.

And the previous day, he became the second youngest champion of the Eastleigh & District Under-13 Premier.

Playing in only his third Cuestars event, Wyatt defeated 11-year-old Dylan Smith 2-0 in the final at Jesters Snooker Club, Swindon.

Father Chris said: “I could burst with pride. But I have never been so nervous in all my life.”

“Harry is overjoyed and loves playing under pressure when trophies are on the line.”

Wyatt finished second in his five-man round robin group.

He then edged out home player Katie Griffin 2-1 and overcame Thomas McEvoy 2-0 to reach his first final.

The Ferndown potter had lost in the semi-final of the second leg in Waterlooville after failing to win a single frame on his debut in Salisbury in September.

Wyatt, who has a high break of 31 in competition, travels to Chandler's Ford Snooker Club to compete in the club’s Saturday morning under-13 league and receive one-to-one coaching.

The day before his success in Swindon, Wyatt ended the 20-week Eastleigh & District Under-13 Premier season 24 points clear of runner-up Lennon Savage.

His coach Tim Dunkley said: “Harry has progressed rapidly since he joined us in February.

“It’s quite remarkable how he is able to rise to a challenge. When he is focused and really wants something, he puts in almost unbelievable performances.”

The future looks bright for Wyatt if he can follow in the footsteps of Havant teenager Jamie Wilson, who was three months younger when he clinched his first Under-13 Premier title in June 2012.

Wilson, 15, went on to reach the English Under-14 Championship final, win his first England cap and make 10 centuries.