BRADLEY Cowdroy has won his first tournament on the Cuestars Championship Tour. 

The 20-year-old from Bournemouth overcame rankings leader Wayne Townsend 3-1 to collect the £150 top prize in the second leg at Jesters Snooker Club, Swindon. 

Victory meant Cowdroy, who had never been past the semi-finals on this tour before, had won four of the last five Cuestars events that he has entered. 

He collected winner’s trophies in the Under-21 Gold legs in Chandler’s Ford in April and Coulsdon in October and he won the Gold Championship in Swindon in June. 

Cowdroy is approaching the major milestone of 100 Cuestars ranking tournaments. Swindon was his 94th outing across the four tours: Under-21 Gold, Silver, Bronze and Championship. 

Marcos Dayao (Battersea Park) recorded the event’s highest break in the match of the day. The reigning rankings champion put together a run of 86 in a 3-2 first-round victory over James Budd (Gosport), who contributed the day’s second highest break of 79 in the same match.  

Another player scaling new heights was Aristos Pampouris (Chingford). He reached the last-four having never progressed past the last-16 in his four previous events. 

Leg-one winner Townsend remained top of the rankings. Mark Lloyd (Gosport) is second. Cowdroy and beaten semi-finalist Dharminder Singh Lilly (Fareham) sat joint third.