WEST Sussex raider Jon Charlton has finally shaken off his dose of snooker semi-finalitis.
Victory in the Cuestars South of England Championship Tour event at Jesters Snooker Hall, Swindon, ended a run of last-four exits in all four of his previous outings.
And Charlton, who made a 205-mile round trip from Bognor, is now top of the rankings after three of the six legs.
The Aldwick Royal British Legion cueman won all three round-robin matches in Group C and accounted for Group B runner-up Dominic Holmes (Sovereign SC, Farnborough) 3-1 in the quarter-finals.
After dispatching Group D winner Kane Grigg, from Landywood Snooker Club in Walsall, 3-1, he overcame Reading ace Martin Wallace by the same score in the final. Charlton, who posted the day’s top break of 63, pocketed £75 prize money.
The fourth leg of the Cuestars Championship Tour events is on Sunday, February 26, at Salisbury Snooker Club.