JOHN Hunter, reigning leader of the Cuestars Masters Tour, cemented his dominance with a sixth tournament victory.

At 58 years old, the Andover resident took home £70 in winnings after achieving a 2-0 victory against Mark Thomas from Chorleywood in the final leg of the season-long competition held at The Crucible Sports and Social Club, Newbury.

Before reaching the final stage, Thomas claimed one of the day's prominent victories, demonstrating steady nerves as he won a challenging 2-1 game against Karl Townsend from Northolt in the quarter-finals.

Townsend, a three-time winner this season, is a distinguished player on the Snooker Hub-sponsored, midweek circuit for contenders aged 55 and over.

The day's highest break award went to the tour's runner-up, Phil Butler from Bournemouth.

Hunter revealed that his most strenuous match was his 2-1 victory during the round-robin group stage, playing against Masters newcomer, Mark Evans from Bagshot.

Det Dennis Tristram of Croxley Green, a committed Masters participant, received appreciation for sponsoring the event.

In addition, Salisbury duo Paul Burt and Malcolm Slark expressed their approval of the club's unlimited tea offer.

The tournament wrapped with Hunter defeating Thomas 2-0 in the final stage, adding yet another title to his successful career.

Players and spectators alike eagerly anticipate the next season of the Cuestars Masters Tour.