THE 43-year-old from Bracknell pocketed £100 prize money after beating Didcot’s Neil Craycraft 2-0 in the final of the fifth leg at Jesters Snooker Club, Swindon.

Ford, who won the previous tournament he entered in Bournemouth in November, dropped only two frames all day.

And he knocked in the highest break of 87 and five others of more than 50 during the event, sponsored by luxury goods supplier The Xander Prestige Group.

But he was not fazed by being drawn with Craycraft, Chris Rigby, Darren Johnson, Neil Herd and Paul Burt in the group stages.

“I was quite pleased with how I played all day,” he said.

“I had a tough group and that I think helped my concentration.

“I’ve not been playing much of late due to work and family commitments so the win was a nice confidence booster and to only drop two frames all day was very pleasing.”

Remarkably, 17 of the 20 breaks of 40 or more were recorded by the players in Ford’s round-robin group.

John Hunter (Andover), who lost 2-0 to Ford in the last four, remains top of the rankings, WHILE Ford is 28 points adrift in second place. Martin Wallace (Wokingham) is third.

John Monckton (Woking) climbed to 11th after his first semi-final appearance of the season.

Stephen Hills (Northfleet) qualified for the knockout for the first time in just over two years.

Phil Morgan (Salisbury) remains top of the Masters (55+) rankings.

Chandlers Ford Snooker Club hosts the sixth fifth leg of eight on Sunday, February 17.

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