Mayfield's Rob Elsley wins back-to-back Newcastle Open Snooker Championship titles

FINALISTS: Rob Elsley (right) defeated Michael Cosh in the Newcastle Open Snooker Championship decider at Belmont on Sunday. Picture: Supplied.
FINALISTS: Rob Elsley (right) defeated Michael Cosh in the Newcastle Open Snooker Championship decider at Belmont on Sunday. Picture: Supplied.

Mayfield’s Rob Elsley has claimed back-to-back Newcastle Open Snooker Championship titles after defeating Coffs Harbour’s Michael Cosh in the decider at Belmont 16s on Sunday.

Elsley won the best-of-seven frames final 4-0 over the former Welsh under-21 champion.

The winner conceded only four points throughout his four preliminary outings, which started on Saturday.  

Cosh earlier made a tournament-high break of 98.

“It was well supported event at both locations [Belmont and Wangi Workers Club],” competition organiser and Newcastle District Billiards and Snooker Association committee member Steve Briant said.

“It proves there is still a future in the game here.”