HAMPSHIRE snooker star Nick Jennings has claimed a prestigious national title at the eighth – and final – attempt.

The 20-year-old from Chandler’s Ford declared “it means the world to me” after being crowned Pontins Under-21 Star of the Future in Prestatyn, North Wales.

“It was the best feeling,” he told The Daily Echo. “I felt like a winner.

“I’ve been going to Pontins since I was 13 and I’ve always wanted to win that tournament. It means the world to me. I’ve won it now so I can tick it off the list and aim for bigger things.”

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