ACCRINGTON cue-master Chris Norbury is determined to build on the biggest week of his career and stay in the snooker spotlight.
Norbury announced his arrival on the professional stage in sensational style by knocking former world number-three James Wattana out of the Grand Prix in Preston.
And despite bowing out 5-2 in the second round to Stoke's Jamie Cope, Norbury is eager for more top-flight competition.
"The whole experience has been unbelievable," said the 19-year-old.
"I went from no-one ever having heard of me to everyone talking about me.
"It has been fantastic for my first competition at this level and it has made me want it even more.
"Now I know what it's like to be around the venue I want more of it."
Norbury's hours of practice at the Potters Snooker Club in Great Harwood paid off as he made the impact he dreamed off in his local ranking tournament at Preston's Guild Hall.
And holding his nerve to beat Wattana 5-2 to secure 1,400 ranking points and a cheque for £5,000 gave him the highlight of his fledgling career.
"It's great to beat anyone of that calibre and I feel there is a lot more to come," Norbury added.
"I didn't produce the same form in the second-round and I will learn from that.
"There will be a couple of things I will do differently next time."
The former Moorhead pupil, who recently tied up a sponsorship deal with the Accrington-based North Lancs Training Group, will prepare more quietly for his next big game.
"I will probably sit down and read a newspaper or something, but when people like Denis Taylor come up to speak to you it's hard not to," he said.
Norbury hopes his next big date will come at York in December in the UK Championships. However, he must first get through two qualifying rounds in Prestatyn, which will require plenty of more hard work.
"Speaking to a few people like Ian McCulloch, they told me I should have a couple of days off otherwise if I do make it to York I will be exhausted.
"So I will probably be back on the practice table today and with the UK Championships being best of 17-frames I will do some fitness work as well.
"I have never played a best-of-17 before so that will be a new experience for me and I will need to work on that in practice."
Norbury is keen to press on and while his Grand Prix heroics should help him secure his top-64 ranking he is aiming a lot higher.
"I am looking at being a top-eight player. You have to set your sights high, otherwise when you achieve your goals you have nothing left to aim for," he said.