A 15-YEAR-OLD schoolboy will try to snatch Colin Morton's Observer Snooker Cup crown tomorrow (Sat).
Young cue ace Kamran Ashraf won through to the final of the prestigious competition with a thrilling 4-3 win over Jonathon Wignall on Tuesday.
Kamran lives and goes to school in Nelson but is a member of Rocket Ronnie's Snooker Club in Great Harwood.
His dad Rocky said he started playing snooker at the age of 10 and notched up his first century break when he was 12.
He is already in the final of the England Under 16s championships.
Rocky added: "He is looking forward to the game and will be bringing a lot of family and friends along to support him. It will be tough against such an experienced player but you never know."
Morton, meanwhile, proceeded serenely to the final with a 4-0 semi win over Peter Mercer.
The Poplar man, who won the trophy when the competition was revived last year, has gone through the qualifying rounds without losing a frame.
The final is being held at the Brooks Club, Accrington, at 7.30pm tomorrow and will be played over the best of seven frames. It is a non-smoking venue.
The competition is sponsored by the North Lancs Training Group and BPJ Builders, with the winner receiving a whopping £400 and the runner-up £200.
The final forms part of a weekend charity festival of snooker organised by NLTG. From noon on Sunday there will be competitions for Under 12s, Under 14s, Under 16s and Under 18s.
The winners of the various age categories will then return at 7pm when they will each play a frame against snooker legend Steve Davis.
Steve will also play the winner of an Observer competition before a best-of-three match against Accrington snooker pro Chris Norbury who is sponsored by NLTG.
He will round off the evening by giving a demonstration of trick shots and answering questions.