TEENAGE snooker sensation Jackson Page has made history after becoming the youngest player to win the Welsh Amateur Championship.

Ebbw Vale cueman Page doesn’t turn 17 until August but he had far too much firepower for Ian Sargeant in this year’s final, triumphing 8-1 at Taffs Well Social Club.

In lifting the trophy, Page added his name to a list of winners which includes former world champions Ray Reardon and Terry Griffiths.

Current professionals Ryan Day, Michael White and Jamie Jones are also among those to have won the title in the past, and Page will be hoping to join them on the main tour

before too long.

Page reached the Welsh amateur final following victories over Dale Hughes, Dylan Emery, Chris Collins, Elfed Evans and Darren Morgan.

He opened up with a break of 53 to secure the first frame of the showdown with Sargeant, and then enjoyed a run of 67 to make it 2-0.

His heavy scoring continued in the third, Page getting in first with 32 and then registering 54 after snookering his opponent.

A clever safety shot in frame four paved the way for another 54 from Page, giving him a 4-0 lead inside 50 minutes.

The resulting interval appeared to initially benefit Sargeant as he finally got on the board at the end of a scrappy fifth.

Sargeant had the first chance of frame six but broke down on 16, before Page compiled the highest break of the day with an excellent 73.

The seventh was the last of the afternoon session and it went the youngster’s way once again, with Page edging it on the pink.

The evening session began with Sargeant giving himself some hope thanks to a run of 31.

But when he couldn’t go any further, Page stepped in to move to within one of the title courtesy of a 68 break.

It looked as if Page would have to wait to clinch the win when Sargeant break of 45 put him 51-7 ahead in frame nine.

However, a superb clearance from Page followed, with the teenager playing a great cannon and sublime positional shots to free up one of the remaining reds.

He clinched the match, and a break of 49, by potting the final black to make it 8-1 in the best-of-15 frame clash.

“I played well,” said Page. “I scored really well and didn’t give him much.

“I lost in the semi-final last year so it was nice to get to the final and win this year.

“People said Ian Preece or Paul Dawkins might have been the youngest to win it but I think they were 17.

“Most of the players who have won it have gone on to do well so that’s a good sign.”

While still at school, Page, then 15, reached the third round of the Welsh Open in 2017 having accepted a wildcard from World Snooker.

He also played in this year's tournament and made it to round two but lost to former world champion Stuart Bingham.