TEENAGE snooker star Jackson Page is set to see his dream of playing professionally become a reality.

The 17-year-old from Ebbw Vale will be offered a guaranteed two-year spell on World Snooker’s main tour following victory at the EBSA European Under-21 Championship in Eilat, Israel.

Page, the reigning Welsh amateur champion who practices with cwm cueman Mark Williams, also won the European under-18 title in 2017 and 2018.

Moving to the pro tour with the likes of Williams, Ronnie O’Sullivan and Judd Trump is the next step for a player who has already achieved so much at such a young age.

Page burst onto the scene when he reached the third round of the Welsh Open in 2017 aged just 15, while later that year he gave O’Sullivan a scare in the UK Championship before losing 6-3.

The youngster topped his group in Israel after winning all three round-robin fixtures and progressed to the knockouts as one of the top seeds.

There he continued his relentless assault on the championship by eliminating Germany’s Richard Wienold, Hungarian Attila Horváth and Englishman Hamim Hussain without dropping a frame.

Ireland’s Aaron Hill, the player who has just succeeded Page as European under-18 champion, was up next for the Welshman in the semi-finals.

Another whitewash followed which meant Page had reached the final with the loss of just one frame during the whole event.

His opponent in the final was fellow 17-year-old Ross Bulman, who had also advanced through the tournament undefeated, securing his berth in the final with 4-2 defeat of Wales’ Dylan Emery.

Page settled down well in the final, opening a 3-0 lead with breaks of 63 and 65.

He looked poised to take frame four, but a gutsy clearance to the pink by Bulman gave him hope.

However, normal service was resumed after the interval and a run of 57 followed by a superb 102 completed a 5-1 win.

Page had also made the tournament’s highest break – 129 – during his last 16 match.

In winning the tournament, Page followed in the footsteps of Mark Allen, Michael White and Luca Brecel.

While Page is the first winner of the event from Wales since it was rebranded from under-19 to under-21 in 2011.

As the European Billiards and Snooker Federation is a member of the World Snooker Federation, he will be offered a guaranteed two-year professional main tour card for the 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons.