An 11-year-old snooker player from the Isle of Wight has achieved something many adult players can only dream of after he passed the major milestone of a first half-century snooker break.

Yarmouth’s Noah Gartell, who plays at Chandlers Ford Snooker Club near Southampton, put together a well-controlled run of 60 in his match against Toby Phillips in the Eastleigh & District Under-19 League.

It was met with a round of applause from the other players, who had stopped on nearby tables as news spread of a sizable break in the offing.

Tim Dunkley, Noah’s World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association coach, said: “I could hear Toby counting aloud and watched from about 20 onwards, and I was pleased that his mum, Mel, saw the landmark moment.

“It is quite remarkable what Noah has achieved since he joined us in February last year. He made his highest competitive break of 11 that first day!”

Noah, who attends Ryde School with Upper Chine and practices at The Ryde Club, leads the Cuestars Under-21 Bronze Tour rankings.

He won the first leg in Salisbury and lost in the quarter-finals in Coulsdon, south London.

Next up is the third leg of ten in Chandler’s Ford on November 5, the fourth leg in Woking on December 3 and the qualifying tournament for the PowerGlide English Under-14 Championship in Chandlers Ford on December 17.