HE MAY not be a household name but snooker ace Ian Carter is certainly adding to his growing reputation on the local Leamington circuit after a remarkable record-breaking season.
Carter reached five competition finals during 2013/14 which could possibly be the first time that has been achieved in the Leamington and District Billiards and Snooker Association (LDBSA).
Although he narrowly failed to defend his EJ Riley Singles title against Adam Ashley, he managed to win the Fred Cowell Cup for the second time in three years and he did it in style, producing some inspired play to claw back a significant handicap to beat Paul Petrie in the final.
Along with his playing partner, Gordon Milling, the Pairs Cup was his third final and second win with the duo beating Kelvin Handley and Mark Hanlon who are two of the Premier division’s winning Nelson team.
Away from snooker, Carter also impressed once again at billiards where despite having won all three competitions in the previous campaign, he found himself only able to defend the Camkin Cup and Kenilworth Trophy.
In both finals he met Chris Hudson who put up an excellent resistance to win the Camkin Cup, but could not hold out to Carters’ unrelenting potting in the Kenilworth Trophy.
His success does not end there. Along the way to five finals he set a record for the number of 30+ breaks in a season after accumulating an astonishing 51 breaks including one century.