World Open Q. - Day 1

03:22:00 Ramona Dragomir 0 Comments

Forza Brazil! :)
The first day of the World Open Q. was a quiet one. From 24 matches, only 7 ended with a 3-2 scoreline. Still the tension and the drama were, as usual, in the air, here at Sheffield Academy.

Since, the qualifying rounds for World Open offer the chance to play in Scotland to the amateurs players also, we didn’t have many spectacular century breaks yesterday (not that`s a rule or something). Only the Thai Thepchaiya Un-Nooh hit a 115 break in the match against lady’s world champion Reanne Evans, who one more time saw her dream crashed, for she was defeated 3-1.
And since we are visiting the ex- Kingdom of Siam, I have to mention Thanawat Tirapaipongboon who won over John Witty 3-0, but also Noppon Saengkham who beat prodigy-boy and current European Champ, Luca Brecel 3-1.

The match between Jak Jones and Joe Jorgia, ended 3-1, in favour of Joe, who now can almost smell the sweet air of Scotland.
Jack Lisowski, the runner-up from the PTC 3 event beat Ryan Causton 3-1 and Andrew Pagett lost the last frame to Kuldesh Johal (3-2).

A happy day for Brazil though, for Igor Figueiredo won over the Chinese Liu Chuang 3-2. Igor is on fire lately and has worked hard to come to this performance. He is a very talented and ambitious snooker player and to be honest I really wish him to win and go to Glasgow in September, for he deserves it. :)

Here, you have the latest results.

And since yesterday was “Thailand this and Thailand that”, I leave you with this song :P See you tomorrow for a more exciting day, hopefully :)