World Open (the qualifiers) - Day 1

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Day One
The first day of the Haikou World Open qualifiers made its debut with no more than two proud members of the Pink Army (aka. OnQ Promotions) surviving the battles of cue and two little, but very eager to win, Chinese players that booked themselves a place in Round Two.

Sam Baird, the 23-year-old lad from Uffculme got to defeat Belgium's Luca Brecel 5-3, while Andrew Norman hammered Paul Davison 5-1 to set a snooker meeting with a pink army comrade, Jimmy Robertson tomorrow in the after-noon.

Still, there were two pink soldiers who didn't make it, Adam Wicheard being one of them. Although he was very close to the finish line, leading David Morris 4-2, the Irishman found the strength to pull back one frame at a time and force the decider, decider that he won fair and square, 5-4.
Also, Andrew Pagett got no "thai massage" from Dechawat Poomjaeng, but a dreadful defeat of 5-2, hence accompanying Wicheard home.

China's Tian Pengfei cashed a very tense and close snooker battle against Stuart Carrington by 5-4, while Yu Delu defeated his fellow-country, Cao Yupeng 5-2 to book himself a place in Round Two.

The Indian Aditya Mehta obtained a 5-3 against Q School Event Three graduate, David Grace, while Adam Duffy started his qualifying journey with a 5-2 result over a not so lucky Lucky Vatnani.

Below you can check Day One list of results:

1 David Morris 5-4 Adam Wicheard
2 Sam Baird 5-3 Luca Brecel
3 Sam Craigie 5-2 Daniel Wells
4 Tian Pengfei 5-4 Stuart Carrington
5 David Grace 3-5 Aditya Mehta

6 Andrew Norman 5-1 Paul Davison
7 Yu DeLu 5-2 Cao Yupeng
8 Andrew Pagett 2-5 Dechawat Poomjaeng
9 Adam Duffy 5-2 Lucky Vatnani

Tomorrow’s match schedule:

10 Tony Drago v. David Morris
11 David Gilbert v. Passakorn Suwannawat
12 Liu Chuang v. Sam Baird
13 Barry Pinches v. Sam Craigie
14 Peter Lines v. Ian McCulloch
15 Xiao Guodong v. Alfie Burden

16 Dave Harold v. Rod Lawler
17 Adrian Gunnell v. Tian Pengfei
18 Michael White v. Aditya Mehta
19 Anthony McGill v. Joe Swail
20 Jimmy Robertson v. Andrew Norman

21 Andy Hicks v. Yu Delu
22 Mark Joyce v. Kurt Maflin
23 Ben Woollaston v. Liam Highfield
24 Liu Song v. Dechawat Poomjaeng
25 James Wattana v. Adam Duffy

The lads can be seen online at: