Rod Lawler, the player who saw the day-light about 40 years ago in Liverpool is no stranger from playing next and with the heavy names in the snooker industry, but his rakings and last season results, found him out side the big league, so he needed to get back to school.
He came very close to the finish-line during the Q School Event One, when he lost by 4-3 to Ian Burns in the quarter-finals and got a very ugly start during the second event, losing 4-0 to Michael Wild. Still, he managed to put himself together and win the last battle.
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The 22-year-old lad representing the On Q Promotions' Pink Army, Michael Wasley has changed his status from being an amateur to being a professional and he almost did it at the end of Q School Event Two, it he hadn’t lost by 4-3 to Daniel Wells.
However, he was decided not to waste his last chance, so during the last event he started by taking down Christopher Keogan, Australia's Vinnie Calabrese, James Cahill and Allan Taylor by 4-2, while his last opponent, Fraser Patrick received the 4-3 knock-out.
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A 4-1 scoreline by playing Shaun Wilkes opened the road, while another 4-1 against Adrian Ridley, a 4-3 by facing Adam Wicheard and John Sutton and a decisive 4-0 against Justin Astley were securing him a two-year stay in the Main Tour.
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The 25 year-old who back in 2010 won the Paul Hunter English Open tournament had a very similar evolution with Joel Walker during the first two Q School events, but also saved the best for last.
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So, after three events that kept the boys busy for the almost three weeks, the draw looks something like this:
Event One: Martin O'Donnell, Ian Burns, Chen Zhe and Sam Baird
Event Two: Daniel Wells, Jamie O'Neill, Paul Davison and Sean O'Sullivan
Event Three: Rod Lawler, Michael Wasley, Joel Walker and Robbie Williams