QSP: Event One News

With the inaugural Q School set to be held later this year in order to determine 12 main tour spots for next season, those at the Southwest Snooker Academy are this weekend staging the first event of their Q School Preparation series in order to give those likely to be involved some all-important match practice and for top four at the end of the series, £1,000 to cover their Q School entry fees. Click below for information from day one…

To view all the results from today as the quarter-final line-up was decided, please click here.

Looking at the line-up for tomorrow, the only current professional involved to make it through was Kyren Wilson who defeated Kishan Hirani, Andrew Milliard and Lewis Calcutt for the loss of just one frame. He also notched up the highest break of the day (122) and will now meet Scot Fraser Patrick who was last on the tour back in 2007/08 and had impressive wins against Leo Fernandez and Lee Page today.

Also through is Sam Baird, a professional during the 2009/10 season who will be hoping to bounce back after a year away and had good results today against Chris Norbury, Sam Harvey and current professional Jamie O’Neill. His next opponent will be Rhydian Richards, conqueror of another current professional Adam Wicheard as well as Team Snookerbacker’s leading man, Allan Taylor.

Heading out of the tournament were Welsh professional Jak Jones, PSB blogger Michael Wasley and the man who was this week handed the final wildcard into the German Masters, Daniel Wells. Through to what should be an interesting last eight tie though are Alex Davies and Mitchell Mann.