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Eight More Turn Pro Via Q-School

Q-School 2 has ended with eight additional players earning their Main Tour cards in Burton for the next two seasons.

Michael Georgiou Welsh Open 2015

Georgiou won the World Under-21 Championship in 2007 – photo courtesy of Monique Limbos.

Michael Georgiou immediately returns despite failing to break into the top 64 in the world rankings before the end of the last campaign.

The Cypriot, who previously competed under the English flag, beat Craig Steadman 4-1.

Steadman, though, will also bounce back straight away having topped the Order of Merit for frames won across both Q-School tournaments.

All four players who automatically sealed their berth via the second event have experienced professional life on the circuit before.

John Astley ended veteran Peter Lines’ tenure as a pro after a 4-0 whitewash while Maltese Alex Borg is back after a year as an amateur following a 4-2 success over Alexander Ursenbacher.

Welshman David John, a twice European champion, returns to the professional scene for the first time in 13 years after a 4-1 triumph over Zak Surety.

The three players to join Steadman from the Order of Merit are Adam Duffy, Ian Preece and Jamie Barrett.

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