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Joe Perry and Jordan Brown Qualify

There are only two more spots available in the second phase of the competition.

Joe Perry and Jordan Brown were the latest competitors to qualify from the first-round group stages of the Championship League in Milton Keynes.

Perry compiled a brace of century breaks as he topped Group 29 ahead of Elliot Slessor and Steven Hallworth.

All three players finished on six points courtesy of a 2-1 win-loss record – as Poland’s Kacper Filipiak failed to get off the mark at all.

Perry’s superior frame difference of plus-four proved to be the defining factor despite losing his last round-robin encounter to Slessor on Sunday.

Brown, meanwhile, continued the form from this summer that saw him emerge from the preliminaries and compete at the Crucible during the recent World Championship in Sheffield.

The Northern Irishman beat Stuart Carrington 3-0 before sealing what proved to be a pivotal draw with Group 20 favourite Yan Bingtao.

Brown’s close 3-1 triumph over Michael White at the end of the day’s play ensured that he finished ahead of Yan with seven points and an unbeaten record.

Jordan Brown will slot into Group E of the last 32 alongside Ken Doherty, Xiao Guodong, and Thepchaiya Un-Nooh.

Perry will feature in Group H with Mark Davis and two other qualifiers who will be determined after Monday’s session.

Indeed, after a long 16-day process, the second-round field of 32 will finally be complete with those who finish first in Groups 31 and 32.

Ronnie O’Sullivan was scheduled to participate in the latter group, but the world champion has opted to withdraw and his place has instead been taken by amateur John Astley.

The last 32 will subsequently continue at the end of the month in what is the third edition of the Championship League this year, when a winner will ultimately be crowned.

Live coverage is on Matchroom.Live and FreeSports.

Click here to view the full draw (Times: CET)

Featured photo credit: CLSnooker

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