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Stephen Hendry Fails in Scottish Open Bid

The Scot will not feature at the venue stages in Llandudno later this year.

Stephen Hendry was thumped 4-0 by Allan Taylor in the qualifying stage for the Scottish Open at the Metrodome in Barnsley on Monday.

The seven-time world champion, who won his English Open preliminary contest last week, was never in the running on this occasion as his opponent reeled off breaks of 60, 59, and 71.



Hendry would have been hoping to compete in the Scottish Open especially considering it’s his home event on the Main Tour calendar, with a trophy that already bears his name in recognition of the achievements he has made in the game – albeit this year’s edition again has to take place outside Scotland.

Hendry wasn’t the only former world champion to bow out as countryman Graeme Dott also suffered a heavy reverse, losing 4-1 to Dublin’s Michael Judge.

The latter was in fine form, compiling a brace of century breaks in addition to a run of 84 for a resounding success that represented his first since returning to the professional circuit this summer.

Elsewhere, Ryan Day came from a snookers-required stage to pip Lyu Haotian in a dramatic decider on the black by a single point.

Former China Championship winner Luca Brecel overcame pal Alexander Ursenbacher with a 4-1 scoreline that was matched in Joe Perry’s defeat of Andrew Pagett.

In a battle between two up-and-coming talents, Jackson Page of Wales held off a late rally from Aaron Hill to prevail in a 4-2 victory.

Matthew Selt edged past Ashley Hugill in a deciding-frame thriller while Gao Yang won the last four frames to beat Peter Devlin 4-1.

On Tuesday, the actions continues with Ricky Walden, Martin Gould, and Jordan Brown among those set to enter the fray.

The Scottish Open proper won’t take place until December, with the top 16 in the world rankings entering in the same round of 128 at the venue itself.

Live coverage continues on Eurosport and via the Matchroom.Live streaming service.

Click here to view the draw (Times: CET)

Featured photo credit: WST



One Comment

  1. Stephen Hendry’s loss came a big surprise to me.

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