Ross Muir has taken an early lead on the Q Tour rankings after victory in Event 1 on Sunday in England.
The Scot compiled a high break of 107 en route to a 5-2 triumph against George Pragnall at the North East Snooker Centre.
Muir won six matches in total during the weekend, which began with a 3-1 defeat of countryman Michael Collumb.
Successes against Tyler Rees and Leo Fernandez followed as Muir reached the quarter-finals of a Q Tour event for the first time.
In the last eight, the 26 year-old contributed a run of 68 in hammering Jamie Curtis-Barrett 4-0 and scored a 102 in his 4-1 last-four defeat of Rory McLeod.
Muir saved his best snooker for the final itself, when he tallied four breaks above 50 including the ton to see off the challenge of England’s Pragnall.
Having earned £2,500 in prize money for his exploits in North Shields, Muir goes straight to the top of the Q Tour Order of Merit standings.
The top-ranked competitor on the amateur circuit at the end of the 2022/23 season will be awarded with a two-year professional card.
Muir previously competed on the WST Main Tour as a professional player between 2013 and 2019, reaching the last 16 of several tournaments in that period.
The players ranked from second through to 17th on the Q Tour standings will enter a play-off tournament for a second pro ticket.
Sean O’Sullivan and Julien Leclercq graduated from the second tier to the Main Tour after the 2021/22 campaign.
For this term, there will be six tournaments in total with a total prize fund of £72,000 across the series.
Q Tour Event 2 is scheduled for September 16th to September 18th at the Castle Snooker Club in Brighton.Meanwhile, there are opportunities to bet on sports like snooker and sign-up bonuses for online casino tournaments at New Zealand Casinos.
Q Tour Event 1
Ross Muir 4-0 Jamie Curtis-Barrett
Rory McLeod 4-2 Eden Sharav
George Pragnall 4-0 Stan Moody
Luke Simmonds 4-1 Billy Castle
Ross Muir 4-1 Rory McLeod
George Pragnall 4-2 Luke Simmonds
Ross Muir 5-2 George Pragnall
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