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English Open qualifying draw and schedule

Snooker at the Morningside Arena will continue for another three days with the qualifying stage of the English Open draw.

The preliminary phase of the Wuhan Open has just finished at the same venue in Leicester.

But there’s more qualifying action to come between Wednesday and Friday, as the build up to the opening Home Nations event of the season begins.

The matches taking place over the next few days are effectively first-round fixtures from the round of 128.

As usual, a number of games mostly involving the higher-profile players have been held over to the venue stages next month.

All of the top 16 from the world rankings, including Ronnie O’Sullivan and Luca Brecel, have had their encounters deferred to Brentwood.

Reigning English Open champion Mark Selby and this season’s two ranking event winners Shaun Murphy and Barry Hawkins have similarly had their matches held over.

Although not a member of the top 16, Elliot Slessor will play his tie at the Brentwood Centre too as he awaits the winner of the pre-qualifying showdown between amateur wildcards Ryan Davies and Bradley Cowdroy.

For the remaining pros on the main tour, they’ll be hoping to safely negotiate their English Open qualifying tests in the draw this week.

Among those scheduled to feature are 2018 champion Stuart Bingham and 2019 runner-up David Gilbert.

Live coverage is available on discovery+ in Europe and Matchroom.Live in other territories (other than China).

Matches in the English Open qualifiers draw will take place over the best of seven frames.

This year’s tournament, which is sponsored by betting company BetVictor, boasts a total prize fund of £427,000 and a top prize worth £80,000.

English Open qualifying draw and schedule

(Times in BST)

Wednesday, September 6

He Guoqiang 4-2 Andy Lee
Jiang Jun 0-4 Julien Leclercq
Si Jiahui 4-3 Alexander Ursenbacher
Zhou Yuelong 4-2 Ben Woollaston

Peng Yisong 1-4 Graeme Dott
Ishpreet Singh 0-4 Wu Yize
Gary Wilson 4-3 Pang Junxu
Fan Zhengyi 4-1 Andres Petrov

Thor Chuan Leong 4-1 Louis Heathcote
Hossein Vafaei 4-0 Liam Graham
John Astley 2-4 Martin Gould
Sam Craigie 0-4 Michael White

Joe Perry 1-4 Mark Davis
Jimmy Robertson 4-0 Reanne Evans
Rod Lawler 3-4 Hammad Miah
Mark Joyce 3-4 Lukas Kleckers

Thursday, September 7th

David Lilley 4-1 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
Mink Nutcharut 0-4 Cao Yupeng
Long Zehuang 3-4 Scott Donaldson
Zhang Anda 4-0 Ben Mertens

Victor Sarkis 1-4 Adam Duffy
Ken Doherty 0-4 Jackson Page
Stephen Hendry 0-4 Fergal O’Brien
Chris Wakelin 4-1 Lyu Haotian

Stephen Maguire 4-3 Daniel Wells
Allan Taylor 4-3 Jak Jones
Anthony McGill 4-1 Himanshu Jain
Ahmed Aly Elsayed 0-4 Liam Pullen

David Gilbert 4-1 Dean Young
Matthew Selt 4-2 Alfie Burden
Ryan Thomerson 1-4 Andrew Higginson
Mohamed Ibrahim 0-4 Andy Hicks

Friday, September 8th

Tom Ford 4-3 Xu Si
Aaron Hill 0-4 Yuan Sijun
Xiao Guodong 4-1 Tian Pengfei
Baipat Siripaporn 3-4 Muhammad Asif

James Cahill 4-2 Manasawin Phetmalaikul
Ricky Walden 4-0 Jordan Brown
Noppon Saengkham 2-4 Dylan Emery
Zak Surety 1-4 Oliver Brown

Liam Highfield 1-4 Martin O’Donnell
Stuart Carrington 4-0 Anton Kazakov
Jamie Jones 4-1 Ross Muir
Ashley Carty 2-4 David Grace

Stuart Bingham 1-4 Jenson Kendrick
Jimmy White 2-4 Joe O’Connor
Dominic Dale 4-1 Rebecca Kenna

Held over fixtures

Monday, October 2nd

Round of 128
Mark Selby vs Xing Zihao
Ryan Day vs Ashley Hugill
John Higgins vs Marco Fu
Kyren Wilson vs Oliver Lines
Judd Trump vs Sean O’Sullivan
Robert Milkins vs Robbie Williams
Barry Hawkins vs Anthony Hamilton
Mark Allen vs Mostafa Dorgham
Ronnie O’Sullivan vs Andrew Pagett
Jack Lisowski vs Matthew Stevens
Elliot Slessor vs Davies/Cowdroy
Ali Carter vs Jamie Clarke
Neil Robertson vs Sanderson Lam
Shaun Murphy vs Liu Hongyu
Mark Williams vs Ian Burns
Ding Junhui vs Ma Hailong
Luca Brecel vs Stan Moody

Round of 130
Ryan Davies vs Bradley Cowdroy

Featured photo credit: WST

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  1. Good stuff

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