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List of English Open qualifiers results

The English Open qualifiers concluded on Friday with the last results completed at the Morningside Arena in Leicester.

The biggest shock of the three-day preliminary stage came at the very end of the final evening session of play.

Jenson Kendrick sensationally secured his maiden victory on the World Snooker Tour as a professional player.

The 2022 Q School graduate stunned former English Open champion Stuart Bingham with a 4-1 scoreline.

It undoubtedly represented the most eye-catching upset, although several other higher-ranked players were caught out as well.

Joe Perry’s struggles continued with a 4-1 reverse against Mark Davis, while World Championship quarter-finalist Jak Jones lost to Allan Taylor.

There were unexpected reverses for Thai duo Noppon Saengkham and Thepchaiya Un-Nooh.

Saengkham’s strong start to the 2023/24 season was abruptly halted following a 4-2 loss to Dylan Emery.

Un-Nooh, meanwhile, could only manage one frame as he was accounted for by David Lilley.

A lot of familiar names safely made it through to the venue stages in Brentwood next month, however.

There were positive results at the English Open qualifiers for the likes of Hossein Vafeai, Gary Wilson, and Anthony McGill.

David Gilbert, a runner-up in the ranking event four years ago, qualified with a 4-1 triumph over Dean Young.

Former world champion Graeme Dott and his fellow Scotsman Stephen Maguire safely advanced, and there were wins elsewhere for Ricky Walden, Zhou Yuelong, and Si Jiahui.

There was disappointment, though, for fans of legends Stephen Hendry and Jimmy White, who were downed by Fergal O’Brien and Joe O’Connor respectively.

The top 16 from the world rankings had their round-of-128 fixtures held over to the Brentwood Centre in October.

The likes of reigning English Open champion Mark Selby, world number one Ronnie O’Sullivan, and world champion Luca Brecel will enter the fray then.

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

English Open qualifiers results

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

One Comment

  1. Stephen Henry continues to flounder, Jimmy White’s renaissance from last season hasn’t carried over at all to this season and Ken Doherty has apparently suggested that this will be his last season: this could be a swansong season for several famous players.

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