Michael Holt took a positive step towards securing a return to the main tour after winning Q Tour Event 2 on Sunday in Stockholm.
The Hitman, a former ranking event champion, beat Liam Davies 5-2 in the final of the amateur competition in Sweden.
Holt was a professional player for 25 years before his unexpected relegation from the World Snooker Tour in 2022.
Q Tour offers the 45 year-old a route back to the big-time, with the top-ranked player at the end of the season gaining a two-year pro card.
A further three places will be up for grabs through the Q Tour Playoffs – for which qualification is also based on the rankings.
After receiving a bye for his first match in the last 64, Holt orchestrated victories over Chang Yu Kiu and Craig Steadman to reach the quarter-finals.
Routine triumphs over Daniel Womersley and Alfie Davies helped the Englishman through to the title decider.
Holt then compiled breaks of 91 and 70 to see off Welshman Liam Davies, who narrowly missed out on making it back-to-back successes on the Q Tour.
The teenager beat Craig Steadman to win Q Tour Event 1 at the end of August.
The third tournament of the 2023/24 campaign is scheduled for October 20th to 22nd in Germany.
Q Tour Event 2
Liam Davies 4-3 Florian Nuessle
Anton Kowalski 4-1 Sean McAllister
Alfie Davies 4-1 Peter Lines
Michael Holt 4-0 Daniel Womersley
Liam Davies 4-0 Anton Kowalski
Michael Holt 4-1 Alfie Davies
Michael Holt 5-2 Liam Davies
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