Mark Allen continued his reign of the Northern Ireland Open after narrowly winning his round of 32 match on Wednesday in Belfast.
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It was the last day of action in the preliminaries for the third ranking event of the 2021/22 snooker season.
It was a mixed day for the marquee players as the action resumed at the Marshall Arena.
The tournament looks set to conclude as it has done in each of the past two seasons.
Four players inside and four players outside the top 16 in the world rankings remain in the hunt for glory.
Liang Wenbo moved a step closer to returning to the Crucible for the upcoming World Championship after a 10-0 defeat of Basem Eltahhan in the qualifiers on Thursday.
It only took a couple of days but the decision has been rightly taken to alter the snooker Challenge Tour changes.
The 2019/20 Challenge Tour will introduce a new play-off system with two coveted spots again set to be awarded onto the professional Main Tour.
Four Chinese players have reached the last 16 of the 2019 Gibraltar Open after the professionals entered the fray on Friday.
English duo Brandon Sargeant and David Grace are set to secure Main Tour places after sealing the top two spots on snooker’s Challenge Tour.