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Liam Pullen – ‘The goal is the Crucible’


Liam Pullen is hoping to finish his rookie season as an expert in type by qualifying for the World Snooker Championship.

The 18 year-old, who reached the final 32 of the Worldwide Championship in Tianjin final November, beat Anton Kazakov 10-3 within the first spherical of the World Championship qualifiers on Wednesday.

Pullen, final 12 months’s WSF Junior Open runner-up, made six half-century contributions to comprehensively beat his Ukrainian opponent on the English Institute of Sport.

Within the subsequent spherical, the Englishman will face buddy Sanderson Lam in a repeat of their showdown on the World Championship qualifiers in 2023.

“I’m very happy in the long run,” world quantity 98 Liam Pullen advised the World Snooker Tour.

“I used to be a bit aggravated with how I completed off – a bit nervy. However general, I believe I performed fairly good.”

“When it goes extra scrappy, it makes the photographs much more vital. Within the Worlds, it’s such large cash and rating factors extra importantly for me for the time being.

“I believe I’m stepping into the precise route. I’ve clearly not achieved in addition to I might have favored [this season], however that’s a snooker participant I suppose.

“The second in Tianjin was most likely the very best, however I believe since then I’ve had a few good runs.

“I misplaced to some good gamers within the final half of the season, and clearly in case you don’t have begin within the qualifiers initially of the season, it will get powerful in direction of the tip.

“With me and Sanderson, he beat me final 12 months. There have been no arduous emotions from my aspect. Sanderson’s the kind of one that wouldn’t maintain a grudge if I received, or if he received once more.

“It’s clearly not excellent, I’d moderately play another person. However it’s what it’s, isn’t it?

“The goal is the Crucible, for anybody actually. It’s powerful, you simply need to carry on enjoying, and now I’ve received my first recreation, I can attempt to get into the competitors.

“I can see if I can play some great things, which is the goal.”

Elsewhere on day three, there have been large victories for Alfie Burden and Ashley Carty – the English duo beating Rebecca Kenna and Liam Graham respectively.

Gao Yang and Peter Strains defied their beginner statuses to inflict 10-6 defeats on Ishpreet Singh Chadha and Mohamed Ibrahim.

Mohammed Shehab, who will turn into an expert subsequent season after his promotion from the Q Tour, additionally superior due to a 10-6 win over Stan Moody.

Peng Yisong progressed to the second spherical with a 10-5 conquer Manasawin Phetmalaikul, whereas Rod Lawler outlasted Gong Chenzhi 10-7.

Jimmy White, in the meantime, has his work lower out for him if he’s to keep up his aspirations of reaching the Crucible for the primary time since 2006.

The Whirlwind trails Liu Hongyu 7-2 after their opening session, with the match amongst a number of to renew on Thursday.


World Snooker Championship qualifiers draw

All matches are the very best of 19 frames performed throughout two classes.
Scorelines in italics point out the tip of the primary session.

Qualifier 1

Route R1
Instances
R2
Instances
R3
Instances
R4
Instances
1 Jimmy White
w/o
Martin Gould
Jimmy White
2-7
Liu Hongyu
Winner
vs
Jack Lisowski
Winner route 1
vs
Winner route 2
2 Ryan Thomerson
3-10
Liam Davies
Liam Davies
2-7
Jimmy Robertson
Winner
vs
Matthew Stevens

Qualifier 2

Route R1
Instances
R2
Instances
R3
Instances
R4
Instances
3 Ian Burns
10-1
Dean Younger
Ian Burns
7-2
Mark Joyce
Winner
vs
Ricky Walden
Winner route 3
vs
Winner route 4
4 Andy Lee
9-10
Andrew Pagett
Andrew Pagett
1-8
Mark Davis
Winner
vs
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh

Qualifier 3

Route R1
Instances
R2
Instances
R3
Instances
R4
Instances
5 Rory Thor
10-2
Hamza Ilyas
Rory Thor
3-3
David Grace
Winner
vs
Dominic Dale
Winner route 5
vs
Winner route 6
6 Ross Muir
10-9
Cheung Ka Wai
Ross Muir
5-4
He Guoqiang
Winner
vs
Anthony McGill

Qualifier 4

Route R1
Instances
R2
Instances
R3
Instances
R4
Instances
7 Alfie Burden
10-1
Rebecca Kenna
Alfie Burden
vs
Xu Si
Winner
vs
Jamie Jones
Winner route 7
vs
Winner route 8
8 Ishpreet Singh Chadha
6-10
Gao Yang
Gao Yang
vs
Zak Surety
Winner
vs
Neil Robertson

Qualifier 5

Route R1
Instances
R2
Instances
R3
Instances
R4
Instances
9 Sean O’Sullivan
8-10
Bulscu Revesz
Bulscu Revesz
vs
James Cahill
Winner
vs
Zhou Yuelong
Winner route 9
vs
Winner route 10
10 Andres Petrov
10-1
Ahmed Elsayed
Andres Petrov
vs
Jamie Clarke
Winner
vs
Jak Jones

Qualifier 6

Route R1
Instances
R2
Instances
R3
Instances
R4
Instances
11 Adam Duffy
10-5
Mink Nutcharut
Adam Duffy
vs
Ashley Hugill
Winner
vs
Stephen Maguire
Winner route 11
vs
Winner route 12
12 Andrew Higginson
10-7
Duane Jones
Andrew Higginson
vs
Michael White
Winner
vs
Yuan Sijun

Qualifier 7

Route R1
Instances
R2
Instances
R3
Instances
R4
Instances
13 Louis Heathcote
10-4
Oliver Sykes
Louis Heathcote
vs
Oliver Strains
Winner
vs
Elliot Slessor
Winner route 13
vs
Winner route 14
14 Stuart Carrington
10-5
Himanshu Jain
Stuart Carrington
vs
Liam Highfield
Winner
vs
Stuart Bingham

Qualifier 8

Route R1
Instances
R2
Instances
R3
Instances
R4
Instances
15 Alexander Ursenbacher
10-0
Iulian Boiko
Alexander Ursenbacher
vs
Anthony Hamilton
Winner
vs
Robbie Williams
Winner route 15
vs
Winner route 16
16 Allan Taylor
10-6
Vladislav Gradinari
Allan Taylor
vs
Lukas Kleckers
Winner
vs
Chris Wakelin

Qualifier 9

Route R1
Instances
R2
Instances
R3
Instances
R4
Instances
17 Marco Fu
10-1
Baipat Siripaporn
Marco Fu
vs
Ken Doherty
Winner
vs
Hossein Vafaei
Winner route 17
vs
Winner route 18
18 Jiang Jun
10-6
Amir Sarkhosh
Jiang Jun
vs
Fan Zhengyi
Winner
vs
Sam Craigie

Qualifier 10

Route R1
Instances
R2
Instances
R3
Instances
R4
Instances
19 Hammad Miah
2-10
Haydon Pinhey
Haydon Pinhey
vs
Julien Leclercq
Winner
vs
Joe O’Connor
Winner route 19
vs
Winner route 20
20 Daniel Womersley
w/o
Muhammad Asif
Daniel Womersley
vs
Aaron Hill
Winner
vs
Matthew Selt

Qualifier 11

Route R1
Instances
R2
Instances
R3
Instances
R4
Instances
21 Ma Hailong
10-1
Victor Sarkis
Ma Hailong
vs
Martin O’Donnell
Winner
vs
Cao Yupeng
Winner route 21
vs
Winner route 22
22 Oliver Brown
10-0
Reanne Evans
Oliver Brown
vs
Dylan Emery
Winner
vs
Pang Junxu

Qualifier 12

Route R1
Instances
R2
Instances
R3
Instances
R4
Instances
23 Fergal O’Brien
8-10
Mostafa Dorgham
Mostafa Dorgham
vs
Graeme Dott
Winner
vs
Jackson Web page
Winner route 23
vs
Winner route 24
24 Lengthy Zehuang
10-1
Sydney Wilson
Lengthy Zehuang
vs
Andy Hicks
Winner
vs
Noppon Saengkham

Qualifier 13

Route R1
Instances
R2
Instances
R3
Instances
R4
Instances
25 Rod Lawler
10-7
Gong Chenzhi
Rod Lawler
vs
Ben Mertens
Winner
vs
Si Jiahui
Winner route 25
vs
Winner route 26
26 Stan Moody
6-10
Mohamed Shehab
Mohamed Shebab
vs
Tian Pengfei
Winner
vs
Wu Yize

Qualifier 14

Route R1
Instances
R2
Instances
R3
Instances
R4
Instances
27 Xing Zihao
10-6
Michael Holt
Xing Zihao
3-6
Daniel Wells
Winner
vs
Lyu Haotian
Winner route 27
vs
Winner route 28
28 Jenson Kendrick
10-7
Bai Yulu
Jenson Hendrick
7-2
Ben Woollaston
Winner
vs
Jordan Brown

Qualifier 15

Route R1
Instances
R2
Instances
R3
Instances
R4
Instances
29 Liam Pullen
10-3
Anton Kazakov
Liam Pullen
vs
Sanderson Lam
Winner
vs
Xiao Guodong
Winner route 29
vs
Winner route 30
30 Peng Yisong
10-5
Manasawin Phetmalaikul
Peng Yisong
vs
David Lilley
Winner
vs
David Gilbert

Qualifier 16

Route R1
Instances
R2
Instances
R3
Instances
R4
Instances
31 Mohamed Ibrabim
6-10
Peter Strains
Peter Strains
vs
Scott Donaldson
Winner
vs
Joe Perry
Winner route 31
vs
Winner route 32
32 Ashley Carty
10-4
Liam Graham
Ashley Carty
vs
John Astley
Winner
vs
Ryan Day

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