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World Snooker Championship 2024 outcomes: Jak Jones beats Zhang Anda, Mark Selby trails Joe O’Connor

4-time world champion Mark Selby is in peril of a shock first-round exit after Crucible debutant Joe O’Connor moved right into a commanding 7-2 lead.

O’Connor, thirtieth on the planet, solely wants three frames to achieve the final 16 when the match resumes on Monday.

It might be one other large shock after 2023 champion Luca Brecel misplaced to David Gilbert in a serious upset on Saturday.

Elsewhere, Welsh qualifier Jak Jones produced an excellent efficiency to defeat China’s eleventh seed Zhang Anda 10-4.

Jones, a quarter-finalist final yr, is ranked forty fourth on the planet and needed to battle by two qualifying rounds, along with his win which means two seeded gamers have been knocked out in two accomplished matches.

“We each most likely suffered from nerves a bit, he missed a number of balls and that may get on prime of you however I am simply completely happy to get by,” mentioned Jones.

“I would not say I felt comfy. I’ve solely performed one [tournament] match within the final two months however in a best-of-19 you may get some sharpness and match apply.”

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