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World Snooker Championship 2024: Stuart Bingham, Jack Lisowski and Stephen Maguire qualify for Crucible


Former World Championship winner Stuart Bingham secured his place on the 2024 occasion with a tense 10-8 win over Louis Heathcote within the final qualifying spherical.

Bingham, the 2015 winner, has slipped to twenty ninth on the planet rankings and needed to combat again from 7-6 and 8-7 behind.

Jack Lisowski defeated Matthew Stevens 10-3, whereas Scotland’s Stephen Maguire beat China’s Yuan Sijun 10-6.

Wales’ Jak Jones, a quarter-finalist in 2023, received eight frames in a row in his 10-4 victory over China’s Zhou Yuelong.

Veteran Dominic Dale, 52, reached the Crucible for the primary time in 10 years with a 10-8 triumph towards China’s He Guoqiang, however 51-year-old Mark Davis was crushed in a deciding body, dropping an all-English tie 10-9 to 2013 semi-finalist Ricky Walden.

“I am astounded really,” stated Wales’ Dale. “I did not really feel nervous nevertheless it had been so lengthy since I performed a match of this magnitude.

“I could not have dreamed at my age of ever getting there. It’s a must to play so many matches to qualify and I puzzled if I used to be succesful sufficient, however tonight I used to be.”

Elsewhere, England’s Robbie Williams beat compatriot and world quantity 20 Chris Wakelin 10-9, whereas China’s Lyu Haotian defeated England’s Jenson Kendrick 10-7.

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