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World Snooker Championship 2024: Wilson in management in opposition to Dale

Former World Championship runner-up Kyren Wilson was in spectacular type as he stormed into an 8-1 first-round lead in opposition to Welsh veteran Dominic Dale on Tuesday.

Twelfth seed Wilson produced an excellent efficiency with breaks of 52, 75, 123, 96, 50, 77 and 73 to solely want two extra frames when the match resumes on Wednesday morning.

Dale, 52, is the oldest participant at this 12 months’s competitors and taking part in on the Crucible for the primary time in 10 years.

He did have one second to savour although, successful his solitary body with an excellent 120 clearance.

Wilson, a overwhelmed finalist in 2020, shall be assured of advancing although with Joe O’Connor, who beat four-time champion Mark Selby, ready within the final 16.

England’s Jack Lisowski, seventeenth on this planet and who solely narrowly missed out on robotically qualifying for the match, holds a 5-4 benefit following a high-quality session in opposition to 2016 finalist Ding Junhui.

The Chinese language participant took the primary two frames with breaks of 127 and 60, earlier than Lisowski responded with efforts of 71 and 91 to attract degree.

The excessive normal continued after the mid-session interval with Ding hitting a break of 98, just for Lisowski to take the subsequent to make it 3-3.

One other glorious break of 90 from Ding gave him a 4-3 benefit, however Lisowski claimed the subsequent two, aided by runs of 69 and 67, to take the session.

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