Worldsnooker has today published this information:
Rhys Clark has withdrawn from next week’s Betway UK Championship for medical reasons and has been replaced by Jackson Page in the draw.
Clark was due to face five-time UK Champion Ronnie O’Sullivan in the opening round at the York Barbican on Thursday November 30 at 7.30pm. Page replaces him directly so the amateur will now face O’Sullivan on the same date and time.
Allowing Page to replace Clark in the draw is in line with the new Tournament Withdrawal procedure introduced on the 30 August 2017, for more details click here
Ebbw Vale’s 16-year-old Page reached the last 32 of last season’s Welsh Open while competing as an amateur. In May he was the leading player in the Q School ranking list who didn’t gain a tour card.
Tickets for the Betway UK Championship are still available – for details click here.
Certainly a more difficult opponent than Rhys Clark for Ronnie, but he might actually prefer that. Mismatches are not his thing.
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Ronnie’s a bit miffed on Twitter about not getting a walkover. He also has an amusing new “manifesto” about Trainergate…
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