On Yee Ng made a 77 in beating Heikki Niva (Finland) by 4-2. Rebecca Kenna was beaten 4-0 by Paul Davison, but the score isn’t telling the whole story: every frame was extremely hard-fought and very close. Bex was praised both by her opponent and people who watched the match. Despite losing in round 1 in both events so far, she is taking a lot of positives from her Q-School experience. If she plays in the Challenge Tour this season I expect her to further improve.
Si Jiahui (16), Mateusz Baranowski (21 – Poland), Luke Pinches (17), Louis Heathcote (21) , Brian Cini (22 – Malta), Florian Nuessle (17 – Austria), Ka Wai Cheung (20 – HK), Andres Petrov (22 – Estonia) and Rodion Judin (21 – Latvia) were the young players, never being professional before, who won yesterday. What’s good to see as well is how many of those are non-British/Irish. Rodion Judin played at incredible speed: his AST was 15 sec 18! Beware Theppy!
Luke Pinches, who withdrew from event 1, having to sit an A-level exam, was back at the table and with a win as well.
Round 1 concludes today. Reanne Evans will be in action in the first session. Round 2 starts at 11:30 (UK time).