The Riga Masters 2019 qualifiers continued in Ponds Forge. Here are the results worth noting:
Rookie professional, Brandon Saergent, who qualified for the main tour via the Challenge Tour, won his first match as a professional: he beat Ashley Carty by 4-2.
Adam Stefanow, Alexander Ursenbacher and Luckas Kleckers both won as well, boosting mainland Europe representation in Riga. Adam beat Michael White by 4-0, which is by certainly a good encouraging result. Michael White could be in danger of dropping off te tour this season – quite incredibly.
Jack Lisowski is one of the top 16 player who was in action yesterday and he beat David Lilley by 4-2. David certain didn’t make it easy for him.
Dominic Dale – who will be fighting for his pro status this season – lost by 4-3 to Craig Steadman, despite scoring a 141 that is – for now – the tournament high break.
Liam Highfield beat Stephen Maguire by 4-2. A bit of a surprise although some top players are very rusty this early in the season. Graeme Dott survived Robbie Williams challenge (4-3).
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh came from behind to beat Eden Sharav by 4-3; Theppy made two centuries during the match, one being a 147 attempt (he missed the last red with the rest).