Ursenbacher forced to withdraw from CLS because of travel issues…

This was published by WST today

Alexander Ursenbacher has pulled out of the Matchroom.Live Championship League due to travel problems.

Switzerland’s top player Ursenbacher was due to play in Group Eight in Milton Keynes on Saturday June 6th, but was unable to arrange travel to the UK so has decided to withdraw.

He has been directly replaced in the draw by Thor Chuan Leong. Click here for the updated match schedule.

The tournament runs from June 1st to 11th. Fans can watch it from anywhere in the world – for details click here.

Unfortunately this might happen to many “international” players whenever the World Qualifiers take place, provided they do take place. Even if nobody gets relegated this time, it might be a heavy handicap for those who would be in danger of relegation next season, or with a lot of points to defend, especially as the season is likely to be a “lighter” one, with less events than usual in recent years.

One thought on “Ursenbacher forced to withdraw from CLS because of travel issues…

  1. Yes possibly the situation will be better by the time of the World qualifiers. It’s still quite surprising that Arnie Ursenbacher couldn’t get here, with quite a lot of notice. But this upcoming ‘Covid Classic’ isn’t such a high priority.

    Rory Thor is based in Sheffield, ranked just below Jackson Page. I hope there are several more reserves lined up just in case – there were quite a few players who entered, but weren’t ranked high enough.

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