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Live Snooker on Wednesday October 10: International Championship Qualifiers Day Two preview and order of play

Jamie Shaw in Qualifiers 9 Oct 2018
Jimmy White returns to action (credit:Tim Goode/PA Archive/PA Images)

The qualifying phase of the 2018 International Championship continues in Barnsley on Wednesday as a clutch of big names aim to book their place in the main event.

All main tour professionals are required to win one qualifying match in order to book a place in the seventh ranking event of the season, which runs from October 28 to November 4 and offers a lucrative total prize fund of £775,000.

Joe Perry makes a swift return to action after finishing runner-up in the European Masters in Belgium on Sunday as he takes on Harvey Chandler - who has enjoyed a fine debut season on the tour, notably reaching the Last 32 of the World Open.

Two veterans of the baize collide as six-time world finalist Jimmy White takes on former Masters finalist Fergal O'Brien.

White, 56, is bidding to end a run of four consecutive defeats in ranking competition, while Ireland's O'Brien looks to recapture the form which led him to the Last 16 of the World Open, defeating the likes of Zhao Xintong and Luca Brecel along the way.

The last meeting between the two players came in the 2005 World Championship, with 'The Whirlwind' claiming a 10-5 victory in Round One at The Crucible.

Former UK Champion Stephen Maguire, who continues to hold down the world number 16 spot, looks to safely overcome Welshman Duane Jones in the first of three sessions.

Stephen Maguire plays a shot (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
Former Masters Champion and World Championship semi-finalist Alan McManus faces Welsh youngster Jamie Clarke - who is yet to win a match in ranking competition this season.

Martin Gould, who has slipped to 30th in the world rankings, takes on world number 73 Zhang Yong, while former Indian Open and Paul Hunter Classic champion Michael White faces 18-year-old Luo Honghao.

Gibraltar Open winner Ryan Day looks to safely advance to the Last 64 at the expense of his fellow Welshman Lee Walker - a semi-finalist at the Gibraltar Open back in March.

World number 14 Marco Fu is up against Germany's Simon Lichtenberg - who qualified for the World Open earlier this season courtesy of a win over Ken Doherty in the qualifying round.

Michael Holt aims to bounce back from successive qualifying round exits by dispatching 22-year-old Joe O'Connor, while 2013 World Championship semi-finalist Ricky Walden meets former Indian Open quarter-finalist David Lilley.

Former Shanghai Masters champion Dominic Dale takes on Eden Sharav, while Crucible qualifier Chris Wakelin plays Malaysia's Thor Chuan Leong.

Yuan Sijun, quarter-finalist at the recent China Championship, looks to continue his fine start to the season when he faces Robbie Williams - who reached the Last Eight of this competition 12 months ago.

Multiple ranking event semi-finalist Robert Milkins, meanwhile, takes on Hong Kong's Andy Lee - who has recorded just one win so far this season.

The action gets underway from 9.30am BST, with all matches to be contested over the best of 11 frames.


China Championship 2018 Match Schedule


Wednesday October 10

9.30am
3 Robert Milkins v Andy Lee
10 Joe Perry v Harvey Chandler
15 Robbie Williams v Yuan SiJun
24 Chris Wakelin v Thor Chuan Leong
60 Stephen Maguire v Duane Jones

2.30pm
19 Martin Gould v Zhang Yong
25 Fergal O'Brien v Jimmy White
28 Ryan Day v Lee Walker
31 Alan McManus v Jamie Clarke
38 Dominic Dale v Eden Sharav

7.30pm
21 Marco Fu v Simon Lichtenberg
29 Michael Holt v Joe O'Connor
30 Michael White v Luo Honghao
51 Ricky Walden v David Lilley


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