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Welsh Open Qualifiers 2013 Live Scores and Schedule of Play

Jamie Shaw in Welsh Open Qualifiers

Who will reach the main stage of the Welsh Open next week? (credit: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Who will reach the main stage of the Welsh Open next week? (credit: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

The 2013 Welsh Open is underway, with the qualifying rounds taking place in Sheffield this weekend, keep up to date with all the latest fixtures and results here.

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As with the recent German Masters, won by Ali Carter, this year’s Welsh Open will offer a snippet of things to come, with a flat 128 draw format, featuring the majority of players having to battle through qualifying rounds in order to reach the first round proper.

This year has seen a significant shake-up to the structure of the tournament, in that there are only two qualifying rounds instead of the traditional four – not to mention the fact that members of the top 16 are to play in one of those qualifying rounds themselves.

This has led to criticism from some circles of the elite bracket, but is a regime that will be enforced fully from next season onwards, and offers the chance for some lower ranked players to play in front of the television cameras in a major ranking event.

Ding Junhui is the defending champion and his second round qualifier is one of eight that have been held back to be contested at the venue, with the winners entering the first round proper.

Among those in qualifying action behind closed doors in Sheffield this weekend include: 2010 World Champion – Neil Robertson, 2005 World Champion Shaun Murphy, Premier League winner Stuart Bingham and newly crowned German Masters Champion – Ali Carter.

Legends Jimmy White, Steve Davis and Ken Doherty will also take to the baize in an attempt to secure their qualification, while a host of fresh Asian talent and emerging youngsters are also in action.

The qualifying stages run from February 6-9 at the World Snooker Academy in Sheffield, with all matches played over the best of seven frames and selected games from each session streamed live online.

A selection of eight second round qualifying ties have been held back to be contested at the venue on Monday February 11.

BetVictor Welsh Open Qualifiers 2013 Schedule

Wednesday February 6

Round One

6pm

Ben Woollaston 2-4 Dechawat Poomjaeng

Dave Harold 2-4 Aditya Mehta

Thursday February 7

Round One

10am

Jamie Jones 1-4 Passakorn Suwannawat

Barry Pinches 4-1 Simon Bedford

Gerard Greene 4-3 David Grace

Luca Brecel 1-4 Sam Baird

Michael White 2-4 Paul Davison

Liu Chuang 4-2 Chen Zhe

2.30pm

Andy Hicks 3-4 Duane Jones

Jack Lisowski 1-4 Ian Burns

Yu Delu 0-4 Craig Steadman

Matthew Selt 4-1 Jordan Brown

Cao Yupeng 2-4 Martin O’Donnell

Xiao Guodong 3-4 Justin Astley

7pm

David Gilbert 4-0 Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon

Rory McLeod 2-4 Gareth Allen

Mike Dunn 4-1 Liam Highfield

James Wattana 3-4 Daniel Wells

Adam Duffy 4-2 Mohamed Khairy

Anthony McGill 1-4 Michael Wasley

Friday February 8

Round One

10am

Rod Lawler 4-3 Li Yan

Nigel Bond 4-1 Joel Walker

Peter Lines 1-4 Pankaj Advani

Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 4-3 Michael Leslie

Mark Joyce 4-1 Tian Pengfei

Anthony Hamilton 4-1 Sean O’Sullivan

2.30pm

Liang Wenbo 4-0 Tony Drago

Alfie Burden 4-3 Scott Donaldson

Jimmy White 2-4 Zhang Anda

Alan McManus 4-2 Jamie O’Neill

Jimmy Robertson 4-3 Robbie Williams

Steve Davis 4-2 Kurt Maflin

Round Two

7pm

Mark King 4-0 Aditya Mehta

Marco Fu 4-1 Passakorn Suwannawat

Mark Allen 4-2 Barry Pinches

Martin Gould 3-4 Sam Baird

Robert Milkins 4-2 Paul Davison

Jamie Cope 0-4 Ian Burns

Saturday February 9

Round Two

10am

Craig Steadman 4-1 Jamie Burnett

Tom Ford 4-0 Justin Astley

Neil Robertson 4-3 Duane Jones

Stuart Bingham 4-2 Matthew Selt

Ricky Walden 4-2 Martin O’Donnell

Ali Carter 2-4 Gerard Greene

2.30pm

Ken Doherty 4-0 David Gilbert

Andrew Higginson 4-0 Adam Duffy

Mark Davis 2-4 Michael Wasley

Graeme Dott 4-1 Rod Lawler

Fergal O’Brien 4-1 Nigel Bond

Peter Ebdon 3-4 Pankaj Advani

7pm

Shaun Murphy 4-2 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh

Stephen Maguire 4-3 Mark Joyce

Marcus Campbell 1-4 Anthony Hamilton

Barry Hawkins 4-1 Zhang Anda

Michael Holt 0-4 Alan McManus

Joe Perry 4-1 Jimmy Robertson

Monday February 11 – Matches held at the venue

Round Two

10.30am

Ding Junhui v Dechawat Poomjaeng

Ryan Day v Liang Wenbo

1.30pm

Mark Williams v Liu Chuang

John Higgins v Gareth Allen

3pm

Matthew Stevens v Alfie Burden

Mark Selby v Steve Davis

7pm

Judd Trump v Mike Dunn

Dominic Dale v Daniel Wells