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Live Snooker on Thursday April 11: World Championship Qualifiers 2019 Day Two preview and order of play

Jamie Shaw in Qualifiers 10 Apr 2019
Glasgow's Anthony McGill looks on (credit:Richard Sellers/PA Archive/PA Images)

A clutch of former ranking event winners begin their quests to reach The Crucible on the second day of qualifying action at the English Institute of Sport on Thursday.

The opening day of action saw the favourites comfortably progress past the first hurdle, including the likes of Thepchaiya Un-Nooh, Peter Ebdon and Yan Bingtao.

A number of established names will be hoping to follow in their footsteps, with Wednesday afternoon's matches being played to a conclusion, as well as the completion on Thursday morning's ties later in the evening.

Former UK Championship finalist Liang Wenbo looks to utilise his vast experience in a bid to overcome Egypt's Basem Eltahhan - who has failed to win a single match this season.

Ricky Walden, World Championship semi-finalist in 2013, faces a tricky test against London's Alfie Burden - a player aiming to reach The Crucible for the first time since 1998.

Former Shoot-Out champion Anthony McGill, quarter-finalist on his Crucible debut in 2015, starts out against Yorkshire's Ashley Hugill, while eight-time qualifier Robert Milkins meets 39-year-old amateur Luke Simmonds. 

Former UK Championship semi-finalist David Grace, who secured his spot here via the Challenge Tour ranking list, faces a gruelling task against the methodical former ranking event winner Rory McLeod.

Two-time quarter-finalist Dominic Dale is up against Scotland's Chris Totten, while Chinese starlet Zhou Yuelong takes on Finland's Robin Hull - a three-time qualifier.

Championship League winner Martin Gould requires just one more frame to complete a 10-0 demolition of Egypt's Mostafa Dorgham, while emerging star Zhao Xintong is just two frames away from dispatching amateur newcomer Adam Lilley.

A clutch of ties, however, remain evenly-poised heading into the final session, including Gary Wilson's clash with Sanderson Lam as the pair resume locked level at four apiece.

Indian Open champion Matthew Selt came through a tricky opening session 6-3 up on Welsh youngster Dylan Emery, while James Cahill produced a remarkable showing which included three centuries as he stormed 7-2 ahead of Andrew Higginson.

Thailand's Noppon Saengkham is looking to press home a comfortable 7-2 lead over Poland's Adam Stefanow, while Iran's Hossein Vafaei will aim to shrug off the challenge of former qualifier Zhang Anda.

Former German Masters champion Anthony Hamilton and former world number three James Wattana could have some way to go in their contest, with Hamilton leading just 5-2.

The action gets underway from 10am BST, with all matches to be contested over the best of 19 frames. First sessions will consist of a maximum of nine frames.
 

World Snooker Championship Qualifiers 2019 Schedule


*Denotes second session

Thursday April 11

Round One

10am & 7pm
Dominic Dale v Chris Totten
Liang Wenbo v Basem Eltahhan
Rory McLeod v David Grace
Sunny Akani v Chen Zifan
Robert Milkins v Luke Simmonds
Duane Jones v Kishan H Hirani
Anthony McGill v Ashley Hugill
Ricky Walden v Alfie Burden
Eden Sharav v David Lilley
Zhou Yuelong v Robin Hull
Liam Highfield v Hammad Miah

2.30pm*
Gary Wilson [4-4] Sanderson Lam
Daniel Wells [5-4] Jamie Clarke
Hossein Vafaei [5-4] Zhang Anda
Gerard Greene [4-5] Aaron Hill
Martin Gould [9-0] Mostafa Dorgham
Andrew Higginson [2-7] James Cahill
Anthony Hamilton [5-2] James Wattana
Matthew Selt [6-3] Dylan Emery
Zhao Xintong [8-1] Adam Lilley
Noppon Saengkham [7-2] Adam Stefanow


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