Sean fights back

After a first round exit in event 1 Sean O’Sullivan (pictured below) made it 2 wins from 2 and is now only 4 matches away from regaining his tour card. O’Sullivan competed well in the safety department against the experienced Matthew Couch and was delighted with his performance. Sean spoke to reporter Curtis Braithwaite after the match and said “It’s such a come down from the main tour but I’m just trying to block it out and really focus. I threw my match away in the first event losing from 3-1 up so my chances are slim on the order of merit so i’ve got to qualify outright but i’m just taking one match at a time and staying focused”.

George Pragnell (picture below) kept his good form going with an excellent 4-0 victory over Hamza Akbar. Pragnell fired in breaks of 70 and 83 on route to victory and will prove a tough nut to crack on the evidence of this solid performance.

Former world amateur champion Ian Preece (pictured below) played some excellent snooker in his 4-2 victory over Ashley Hugill. Preece a very talented amateur has slowly begun to show what a fine player he is and stroked in two excellent breaks of 71 and 106 on route to victory and he’ll be hoping to regain his tour card after a year away from snooker’s top table


Michael Collumb (picture below) bounced back from event 1 misery with a commanding 4-0 victory over Barry Pinches’s conqueror Omar Alajlani. Collumb is a very talented player on his day and if he can keep his match nerves under control the likeable Scotsman has every chance of claiming his tour card.