Ryan Thomerson (pictured below) ended the hopes of howeveryoulikebreak.comsponsored player Sean Maddocks with an excellent 4-1 victory. Thomerson put in a clinical display clearing up from 50 behind twice to lead 3-1 then stroking in a sublime break of 74 to wrap up victory. Thomerson spoke to howeveryoulikebreak.com reporter Curtis Braithwaite after the match and said ” Sean beat me in q school last year so it’s nice to get some revenge, He’s a really talented player and i knew i had to be fully focused to get over the line and I’m delighted with the way i played today and if i can repeat that over the next two days i’ve got a great chance of qualifying”.
Former ranking event finalist Matthew Couch (pictured below) won a titanic battle 4-3 against former tour player Zang Yong to keep his tour hopes alive. Couch has always been a solid match player but he also bought his scoring game to the table today stroking in breaks of 54, 71 and 80 on route to victory and will be a tough nut to crack due to his experience. Couch is desperate to get his tour card back to give himself a crack at snooker’s top table again.
Zak Surety (pictured below) produced a solid performance on route to a 4-2 victory over Chinese star Pang Junxu. Surety is a talented player with a good temperament and definitely improved over the last few year’s. This victory over Pang will do wonders for Surety’s confidence and he is now only 4 wins away from realising his childhood dream of becoming a professional snooker player.
There were also good wins for experienced trio Paul Davison, Peter Lines and Robin Hull all pictured below.
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