Snooker

Whites to meet in Shanghai qualifying

Michael White set up a third-round clash with his namesake Jimmy as qualifying for the Shanghai Masters continued in Sheffield.

 
Whites to meet  - SnookerReuters
 

The world number 45 downed veteran Tony Drago 5-4 on the second day of action at the World Snooker Academy and will now play Jimmy White, ranked three places below him, for a place in the fourth round.

Rod Lawler stormed into the next round with a 5-1 thumping of Liu Chuang while Mark Joyce saw off Kurt Maflin 5-2.

Qualifying runs from Tuesday to Friday, with eight places on the flight to China up for grabs at the end of four rounds of play.

Round two results:

Dechawat Poomjaeng 0-5 Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon

Yu De Lu 3-5 Scott Donaldson

James Wattana 2-5 Aditya Mehta

Andy Hicks 5-1 Luca Brecel

Michael White 5-4 Tony Drago

Alan McManus 4-5 Ian Burns

Passakorn Suwannawat 3-5 Liam Highfield

Li Yan 4-5 David Grace

David Gilbert 5-2 Robbie Williams

Alfie Burden 5-3 Ben Judge

Barry Pinches 5-4 Fraser Patrick

Liu Chuang 1-5 Rod Lawler

Peter Lines 2-5 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh

Jimmy Robertson 5-4 Tian Pengfei

Mark Joyce 5-2 Kurt Maflin

Adam Duffy 1-5 Cao Yupeng

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