Brecel stays alive in Wuxi qualifying

Brecel stays alive in Wuxi qualifying
By Eurosport

07/06/2012 at 08:57Updated 07/06/2012 at 09:03

Young star Luca Brecel's chances of qualifying for the Wuxi Classic remain alive after a narrow 5-4 win over Dechawat Poomjaeng in Sheffield.

The 17-year-old Belgian will now meet Jamie Burnett in the third of four qualifying rounds at the World Snooker Academy as players compete for a spot at the first ranking event of the season.

Sixteen players will progress from Sheffield to the tournament in China, which takes place at the end of June.

Joining proceedings at Thursday's third round stage will be the likes of Jimmy White, Steve Davis, Alan McManus and Matthew Selt.

The fourth and final round plays out on Friday.

Round two results:

Jimmy Robertson 5-0 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh

James Wattana 1-5 Aditya Mehta

Simon Bedford 5-0 Chen Zhe

Adam Duffy 3-5 Tony Drago

Dechawat Poomjaeng 4-5 Luca Brecel

Mark Joyce 5-3 Fraser Patrick

Michael White 5-3 Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon

Yu De Lu 4-5 Rod Lawler

Barry Pinches 5-0 Tian Pengfei

Alfie Burden 5-3 Martin O'Donnell

Li Yan 5-2 Adrian Gunnell

David Gilbert 5-3 Paul Davison

Passakorn Suwannawat 5-1 Michael Wasley

Andy Hicks 1-5 Kurt Maflin

Liu Chuang 5-4 Craig Steadman

Peter Lines 5-4 Joel Walker