Ukraine’s Iulian Boiko eased through to round three of Q School event three with a 4-0 win over Gary Miller in Sheffield.
Boiko was relegated from the circuit following the recent World Championship. He turned professional two years ago when he was runner-up to Ashley Hugill at the 2020 WSF Open. The talented 16-year-old from Kiev showed flashes of his potential during his time on the circuit, but ultimately didn’t do enough to retain his professional status.
Next up for Boiko is a tough assignment against fellow former tour member Billy Castle, who defeated Jamie Curtis-Barrett 4-0 this evening.
Thailand’s Sunny Akani booked his place in the third round with a 4-1 win over Scotland’s Chris Totten. He now faces Callum Beresford, who scored a shock 4-3 win over Peter Devlin.
Norway’s Kurt Maflin beat Jason Wright 4-1 to progress, while Farakh Ajaib defeated Fergal Quinn by the same scoreline.
The last four professional tour cards will go to the four semi-finalists in event three, which runs until Thursday.