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Crafty Ken Through After Carter Drama

Ken Doherty won the deciding frame on the final black to beat Ali Carter 4-3 and qualify for the final stages of the BetVictor Scottish Open.

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Despite turning 52 this month, world number 73 Doherty remains competitive on the pro tour, and his victory over Carter – ranked 51 places higher – puts him through to the televised phase of the tournament in Llandudno in December.

Carter led 2-0  and 3-2, making breaks of 53, 66, 50 and 69. Irishman Doherty made 74 to level at 3-3, then in the decider he came from 67-40 down to clear from the last red and clinch a fine victory.

Women’s World Champion Reanne Evans suffered a 4-2 defeat against Mitchell Mann. From 2-1 down, Evans took the fourth frame and then built a handy lead in the fifth with a break of 44. But Mann fought back to take that frame on the colours before sealing the result in the sixth.

Chang Bingyu top scored with 109 in a 4-1 win over Jimmy White, while Hammad Miah came from 3-2 down to edge out Ashley Carter 4-3.