Sam Craigie qualified for the final stages of the BetVictor English Open by beating former World Champion Graeme Dott 4-3 in a superb match which featured two centuries and five more breaks over 50.
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So far this season, Craigie has won all three of his BetVictor Home Nations Series first round matches by a 4-3 scoreline, and can look forward to a trip to Brentwood in Essex in December.
Dott took the opening frame with a run of 68 then Craigie responded with 112 and 100 to lead 2-1. A run of 54 saw Dott level the match, before Craigie took a 57-minute fifth frame, helped by a break of 56. Larkhall’s Dott made a 77 for 3-3 but Craigie, from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, dominated the decider with runs of 54 and 34.
Anthony McGill also scored an impressive 4-3 success, coming from 3-1 down to beat David Grace thanks to breaks of 76, 82 and 66 in the last three frames.
Ricky Walden top scored with 103 in a 4-1 defeat of Bai Langning while David Gilbert made breaks of 75, 83 and 132 in a 4-2 win over Mohamed Ibrahim. BetVictor Welsh Open champion Joe Perry suffered a 4-1 defeat against Cao Yupeng.
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