Ng On Yee, last year’s World Ladies Champion, saw her Betfred World Championship qualifying bid end with a 10-1 defeat against Peter Lines.
Hong Kong’s On Yee was invited into the draw after capturing her first world crown in 2015, but she was no match for Leeds cueman Lines in the opening qualifying round at Ponds Forge in Sheffield.
World number 69 Lines build a 9-0 lead in the first session on Wednesday with top breaks of 60, 76, 142, 52 and 69. One Yee at least avoided the whitewash by taking the first frame today on the colours. But Lines secured victory in the next to set up a meeting with Michael Holt, who beat Michael Wild 10-6.
Robert Milkins cruised to a 10-3 win over Ka Wai Cheung with a top break of 103.