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Si Starts Season Strongly

Si Jiahui and James Cahill progressed to Winners’ Week at the BetVictor Championship League Snooker – Ranking Edition at the Morningside Arena, Leicester live on Viaplay Xtra in the UK, and broadcasters worldwide including Viaplay in Scandinavia, the Baltics, Poland, and the Netherlands and Table 2 live on Matchroom.Live globally.

China’s Si, who showed his potential at the World Championship by reaching the semi-finals, opened the day with a 3-1 win over Haydon Pinhey, before a 2-2 draw with Mohamed Ibrahim. Meanwhile, Mark Joyce also drew 2-2 with Ibrahim then beat Pinhey 3-0, which meant he only needed a draw in the last match of the day. But Si dominated that crunch contest, winning 3-0 to seal top spot in Group 25.

Cahill’s progression in Group 20 was far from straightforward as the Blackpool cueist beat Andres Petrov 3-0 but then lost by the same scoreline to Sydney Wilson. Matthew Selt beat Petrov and Wilson 3-0 which meant he needed only one more frame in his last match. But Cahill ground out an impressive 3-0 success to snatch top spot from Selt.

Cahill said: “I am just glad to get through. I’ve got a new cue, my coach told me to change it. There are certain shots I am still learning and trying to find some confidence with. You line up and then you see a potting angle but it doesn’t always pay off. It’s the case of playing some more matches and getting used to the cue a bit more.”

Noppon Saengkham enters in Group 19 on Monday, 10 July with Mark Davis, Jenson Kendrick and Ross Muir live on Viaplay Xtra in the UK and Ireland. Table 2 action is available worldwide on Matchroom.Live and the Matchroom Multi Sport YouTube where Group 1 sees Michael Holt, Alfie Burden, Rod Lawler and Scott Donaldson take to the baize.

Watch BetVictor Championship League Snooker – Ranking Edition on Viaplay Xtra – FreeView in the UK and Ireland. Those in Scandinavia, the Baltics, Netherlands, and Poland can watch live on Viaplay whilst Matchroom.Live is available to those without a broadcaster. See where to watch here.

The BetVictor Championship League Snooker – Ranking Edition carries a first prize of Β£33,000 and the winner also securing a spot in the 2023 Champion of Champions set to take place in Bolton from November 13-19 live on ITV.

Secure your tickets for the 2023 Champion of Champions from Β£15 here with the likes of Ronnie O’Sullivan, Judd Trump, Mark Allen and Mark Selby already qualified.