China’s He Guaqiang and India’s Ishpreet Singh Chadha both booked a place on the World Snooker Tour for the first time by coming through the final round of Asia-Oceania Q School event two on Monday.
Both players will join the pro circuit for the 2023/24 and 2024/25 seasons.
On the final day in Bangkok, 22-year-old He came from 3-1 down to beat Wang Yuchen 4-3. In a high quality contest, Wang made breaks of 84, 124 and 82 to lead 3-1 only for He to take the last three frames with a top run of 77.
“From 3-1 down, I knew I had to play well to have a chance of coming back,” said He, who was awarded the trophy by Mr Suntorn Jarumon, President of Billiard Sports Association of Thailand and his board members. “I just concentrated and played without putting too much pressure on myself and it worked.”
Mumbai’s 27-year-old Singh will will join fellow Indian cueman Himanshu Jain on the pro circuit. Having won five matches to reach the final round in Bangkok, he beating Hon Man Chau 4-0 with top breaks of 68 and 106.
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