Thepchaiya Un-Nooh edged out Jordan Brown 4-3 in an exciting contest to reach the final stages of the BetVictor Scottish Open in Edinburgh.
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Former Shoot Out champion Un-Nooh trailed three times, but eventually came out on top as he earned a spot in the last 64. Thailand’s Un-Nooh made a break of 104 in the fourth frame for 2-2, then Brown took the fifth with a run of 64. Northern Ireland’s Brown had match-winning chances in frame six, but Un-Nooh took it on the final pink to set up the decider, before making an excellent 84.
Hossein Vafaei benefitted from a stroke of luck in the sixth frame during a 4-3 win over Ian Burns. Leading 3-2, Burns potted the green to go 24 points ahead, only to snooker himself on the brown. He hit the brown but the cue ball went in-off, handing Vafaei a lifeline. The Iranian cueman cleared for 3-3 and went on to win the decider.
Michael White top scored with 91 in a 4-2 win over Andy Hicks while Noppon Saengkham won a Thai derby against Mink Nutcharut 4-1, compiling runs of 80, 71 and 73.
Chang Bingyu made a 104 in a 4-1 defeat of Alexander Ursenbacher while Martin Gould pulled away from 2-2 to beat Adam Duffy 4-2.