Luca Brecel's Best Long Pots | 2023 Cazoo World Championship

White Fades To Greene

Gerard Greene

Gerard Greene

Jimmy White’s hopes of reaching the Crucible for the first time since 2006 were dashed as he lost 10-9 to Gerard Greene in the first qualifying round of the Betfred World Championship.

Six-time Crucible runner-up White came from 7-6 down to lead 9-7, but he scored just 30 points in the last three frames as Greene took them all.

Zhoa Xintong

Zhao Xintong

China’s promising teenager Zhao Xintong came from 6-2 down to beat Rod Lawler 10-9, winning the decider 58-24.

Norway’s Kurt Maflin edged out Sanderson Lam 10-8 with a vital brown to black clearance in the 18th frame. Thailand’s in-form Noppon Saengkham knocked in three centuries in a 10-6 defeat of Michael Georgiou.

Ryan Day made three centuries and six more breaks over 50 in a 10-2 thrashing of Daniel Wells while Jimmy Robertson whitewashed Tyler Rees 10-0 with a top break of 118. Two time world finalist Matthew Stevens eased to a 10-2 win over Josh Boileau.

China’s Li Hang passed up the chance for a 147, which could earn an £8,500 bonus, when he missed the final yellow on 120 against Lyu Chenwei, though Li went on to win 10-8.

Shanghai Masters champion Kyren Wilson saw off Jason Weston 10-3 while two-time Crucible semi-finalist Alan McManus beat Michael Wasley 10-5.

Ken Doherty came from 3-1 down to beat beat Andy Hicks 10-6 with a top break of 109 while another former World Champion, Graeme Dott, pulled away from 7-7 to beat Brandon Sargeant 10-8.