CBSA Qualifiers 2021: Event One Results

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Wu Yize and Zhang Jiankang will compete on the World Snooker Tour next season after the pair became the first players to qualify through the first of two qualification events held this week at the CBSA-WPBSA Academy in Beijing.

Organised by the Chinese Billiards and Snooker Association (CBSA), the events will see four players progress to earn two-year professional tour cards for the 2021/22 and 2022/23 seasons.

Zhang Jiankang earned his place following a 4-0 victory against Deng Haohui and will return to the World Snooker Tour a year after he was relegated at the end of the 2019/20 season. The 22-year-old previously reached the last 16 of the 2019 Scottish Open and achieved a highest ranking of 85th position.

Talented youngster Wu Yize will join turn professional for the first time following a 4-1 win against Pa Ruke. Aged just 17, Yu reached the semi-finals of the WSF Junior Open in January 2020, narrowly losing 4-3 to eventual champion Gao Yang.

In 2019, he competed as a wildcard at the International Championship, narrowly losing 6-5 to four-time world champion John Higgins. He made his debut at the Betfred World Championship as a WPBSA qualifier and defeated professionals Ashley Hugill and Robbie Williams, before losing to former Masters champion Alan McManus.

The second event will run from 14-16 April, with two further professional places to be won.