English duo Liam Pullen and Stan Moody will go head to head in the final of the 2023 WSF Junior Championship in Australia on Friday, with the winner to receive a two-year World Snooker Tour card.
Pullen made a 143 during his 4-2 quarter-final win over Nattanapong Chaikul, the highest break ever in a World Snooker Federation event. The 17-year-old from Wigginton near York went on to beat Filips Kalnins 4-1 in the semi-finals.
Moody, who is also from North Yorkshire, saw off Jake Crofts 4-0 in the quarter-finals before edging out Iulian Boiko 4-3 in the semis. Former tour pro Boiko had earlier beaten highly-rated Welshman Liam Davies 4-3 in the last eight thanks to a break of 88 in the deciding frame.
Last year, Moody hit the headlines when he won a match in the BetVictor Shoot Out at the age of 15, and he now hopes to secure a tour card for the first time.
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The main WSF Championship then runs from February 4-11.
Group Stage Draw
Knockout Draw (to follow)
The format for both competitions is as follows:
All group matches will be the best of 5 frames.
The top two players in each group will progress to the knockout rounds
All knockout rounds up to and including the semi-finals will be the best of 7 frames.
The final will be the best of 9 frames.