The second of three events at Q School 2020 got underway on Tuesday and Wednesday, and following completion of the preliminary and first rounds, the 64 players who will return later in the week for the conclusion are now known.
Bouncing back after defeats in the opening event were Craig Steadman, Oliver Lines and Chen Feilong; the recently relegated trio will hope they can secure one of the four professional tour cards awarded to the semi-finalists on Saturday evening. Former Shoot Out champion Michael Georgiou – was also eliminated in event one – received a bye to the latter stages here.
Fan Zhengyi, Hammad Miah, Thor Chuan Leong, Sam Baird, Lee Walker, Simon Lichtenberg and former top 16 star Michael White are all still 100% this week; after qualifying for the last 64 of event one, they repeated the trick for event two with further victories in Sheffield.
Through in event one, John Astley and Alfie Burden have both lost a life here after losing to Miah and Zak Surety respectively, meanwhile Harvey Chandler and Kishan Hirani each have one last opportunity in event three for an immediate tour return.
Tasting his first action of the week at the English Institute of Sport was Wales’ Jamie Jones. The two-time ranking event semi-finalist saw off the experienced Patrick Wallace 3-1 to advance.
There will be plenty of international representation on Saturday, where the match lengths are extended to the best of seven frames throughout. This includes several European youngsters, China’s Wu Yize and Australia’s Ryan Thomerson.
View updated results for each Q School event.