The quarter-finals line-up for the second UK/Europe WPBSA Q Tour event of the 2023/24 campaign is now complete following two busy and exciting days at the Snookerhallen in the Swedish capital city of Stockholm.
There is a youthful and cosmopolitan feeling to the top half of the draw with all the players aged 23 or under and representing different nations.
Welsh teenager Liam Davies is looking to become the first player in Q Tour history to win back-to-back events following his success at the season opener in North Shields last month.
The 17-year-old survived a deciding frame against Daniel Holoyda in his opening match before denying the experienced Robin Hull 3-0 in the last 16 with a break of 120 in the final frame.
Davies will face Austrian national champion and last season’s Q Tour playoff runner-up Florian Nuessle who ended the run of English under-14 champion Shaun Liu 3-1 in the last 16.
In the second quarter, Sean McAllister is set to meet Antoni Kowalski.
England’s McAllister saw off Alex Millington 3-1 in the last 16 while Polish national champion Kowalski – who is making his Q Tour debut – enjoyed a brilliant Saturday in Sweden as he eliminated three former professionals in successive rounds – Barry Pinches, Harvey Chandler and Peter Devlin.
Another Welsh youngster in the form of Alfie Davies reached his first Q Tour quarter-final after he registered runs of 72 and 62 during a 3-1 win against Umut Dikme (Germany).
Davies will play the accomplished Peter Lines on Sunday; the former world seniors champion stopped Latvia’s Rodion Judins – who had already come through four rounds – 3-2 in the last 16, recording a fine recovery having been two down with three to play.
Completing the cast for Finals Day are Michael Holt and Daniel Womersley.
Former Shoot Out winner Holt compiled a 100 break during a 3-0 success against Event One runner-up Craig Steadman in the last 16, while Womersley ousted English under-21 champion Ryan Davies in the same round having turned around a 2-0 deficit.