Thor Strikes On Day One

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Malaysia’s Thor Chuan Leong came through with a 4-2 win over Thailand’s Pantakan Kamwiang on day one of Asia-Oceania Q School in Bangkok.

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Thor was on the World Snooker Tour for six seasons after joining the circuit in 2014. However, he lost his professional status at the conclusion of the 19/20 campaign. He’s been to the last 32 of ranking events on four occasions, including the 2018 European Masters.

The 34-year-old top scored with a break of 71 in today’s win and now play’s India’s Himanshu Jain up next.

Pakistan’s Muhammad N. Akhtar made the first century break of the tournament, a run of exactly 100. However, he was still beaten 4-3 by former professional Kritsanut Lertsattaythorn.

Iran’s Siyavosh Mozayani whitewashed compatriot Mohammadreza Rafieyan 4-0. He now faces either Muhammad Asif or Zhong Wei Tan in the last 32.

There are four places on the professional circuit up for grabs across two events, with the finalists in events one and two earning two-year tour cards. The final event finishes on June 11th.