World number 71 Hammad Miah earned a place in the final stages of the Cazoo British Open with a surprise 4-1 success over Ali Carter.
Miah reached the last 16 of the same event last year, matching his best ever run in a ranking event, and can look forward to the trip to Milton Keynes in September after a superb win over two-time Crucible finalist Carter. Breaks of 63 and 68 helped put Miah 3-0 ahead, and despite losing the fourth frame he sealed the result in the fifth with a run of 59.
Elliot Slessor, a semi-finalist in this tournament last season, came from 2-0 down to edge out Sean O’Sullivan 4-3, making breaks of 76, 53, 103 and 63. Mitchell Mann also came from 2-0 behind to beat Tom Ford 4-3, taking the decider by clearing from yellow to pink.
Ben Woollaston made a 130, equalling the highest break of the event so far, in a 4-2 defeat of James Cahill, while promising rookie Dylan Emery top scored with 87 in a 4-0 thrashing of Peng Yisong. Marco Fu was on the wrong end of a 4-1 scoreline against China’s Cao Yupeng.
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