Gilbert Too Hot For Burns

David Gilbert kept his fine recent form going as he beat Ian Burns 4-0 to qualify for the final stages of the BetVictor Northern Ireland Open.

Friday was the last day of qualifying, with all winners now set for the televised phase at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast for the world ranking event which runs from October 9 to 17. For ticket details click here.

Gilbert won the recent BetVictor Championship League and reached the quarter-finals of the matchroom.live British Open. Breaks of 116 and 108 helped him maintain his momentum with a comfortable win over Burns today.

Liam Highfield scored breaks of 54, 86 and 77 in a 4-1 win over Reanne Evans. Craig Steadman made a 107 as he came from 3-0 down to 3-3 against Louis Heathcote, only for Heathcote to take the decider with a run of 73.

David Grace top scored with 67 in a 4-0 win over Jimmy White while Rory McLeod beat Dominic Dale by the same scoreline.

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