Super Stevens Ditches Maguire - World Snooker

August 14, 2022
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Matthew Stevens made four breaks over 50 as he won a battle of former UK Champions against Stephen Maguire, scoring a 4-1 success to reach the final stages of the Cazoo British Open.

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The result leaves Maguire without a win in a knockout ranking event so far this season as he lost 5-4 to Oliver Brown in the BetVictor European Masters qualifying round. Welshman Stevens rattled in runs of 77, 56, 60 and 71 as he booked his place in the last 64 in Milton Keynes in September.

Jimmy Robertson came from 3-2 down to edge out Louis Heathcote 4-3, making a superb 71 clearance to win frame six from 48-12 behind, then taking the decider with a run of 68. Jordan Brown also successfully recovered a 3-2 deficit, winning the last two frames on the colours to beat Pang Junxu 4-3.

Peter Lines top scored with 71 in a 4-0 win over BetVictor Gibraltar Open champion Robert Milkins. Noppon Saengkham got the better of a high quality match with Michael White, winning 4-3 with top runs of 50, 72, 109 and 104.

Victories for Chang Bingyu and Xiao Guodong meant that over the six days in Wigan, 17 of the 22 Chinese players in action won their qualifying matches.

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