Former Scottish Open semi-finalist Daniel Wells scored a comfortable win on the opening day of 2022 Q School, whitewashing Brandon Hall 4-0 in the first round of event one in Sheffield.
There are 12 professional tour cards up for grabs, across three events, over the next 18 days. The four semi-finalists of each tournament will secure their places on the World Snooker Tour for at least the next two years.
Welshman Wells, who joined the tour in 2008, had spent 11 seasons as a professional before suffering relegation at the conclusion of the 2020/21 campaign. He was unsuccessful at Q School last year and bowed out in the last 16 of the recent Q Tour Playoff.
He wasted little time this afternoon, wrapping up victory in just an hour and 15 minutes. Wells fired in breaks of 95, 96, 62, 60 and 50 during the win. Wells will now receive a bye to round three, due to Simon Blackwell’s suspension.
China’s 18-year-old Liu Hongyu put on an impressive display to ease past Andy Milliard 4-1. Liu composed a tournament high break of 134, as well as runs of 79, 69 and 58, on his way to victory. Liu now faces Belgian teenager Ben Mertens in the second round.
English 15-year-old prospect Stan Moody booked his place in the second round with a 4-0 win over Italy’s Mirko Montrasio. Next up for Moody is a second round tie against Mark Lloyd.
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