List of English Open Qualifiers Results

The English Open qualifiers have wrapped up with thrilling matches at the Morningside Arena in Leicester. This preliminary stage of the tournament witnessed remarkable performances, including a sensational upset and unexpected victories. Let’s delve into the results that unfolded during this exciting event.

Jenson Kendrick Shocks Stuart Bingham

The biggest shock of the English Open qualifiers came during the final evening session when Jenson Kendrick secured his maiden victory on the World Snooker Tour. The 2022 Q School graduate stunned former English Open champion Stuart Bingham with a remarkable 4-1 scoreline. This victory marked a significant milestone in Kendrick’s professional career.

Notable Upsets

While Kendrick’s victory stole the spotlight, several other higher-ranked players also faced unexpected losses. Joe Perry continued to struggle, suffering a 4-1 reverse against Mark Davis. Jak Jones, a World Championship quarter-finalist, couldn’t secure a win and lost to Allan Taylor.

Thai duo Noppon Saengkham and Thepchaiya Un-Nooh faced disappointment as well. Saengkham’s strong start to the 2023/24 season was abruptly halted with a 4-2 loss to Dylan Emery, while Un-Nooh could only manage one frame and was defeated by David Lilley.

Familiar Faces Advance

Despite the upsets, many familiar names safely secured their spots in the venue stages in Brentwood next month. Hossein Vafeai, Gary Wilson, and Anthony McGill were among those who delivered positive results during the English Open qualifiers. David Gilbert, a runner-up in the ranking event four years ago, qualified with a solid 4-1 triumph over Dean Young.

Former world champion Graeme Dott and fellow Scotsman Stephen Maguire safely advanced to the next stage. Ricky Walden, Zhou Yuelong, and Si Jiahui also secured victories during this thrilling qualifying event.

Disappointment for Snooker Legends

While there were moments of triumph, the English Open qualifiers also brought disappointment for snooker legends Stephen Hendry and Jimmy White. Hendry was defeated by Fergal O’Brien, while White fell to Joe O’Connor.

Top 16 Players Await

It’s worth noting that the top 16 players from the world rankings had their round-of-128 fixtures held over to the Brentwood Centre in October. This group includes reigning English Open champion Mark Selby, world number one Ronnie O’Sullivan, and world champion Luca Brecel, who will enter the tournament at that stage.

The English Open, sponsored by betting company BetVictor, boasts a total prize fund of £427,000, with the champion set to receive a significant cheque worth £80,000.

Here is a table summarizing the results of the English Open qualifiers:

WednesdayHe Guoqiang 4-2 Andy Lee
Jiang Jun 0-4 Julien Leclercq
Si Jiahui 4-3 Alexander Ursenbacher
Zhou Yuelong 4-2 Ben Woollaston
Peng Yisong 1-4 Graeme Dott
Ishpreet Singh 0-4 Wu Yize
Gary Wilson 4-3 Pang Junxu
Fan Zhengyi 4-1 Andres Petrov
Thor Chuan Leong 4-1 Louis Heathcote
Hossein Vafaei 4-0 Liam Graham
John Astley 2-4 Martin Gould
Sam Craigie 0-4 Michael White
Joe Perry 1-4 Mark Davis
Jimmy Robertson 4-0 Reanne Evans
Rod Lawler 3-4 Hammad Miah
Mark Joyce 3-4 Lukas Kleckers
ThursdayDavid Lilley 4-1 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
Mink Nutcharut 0-4 Cao Yupeng
Long Zehuang 3-4 Scott Donaldson
Zhang Anda 4-0 Ben Mertens
Victor Sarkis 1-4 Adam Duffy
Ken Doherty 0-4 Jackson Page
Stephen Hendry 0-4 Fergal O’Brien
Chris Wakelin 4-1 Lyu Haotian
Stephen Maguire 4-3 Daniel Wells
Allan Taylor 4-3 Jak Jones
Anthony McGill 4-1 Himanshu Jain
Ahmed Aly Elsayed 0-4 Liam Pullen
David Gilbert 4-1 Dean Young
Matthew Selt 4-2 Alfie Burden
Ryan Thomerson 1-4 Andrew Higginson
Mohamed Ibrahim 0-4 Andy Hicks
FridayTom Ford 4-3 Xu Si
Aaron Hill 0-4 Yuan Sijun
Xiao Guodong 4-1 Tian Pengfei
Baipat Siripaporn 3-4 Muhammad Asif
James Cahill 4-2 Manasawin Phetmalaikul
Ricky Walden 4-0 Jordan Brown
Noppon Saengkham 2-4 Dylan Emery
Zak Surety 1-4 Oliver Brown
Liam Highfield 1-4 Martin O’Donnell
Stuart Carrington 4-0 Anton Kazakov
Jamie Jones 4-1 Ross Muir
Ashley Carty 2-4 David Grace
Stuart Bingham 1-4 Jenson Kendrick
Jimmy White 2-4 Joe O’Connor
Dominic Dale 4-1 Rebecca Kenna
Monday (Oct 2)Round of 128 and Round of 130 matchups

Stay tuned as these talented players continue their journey in the world of snooker, with the next round set to be played in Brentwood.

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