Tony Knowles eased to a 4-1 win over Bradley Cowdroy as his bid to regain a tour card on the age of 65 began effectively at Q College in Sheffield.
Former world quantity two Knowles believes he has a sensible likelihood of incomes one of many 14 playing cards which will probably be gained at Ponds Forge over the following 18 days.
His prime break towards Cowdroy was simply 38 however he gained three frames on the colors as he progressed to a second spherical assembly with Craig Steadman on Saturday. Knowles might want to win 5 extra matches to safe a tour card.
Former world quantity 24 Michael Choose scored a 4-1 victory over Fergal Quinn whereas highly-rated Englishman Connor Benzey prime scored with 74 in a 4-0 defeat of Aidan Murphy. Harvey Chandler beat Chen Feilong 4-1 in a battle between two former execs.
Prime break of the day was a 107 from Kishan Hirani, however he let slip a 3-1 lead and was edged out 4-3 by Joe Fenton.
Among the many gamers in motion on Friday are former world quantity eight Dean Reynolds, two-time rating occasion winner Michael White, Belgian whizz-kid Ben Mertens and girls’s world quantity 4 Rebecca Kenna.