Tony Knowles’ bid to earn a spot on the professional tour for the primary time since 2001 gathered tempo as he scored a shock 4-0 win over Craig Steadman in spherical two of Q Faculty occasion one.
Knowles, age 65, adopted up his 4-1 first spherical victory Bradley Cowdroy with an much more spectacular win over Steadman, who was a semi-finalist on the Shoot Out final season.
Former world quantity two Knowles has a excessive break of simply 38 in these two matches, however his tactical nous is profitable him frames and he took three on the colors at the moment as he arrange a third-round assembly with Raymond Fry. 4 extra wins would earn him a two-year tour card.
World Seniors champion David Lilley made a prime break of 89 as he beat Chris Totten 4-0. Ian Burns, the highest seed within the occasion, additionally received 4-0 as he beat Anton Kazakov with a prime run of 78.
James Cahill prime scored with 86 in a 4-0 win over Julien LeClercq. Jackson Web page noticed off Daan Leyssen 4-2 whereas former Shoot Out champion Michael Georgiou beat Brian Cini 4-2 with breaks of 66, 64, 52 and 77.
Barry Pinches suffered a 4-3 defeat in opposition to Stuart Watson, whereas Austria’s Florian Nuessle got here from 2-0 all the way down to beat Dylan Mitchell 4-3.
Occasion one runs till Tuesday in Sheffield.