Q College high seed Ian Burns suffered a shock 4-1 defeat towards underdog Ross Vallance within the second spherical of occasion two in Sheffield.
Burns completed sixty fifth within the official world rankings on the finish of final season, lacking out on retaining his tour card by only one place. He then misplaced to Peter Traces within the remaining spherical of Q College occasion one, and right now’s defeat means he should attain the semi-finals of the third and final occasion to make certain of regaining a spot on the circuit.
Scotland’s 33-year-old Vallance, who has by no means performed on the professional tour, made a high break of 48 as he knocked out Burns and arrange a 3rd spherical tie with Haydon Pinhey.
Ladies’s world quantity 4 Rebecca Kenna couldn’t comply with up her first spherical win over John Pritchett as she misplaced 4-1 to Phil O’Kane. Kenna received the opening body just for Kane to take 4 in a row with a high break of 79.
Iran’s Soheil Vahedi high scored with 116 in a 4-1 defeat of Daan Leyssen, whereas promising Northern Irishman Robbie McGuigan made an 85 in a 4-1 win over Kishan Hirani.
Israel’s Eden Sharav high scored with 74 in a 4-0 victory over Ryan Thomerson whereas China’s Luo Honghao edged out Luke Simmonds 4-3 with a 79 within the decider.
World Seniors champion David Lilley beat Stephen Baillie 4-0 with a high run of 70 whereas France’s high participant Brian Ochoiski noticed off Daniel Kandi 4-0.
David Donovan got here from 3-0 right down to beat Ben Mertens 4-3. Harvey Chandler made the same combat again, from 3-1 right down to beat Si Jiahui 4-3. Former Scottish Open semi-finalist Daniel Wells went down 4-1 to Simon Bedford.
Occasion two runs till Monday at Ponds Forge, with the 4 successful quarter-finalists to earn a two-year tour card.