Tony Knowles battled to a 4-3 win over Ryan Roberts in spherical two of Q Faculty occasion three, to maintain alive his hopes of a World Snooker Tour card.
The previous world quantity two will tackle Sean O’Sullivan in spherical three on Friday, needing 4 extra wins to earn one of many six tour playing cards out there within the third and final 2021 Q Faculty occasion.
Knowles beat Garry Coulson 4-0 in spherical one however had a a lot stiffer take a look at towards Roberts. The 65-year-old veteran took the opening body with a break of 51, then misplaced three of the following 4. A run of 35 helped Knowles take body six for 3-3, then he acquired the higher of a 41-minute decider on the colors.
O’Sullivan prime scored with 80 in a 4-1 win over Antoni Kowalski.
Duane Jones made a 128 in a 4-1 defeat of Jamie Jones. Luke Simmonds got here from 2-0 right down to beat Brandon Sargeant 4-3 with a prime run of 103, whereas tour stalwart Paul Davison made a 62 in a 4-0 defeat of Robert Learn.