Jack Lisowski and Sam Craigie Qualify for Closing Group – SnookerHQ

The Englishmen are the fifth and sixth gamers to make it by.

Jack Lisowksi misplaced his final two video games however managed to carry onto second place by the pores and skin of his tooth and attain the ultimate group section of the WST Professional Collection on Friday.

The 29 year-old in full management of Group 3 after successful the primary 5 of his round-robin encounters in Milton Keynes.

However defeats towards Mark Davis and Sam Craigie in the direction of the tip of the day’s play meant that he completed on 15 factors – the identical quantity as each Craigie and Barry Hawkins.

Craigie stole prime spot within the group on body distinction, ending off with three successive 2-0 triumphs to succeed in the final eight of a rating occasion for less than the second time in his profession.

Lisowski, in the meantime, edged Hawkins because of his 2-1 victory over the Hawk earlier within the day, with the duo in any other case boasting an identical data.

By ending third, nonetheless, Hawkins assured his spot within the upcoming Tour Championship on the Celtic Manor.

Lisowski and Craigie be part of Ali Carter, Mark Williams, Kyren Wilson, and Xiao Guodong within the last group stage of the Professional Collection that takes place on Sunday, with two extra gamers hoping to finish the line-up on Saturday.

WST Professional Collection Draw: Stage Two

GROUP 1 (March seventeenth) GROUP 2 (March 18th)
Martin O’Donnell Ben Woollaston
Sunny Akani Stuart Carrington
Lyu Haotian Robert Milkins
Louis Heathcote Shaun Murphy
James Cahill Zhao Xintong
Ben Hancorn Lu Ning
GROUP 3 (March nineteenth) GROUP 4 (March twentieth)
Sam Craigie Judd Trump
Jack Lisowski Mark Selby
Barry Hawkins Stuart Bingham
Luca Brecel Zhou Yuelong
Mark Davis Ricky Walden
Joe Perry Ryan Day
Luo Honghao Dominic Dale
Fergal O’Brien Oliver Traces

What’s the WST Professional Collection?

The format for the WST Professional Collection is sort of just like that which was utilised for 2 out of the three editions of the Championship League that have been staged throughout 2020.

There are 16 teams comprising eight gamers in every, with a round-robin section figuring out the highest two who will advance to the second group stage.

Eight teams within the first stage already occurred in January, whereas the end result from the remaining eight teams can be decided over the approaching days.

The 32 gamers who progress to stage two can be cut up into 4 extra teams of eight, with the highest two once more shifting ahead from every to contest the ultimate group.

That remaining set of eight gamers will subsequently battle it out in the identical trend to change into the general champion.

There’s a whole match prize fund of £420,500, damaged down in numerous methods all through the three group levels.

The winner, nonetheless, stands to gather no less than £30,000 in an occasion that includes a dash best-of-three frames format all through.

Dwell protection can be out there through an account with a number of on-line bookmakers, in addition to around the globe by the Matchroom.Dwell streaming service.

Click on right here to view the total draw (Occasions in CET)

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