Xu Si stuns Ricky Walden in British Open qualifiers

Xu Si whitewashed Ricky Walden to qualify for the British Open on Tuesday on the Morningside Area in Leicester.

The world no. 62 from China pinched the opening body of the competition with a clearance to the black.

After doubling his benefit, Xu recorded a break of 67 to maneuver to throughout the brink of glory earlier than finishing the upset within the fourth body.

The spectacular victory over the three-time rating occasion winner signifies that Xu’s undefeated begin to the brand new marketing campaign continues.

The 25 year-old bowed out on the first stage of the Championship League regardless that he boasted a round-robin report of 1 win and two attracts.

Xu then certified for the upcoming European Masters with a 5-2 defeat of Alexander Ursenbacher.

Elsewhere within the newest batch of preliminary-round encounters for the British Open, there was one other sudden reverse with Hammad Miah downing Zhou Yuelong.

After beginning with a century break and lengthening his cushion to 2-0, Zhou seemed to be in management.

However Miah took the following three frames, and regardless that Zhou managed to drive a decider, it was the Englishman who progressed.

Miah’s fellow Englishmen Robbie Williams, Oliver Traces, David Grace, and Oliver Brown all safely negotiated their fixtures as effectively.

The opposite gamers to maneuver ahead to the final 64 have been Dominic Dale and Scott Donaldson.

The pair beat Mark Joyce and Jenson Kendrick with respective 4-1 scorelines.

On Wednesday, the motion continues with 2006 world champion Graeme Dott and reigning girls’s world champion Baipat Siripaporn coming into the fray.

There’s stay protection within the UK on WST’s Fb channel, in Europe on discovery+, and in different territories exterior China on Matchroom.Reside.

The highest 16 seeds within the random-draw British Open have their fixtures held over to the venue phases.

British Open qualifiers schedule

Monday, August 14th

Lukas Kleckers 1-4 Si Jiahui
Ma Hailong 4-2 Ian Burns

Manasawin Phetmalaikul 1-4 Ishpreet Singh
Stephen Hendry 2-4 Muhammad Asif

James Cahill 1-4 Tom Ford
Louis Heathcote 2-4 Ben Mertens

Alfie Burden 2-4 Ken Doherty
Fergal O’Brien 4-1 Andres Petrov

Tuesday, August fifteenth

Hammad Miah 4-3 Zhou Yuelong
Robbie Williams 4-0 Pang Junxu

Oliver Brown 4-3 Himanshu Jain
Xu Si 4-0 Ricky Walden

Dominic Dale 4-1 Mark Joyce
Liam Pullen 0-4 Oliver Traces

Jenson Kendrick 1-4 David Grace
Adam Duffy 1-4 Scott Donaldson

Wednesday, August sixteenth

Graeme Dott vs Zhang Anda
Baipat Siripaporn vs Liu Hongyu

Asjad Iqbal vs Tian Pengfei
Dylan Emery vs Yuan Sijun

Andrew Higginson vs Andy Hicks
Chris Wakelin vs Andrew Pagett

Rod Lawler vs Sam Craigie
Anthony Hamilton vs Aaron Hill

Thursday, August seventeenth

Mohamed Ibrahim vs Mink Nutcharut
Liam Graham vs Cao Yupeng

Elliot Slessor vs He Guoqiang
Andy Lee vs Hossein Vafaei

David Gilbert vs Ryan Thomerson
Jackson Web page vs Ashley Carty

Stuart Carrington vs Ross Muir
Ashley Hugill vs Jak Jones

Friday, August 18th

David Lilley vs Lyu Haotian
Thor Chuan Leong vs Alexander Ursenbacher

Wu Yize vs Martin Gould
Noppon Saengkham vs Xing Zihao

Victor Sarkis vs Matthew Stevens
Jordan Brown vs Daniel Wells

Joe Perry vs Sanderson Lam
Michael White vs Zak Surety

Saturday, August nineteenth

Thepchaiya Un-Nooh vs Reanne Evans
Mark Davis vs Fan Zhengyi

Xiao Guodong vs Marco Fu
Jamie Jones vs Mostafa Dorgham

Stuart Bingham vs John Astley
Matthew Selt vs Liam Highfield

Julien Leclercq vs Dean Younger
Stephen Maguire vs Jimmy White

Held over fixtures
(to be performed in Cheltenham)

Monday, September twenty fifth

Ryan Day vs Sean O’Sullivan
Luca Brecel vs Ding Junhui
Ronnie O’Sullivan vs Jimmy Robertson
Mark Allen vs Anthony McGill
Judd Trump vs Anton Kazakov
Mark Selby vs Ben Woollaston
Neil Robertson vs Jamie Clarke
Shaun Murphy vs Rebecca Kenna
Kyren Wilson vs Martin O’Donnell
Mark Williams vs Peng Yisong
John Higgins vs Lengthy Zehuang
Ali Carter vs Allan Taylor
Robert Milkins vs Jiang Jun
Jack Lisowski vs Joe O’Connor
Gary Wilson vs Ahmed Aly Elsayed
Barry Hawkins vs Stan Moody

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