Snooker - Woollaston dumped out of Welsh Open qualifiers

Ben Woollaston was among the casualties in several minor upsets in the first round of qualifying for the Welsh Open.

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Ben Woollaston

Woollaston, ranked 34th in the world, lost 4-2 to Thai Dechawat Poomjaeng, ranked 74th, in the afternoon session at the World Snooker Academy in Sheffield.

Forty-fourth-ranked Dave Harold went down 4-2 to Indian Aditya Mehta, while Jack Lisowski was another afternoon loser - 4-1 against Ian Burns.

In the morning Jamie Jones, the world number 39, went down 4-1 to Passakorn Suwannawat of Thailand, while Paul Davison secured a 4-2 win over 41st-ranked Michael White.

In the evening session veteran players Rory McLeod and James Wattana were among the players to bow out of contention.

The Welsh Open runs from 11-17 February in Newport, with a total prize fund of £250,000.

Qualifying results

Jamie Jones 1-4 Passakorn Suwannawat

Barry Pinches 4-1 Simon Bedford

Gerard Greene 4-3 David Grace

Luca Brecel 1-4 Sam Baird

Michael White 2-4 Paul Davison

Liu Chuang 4-2 Chen Zhe

Ben Woollaston 2-4 Dechawat Poomjaeng

Dave Harold 2-4 Aditya Mehta

Yu Delu 0-4 Craig Steadman

Matthew Selt 4-1 Jordan Brown

Jack Lisowski 1-4 Ian Burns

Andy Hicks 3-4 Duane Jones

Cao Yupeng 2-4 Martin O'Donnell

Xiao Guodong 3-4 Justin Astley

David Gilbert 4-0 Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon

Rory McLeod 2-4 Gareth Allen

Mike Dunn 4-1 Liam Highfield

James Wattana 3-4 Daniel Wells

Adam Duffy 4-2 Mohamed Khairy

Anthony McGill 1-4 Michael Wasley

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