Snooker - White loses to Advani in UK qualifiers

Jimmy White's quest for a place in the UK Championship ended as he lost a final frame decider to Pankaj Advani.

Snooker - White loses to Advani in UK qualifiers

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Jimmy White

Indian billiards star Advani, who beat Sam Baird 6-2 on Tuesday, took the deciding frame to win 6-5 and deny fans the chance of White playing old adversary Steve Davis at the last 64 stage of snooker’s second biggest event.

White has made the quarter final of a European PTC event this season but has failed to qualify for a major TV tournament and is down at 56 in the rankings.

There were contrasting fortunes for two former Crucible semi-finalists. Andy Hicks had a 147 maximum in his 6-2 win over Daniel Wells but Alan McManus went down 6-2 to China's Tian Pengfei.

Luca Brecel, the 17-year-old Belgian who became the youngest ever player to qualify for the World Championship this year, defeated Peter Lines 6-4 and needs two more wins to reach the televised last 32 at the York Barbican.

Qualifying Round Two results:

Rod Lawler 6-5 Dechawat Poomjaeng

T Thirapongpaiboon 6-5 Alfie Burden

Craig Steadman 6-4 Mike Dunn

Yu Delu 6-4 Paul S Davison

Anthony McGill 6- 2 Zhang Anda

Jimmy Robertson 6-5 Michael Wasley

James Wattana 6-4 Jamie O'Neill

Ian Burns 6-3 Kurt Maflin

Cao Yupeng 6-3 Liam Highfield

Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 6-1 Barry Pinches

Adam Duffy 6-2 Fraser Patrick

Chen Zhe 6-4 Aditya Mehta

Pankaj Advani 6-5 Jimmy White

Tian Pengfei 6-2 Alan McManus

Andy Hicks 6-2 Daniel Wells

Luca Brecel 6-4 Peter Lines

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