Jimmy White World Snooker Championship qualifying Result

Liu Hongyu ended the World Snooker Championship hopes of Jimmy White after dumping the six-time finalist out of the qualifying tournament 10-3 on Thursday.

White was fortunate enough to receive a bye from the first round of the preliminary competition following the withdrawal of Martin Gould.

But the 61 year-old couldn’t take advantage, winning only three frames in a one-sided defeat to the Chinese teenager.

It brings to an end a disappointing 2023/24 campaign for White, who could only muster two victories throughout the entire term.

The reigning world seniors champion, regarded as arguably the best player to have never won a world title, hasn’t featured at the Crucible Theatre since 2006.

Liu dominated the affair from the beginning, the 19 year-old compiling breaks of 135, 74, 64, and 60 to set up a meeting with Jack Lisowski.

Elsewhere on day four at the World Snooker Championship qualifying event in Sheffield, several matches went much closer.

Lukas Kleckers consigned Allan Taylor to Q School in a dramatic finish where the German potted the final black in the deciding frame.

Stuart Carrington also prevailed after a 19-frame thriller, the Englishman winning the last three frames to deny countryman Liam Highfield.

The outcome of a lot of clashes were determined with 10-8 scorelines, including James Cahill’s triumph over Bulscu Revesz and Michael White’s comeback glory over Andrew Higginson.

David Grace, Jenson Kendrick, and He Guoqiang also prevailed by the same narrow two-frame margin.

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