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Ford Edges Moody In Late Night Battle

World number 21 Tom Ford defeated WSF Junior Champion Stan Moody 6-4 with the clock just shy of midnight to make the final stages of the International Championship.

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The qualifying round in Sheffield runs until Saturday this week, with all winners going through to Tianjin in China in November.

Leicester’s Ford had trailed tour rookie Moody 2-0 in the early stages, but turned the match around in his favour to come through with a hard fought victory. He crafted breaks of 72, 70 and 50 en route to the win.

Anthony McGill secured his spot in the final stages thanks to a 6-3 defeat of Alfie Burden. The pair were locked level at 3-3, but Scotland’s McGill took three on the bounce to ensure his progression.

Joe Perry’s difficult start to the season continued with a 6-3 loss at the hands of Dylan Emery. The Welshman top scored with 96 during this afternoon’s match.

Former UK Championship and Masters winner Matthew Stevens qualified courtesy of a 6-4 win over Lyu Hongyu, while Thepchaiya Un-Nooh eased to a 6-1 victory over Andrew Higginson.


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