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Two-Ton Pullen Ditches Dott – World Snooker

Liam Pullen made two centuries during a 6-4 defeat of former World Champion Graeme Dott in the qualifying round for the International Championship.

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Tour rookie Pullen, age 18, goes through to the final stages of the world ranking event, to take place in Tianjin in China in November.

The teenager from Yorkshire compiled breaks of 119, 51 and 101 in taking a 4-1 lead. After sharing the next two, 2006 Crucible king Dott won frames eight and nine to close to 5-4, and he led 45-0 in the tenth. But Pulled clawed his way back and snatched it with a brown-to-black clearance to cross the winning line.

Stuart Bingham eased to a 6-0 win over Xing Zihao, while Jimmy Robertson top scored with 118 in a 6-2 success against Anton Kazakov. Noppon Saengkham rattled in runs of 74, 69, 80, 67, 117 and 123 during a 6-3 defeat of Victor Sarkis.

Gary Wilson needed just 81 minutes to beat Mohamed Ibrahim 6-0 with breaks of 103, 89, 64, 103 and 94.


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