Exciting Matches and Victories Propel Players to International Championship’s Final Stages

Ranked 21st globally, Tom Ford triumphed over WSF Junior Champion Stan Moody with a score of 6-4 just before midnight, earning a spot in the final stages of the International Championship.

The qualifying round in Sheffield will run until this Saturday, and all victors will advance to the November event in Tianjin, China.

Initially trailing 0-2 against tour rookie Moody, Ford made a remarkable turnaround to secure a hard-fought victory, showcasing breaks of 72, 70, and 50 in the process.

Anthony McGill also advanced to the final stages by defeating Alfie Burden 6-3. The match was tied at 3-3, but McGill clinched three consecutive wins to secure his progression.

Joe Perry faced a challenging start to the season, suffering a 6-3 loss to Dylan Emery, who impressively scored 96 during the match.

Matthew Stevens, a former UK Championship and Masters winner, earned qualification with a 6-4 victory over Lyu Hongyu, while Thepchaiya Un-Nooh dominated with a 6-1 win against Andrew Higginson.

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