Teen Sensation Stan Moody Secures First Pro Win in BetVictor Northern Ireland Open

In a remarkable feat, the highly-rated teenager Stan Moody secured his maiden professional victory, defeating Zhou Yuelong with a commendable score of 4-2 to earn a place in the final stages of the BetVictor Northern Ireland Open.

Hailing from Yorkshire, Moody, who celebrated his 17th birthday just last month, gained entry to the tour after clinching the WSF Junior Championship earlier this year. Despite encountering a series of narrow losses this season, he made a strong comeback today by overcoming the world’s 22nd-ranked player, Zhou. Trailing 2-1, Moody exhibited a remarkable display, taking the last three frames with a highest break of 108. As a result, he progresses to Belfast, where he is set to face Rod Lawler.

Stuart Bingham, donning a new pair of glasses, narrowly prevailed over Ashley Hugill with a final score of 4-3, highlighted by a top break of 117. Estonia’s top player, Andres Petrov, showcased his skills with an impressive break of 112 in the deciding frame, securing a 4-3 victory over the in-form Sanderson Lam. Stephen Maguire also made a strong comeback, reversing a 3-1 deficit to defeat Fergal O’Brien, including firing runs of 126 and 100.

Zhang Anda, the runner-up of the BetVictor English Open, led the scoring with a break of 100 in a 4-1 victory over Si Jiahui. Meanwhile, Michael White mounted a remarkable comeback, rallying from a 2-0 deficit to secure a 4-2 win over Mink Nutcharut.

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