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World Snooker Championship: Fergal O’Brien brings curtain down on 33-year career after defeat in Crucible qualifier



World Snooker Championship: Fergal O'Brien brings curtain down on 33-year career after defeat in Crucible qualifier

Former British Open champion Fergal O’Brien will grasp up his cue after shedding 10-8 to Egypt’s world No. 125 Mostafa Dorgham in his opening World Championship qualifier.

World No. 106 O’Brien led 3-0, however was pegged again to 4-4 along with his opponent claiming three of the ultimate 4 frames from 7-7 to advance to the second qualifying spherical on the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield.

The Irishman reached No. 9 in 2000/01, two years after successful the British Open in 1999 with a 9-7 win over Anthony Hamilton, whereas he additionally misplaced a memorable Masters ultimate 10-9 to Paul Hunter in 2001.

He additionally reached the final eight of the World Championship in 2000, shedding 13-5 to Mark Williams within the quarter-finals.

Elsewhere, former Crucible semi-finalist Marco Fu accomplished a 10-1 win over former ladies’s world champion Baipat Siripaporn boosted by seven plus-50 breaks, whereas report 12-time ladies’s world champion Reanne Evans endured a forgettable day in shedding 10-0 to Oliver Brown.

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