Snooker - Brecel makes three centuries in qualifying win

Luca Brecel began his bid to qualify for the UK Championships with a 6-5 victory over Scott Donaldson in Sheffield.

The 17-year-old Belgian, who became the youngest ever player to qualify for the World Championship this year, trailed the 18-year-old Scot 3-2 before a break of 110.

Donaldson then forged a 5-3 lead but Brecel made a 118 break before following up with a 136 to level the match.

Brecel, who received a two-year Tour wildcard after reaching the Crucible, then won the decider to set up a meeting with Peter Lines.

He must win three more matches to reach the televised last 32 of snooker’s second biggest event.

Qualifying Round One results:

David Grace 4-6 Daniel Wells

Pankaj Advani 6-2 Sam Baird

Chen Zhe 6-1 Sean O'Sullivan

Tian Pengfei 6-4 Joel Walker

Li Yan 4-6 Fraser Patrick

Luca Brecel 6-5 Scott Donaldson

Robbie Williams 2-6 Jamie O'Neill

Michael Wasley w/o Hossein Vafaei Ayouri

Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 6-5 Passakorn Suwannawat

Liam Highfield 6-1 Ben Judge

Ian Burns 6-1 Michael Leslie

Dechawat Poomjaeng 6-3 Simon Bedford

Paul Davison 6-2 Gareth Allen

Zhang Anda w/o Duane Jones

Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon 6-5 Martin O'Donnell

Tony Drago 3-6 Craig Steadman