Snooker - Drago into second qualifying round for China Open

Tony Drago moved into the second round of qualifying for the China Open with a 5-3 win over Gareth Allen in Sheffield.

The 47-year-old Maltese will now meet fellow veteran Alan McManus at the World Snooker Academy.

Another old hand joins the fray in Thursday's second round as Jimmy White plays Kurt Maflin, who beat Michael Wild in his first-round encounter.

The qualifying rounds of the 2013 China Open run from Wednesday to Saturday, with the 16 qualifiers going through to the final stages in Beijing, to be held from March 25 to 31.

Round one results

Kurt Maflin 5 - 2 Michael Wild

Li Yan 2 - 5 Daniel Wells

Pankaj Advani 4 - 5 David Grace

Robbie Williams 5 - 1 Mohamed Khairy

Paul S Davison 5 - 3 Joel Walker

Zhang Anda 4 - 5 Fraser Patrick

Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon 5 - 1 Justin Astley

Tony Drago 5 - 3 Gareth Allen

Ian Burns 5 - 2 Michael Leslie

Dechawat Poomjaeng 5 - 4 Sam Baird

Craig Steadman 2 - 5 Sean O'Sullivan

Tian Pengfei 5 - 1 Martin O'Donnell

Aditya Mehta 5 - 0 Simon Bedford

Chen Zhe 5 - 4 Scott Donaldson

Michael Wasley 5 - 4 Jamie O'Neill

Liam Highfield 5 - 2 Passakorn Suwannawat