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Ronnie O’Sullivan changed in Championship League Snooker draw

Ronnie O’Sullivan changed in Championship League Snooker draw


Ronnie O’Sullivan has apparently withdrawn from the Championship League Snooker draw – the primary rating occasion of the 2023/24 season.

The Rocket had been because of take part in Group 1 of the competitors subsequent week on the Morningside Area in Leicester.

However in response to the official Championship League Snooker web site, Michael Holt has now changed O’Sullivan within the draw.

Former Snooker Shoot Out champion Holt will as a substitute tackle Scott Donaldson, Alfie Burden, and Rod Lawler.

The winner of the primary round-robin section will advance to the final 32 and Stage Two of the event later in July.

Though no motive has been given to date, it’ll come as a shock to few to see O’Sullivan pull out of proceedings.

Certainly, it was most likely extra stunning that the world primary entered within the first place contemplating his general lack of enthusiasm for the occasion up to now.

O’Sullivan has not too long ago been competing in exhibitions in China, along with selling upcoming exhibition tournaments not accredited with the World Snooker Tour.

The Englishman’s father – Ronnie O’Sullivan Sr. – tweeted this week a video of his son having fun with the glitz and glamour related along with his invitation to play in Asia once more.

“Can’t wait to get again to the UK and play a qualifying match some the place up north behind (a) bowling alley,” O’Sullivan Sr. sarcastically quipped in an obvious dig on the WST.

It’s unknown when O’Sullivan Jr. will probably be first seen throughout the fledgling 2023/24 marketing campaign, however followers will at the very least have to attend till the European Masters on the finish of August.

In the meantime, Pang Junxu and Lengthy Zehuang reached the final 32 of Championship League Snooker by topping their respective teams within the draw on Thursday.

Pang, the WST Traditional runner-up from final season, started his 2023/24 season in robust trend with an undefeated report from Group 24.

The 23 year-old misplaced solely two frames as he reeled off consecutive victories over Stan Moody, Hammad Miah, and Wu Yize.

Lengthy’s first place in Group 7 was arguably extra spectacular, nonetheless, contemplating it was his first outing as knowledgeable on the primary tour.

Lengthy graduated to the professional ranks because of his performances on the CBSA China Tour over the past time period.

It didn’t take him lengthy to announce himself on the circuit, backing up his draw with Jackson Web page with a powerful 3-1 defeat of pre-group favorite Ali Carter.

Lengthy then overcame newbie Ryan Davies in his final round-robin fixture to complete with seven factors from a attainable 9.

Pang Junxu and Lengthy Zehuang will characteristic once more within the competitors when Stage Two takes place later in July.

On Friday, Stage One continues on the Morningside Area with Welsh Open champion Robert Milkins getting into the fray in Group 8 alongside Dominic Dale, Muhammad Asif, and Alex Taubman.

Group 23 will even be contested with Fan Zhengyi being joined by Sam Craigie, Fergal O’Brien, and Ahmed Aly Elsayed.

Stage 1 draw

Group 1 (July 10) Group 2 (July 11) Group 3 (June 26) Group 4 (July 12)
Michael Holt Judd Trump Craig Steadman Shaun Murphy
Scott Donaldson Xu Si Sean McAllister Tian Pengfei
Rod Lawler Jimmy White Adam Duffy Lukas Kleckers
Alfie Burden Reanne Evans Ashley Carty Andrew Pagett
Group 5 (June 29) Group 6 (June 30) Group 7 (July 6) Group 8 (July 7)
Kyren Wilson Mark Williams Ali Carter Robert Milkins
Andy Hicks Dylan Emery Jackson Web page Dominic Dale
Josh Mulholland Ken Doherty Lengthy Zehuang Muhammad Asif
Louis Heathcote Daniel Holoyda Ryan Davies Alex Taubman
Group 9 (July 14) Group 10 (June 28) Group 11 (June 27) Group 12 (July 12)
Gary Wilson Ryan Day Hossein Vafaei Barry Hawkins
John Astley Michael White Aaron Hill Zhang Anda
Mink Nutcharut Himanshu Jain Martin O’Donnell Sanderson Lam
Ma Hailong Jiang Jun Fergal Quinn Jamie O’Neill
Group 13 (July 13) Group 14 (July 14) Group 15 (July 4) Group 16 (July 3)
David Gilbert Ricky Walden Stuart Bingham Jimmy Robertson
Yuan Sijun David Lilley Matthew Stevens Ben Woollaston
Sean O’Sullivan Peng Yisong Allan Taylor Liam Graham
Ishpreet Singh Liu Hongyu Duane Jones Peter Strains
Group 17 (July 5) Group 18 (July 11) Group 19 (July 10) Group 20 (July 8)
Zhou Yuelong Joe Perry Noppon Saengkham Matthew Selt
Ashley Hugill Jamie Clarke Mark Davis James Cahill
Oliver Brown Andy Lee Jenson Kendrick Andres Petrov
Rebecca Kenna Stuart Carrington Ross Muir Sydney Wilson
Group 21 (June 27) Group 22 (June 28) Group 23 (July 7) Group 24 (July 6)
Chris Wakelin Joe O’Connor Fan Zhengyi Pang Junxu
Oliver Strains Robbie Williams Sam Craigie Wu Yize
Anton Kazakov Zak Surety Fergal O’Brien Hammad Miah
Liam Pullen Alfie Davies Ahmed Aly Elsayed Stan Moody
Group 25 (July 8) Group 26 (July 5) Group 27 (June 30) Group 28 (July 4)
Si Jiahui Jak Jones Jordan Brown Anthony Hamilton
Mark Joyce Jamie Jones Julien Leclercq Ben Mertens
Mohamed Ibrahim Rebecca Kenna Joshua Thomand Ryan Thomerson
Haydon Pinhey Dean Younger Barry Pinches Xing Zihao
Group 29 (June 29) Group 30 (June 26) Group 31 (July 13) Group 32 (July 3)
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh Graeme Dott Cao Yupeng Xiao Guodong
Elliot Slessor David Grace Lyu Haotian Martin Gould
Victor Sarkis Daniel Wells Ian Burns Alexander Ursenbacher
Florian Nuessle Andrew Higginson Steven Hallworth Rory McLeod

Featured picture credit score: WST



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