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Johal wins tour place

Johal wins tour place
By Eurosport

14/06/2010 at 10:28Updated 14/06/2010 at 14:00

Huddersfield cueman Kuldesh Johal defeated Robbie Williams 6-4 in the final of the EASB Pro Ticket play-offs to win back a place on the world tour.

Johal reclaimed the place he lost for last season by edging out his Liverpool opponent.

The Yorkshireman whitewashed Jonathon Bagley 5-0, which included breaks of 112 and 91, in the first round of the competition between the 16 leading players on the EASB's English ranking list.

He then beat Adam Duffy 5-1 before pipping Anthony Parsons 5-4 in the semi-finals at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds.

Stephen Craigie, dominant during the English season, fell at the first hurdle 5-1 to James McGouran.

Williams defeated McGouran in the semis after triumphing over Rob James and Dan Ward in the earlier rounds.

Results:

Last 16

Stephen Craigie 1-5 James McGouran

David Craggs 5-2 Mitch Mann

Robbie Williams 5-0 Rob James

Danny Ward 5-4 Stuart Carrington

Leo Fernandez 5-3 Callum Downing

Anthony Parsons 5-3 Matt Wilson

Adam Duffy 5-2 Sean Bullock

Kuldesh Johal 5-0 Jonathon Bagley

Quarter-finals

James McGouran 5-4 David Craggs

Robbie Williams 5-4 Dan Ward

Anthony Parsons 5-3 Leo Fernandez

Kuldesh Johal 5-1 Adam Duffy

Semi-finals

Robbie Williams 5-3 James McGouran

Kuldesh Johal 5-4 Anthony Parsons

Final

Kuldesh Johal 6-4 Robbie Williams

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