Snooker news – Former Shoot Out winner Michael Holt loses tour card after 26-year stay on main circuit
Former Shoot Out winner Michael Holt lost his professional tour card on Thursday after a 4-2 defeat to John Astley on the final day of Q School in Sheffield. Holt joins 2020 world quarter-finalist Kurt Maflin in dropping off the main circuit, but James Cahill has claimed a fresh two-year card courtesy of a 4-1 win against Zhao Jianbo. Stream top snooker action live and on-demand on discovery+
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Gateshead potter Astley – who defeated defending champion 6-2 Neil Robertson as an amateur at the UK Championship in November – made breaks of 52 and 78 in his win over Holt, who had levelled at 2-2 from 2-0 behind.