Scottish veteran Graeme Dott was sent packing in the fourth round of the qualifiers at the World Championships in Sheffield.
Tian Pengfei defeated him 10-7 and scored heavily throughout. He took the first four frames with breaks of 82, 108, 110 and 78, and added three more 50-plus breaks, including a 114 to keep him in contention.
While Dott was in decent form himself, with half-centuries of his own, it was the Chinese player who won out to reach the tournament proper.
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He was joined in the next round by countryman Lu Haotian, who defeated Chang Bingyu 10-6 earlier in the day.
Elsewhere, Mark Davis defeated Jamie Clarke 10-8, Jamie Jones defeated Li Hang 10-5, Matthew Selt enjoyed a comfortable 10-3 win over Scott Donaldson, and Kurt Maflin beat Robert Milkins 10-4.
Liam Highfield sprung a surprise with a 10-7 win over Zhou Yuelong, and Liang Wenbo defeated Lu Ning by the same scoreline.

Round four qualifier results, Tuesday 13 April

  • Matthew Selt 10-3 Scott Donaldson
  • Robert Milkins 4-10 Kurt Maflin
  • Lyu Haotian 10-6 Chang Bingyu
  • Graeme Dott 7-10 Tian Pengfei
  • Jamie Jones 10-5 Li Hang
  • Mark Davis 10-8 Jamie Clarke
  • Liam Highfield 10-7 Zhou Yuelong
  • Liang Wenbo 10-7 Lu Ning

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