Michael Leslie chalks up opening win in pro card bid

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Michael Leslie’s bid to win back his professional snooker tour card got off to a strong start as he stormed into the last 64 of Event 1 of Q-school at The Capital Venue in Gloucester.

The Bonnyrigg ace made a highest break of 99 in the second frame in a convincing 4-0 victory over England’s Ben Harrison and will now face England’s Oliver Brown today.

Edinburgh’s Ross Vallance is also through after comfortably defeating Mark Davies 4-0 to set up a clash with China’s Zhang Anda. Three times East of Scotland champion Vallance rounded his victory off with a break of 72 in the fourth frame.

However, Edinburgh’s Robert Carlisle, who also plays at the Locarno Snooker Club alongside Vallance, lost out, going down 4-1 to Martin Ball.

Meanwhile, at the World Under 21 championships in Dubai, Edinburgh’s Lee Mein has reached the knockout stages, winning two out of his three matches. Mein was in good form making breaks of 70, 55, 53 and 50 to qualify in second place from his group.