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World Championship Qualifier - January

I was delighted to win my first qualifying match in the World Championships,
on the 10th. January, 10-4, against James McBain.
James is a good young player, so I was very pleased to come through that match.
His safety was good but I managed to score a bit heavier on the day, which made the difference.

I now play in the final qualifying round, against Jamie Cope on March 10th,
in the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield (EISS).
Obviously it will be a tough match but I am determined to get back to the Crucible again,

so I will be giving it my all.

I have two more qualifiers at the end of January.
I have to win two matches on January 24th. and 25th. to qualify for the China Open in Beijing at the end of March
and one match on the 28th to qualify for the Welsh Open in Newport in February.

Once again, thanks to everybody for their kind wishes and the e-mails they have sent.
I hope you all had a great Christmas and I would like to wish you all a great New Year in 2008.

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