Carrington to face ex-world champion
HOT shot Stuart Carrington says he cannot wait to face former world snooker champion Ken Doherty tomorrow.
The Grimsby cueman is in top form on the baize having breezed through two qualifiers to set up a meeting with the 1997 champion at the UK Players Tour Championship Event Four.
Carrington – who recently became only the second player to hit back-to-back centuries in a Grimsby & District Snooker Singles League match – enjoyed 4-0 victories against amateurs Robert Tickner and Jamie Cullen in yesterday's qualifying rounds.
And having pushed 2005 world champion Shaun Murphy very close in a 4-3 defeat on the PTC circuit last season, the former England junior is looking forward to tomorrow's challenge against Doherty, pictured, who is ranked 29th in the global standings.
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"It's nice to play an ex-world champ and I can't wait," said Carrington.
"I'm going to have to grind it out with him because he's still very solid – I'll have to take my chances when I get them."
Carrington hit breaks of 79, 61 and 59 during his two qualifying rounds. The Grimsby potter is hoping to re-qualify as a professional after he was unable to hold on to his Main Tour spot in the 2010/11 season.
There was disappointment for Cleethorpes cueman Jamie Barrett in the second qualifying round.
He entered the draw one victory away from facing six-time world championship runner-up Jimmy White.
But on his first PTC outing of the season, Barrett was beaten 4-1 by Ian Glover.