Snooker World Open Qualifying Preview and Betting Tips

Craig Edwards

Monday, September 30, 2019 8:37 AM UTC

Monday, Sep. 30, 2019 8:37 AM UTC

Former snooker professional Craig Edwards previews the World Open Snooker qualifying delivering his tip betting tips.

<div><h2><strong>WORLD OPEN QUALIFYING</strong></h2><p><strong>Barnsley Metrodome<br />October 2-5</strong></p><h2><strong>Michael Georgeiu v David Grace</strong></h2><p><strong>Wednesday 2<sup>nd</sup> October 10:00</strong></p><p>The opening morning of qualifying for the World Open sees Cypriot Michael Georgeiu trying to win his first match of the 2019/2020 season at his fourth attempt. This mini slump in form appears surprising at first look because Georgeiu won three qualifying matches to make his debut at the final stages of April's World Snooker Championship. Possibly though the experience of losing the opening session of his prime-time televised match 0-9 versus Neil Robertson affected him adversely.</p><p>David Grace won his playing privileges back for the World Snooker tour after an impressive 2018/2019 campaign on the Challenge Tour having dropped off the main tour the previous season. Having previously made the 2015 semi final of the UK Championship, his ‘Fall from Grace’, pardon the pun was a shock. He did however show some of his old form in March at the Gibraltar Open reaching the round of 16.</p><p>I was surprised to see Michael Georgeiu made the underdog in this match on the strength of those three round exits. Their two previous meetings have resulted in comfortable wins for the Cypriot and I am prepared to support him to make it a hat trick of victories over Grace on Wednesday.</p><p><strong>Recommended Bet </strong></p><p><a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Snooker Betting Odds"><em><strong>Michael Georgeiu to beat David Grace @ 2.20 (6/5) Bet365</strong></em></a></p><h2><strong>Michael White v Jordan Brown </strong></h2><p><strong>Thursday 3<sup>rd</sup> October 15:30</strong></p><p>Welshman Michael White is a player we have regularly opposed in recent seasons with his form declining from a one time high of a top 16 ranking to a forthcoming scrap in the coming months to retain his playing privileges. A winner of three professional tournaments, The Indian Open, The Paul Hunter Classic and The Shootout it seems inconceivable that he is facing losing his status on tour before his thirteenth birthday.</p><p>Northern Irishman Jordan Brown is better known for being Mark Allen's World Cup partner but is another player outside the top 64 in desperate need of a few match wins however, there have been encouraging signs in recent weeks. Last week at the China Open he reached the round of 32 beating Akani Songsermsawad before losing to Kurt Maflin and he had previously beaten 2015 World Snooker Champion Stuart Bingham in qualifying.</p><p>I think we have the perfect time to support Jordan Brown on Thursday against a player low on confidence and under maximum pressure.</p><p><strong>Recommended Bet </strong></p><p><a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Snooker Betting Odds"><em><strong>Jordan Brown to beat Michael White @ 2.10 (11/10) Bet365</strong></em></a></p><p><a href=";a=4417b7df-a48f-47f3-9b45-f79858bc083a&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p><h2><strong>Mark Davis v Sam Baird</strong></h2><p><strong>Friday 4<sup>th</sup> October, 10:00</strong></p><p>Mark Davis reached last season's English Open at the age of forty-six, losing a close final 7-9 to good friend Stuart Bingham. He is considered a journeyman professional on tour with a career spanning nearly thirty years. It is fair to say the later years of his career have been the best reaching a World Ranking in the elite top 16 in 2012. Still early days in the new season and he is a difficult draw for any professional.</p><p>Sam Baird re-established himself on the tour last season winning twenty-four matches with a quarter final at the 2018 Scotttish Open his best performance. His best career performance would be making the round of 16 appearance at the 2016 World Snooker Championship.</p><p>These two Englishman have crossed swords on seven occasions with Mark Davis leading the head to head 4-3. The price of (2.62) about Sam Baird winning in such a close match up seems generous and I am happy to support him at the price.</p><p><strong>Recommended Bet </strong></p><p><a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Snooker Betting Odds"><em><strong>Sam Baird to beat Mark Davis @ 2.62 (13/8) Bet365</strong></em></a></p></div>
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