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LISOWSKI BEATS BRECEL IN 27 MINUTES

Jack Lisowski is through to the Winners’ Group of Championship League Snooker after beating Luca Brecel 3-0 in the Group Two final in just 27 minutes at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

Lisowski, who lost to Neil Robertson in the Group One final, is making his Championship League debut and topped the round robin group table before beating Jimmy Robertson 3-2 in his semi-final match.

In the final, he won the opening frame in two scoring visits, then fired rapid breaks of 94 and 92 to wrap up the result.

“It took me a few games to settle down in the first group, but I really enjoyed it,” said Lisowski. “I have been getting sharper each day and feel really sharp now going into The Masters for the first time.

“I’m pleased to get through to the Winners’ Group, that has a place in the Champion of Champions available too. It’s all new to me and I’ve really enjoyed it and look forward to coming back for the Winners’ Group.”

Lisowski will now join Group One champion Neil Robertson in the Winners’ Group, which takes place at Barnsley Metrodome on March 13th and 14th. They will be joined by the winners of the next five groups. Kyren Wilson took the group high break prize for his 132 against Lisowski.

Having finished fifth in the round robin group table, Judd Trump will return to compete in Group Three along with Brecel, Wilson and Jimmy Robertson. They will be joined by Mark Selby, Barry Hawkins and Stuart Bingham.

source - worldsnooker