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Defending champion Mark Williams secured his place in the final stages of the 2019 D88.com German Masters with a 5-1 win over Jak Jones in the second qualifying round in Barnsley on Thursday.

Williams won the title for the second time at the iconic Tempodrom venue last season, beating Graeme Dott 9-1 in the final. And he goes through to the last 32 this time, beating fellow Welshman Jones with top breaks of 103, 106, 62 and 61.

Shaun Murphy made a remarkable seven centuries in his two matches in Barnsley. Having knocked in four tons in his first round tie against Martin O’Donnell, Murphy then saw off Jimmy White 5-2 with top runs of 124, 131 and 105.

China’s Zhou Yuelong made a 136 in a 5-2 defeat of Dominic Dale. That result means Zhou will go to Berlin still in with a chance of qualifying for the Coral World Grand Prix – for more on that race.

Ryan Day made breaks of 75 and 83 in the last two frames as he came from 4-3 down to beat Sunny Akani 5-4.

The qualifiers finish on Friday – for live scores. Entry to watch is free and fans can gain access to the arena on a first-come-first-served basis.

source - worldsnooker