Trio set for Crucible qualifiers

Steve Davis

Davis last won the world title in 1989

Six-time champion Steve Davis, Jimmy White and China’s Ding Junhui will all start their bids to qualify for the World Snooker Championship this week.

Qualifiers run from Wednesday at Ponds Forge in Sheffield with three wins securing one of 16 places available at the Crucible.

Ding will meet Greg Casey with Davis up against Fergal O’Brien and White taking on Gerard Greene.

Women’s world champion Ng On Yee from Hong Kong will face Peter Lines.

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