Dafabet Northern Ireland Open 2017

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Chris Wakelin

Wakelin beat Matthew Stevens 6-5 in a tense 2015 UK Championship last 128 match. He lost out in the next round after a 6-2 defeat against Michael Holt.

He reached the quarter-finals of a full ranking event for the first time at the 2015 Indian Open in Mumbai. He won four matches before losing to eventual Champion Michael White.

Wakelin earned a place on snooker’s main tour for the first time by coming through Q School in 2013. He beat Adam Wicheard 4-2 in the final of the third event, in bizarre circumstances after his opponent’s cue snapped in the sixth frame.

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