19 November 2016
Day 1 of the IBSF World Championships
Four of the six English players started their campaigns today. Brandon Sargeant, Oliver Brown and Wayne Townsend in the mens event and Graham Beardmore in the Masters.
Oliver Brown set the tone with a 4-0 win over Thadeu Nobres of Brasil and Brandon Sargeant beat Soud Alabdul Razaq of Kuwait by the same scoreline. Wayne Townsend couldn't make it a clean sweep however, going down 4-3 to Daegyu Lee of South Korea. Graham Beadmore beat Issa Alrasi from Saudi Arabia by 3 frames to nil in the Masters.
Simon Dent and Aidan Owens will be in action in the Masters event tomorrow.