Selby and Maguire Cruise into Round Two

DEFENDING champion Mark Selby completed a 10-2 victory against Fergal O’Brien, and Stephen Maguire defeated fellow Scot Anthony McGill by the same scoreline on day one of the Betfred World Championship.

Meanwhile, Ronnie O’Sullivan led Gary Wilson 3-0 and 5-1, but was pegged back to 5-4 by the end of the session. O’Sullivan made a break of 122 in frame five, the only century of the opening day.

First Round (best of 19 frames)

All times BST

Saturday 15 April

19:00

Mark Selby (Eng) 10-2 Fergal O’Brien (Ire)

75-20, 91-2 (50), 82-14, 70-33 (63), 77-0 (77), 79-41, 83-0 (56), 95-5, 19-66, 92-4 (92), 57-73, 54-50

Anthony McGill (Sco) 2-10 Stephen Maguire (Sco)

12-116 (66, 50), 64-6 (58), 47- 61, 81-28 (55), 0-97 (97), 0-72 (60), 0-88 (50), 0-78, 0-79 (59), 1-60, 0-73 (57), 52-77 (58)

Sunday 16 April

10:00

Shaun Murphy (Eng) v Yan Bingtao (Chn)

Kyren Wilson (Eng) 5-4 David Grace (Eng)

62-51, 90-18 (58), 56-70, 76-0 (72), 0-75 (75), 49-41, 71-24, 0-70 (56), 26-74

14:30

Ronnie O’Sullivan (Eng) 5-4 Gary Wilson (Eng)

74-41 (57), 64-0 (58), 125-0 (58, 63), 0-91 (54), 122-0 (122) 65-58 *respotted black, 44-70 (64), 0-99 (63), 69-78 (O’Sullivan 63)

Stuart Bingham (Eng) v Peter Ebdon (Eng)

19:00

Marco Fu (HK) v Luca Brecel (Bel)

Mark Allen (NI) v Jimmy Robertson (Eng)