Father-and-son Peter and Oliver Lines offered chance for family duel in bid to reach Betfred World Championship

Father-and-son Peter and Oliver Lines could meet in the Betfred World Championship qualifiers.

Friday, 10th July 2020, 5:05 pm
Peter Lines in action against John Higgins during day one of the Betway UK Championship at the York Barbican last November. Picture: Simon Cooper/PA

The Leeds professionals have been drawn in the same section and if both progress – the qualifiers run from July 21-28 – would meet in the fourth round at Sheffield’s English Institute of Sport, the winner’s prize being a coveted place at the Crucible.

Former world seniors champion Peter, 50, first turned professional in 1991, while son Oliver, 25, joined the main Tour in 2014. But the duo have never played each other in a competitive match.

Peter opens up against Connor Benzey in the first round, and if successful faces China’s Luo Honghao in the next round.

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DUEL CONTROL: Peter Lines and Oliver Lines. Picture: Simon Hulme

Oliver joins the qualifiers in the second round, playing the winner of Gerard Greene and Brian Ochoiski.

Other Yorkshire players in the first round of qualifiers include Pickering’s Paul Davison who plays Mitchell Mann, Sheffield’s Adam Duffy meets Simon Lichtenberg, Doncaster’s Chris Keogan faces Duane Jones, while Dronfield’s Oliver Brown tackles Jamie O’Neill.

Entering at the second-round stage, Leeds’s David Grace will face the winner of Hammad Miah and Florian Nuessie.

Rotherham’s Ash Carty – who reached the semi-finals of last month’s Championship League –meets the winner of Si Jiahui and Ross Muir.

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