Snooker

Swail cruises through Poland opener

Round-up: Joe Swail eased to a 4-0 win over Ross Higgins in the opening round of the Gdynia Open to set up a tie against Ryan Day.

 
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Former World Championship semi-finalist swail was the highest profile player in the first round, and the 42-year-old will aim to continue his progress at the expense of Day on Saturday morning.

John Parkin's 4-1 win over Ricky Norris earned him a tough test in the second round in the form of Stephen Lee, while Rod Lawler awaits Itaro Santos after the Brazilian saw off Stephane Ochoiski by the same margin.

2010 Crucible champion Neil Robertson will begin his tournament against Alex Taubman, who progressed after defeating Elliot Slessor 4-2, and Ashley Carty's 4-0 sweep of Dean Goddard sets up a meeting with Joe Perry.

The first session of round two contests begins on Friday morning and features Stephen Maguire, Mark King and Mark Davis in action.

Round one results

Phil O'Kane 4-2 Andrew Milliard

Tom Maxfield 2-4 Adam Wicheard

Ashley Carty 4-0 Dean Goddard

Lucky Vatnani 1-4 Oliver Lines

Matthew Day 4-3 Steven Hallworth

William Lemons 1-4 John Astley

Alex Taubman 4-2 Elliot Slessor

Ricky Norris 1-4 John Parkin

Itaro Santos 4-1 Stephane Ochoiski

Mitchell Mann 4-2 Nico Elton

Hans Blanckaert 2-4 James Cahill

Wan Chooi Tan 0-4 Christopher Norbury

Sam Harvey 4-0 Jack Bradford

Jamie Gibson 0-4 Kyren Wilson

Joe Swail 4-0 Ross Higgins

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