Wells gives Deuel a snooker lesson at the Q School
filed on Sunday, May 11, 2014. 13:24 PT/USA
Daniel Wells, who is playing to retain his place on next season's professional World Snooker Tour, demonstrated the high level of play it requires to Corey Deuel as he comfortably defeated the American in Event 1 of the 2014 World Snooker Q School at The Capital Venue in Gloucester, England.
The 25-year-old Welshman, whose best result on the World Snooker Tour is a last-32 appearance at the 2011 German Masters, dropped off the Tour after this season so he has huge experience in competing on the professional match tables in these conditions and it showed.
Deuel was always going to find it tough going against a player who is one of the favorites to win one of the eight 2-year World Snooker Tour cards available from these two events, and in the first two frames Wells displayed some very heavy scoring.
The reigning United States National Snooker Champion did have an opportunity in the first frame but could not capitalize on it, and Wells sealed the frame with a break of 87, and in frame two Deuel gave away twenty points in fouls before the Welshman fired in a break of 105.
Wells did not put in the high runs for the rest of the match but he had no requirement to do so, as Deuel found it hard to score and consequently went down to a 4-0 defeat.
Deuel has one more opportunity to try and progress, as in Event 2 he will face England's Martin Ball in the round of 128, with the tie commencing on May 18 at 1pm local time (5am PT in the United States).