Deuel's professional snooker ambition thwarted
filed on Thursday, May 19, 2016. 14:09 PT/USA
Corey Deuel's ambition to earn a place on the professional 2016-17 World Snooker Tour has been thwarted as he lost in round two of Event 2 of this year's World Snooker Q School at the Meadowside Leisure Centre in Burton-upon-Trent, England, which runs from May 11-22.
The 38-year-old American was up against Oliver Brown, who back in 2014 defeated this year's World Championship runner-up Ding Junhui 5-0 in the UK Championship, and gave a fantastic account of himself against this promising Englishman.
The former United States National Snooker Champion had a bye in round one while Brown came through 4-1 against fellow Englishman James Burrett, however he found Deuel a much more tough opponent.
The first frame went right down to wire but it was Deuel got off to a great start as he snatched it, but Brown comprehensively sealed the next frame and he won frame three assisted by a break of 59 to take a 2-1 advantage.
Deuel then countered exceptionally well as he secured the next two frames for a 3-2 lead, and now must have felt confident that the match was going his way.
The 21-year-old though came back strongly as he stopped Deuel from scoring in the following two frames to claim the match 4-3 and advance into the round of 64.
Deuel should be proud of his performances at this year's Q School as he picked up his first match victory and certainly was not outplayed in any of his ties.
He did comment later on his Facebook page that he did have plenty of chances against Brown but made too many errors, and although he won more frames this year he felt that he played better last year.
He also added that he will keep playing such a great game, and that he will be back to try again next year.