Nail gun David Cassidy from Cork won both matches on day 1 of the World Under 21 Snooker Championship here in the Republic Of China.
Cassidy beat players from France and Hong Kong in a superb display of match-play snooker when he won against Nathanael Beckrich from France 4-2 and Nanseen Sin Ma from Hong Kong 4-1.
His team mates Karl Fitzpatrick was beaten by Ratchayothin Yothar from Thailand 1-4 but the Carlow man was unlucky in two or three frames and confident he can get his first win tomorrow.
Ryan Cronin played Zhou Yuelong from China and was beaten 4-0 with the young Chinese potting machine making breaks of 63, 56, 48 and 115. Ryan will play an Iran player tomorrow looking for his first win.
There is no live scoring available at present at this championship but four tables are being steamed on http://www.ibsf.info/index.shtml
Results on Day 1
David Cassidy Vs Nathanael Beckrich ( France) 4-2
Karl Fitzpatrick Vs Ratchayothin Yothar ( Thailand ) 1-4
Ryan Cronin Vs Zhou Yuelong ( China) 4-0
David Cassidy Vs Wan Nanseen Sin Ma ( Hong Kong ) 4-1
Day 2 Matches – China Local time
10am - Karl Fitzpatrick Vs Kishan Hirani (Wales) 0-0
1pm - Ryan Cronin Vs Siyavosh Mozayai (Iran) 0-0
7pm - David Cassidy Vs Dominik Scherubl (Austria) 0-0