Wilson aiming for Crucible spot

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Kyren Wilson begins his World Snooker Championship qualifying campaign in Sheffield tomorrow.

The 23-year-old from Kettering takes on Thailand’s Thanawat Thirapongpaiboon in a best-of-19-frames first-round encounter at Ponds Forge.

It is the first of three matches he needs to win if he is to book his place in the main event which starts a week on Saturday at the Crucible Theatre.

Wellingborough’s Rory McLeod already knows he will not be there.

He fell at the first hurdle when he was beaten 10-2 by China’s Tian Pengfei.