Sam Baird collects his trophy from Paul Mount
Congratulations to Sam Baird who has won the World Open Qualifier at the South West Snooker Academy.
The one day event attracted over 70 competitors from all over the Country and included Academy Members Andrew Norman and Michael Wasley.
It was Norman who lost out in the final to Baird in a closely contested final which ended 3-2. Baird scored well all day beating Marc Harman, Shahrukh Naisr and Lucky Vatnani to earn a place in the Quarter-Finals against Lee Page.
Baird won 3-1, the same scoreline he defeated Daniel Ward by in the Semi-Final, on his way to the final.
He has now earned a paid place at the World Open and will now face Anda Zhang in the first round at the end of August in the professional qualifiers.
Baird was also awarded a six-month scholarship by Academy manager, Paul Mount, allowing him full use of the Academy’s facilities for the duration of the scholarship.