World Championship qualifiers: Jimmy White loses in first round

Jimmy White lines up a shot
Jimmy White has been runner-up at the World Championship six times
2016 World Snooker Championship
Venue: The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield Dates: 16 April - 2 May
Coverage: Live on BBC TV, BBC Red Button, BBC Sport app, Connected TVs and online.

Jimmy White missed out on a first World Championship appearance since 2006 after losing in the first round of qualifying.

The six-time finalist lost the last three frames against Northern Ireland's Gerard Greene in a 10-9 defeat.

However, 2006 champion Graeme Dott and two-time runner-up Matthew Stevens advanced at Ponds Forge in Sheffield.

Ng On Yee, aiming to become the first female player to qualify for the Crucible, lost 10-1 to Peter Lines.

Dott beat Brandon Sergeant 10-8, while Stevens overcame Josh Boileau 10-2.

Three-time quarter-finalist Ryan Day beat fellow Welshman Daniel Wells by the same score.

There are three rounds of qualifying, with the 16 successful players advancing to the main tournament, which begins on 16 April.

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