Alan McManus reaches final World Championship qualifier
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Scotland's Alan McManus made it through to the final round of qualifying for the World Championship with a 10-8 win over 1995 runner-up Nigel Bond.
The two-time semi-finalist faces Leicester's Tom Ford on Saturday, with the winner progressing to the Crucible.
Welshman Jamie Jones, who reached the last eight at the Crucible last year, was beaten 10-9 by Liam Highfield.
Veteran Maltese player Tony Drago's run also came to an end, losing 10-8 to Derby's David Gilbert.
Gilbert, who reached the second round in Sheffield last year before losing to Neil Robertson, faces Marco Fu for a place at the Crucible.
Northern Ireland's Joe Swail, a two-time Crucible semi-finalist who now plays as an amateur, saw his five-match winning streak end with a 10-7 defeat by Walsall's Mark Joyce, who will now play Michael Holt.
Draw for final round of qualifying in full:
(Matches to be played 13/14 April)
Ryan Day v Ben Woollaston
Andrew Higginson v Michael White
Ken Doherty v Matthew Selt
Fergal O'Brien v Jack Lisowski
Jamie Cope v Dechawat Poomjaeng
Michael Holt v Mark Joyce
Marco Fu v David Gilbert
Tom Ford v Alan McManus
Martin Gould v Rod Lawler
Mark Davis v Liang Wenbo
Mark King v Yu Delu
Marcus Campbell v Liam Highfield
Joe Perry v Sam Baird
Dominic Dale v Alfie Burden
Peter Ebdon v Kurt Maflin
Robert Milkins v Jimmy White