Alan McManus reaches final World Championship qualifier

Alan McManus

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