World Snooker Championship: Day qualifies but Stevens and Dale out

Ryan Day
Wales' Ryan Day has won three ranking tournaments during his career

Ryan Day has secured his place in the World Snooker Championship - but fellow Welshmen Dominic Dale and Matthew Stevens have failed to qualify.

Day came back from 5-4 down to beat 1997 world champion Ken Doherty 10-6 in the final qualifying round at Ponds Forge in Sheffield.

But Dale and Stevens suffered 10-6 defeats to Ali Carter and Kyren Wilson respectively.

The draw for the first round will be made at 10:00 on Thursday.

The competition starts at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre on Saturday, where Day will be joined by two other Welsh players, two-time world champion Mark Williams and Michael White.

It is the second time in three years that Stevens - twice a runner-up in 2000 and 2005 - has lost in the final qualifying round.

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