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​Amateur Snooker - 2015 IBSF World Amateur Championship (Men’s)
9th-21st November 2015 / Sunrise Select Hotel, Hurghada, Egypt


Local player Mohamed Khairy was in fine form as he secured his place in the Last 64 which begins Wednesday.

Khairy, a two time African Championship runner-up, has previously competed as a professional on the World Snooker circuit; although much of his participation was hampered with visa issues.  

However, the 33 year old may be back on a road to the big time, as he posted breaks of 51, 73 and 58 in a 4-1 win over fellow countryman Mohamed Youssef.

Multi-time Bahrain national champion, Habib Subah, also has experience on the sport's top tier. He would have been pleased with a relatively comfortable victory over Alaa Elsaed, aided with a top effort of 63.

Monday's preliminary round knockout action also featured promising German youngster Lukas Kleckers. He kept his dreams alive with a brace of half centuries in beating Hong Kong's Chau Hon Man.

​Alex Taubman (Wales), who was close to a maximum break in the group stages when missing the yellow on 120, is still in the hunt for the ultimate prize after a 4-2 success over another home player in Khalid Kamali.

Despite feinting during his match due the hot conditions, Scotland's Gary Thomson recovered to oust his match against Austrian Dominik Scherubl.

Results - Last 88 (breaks in brackets on the side of the relevant player)
Khaled Farag (Egypt)                                          4-1                          Mostafa Dorgham (Egypt)
Jerome Liedtke (Austria)                                   2-4 (97)                Khalid Kamali (UAE) 
Alex Taubman (Wales)                              (63) 4-2                         Mohamed Hedman (Egypt)
Hesham Shawky (Egypt)                          (87) 2-4                         Antti Mannila (Finalnd)
Richard Halliday (South Africa)              (53) 4-2                         Abdul Mutalieb Allie (South Africa)
Alijalil Ali (Iraq)                                                   4-1                          Keishin Kamihashi (Japan)
Ali Hussein (Iraq)                                                3-4                          John Kennish (Isle of Man)
Lim Chun Kiat (Singapore)                               4-1                          James Mifsud (Australia)
Saeed Abooyesani (Iran)                                    1-4                         Bashar Abdulmajeed (Qatar)
Mohamed Ibrahim (Egypt)                               1-4 (68)                 Adrian Ridley (Australia)
Lin Tang Ho (Hong Kong)                                 4-1                          Khaled Alastal (Palestine)
Mohamed Youssef (Egypt)                               1-4 (51, 73, 58)    Mohamed Khairy (Egypt)
Tamer Waheed (Egypt)                                     0-4 (58, 70)          Ryan Causton (England)
Abdelrahman Abdelhamid (Egypt)               1-4 (86, 87)          Aaron Busuttil (Malta)
Ang Boon Chin (Singapore)                             2-4                         Yaser Elsherbiny  (Egypt)
Gary Thomson (Scotland)                                 4-3                         Dominik Scherubl (Austria)
David Cassidy (Ireland)                                      3-4 (70)                Antti Tolvanen (Finland)
Tymour Hussien (Egypt)                                   1-4 (53)                 Peter Bullen (Belgium)
Ahmed Aly Elsayed (USA)                                 3-4                         Karim Elabd (Egypt)
Omar Alajlani (Saudi Arabia)                   (51) 4-2 (58)                Shahram Changezi (Pakistan)
Greg Casey (Ireland)                                           4-2                         Mostafa Gebely (Egypt)
Ahmed Samir (Egypt)                                         0-4 (72)               Ryan Thomerson (Australia) 
Habib Subah (Bahrain)                              (63) 4-1                         Alaa Elsaed (Egypt)
Lukas Kleckers (Germany)                 (78,50) 4-1                         Chau Hoon Man (Hong Kong)

Written and published by Michael Day on 17th November 2015​​