JACK DYSON (Netherton Con) is the first qualifier through to the final of the Marsh United £1400 competition.
He beat Dan Beeby (Canalside Sports) 21-8 to go through.
The draw for the next round on Saturday (6.00pm practice, 6.30 start):
Roger Crowther (Longwood BC) v Jack Glazzard (Cleckheaton Sports), Gareth McMahon (Netherton Con) v Terry Brook (Crosland Moor BC), Trevor Holmes (Longwood BC) v Wayne Dews (Netherton Con), Graham Sigsworth (Cowcliffe Lib) v Andrew Sykes (Slaithwaite C&BC).
Robert Hitchen (drew 10) and Lee Heaton (drew 13) are through in the John Smith’s Classic at Cleckheaton.
First round – Nick White (Thongsbridge) 6 Paul Whalley (Rhyl) 21, Andrew Sykes (Mirfield) 21 Ian Ross (Thongsbridge) 19, Mark Ferris (Leek) 21 Lyndon Carr (Preston) 15, Robert Hitchen (Halifax) 21 Vince Senior (Sheffield) 12, Lee Heaton (Preston) 21 Danny Sillitoe (Doncaster) 15, Allan Thompson (Mirfield) 13 Mike Holden (Rochdale) 21, Peter Clark (Crossroads) 21 Matt Gillies (Oldham) 18, Richard Jackson (Thongsbridge) 21 Anthony Harper (Rhyl) 12.
Second round – Whalley 20 Sykes 21, Ferris 8 Hitchen 21, Heaton 21 Holden 11, Clark 5 Jackson 21.
Qualifiers – Sykes 8 Hitchen 21, Heaton 21 Jackson 8.
Draw for Saturday – Andy Milsom (Derby) v Chris Kelly (Sheffield), Stephen Davies (Merseyside) v Chris Hill (Sheffield), Rob Swift (Thongsbridge) v Richard Dolby (Derby), Dave Smith (Bramley Libs) v David Gwilliam (Glossop), Ryan Clark (Sheffield) v Gareth Gwilliam (Glossop), Dean Myers (Merseyside) v Darren Smith (Derby), Andy Thompson (Derby) v Paul Bailey (Sheffield), John Hambleton (Macclesfield) v Keiron O’Prey (Huddersfield).