Teen sensation Stan Moody earns plaudits from Jimmy White after Shoot Out win

Stan Moody nailed a long red with his very first shot on his way to a 53-27 win over China's Lu Ning.

Jimmy White has tipped Stan Moody to have a bright future after his stunning debut at the Snooker Shoot Out.

The youngster showed no signs of nerves on his maiden appearance in front of the TV cameras, nailing a long red with his very first shot on his way to a 53-27 win over China's Lu Ning.

"He's a fantastic talent," White told Eurosport. "I watched him play in Sheffield for a week before the World Championship. He is a really serious player.

"He is going to be a top-16 player and hopefully go on to win tournaments."

What do we know about him?

Moody is a former English Under-14 snooker champion who has a high break of 133 although in practice he has notched up a 147 break - the highest possible score.

The teen has also won two tournaments on the Under-20 regional circuit.

He now has a victory over an opponent who reached the semi-finals of the UK Championship in 2020 and is ranked inside the world's top 32.

Selby and Murphy progress

World number one Mark Selby came through his one-frame shoot out 43-38 against Li Hang and Mark Williams beat Stuart Carrington 59-1 to join him in round two.

Shaun Murphy cleared to the blue with the clock running down to edge out Chang Bingyu 51-50, but defending champion Ryan Day fell at the first hurdle as Jak Jones claimed a 50-23 victory.

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