Aaron Hill and Robert Milkins impress in Championship League opener
The new snooker season got underway on Tuesday with Aaron Hill and Robert Milkins sealing their place in stage two of the 2022 Championship League.
Hill, who recently earned his place on the world snooker tour with a win at Q School, made a fine start to his 2022/23 campaign.
The 20-year-old Irishman kicked off the day with a 3-0 thrashing of Craig Steadman, before holding David Grace and Ben Hancorn to 2-2 draws.
Hill finished his group with the same number of points as Grace, but edged the Leeds-player on frame difference to finish top and seal his place in the second stage.
Robert Milkins fouled in the third frame but somehow clawed it back to win the frame that he needed to progress into Winners' Week with a draw against Andy Hicks #ChampionshipLeagueSnooker pic.twitter.com/ZAeE4Tel0C— BetVictor Championship League Snooker (@CLSnooker) June 28, 2022
That final result proved crucial as Milkins edged Hicks on frame difference to finish top of the group, earn £3,000 and secure his place in the second stage of the tournament.
Wednesday's action will see two more groups, with the first featuring Zhao XIngtong, Hammad Miah, Adam Duffy and Michael Holt.