Scottish Open: Champion Mark Selby cruises into second spherical, Amaan Iqbal, 15, crushed on tour debut

Mark Selby is the defending Scottish Open champion, profitable in 2019 and 2020

Mark Selby started his quest for a 3rd successive Scottish Open title with a 4-1 win over Sean Maddocks.

The reigning world champion was in high-quality type, reeling off back-to-back breaks of 100 and 135 after teenager Maddocks had levelled at 1-1.

Scottish schoolboy Amaan Iqbal misplaced on his tour debut however did clinch a body.

The 15-year-old, given a wildcard as the best ranked Scottish newbie underneath 21, was crushed 4-1 by Thailand’s Noppon Saengkham.

Iqbal’s opponent first turned skilled in 2010 and reached the final 16 eventually week’s UK Championship in York.

Initially deliberate to happen on the Emirates Area in Glasgow, the place it was held between 2016 and 2019, the event was switched at brief discover to Llandudno, Wales.

Final 12 months the occasion was staged in Milton Keynes because of Covid restrictions, with Selby efficiently defending his title with a powerful 9-3 victory over Ronnie O’Sullivan within the ultimate.

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