Hill crashes out of the world snooker championship qualifiers, losing 6-4 to Ashley Hugill

Hill crashes out of the world snooker championship qualifiers, losing 6-4 to Ashley Hugill

Cork's Aaron Hill with sponsor Tomás Singleton in his new snooker room at home.

CORK'S Aaron Hill's Betfred World Snooker Championship hopes for 2021 were ended at the first hurdle by Ashley Hugill.

The Corkman fell to a battling 6-4 qualifier loss at the English Institute of Sport after Hugill took the final three frames.

Hill opened with a fine 75 before his English opponent recorded the highest two breaks of the game, a 105 and 82.

Hill hit back with a 66 and won the fifth as well to lead 3-2. 

Hill edged back ahead 4-3 but Hugill levelled with a 72 break as he then went on a three-frame streak, closing out the last 73-47 to advance to the next round.

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