FOUR WITHDRAW FROM GERMAN QUALIFIERS

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Mark King, Rod Lawler, Fraser Patrick and Riley Parsons have pulled out of this week’s BetVictor German Masters qualifying rounds in Milton Keynes.

King has tested positive for Covid-19 while Patrick and Parsons both came into close contact with someone who has tested positive. Lawler is suffering from a back injury.

All four were due to play on the first day of qualifying on Tuesday at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes. Their opponents – Jimmy White, Stephen Maguire, Graeme Dott and Kacper Filipiak – all receive a bye to the second qualifying round later in the week.

The qualifiers run from Tuesday to Saturday, with players needing to win two matches to make it to the final stages in January. Fans can watch the action live on the Eurosport App.

King, Patrick and Parsons are undergoing a period of self isolation and will receive the support of WST.

Since WST events restarted in June, strict Covid-19 regulations have been and continue to be followed, under UK Government guidance.