Ultimate Pool professional Dom Cooney is set to feature in the last 32 of the 2022/23 Masters after winning week nine of the competition on Wednesday night.
The 2021 Pro Series Event 8 Champion dropped just five frames across his two matches at the Players Pool and Snooker Lounge in Newcastle-under-Lyme.
The evening began with this season’s Challenger Series Event 3 finalist Matt Cooke defeating Tom Taylor 8-2 with consecutive break clearances towards the end.
Next into the arena was the number 8 ranked Cooney, and the former world championship runner-up started his match against Jarod Griffiths very well, going into a 4-0 lead with the help of break and reverse clearances.
Griffiths got himself back into the match by claiming three of the next four frames (reverse clearance in frame five), but Cooney would complete the job, registering a break clearance in frame nine on his way to an 8-4 victory.
An intriguing final that many would have expected to go close, Cooney was clinical with his opportunities early on, crafting a reverse – break – reverse clearance run as he opened up another 4-0 advantage.
Cooke got on the board with the fifth frame, but Cooney strung together the next four consecutive frames to record a comfortable 8-1 success.