Joe Swail has been involved in so many last gasp victories over the years that it seems surprising he has beaten Matthew Couch 10-1 to qualify for the Crucible once again.

But Couch freely admitted he had played poorly today. "My head was in pieces. I just didn’t
have anything inside me," he said.

So Swail is through and Steve Davis is looking good to join him at the Crucible.

The snooker legend has gradually worn down Lee Spick, who led 5-0 but now trails 7-6.

Barry Hawkins just made a very good 42 clearance to snatch frame 13 on the black and lead Daniel Wells 7-6 - this after Wells had fought from 6-3 down to 6-6.

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