Ireland’s Fergal O'Brien fell at the final hurdle in his bid to qualify for the Betfair World Championship tonight.

Jack Lisowski saw off the veteran 10-4 to seal his place at the Crucible.

Lisowski made three centuries - 114, 131 and 100 - in seeing off his 41-year-old opponent at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield.

He was joined by fellow first-time qualifier Michael White, who beat Andrew Higginson 10-4.

Thailand's Dechawat Poomjaeng was the first through, the 34-year-old beating Stoke's Jamie Cope 10-3 to earn his World Championship debut.

Hong Kong's Marco Fu, who was a semi-finalist in 2006, will make a ninth consecutive appearance in the first round at the Crucible after beating David Gilbert 10-4.

Michael Holt qualified for the sixth time, but made hard work of dismissing Mark Joyce 10-7 having led 8-0 and 9-4.

Ben Woollaston came through a final-frame decider against Ryan Day in a late finish, with the 25-year-old beating Day 10-9 to become the fourth player tonight to earn a Crucible debut.