Former world snooker champion Ken Doherty has qualified for next month’s International Championship in China.
The Dubliner, currently ranked 60th in the world, beat England’s Allan Taylor 6-2 in the qualifiers in Preston, a win that included a break of 138.
The International Championship, which runs from 23-30 October, is a ranking event with a total prize fund of £657,000.
The 1997 world champion said on Twitter: “Happy to win today and qualify for China next month.”
Doherty's last ranking event win was at the 2006 Malta Cup.
Ahead of the qualifiers, held in Lancashire, the 47-year-old also joked about how his travel arrangements have changed since his Sheffield victory 19 years ago.
Used to be buses and trains then it was limos n planes n helicopters now it's back to trains again😝— Ken Doherty Official (@kendoherty1997) September 28, 2016
Buses and bicycles next 🚴🏻🚌 pic.twitter.com/UanphpALyd