After a couple of early exits in the PTC Finals and China Open Sam took himself back to the practice table which has paid dividends.......Sam is going to the Crucible.
Sam dug deep to record wins in the qualifiers against Thor Chuan Leong (10-8), Tom Ford (10-7) and Liam Highfield (10-9), three tough matches that put him to the test. The last time Sam qualified in 2013 he was blown away by the now current World Champion Stuart Bingham who hit a purple patch and possibly peeked to early. Add to that the daunting experience of arriving at the Crucible for the first time, it proved to be a baptism of fire. This time Sam should be better prepared and hopefully will play as we know he can. So let's all get behind him and 'Follow the Baird'.
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