Brazilian shocks Duffy

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SHEFFIELD potter Adam Duffy suffered disappointment at the Dafabet World Championship qualifiers at Ponds Forge.

The 25-year-old, from Eckington, saw his quest to qualify for the Crucible (19 April – 5 May) ended at the first hurdle by Brazilian cueman Igor Figueiredo.

Duffy trailed 7-1, bravely battled back to 8-4, but it was Figueiredo who held his nerve to progress with a 10-4 first round victory.

Figueiredo has not played in any other tournaments this season to make defeat all the more frustrating for Duffy. Figueiredo mustered a top break of 42 in a lengthy battle, but Duffy struggled to demonstrate his best form.