Corey Cadby White Washed China's Qiang Sun 2 - 0 with the best ever preliminary round performance to move in to the first round proper where he met Joe Cullen....
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Qiang Sun 0-3 Corey Cadby (P)
Cadby started in sensational style with back-to-back checkouts of 152 and 108. He missed double top for a third consecutive ton-plus checkout but returned to bed double ten to seal a first set whitewash.
Cadby continued to play brilliantly, taking out 121 on the bull and narrowly missed the bull for a 170. He cleaned up the remaining 25 and added a 180 as he completed a fabulous victory, in which he averaged 102.48 - the highest ever in a World Championship preliminary round match.
Joe Cullen v Corey Cadby
Cadby took 90 in the first leg and Cullen levelled on double 18. Cadby hit three 180s in the following two legs as he sealed the set with an 81 checkout.
Cullen fired in a 180 and a 107 finish in the first leg but Cadby levelled by taking out 68. He then broke in a leg that saw both players hit 180s but Cullen added his fourth maximum and took out 85 to break back immediately. Cullen then produced a fabulous 117 checkout to level the tie.
Cadby took out 108 but Cullen won the following three legs to lead the match, adding two more maximums in the process.
Cadby added 109 to his list of ton-plus checkouts as he broke in the first leg but Cullen levelled on double four. The next two legs went with throw and Cullen finished the job by landing double 18 for his first World Championship victory.