Snooker: Walker set for Taylor tussle

Sheffield cueman Joel Walker.

Sheffield cueman Joel Walker.

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Joel Walker faces Allan Taylor in the first round of the 2014 World Championship qualifiers next week.

The 20-year-old faces Taylor on Tuesday, April 8 at Ponds Forge knowing he will have to win four matches if he is to become the first Sheffield player to compete at the Crucible.

Walker hopes to be one of 16 players to qualify for the sports biggest tournament, which gets underway on April 19.

Mitchell Travis begins his campaign on Wednesday against Sean O’Sullivan while Adam Duffy meets Brazilian cueman Igor Figueiredo.

The qualifiers run from April 8 to 16. Tickets are priced at £10 per day. There is also a special offer of any three days for £20. For more information, ring 0114 2233777 or log on to www.sivtickets.com