It took him five hours and 55 minutes but Wayne Brown finally saw off Lee Stephens to reach the quarterfinals of the 2023 European Senior individual Championships in Albena (Bulgaria). In a match, filled with protracted safety battles, Brown managed breaks of 55, 49, 41 and 48 to come from two-frames down and win 4:3.
After a brief pause the Englishman went back to the table to face Mark Tuite (Ireland). While they were still warming up Darren Morgan completed a 4:0 demolition of Peter Bullen (Belgium).
In the opposite half of the draw Gary Milne (England) beat Craig Barber (Scotland) 4:0 and will face the winner of the all-Welsh quarterfinal between Lee Walker and Philip Williams.