Fordham flies through

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Andy Fordham, the 20-stone Londoner who plays all in black because he says "it makes me look slim", made a promising start at the Embassy World Professional championship at the Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green, yesterday.

Fordham, the second seed who was a semi-finalist in this event last year, beat Chris Mason, the 26-year-old Bristol player, 3-0, winning each set by three legs to one in their first- round contest.

Andy Jenkins, a Hampshire bricklayer who beat Bruno Raes of Belgium 3- 0, will meet Fordham, his close friend, in the second round tonight.

Results, Sporting Digest, page 21

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