KARACHI (PPI) - Peshawar based Farhan Mehboob cruised into the final qualifying round after overpowering local player Chris Fuller in the Dunlop British Open - Liverpool 2008 Squash Championship - the longest-established and most prestigious event in world squash, which is being held in Liverpool for the first time. 20-year-old Farhan ranked 43rd in the world dominated the first set and easily annexed it to his name winning 11-2. But Chris Fuller, the reigning British National U-17 champion tried to bounce back and took the game into tie-breaks. However, Farhan in the tie-breaks capitalised minor mistakes of Fuller and won the set 11-10 (3-1). Farhan in the third and eventually decisive set showed great skills and overpowered the British player 11-6 to enter the qualifying finals. Farhan will now meet Campbell Grayson of New Zealand in the qualifying finals for a place in the prestigious event's main rounds. Campbell overcame another Pakistani player Khawaja Adil Maqbool when the later retired due an injury. Campbell was leading the match 11-1, 11-6. Meanwhile, Stephen Siveter faced fellow Englishman Jonathan Harford in the first qualifying round with 289 world ranking positions separating the two, 32-year-old Siveter having only recently joined the Professional Squash Association (PSA) and currently ranked 349. Siveter pushed Harford all the way - and took the third game on a tie-break. But the 24-year-old from Leeds ultimately prevailed after 56 minutes to record an 11-8, 11-9, 10-11 (0-2), 11-7 victory. English outsider Mark Fuller pulled off a notable upset, beating French international Julien Balbo in straight games. Unranked either in England or the world, the 23-year-old from Northamptonshire was making his first ever appearance in the event.   But, undaunted, Fuller despatched the Frenchman - who helped his country through to last week's European Team Championships' finals - 11-8, 11-5, 11-9 in 41 minutes. Men's 1st qualifying round: Aaron Frankcomb (AUS) bt Eddie Charlton (ENG) 11-10 (2-0), 11-9, 11-9 (53m) Ben Ford (ENG) bt Siddharth Suchde (IND) 11-7, 5-11, 11-6, 11-6 (53m) Jonathan Harford (ENG) bt Stephen Siveter (ENG) 11-8, 11-9, 10-11 (0-2), 11-7 (56m) Robbie Temple (ENG) bt John Rooney (IRL) 11-7 ret. (7m) Mark Fuller (ENG) bt Julien Balbo (FRA) 11-8, 11-5, 11-9 (41m) Wade Johnstone (AUS) bt Lewis Walters (ENG) 6-11, 11-5, 11-6, 11-3 Shaun le Roux (ENG) bt Ritwik Bhattacharya (IND) 11-7, 4-11, 11-9, 7-11, 11-9 (65m) Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS) bt Adam Murrills (ENG) 8-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-3 (46m) Stephen Coppinger (RSA) bt Rob Sutherland (WAL) 11-9, 11-3, 77-11,11-7 (57m) Jesse Engelbrecht (RSA) bt Jens Schoor (GER) 11-7, 7-11, 11-10 (2-0), 11-5 (44m) Mathieu Castagnet (FRA) bt Jethro Binns (WAL) 10-11 (0-2), 11-4, 11-7, 8-11, 11-3 (71m) Scott Arnold (AUS) bt James Snell (ENG) 11-8, 11-10 (3-1), 11-9 (46m) Tom Richards (ENG) bt Romain Tenant (FRA) 11-5, 11-4, 11-6 (27m) Scott Handley (ENG) bt Andrew Widdison (ENG) 11-5, 11-7, 11-4 (27m) Campbell Grayson (NZL) bt Khawaja Adil Maqbool (PAK) 11-1, 11-6 ret.(14m) Farhan Mehboob (PAK) bt Chris Fuller (ENG) 11-2, 11-10 (3-1), 11-6 (37m) Men's qualifying finals line-up: Aaron Frankcomb (AUS) v Ben Ford (ENG) Jonathan Harford (ENG) v Robbie Temple (ENG) Mark Fuller (ENG) v Wade Johnstone (AUS) Shaun le Roux (ENG) v Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS) Jesse Engelbrecht (RSA) v Stephen Coppinger (RSA) Scott Arnold (AUS) v Mathieu Castagnet (FRA) Scott Handley (ENG) v Tom Richards (ENG) Farhan Mehboob (PAK) v Campbell Grayson (NZL).