Charles Faulkner, general manager of Motorpoint Newport, said: “We followed the Welsh Open closely because it was staged locally, hence our interest in Lee.”
Motorpoint has four sites, in Derby, Burnley and Glasgow, and Newport, South Wales. Motorpoint’s newest site is Newport, which opened in August 2005.
Stephen Lee won his game against Ali Carter to move onto the second round of the World Championship with a 10-8 win. His next match is on Thursday against Neil Robinson.