Saturday, 16 April 2011

World Snooker Championship 2011 - Day 1 (Part 1) Here we go again!

The wait is over! Here comes the start of the biggest tournament of the year, World  Championship.

Morning Session

Match 1 - Neil Robertson v Judd Trump

The match between defending Champion Neil Robertson against Judd Trump starts with a scrappy opening frame, both players are quite nervous and not yet settled down! Eventually, Robertson takes the opening frame with a break of 72. The thriller keeps going on until the fourth frame. Robertson shows his breakbuilding and wins the frame with a break of 79. Trump and Robertson go to mid-interval with 2-2. In the fifth frame, it starts with a fluke red from Judd Trump. Trump goes on to make the first century in the tournament, 122. Robertson had a excellent response, a century of 127. The match comes to life after mid-interval. Both players play well and back to their forms :-) Trump once leads Robertson by 5-3 but at the last frame of the session, Robertson makes 100 to claw back. It is not too bad for the defending champion, Robertson is 4-5 down on Trump.

Match 10 - Jamie Cope v Andew Pagett

Debutant - Welshman Andrew Pagett
On the other table, Jamie Cope plays Crucible Debutant Andrew Pagett. Shotgun plays quite well and takes the opening frame. Pagett won the fourth frame with 1 snooker required, he levels Cope 2-2 before the mid-interval. Cope and Pagett are doing quite well today. After the mid-interval ends, Cope conceded a frame with enough points on the table. Naughty Cope got a warning from ref Eirian Williams ;-) In the eighth frame, Jamie Cope hit a 104 to go 4-4. Although it is the first televisied match of Pagett, he looks comfortable with the camera.Cope leads Pagett 5-4 at the end of first session! It's pretty good for a debutant. :-)

Afternoon Session

Match 4 - Ali Carter v Dave Harold

Ali Carter practiced hard before the tournament starts and his effort was reflected on the scoreline. Carter is playing solidly with breaks 65, 66, 63 to lead Dave Harold 4-0 before the mid-interval! After the break, Carter extends his lead to 5-0. However, Harold finally win his first frame in the match, a century. I am afraid it will be too late. Captain needs two more frames tomorrow to get into Round 2. The Captain enjoys flying up in the sky! :-) All credits to Ali!

Match 9 - Mark Williams v Ryan Day

This is a match between two welsh boys! Both players are nervous at the beginning of the match. There is a little drama going on in the first frame, Williams nearly lost the frame after he misses the brown. Performance of Williams before mid-interval is very disappointing, he keeps missing easy balls. In the fifth frame, Williams plays double pink to win the frame. Williams comes alive after mid-interval, he goes on to lead Day 5-1 with 137. Day made a break of 79 in response to narrow the gap, 5-2. Mark Williams got a few massive kicks today. However, Williams leads Day 6-3 before tommorrow starts. :-)


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