Wednesday, 20 April 2011

World Snooker Championship 2011 - Day 3 (Part 1) Victory for Ding & Hawkins

18.4.2011 - Day 3

Morning Session

Match 5 - Ding Junhui v Jamie Burentt

Do you see me? ;-)

Ding was on fire and leads Burnett 8-1 before the second session starts! Burnett could barely get a frame in the first session.  At the beginning of the session, Burnett gets his second frame in the match, he is 2-8 behind Ding. However, Ding does not allow Burnett to get more frames. Eventually Ding ends the match with 71 break. He wins the match 10-2 comfortably. Ding is through to Last 16 and his opponent will be Stuart Bingham. I wish Ding can go further this year as he doesn't have a good record in the Crucible! :-)

Result: Ding Junhui 10-2 Jamie Burentt

Match 12 - Stephen Maguire v Barry Hawkins

Not good for Maguire

Morning Session
Maguire has to new family member and it may cause he putting more time on his family. He did not do so well since he reached and lost in Welsh Open in February. He had a early exit in China Open and does not do well in the Crucible too. He struggles in the first session when Hawkins is playing good snooker. Maguire is 3-6 behind Hawkins at the end of first session.
Evening Session
Maguire wins the first frame of the session but Hawkins takes the following two frames to lead 8-4. Maguire seems to be back in the match . He goes 8-8 with couples of 50+. Hawkins does not hesitate and win the seventeenth frame with 62. Maguire forces a decider, 9-9. It is the first decider in the tournament. Finally Hawkins wins 10-9 with 9-2. Well done Hawkins :-) He plays Mark Allen/Matthew Stevens in the next round.

Result: Stephen Maguire 9-10 Barry Hawkins


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