Saturday, 23 April 2011

World Snooker Championship 2011 - Day 7 - Williams booked a seat in Quarter-Final

22.4.2011 Day 7

Morning Session

Match 21 - Mark Williams v Jamie Cope

Welsh Potting Machine v The Shotgun

Cope takes the opening frame with 96, he has a good start. In the tenth frame, Williams steals the frame. Cope should win the frame but a fluked red helps Williams to get this key frame. Williams holds a 11-2 lead before mid-session. After mid-session, Williams even enlarges his lead to 12-2 with 106, 109. He is only one frame away from victory. Cope secures to stay into the match by winning the last two frames of the session. Williams looks absolutely determinating through out the match. The match is dragged to the last session which will be played tonight. Mark Williams leads 12-4 against Jamie Cope.

Match 18 - Ali Carter v Graeme Dott

This session is very dramatic and entertainig. Carter leads Dott 3-1 before mid session. However after the mid session, the situation is turned over. Dotty wins four frames in a row with 111. Three frames out of four he won is on the final back. Carter is gutted to lose the three important frames, otherwise he will be in leads 6-2 after the first session. Graeme Dott holds a 5-3 lead over the Captain Ali Carter

Afternoon Session

Match 17 - Judd Trump v Martin Gould

Juddy enjoys a great lead

Haircut 100 leads Pinner Potter 5-3 before second session begins. Each of them has a good beginning. Trump hits a 108 in the second frame, 69 while Gould knocks 76, 72. Each of them takes two frames before interval. Trump leads 7-5. A great match so far with great breaks. Drama is going on in the 13th frame. Martin Gould should have won the frame but he left a chance for Trump to force a black respot. Once again Gould makes a mistake to leave black over left corner pocket and Trump pots it. Trump takes the big frame and extends his lead to three frames differences for the first time. 8-5. 61, 67, 84 put him forward to lead 11-5 over Martin Gould at the end of session. Judd Trump leads Martin Gould 11-5 and needs two more to enter quarter-final.

Match 22 - Mark Allen v Barry Hawkins

In the previous round, both players won in the decider. Allen's comeback to win 10-9 from 9-6 down is amazing. Hawkins's victory over Stephen Maguire is also brilliant. Allen and Hawkins go 2-2 before mid session. Hawkins steals the fifth frame from Allen, once again 3-2 ahead. Allen levels the match 3-3. Barry Hawkins takes the last two frames of the session, leads 5-3 against Mark Allen.

Evening Session

Match 21 - Mark Williams v Jamie Cope

It is expected a short session. In fact, Williams just used 17 minutes to beat Cope in this session. The 13-4 victory over Jamie Cope is great for Williams because he reaches the quarter final of World Championship for the first time since 2006. Mark Williams will play Barry Hawkins/Mark Allen in the quarter-final.

Result: Mark Williams 13-4 Jamie Cope

Match 18 - Ali Carter v Graeme Dott

It is the second session of their match. In the morning session, Graeme Dott took last four frames in a row and leads Carter 5-3. At the beginning, Dotty leads Carter 6-4 by winning a very tight frame. Carter then starts his fightback, levels the match with 86 before mid session. Back-to-back centuries for the Captain, 112 and 115 put him 8-6 ahead the Pocket Dynamo. Dott doesn not give up, pulls 66 and 70 to level the match under great pressure. It ends the mid session 8-8. Carter is much more improved. A great and enjoyable session.

Match Schedule of Day 8, Saturday April 23

17. Judd Trump v Martin Gould  (Last Session, Trump leads 11-5)
22. Mark Allen  v Barry Hawkins (Second Session, Hawkins leads 5-3)

18. Graeme Dott  v Ali Carter               (Last Session, tighted at 8-8)
23. Shaun Murphy v Ronnie O'Sullivan  (First Session)

20. Stephen Hendry v Mark Selby (First Session)
22. Mark Allen v Barry Hawkins     (Last Session)


Post a Comment