Monday, 29 August 2011

PTC 4 (Paul Hunter Classic) Day 3 - Selby Triumph in Germany

Mark Selby won PTC 4 (Paul Hunter Classic 2011) by beating Mark Davis 4-0 in the final after his comeback against Ronnie O'Sullivan.

Mark Selby won PTC4 (Paul Hunter Classic 2011)
Selby has no more regret in Germany. In February's German Masters in Berlin, Selby lost 7-9 to Mark Williams in the final to miss his second ranking title. This time Selby managed to win in 'Marks' final to triumph in Furth. This is Selby's second title in two months time after winning Wuxi Classic last month.

Selby and O'Sullivan rival
The Leicester man nearly lost to Ronnie O'Sullivan in the semi-finals, who made maximum in the first day of the event. The Jester battled to the final by 4-3 victory over the Rocket from 1-3 down. 

I will say Selby is a jinx to Ronnie as he won their last three meetings and they were all comebacks but great effort from Ronnie in this Paul Hunter Classic, he tried to enjoy and entertain the crowds. Well saying from Ronnie on Twitter: 'Good weekend of snooker for me.. To be honest I was more pleased with my attitude, then anything else. Its all about the mind now, learning to handle the not so good times is the key to sucsess.. Some do it better then others, I am learning'. Please Keep going Ronnie. I wish you will travel to Shanghai.

Mark Davis
Runner-up Mark Davis had a disappointing performance in the final. However he deserved the final place on account of winning over Robertson 4-2 in the semi-finals.    The 39-year-old player best finished in quarter-finals of Shanghai Masters last year so the final of PTC4 would be a breakthrough for Mark. Perhaps his first round victory over Judd Trump in Bendigo helped Mark to boost his confidence. 

You cannot overlook the potential of Yu Delu. This new comer almost turned over his lost in quarter-final agaisnt Ronnie. Yu repulsed Ronnie from 0-3 down to force a decider, only lost in the decider. Yu was the quarter-finalist of PTC2. Yu is currently at seventeenth of Order of Merit. It will be great for Yu to qualify for the Grand Finals.

No player can resist playing under this great atomsphere!
I LOVE the German crowds. Enormous size of the crowds even on the Sunday morning, the size is comparable to German Open though PTC 4 is only a minor ranking event! The clapping and clapping of devoted and enthusiastic crowds are always the most exciting atmosphere that players dream of. More ranking tournaments should be staged at Germany!   

Lastly thank you Eurosport for the coverage of Paul Hunter Classic! Thank you for bringing snooker fans the first TV coverage of PTC that in remembrance of Paul Hunter - the young talented player who gone too soon.

Full Results of PTC 4 (Paul Hunter Classic) Day 3, 28-8-2011   

Rest in Peace, Paul :(
Passakorn Suwannwat 4-2 Jamie Jones
Mark Joyce 2-4 Neil Robertson
Mark Davis 4-2 Matthew Selt
Michael White 2-4 Fergal O'Brien
Mark Selby 4-0 Andrew Higginson
Joe Jogia 1-4 Stephen Lee
Yu Delu 4-2 Jimmy Robertson
Ronnie O'Sullivan 4-2 Li Yan

Neil Robertson 4-1 Passakorn Suwannawat
Mark Davis 4-0 Fergal O'Brien
Mark Selby 4-1 Stephen Lee
Ronnie O'Sullivan 4-3 Yu Delu

Mark Davis 4-2 Neil Robertson
Mark Selby 4-3 Ronnie O'Sullivan

Mark Davis 0-4 Mark Selby  

Sunday, 28 August 2011

PTC 4 (Paul Hunter Classic) Day 2 - Impressive O'Brien Struck Ding from Behind

Second Day of PTC 4 (Paul Hunter Classic) continued as some surprising results were produced.

Photo by Monique Limbos
Ireland's Fergal O'Brien struck Ding Junhui in Last 32 from 1-3 to win 4-3. Though Ding made 139, 69, 55, O'Brien earned his victory by strong safety game. O'Brien had a thrilling victory early the day. He defeated his fellow country man Joe Dolaney 4-3 on the final black in the decider. O'Brien is now safely landed in Last 16 which plays Michael White on Sunday.

Michael White - Photo by Monique Limbos
Michael White shocked Shaun Murphy and Martin Gould today. White had a walkover from Liang Wenbo's withdrawal in the first round before his second round match with Shaun Murphy. White beaten Former World Champion Murphy on the TV table. White then overcome Crucible quarter-finalist Gould to secure a place in the Last 16.

Suwannawat by Monique Limbos
Thai player Passakorn Suwannawat surprisingly sent Mark Williams home in the second round by 4-1. He had a terrific day as sent another World Champion home, this time was Ken Doherty. He set up a match on Sunday with Jamie Jones, who defeated PTC3 Winner Ben Wollaston and Jack Lisowski.

Neil Robertson, Mark Joyce, Jimmy Robertson completed the last 16 line-up on Sunday.

Last 16 line-up for PTC4, Paul Hunter Classic 2011

Passakorn Suwannawat v Jamie Jones
Mark Joyce v Neil Robertson
Mark Davis v Matthew Selt
Michael White v Fergal O'Brien
Mark Selby v Andrew Higginson
Joe Jogia v Stephen Lee
Yu Delu v Jimmy Robertson
Ronnie O'Sullivan v Li Yan

Full Results of PTC 4 (Paul Hunter Classic) Day 2, Saturday August 27


9 Mark Joyce 4-2 Lee Page
10 Barry Pinches 0-4 Tian Pengfei
49 Steve Davis 4-0 Gary Wilson
50 Dave Harold 0-4 Jamie O'Neill
51 Graeme Dott scr James Welsh w/o
52 Tom Ford 2-4 Yu Delu
53 Andrew Pagett 4-2 Luca Brecel
54 Robert Milkins 4-1 Martin O'Donnell
55 Jimmy Robertson 4-1 Nick Jennings
56 Matthew Couch 0-4 Robbie Williams


11 Mark King 4-2 Kishan Hirani
12 Matthew Stevens 4-1 Paul Davison
13 Neil Robertson 4-0 Chris Norbury
14 Tony Drago scr David Hogan w/o
15 Peter Lines 4-3 David Gilbert
16 Ali Carter scr Andrew Norman w/o


25 Shaun Murphy w/o Lucky Vatnani scr
26 Liang Wenbo scr Michael White w/o
27 Martin Gould 4-1 Ben Harrison
28 Nigel Bond 2-4 Dechewat Poomjaeng


29 Rod Lawler 4-1 Mitchell Travis
30 Fergal O'Brien 4-3 Joe Delaney
31 Ding Junhui 4-1 Sean O'Sullivan
32 Marcus Campbell 4-2 Scott MacKenzie


1 Mark Williams 4-0 Sanderson Lam
2 Gerard Greene 1-4 Passakorn Suwannawat
3 Ken Doherty 4-0 Liam Monk
4 Liu Song 4-1 Chen Zhe


5 Mike Dunn 4-1 Kacper Filipiak
6 Liam Highfield scr Ben Woollaston w/o
7 Jamie Jones 4-2 Cao Yupeng
8 Jack Lisowski 4-1 Steve Judd


69 Mark Joyce 4-2 Tian Pengfei
70 Mark King 4-1 Matthew Stevens
71 Neil Robertson 4-2 David Hogan
72 Peter Lines 4-2 Andrew Norman
77 Shaun Murphy 3-4 Michael White
78 Martin Gould 4-1 Dechewat Poomjaeng
89 Steve Davis 4-3 Jamie O'Neill
90 James Welsh 1-4 Yu Delu
91 Andrew Pagett 4-2 Robert Milkins
92 Jimmy Robertson 4-2 Robbie Williams


65 Mark Williams 1-4 Passakorn Suwannawat
66 Ken Doherty 4-2 Liu Song
67 Mike Dunn 2-4 Ben Woollaston
68 Jamie Jones 4-3 Jack Lisowski
79 Rod Lawler 1-4 Fergal O'Brien
80 Ding Junhui 4-1 Marcus Campbell


97 Passakorn Suwannawat 4-2 Ken Doherty
98 Ben Woollaston 1-4 Jamie Jones
99 Mark Joyce 4-3 Mark King
100 Neil Robertson 4-1 Peter Lines
103 Michael White 4-1 Martin Gould
104 Fergal O'Brien 4-1 Ding Junhui
109 Steve Davis 2-4 Yu Delu
110 Andrew Pagett 2-4 Jimmy Robertson

Saturday, 27 August 2011

PTC 4 (Paul Hunter Classic) Day 1 - O'Sullivan scored Eleventh Maximum in Germany

On the first day of PTC4 (Paul Hunter Classic), Ronnie O'Sullivan scored his eleventh maximum break in the Last 32 match against Adam Duffy in Germany.

Photos by Monique Limbos
The Rocket created a new record for most 147s in career which surpassed Stephen Hendry and his own record for tenth maximum. O'Sullivan got 2000 pounds for the maximum under the new rolling 147 bonus system. O'Sullivan last 147 is made on World Open Last September while Hendry's is on this year's Welsh Open.

Here is the video clip of Ronnie's eleventh maximum! This maximum was not easy but Ronnie managed to complete it! The Last red to the black is awesome! :)

Ronnie handed a superb performance today. He beaten Ali Kirim and Anthony McGill early on before the match with Adam Duffy. Ronnie tried 147 in the following frame after he made eleventh 147 successfully but missed the twelfth black at 89. Li Yan set up a Last 16 match with the Rocket as he beaten John Higgins.

Jimmy White tried maximum at the afternoon but unfortunately missed the final yellow! Later Jimmy lost to Mark Davis in Round 4. Mark Davis successfully entered top 16 of world rankings and Last 16 of PTC4. Well done Mark!

Photos by Monique Limbos
Judd Trump was defeated by Andrew Higginson 3-4. Mark Selby headed to Last 16 without losing a frame and knocked breaks of 119, 76 and 70. Stephen Lee is also a member of Last 16 on Sunday.

Last 16 line up so far:

Mark Davis v Matthew Selt
Mark Selby v Andrew Higginson
Joe Jogia v Stephen Lee
Li Yan v Ronnie O'Sullivan

Full Results of PTC 4 (Paul Hunter Classic) Day 1,  26 August 2011:


33 Mark Selby 4-0 Sam Harvey
34 Rory McLeod 4-2 Phil O'Kane
35 Barry Hawkins 4-0 Brian Cox
36 Ian McCulloch 3-4 Craig Steadman
37 Peter Ebdon 3-4 James Wattana
38 Judd Trump 4-0 Ashley Wright
39 Liu Chuang w/o Joe Meara scr
40 Andrew Higginson 4-1 Adam Wicheard
41 Mark Allen 4-0 Christian Biniarsch
42 Joe Jogia 4-2 Daniel Wells


43 Ryan Day 4-1 Aditya Mehta
44 Stuart Bingham scr Simon Beford w/o
45 Stephen Lee 4-0 Ian Burns
46 Alan McManus 2-4 Jamie Walker
47 Ricky Walden 4-2 Stuart Carrington
48 Alfie Burden 3-4 Stephen Craigie


17 Jimmy White 4-0 Kurt Maflin
18 Mark Davis w/o Bjorn Haneveer scr
19 Marco Fu 3-4 Sam Baird
20 Jamie Cope 4-2 Phil Barnes


21 Adrian Gunnell 4-0 Hans Blanckaert
22 Matthew Selt 4-3 David Grace
23 Joe Perry 4-0 Stefan Joachim
24 Dominic Dale 4-1 David Morris


57 Anthony Hamilton 2-4 Adam Duffy
58 Joe Swail 4-3 Zhang Anda
59 Ronnie O'Sullivan 4-0 Ali Kirim
60 Anthony McGill 4-2 Kyren Wilson


61 Xiao Guodong 4-1 Bash Maqsood
62 Michael Holt 3-4 Li Yan
63 Stephen Hendry w/o Robin Hull scr
64 John Higgins 4-1 Sam Craigie


73 Jimmy White 2-4 Mark Davis
74 Sam Baird 2-4 Jamie Cope
81 Mark Selby 4-0 Rory McLeod
82 Barry Hawkins 1-4 Craig Steadman
83 James Wattana 1-4 Judd Trump
84 Liu Chuang 2-4 Andrew Higginson
85 Mark Allen 2-4 Joe Jogia
86 Aditya Metha 4-0 Simon Bedford
87 Stephen Lee 4-1 Jamie Walker
88 Ricky Walden 4-2 Stephen Craigie


75 Adrian Gunnell 0-4 Matthew Selt 
76 Joe Perry 3-4 Dominic Dale
93 Adam Duffy 4-0 Joe Swail
94 Ronnie O'Sullivan 4-1 Anthony McGill
95 Xiao Guodong 0-4 Li Yan
96 Stephen Hendry 0-4 John Higgins


101 Mark Davis 4-2 Jamie Cope
102 Matthew Selt 4-2 Dominic Dale
105 Mark Selby 4-0 Craig Steadman
106 Judd Trump 3-4 Andrew Higginson 
107 Joe Jogia 4-3 Aditya Metha
108 Stephen Lee 4-0 Ricky Walden
111 Adam Duffy 0-4 Ronnie O'Sullivan
112 Li Yan 4-3 John Higgins

Monday, 22 August 2011

PTC3 2011/2012 Day 3 - Ben Woollaston Won PTC3

World Number 60 Ben Wollaston took his first ranking title at PTC3 by winning over 2006 World Champion Graeme Dott 4-2 in the final.

Ben Wollaston surprised Graeme Dott
Wollaston also beaten Ken Doherty, Andrew Higginsion, Alan McManus on his road to triumph. He was a former European Under-19 Champion and his best finish in ranking events was qualifying for the Last 32 in Welsh Open 2007 before winning this title PTC3.

"I think this shows the strength in depth on the Tour, no result surprises me these days," said Woollaston after collecting a cheque for £10,000 and receiving 2,000 ranking points. 

Provisional ranking of Ben is now raised to 57. "Hopefully I am starting to fulfil my potential now. I'm guaranteed to be in the PTC finals now and my target for the season is to get into the top 48 and qualify for a few venues.''  

Ben and Tatiana on their wedding
Leicester's Wollaston married 24-year-old Belarus female Referee, Tatiana in June. And Tatiana is moving to England tomorrow. Ben said, "I wanted to win it for her. We've not had a honeymoon yet so the money will help with that."    

Don't forget the runner-up Graeme Dott. Despite his poor performance in the final, he was on fire yesterday including beaten John Higgins in the Last 16.

Scotland's Anothny McGill reached semis before losing to eventual winner Wollaston 0-4. Stephen Lee won 4-1 over Stephen Maguire before he lost to McGill.

Full Results of PTC3 Day 3, 21-8-2011

Last 16
Ben Woollaston 4-0 Ken Doherty
Alan McManus 4-1 Joe Jogia
Anthony McGill 4-1 Michael Holt
Stephen Lee 4-1 Stephen Maguire
Marcus Campbell 4-2 Mark Selby
Barry Hawkins 4-1 Xiao Guodong
Jamie Jones 4-3 Matthew Selt
Graeme Dott 4-2 John Higgins

Ben Woollaston 4-3 Alan McManus
Anthony McGill 4-2 Stephen Lee
Marcus Campbell 0-4 Barry Hawkins
Jamie Jones 0-4 Graeme Dott

Ben Woollaston 4-0 Anthony McGill
Barry Hawkins 1-4 Graeme Dott

Graeme Dott 2-4 Ben Woollaston   

Sunday, 21 August 2011

PTC3 2011/2012 Day 2 - Incredible Magic of Higgins

Players continue their competition of PTC3.

The Wizard of Wishaw showed his incredible magic
The Wizard of Wishaw showed his incredible magic at the beginning of the day. His opponent Mitchell Mann once led 3-0 but Higgins wielded his magic, winning three frames in a row to win 4-3. His later victory over Joe Perry and Jimmy White put him in the Last 16.

Top Snooker From Scotland
Gorgeous Graeme Dott was on fire too. He beaten two world champions including Ronnie O'Sullivan and Stephen Maguire to move on to Last 16. O'Sullivan admitted he did not have top performance today on Twitter. 'Not good tonight , missed to many balls, dott was solid though'. Dott's country fellow Marcus Campbell also continue his competition in PTC3.

In Total there are six Scots took their seats in the final sixteen (Higgins, Maguire, Dott, Campbell, McGill, McManus) . It is a great news for Scotland's snooker.

PTC2 Winner and Birthday Boy Judd Trump lost to Xiao Guodong from China 0-4 in the Last 32. The Chinese continued his record in the PTC events, reaching at least Last 16 in past events.
Mark Selby
Mark Selby, Matthew Selt, Barry Hawkins and Jamie Jones are the other players who stays in the competition until the final day.

Last 16 Line-up: 
113 Ben Woollaston v Ken Doherty
114 Alan McManus v Joe Jogia
115 Anthony McGill v Michael Holt
116 Stephen Lee v Stephen Maguire
117 Marcus Campbell v Mark Selby
118 Barry Hawkins v Xiao Guodong
119 Jamie Jones v Matthew Selt
120 Graeme Dott v John Higgins 

Full Results of PTC3 Day 2, Aug 20 2011


33 Mark Selby 4-0 Luca Brecel
34 Ryan Day w/o Robin Hull
35 Peter Ebdon 1-4 Gary Wilson
36 Nigel Bond 4-2 Marc Davis
37 Tom Ford 3-4 Sam Craigie
38 Marcus Campbell 4-2 David Hogan
39 Mark Joyce 1-4 David Morris
40 Jamie Burnett 4-3 Adam Wicheard

Not before 11am

41 Tony Drago 4-2 Michael Wasley
42 Martin Gould 4-0 Dechawat Poomjaeng
43 Fergal O'Brien 1-4 Craig Steadman
44 Barry Hawkins 4-0 Aditya Mehta
45 Judd Trump 4-0 Sam Harvey
46 Adrian Gunnell 2-4 Sharam Changezi
47 Xiao Guodong 4-2 Neal Jones
48 Dave Harold 4-0 Stephen Ellis

Not before 1pm

49 Matthew Selt 4-0 Cao Yupeng
50 Alfie Burden 4-0 David Birley
51 Liang Wenbo 4-0 James Hill
52 Mark Davis 4-1 Stuart Carrington
53 Jimmy Robertson 4-0 Lee Page
54 Jamie Jones 4-3 Yu Delu
55 Andy Hicks 4-0 Douglas Hogan
58 Ronnie O'Sullivan 4-1 David Gilbert

Not before 3pm

56 Ian Mcculloch 4-0 Joe Meara
57 Graeme Dott 4-1 James Welsh
59 Liu Song 0-4 Andrew Norman
60 Stephen Hendry 4-0 Liam Highfield
61 Jimmy White 4-0 Simon Bedford
62 Mike Dunn 4-1 Kishan Hirani
63 Joe Perry 4-3 James McGouran
64 John Higgins 4-3 Mitchell Mann

Not before 5pm

81 Mark Selby 4-1 Ryan Day
82 Gary Wilson 4-1 Nigel Bond
83 Marcus Campbell 4-0 Sam Craigie
84 David Morris 4-3 Jamie Burnett
85 Tony Drago 4-3 Martin Gould
86 Barry Hawkins 4-2 Craig Steadman
87 Judd Trump 4-1 Shahram Changezi
88 Xiao Guodong 4-2 Dave Harold

Not before 7pm

89 Matthew Selt 4-2 Alfie Burden
90 Mark Davis 4-2 Liang Wenbo
91 Jamie Jones 4-1 Jimmy Robertson
92 Andy Hicks 4-3 Ian McCulloch
93 Graeme Dott 4-1 Ronnie O'Sullivan
94 Stephen Hendry 4-2 Andrew Norman
95 Jimmy White 4-1 Mike Dunn
96 John Higgins 4-1 Joe Perry

Not before 9pm

105 Mark Selby 4-2 Gary Wilson
106 Marcus Campbell 4-2 David Morris
107 Barry Hawkins 4-2 Tony Drago
108 Xiao Guodong 4-0 Judd Trump
109 Matthew Selt 4-0 Mark Davis
110 Jamie Jones 4-1 Andy Hicks
111 Graeme Dott 4-0 Stephen Hendry
112 John Higgins 4-1 Jimmy White

Saturday, 20 August 2011

PTC3 2011/2012 Day 1 - Judge Edged Out Williams in Round 1

Day 1 of PTC3 begun at World Snooker Academy, Sheffield.

Williams is disappointed
Mark Williams lost to Michael Judge in the first round by 0-4. The Australian Open runner-up once lost in the first round of PTC1 in June. I'm sure Williams knows he needs to start practising again!

Ken Doherty made a good progress in the competition. Having won 3 matches (including beaten Jamie Cope), Doherty is now in the Last 16 of PTC3. Doherty started this new season really well, he found his confidence back.

2010 World Champion Neil Robertson stopped at Last 32. Despite winning his previous match against Ali Carter, Robertson was surprisingly defeated by Joe Jogia 2-4.

Stephen Lee also moved to Last 16 after winning two very strong opponent - Ding Junhui and Mark Allen.

Alan McManus
Three Scotsmen entered Last 16 hand in hand. They are Stephen Maguire, notable Anthony McGill and Alan McManus. McManus showed stable performance today and beaten Stuart Bingham and Marco Fu. Young talent McGill defeated Matthew Stevens, who won the final of first week Premier League the day before.

Michael Holt and Ben Wollaston also won their three matches and entered Last 16. 

Full Results of Day 1 of PTC3, 19 August 2011 


1 Mark Williams 0-4 Michael Judge
2 Andrew Higginson 4-0 Nick Jennings
3 Rod Lawler 1-4 Ben Woollaston
4 Gerard Greene 2-4 Kurt Maflin
5 Jack Lisowski w/o Bjorn Haneveer
6 Jamie Cope 4-3 Robbie Williams
7 Ken Doherty 4-1 Martin O'Donnell
8 Barry Pinches 2-4 Jamie O'Neill

Not before 11am

9 Marco Fu 4-2 James Wattana
10 Anthony Hamilton w/o Lucky Vatnani
11 Alan McManus 4-0 Matthew Couch
12 Stuart Bingham 4-0 Kacper Filipiak
13 Allister Carter 4-2 Stephen Craigie
14 Neil Robertson 4-1 Scott Mackenzie
15 Peter Lines 3-4 Michael White
16 Joe Jogia 4-3 Li Yan

Not before 1pm

17 Joe Swail 0-4 Passakorn Suwannawat
18 Ricky Walden 4-2 Zhang Anda
19 Steve Davis 4-1 Daniel Wells
20 Michael Holt 4-1 Gareth Green
21 Rory Mcleod 2-4 Adam Duffy
22 Matthew Stevens 4-3 Sam Baird
23 Anthony McGill 4-0 Andrew Pagett
24 Mark King 3-4 Tian Pengfei

Not before 3pm

25 Robert Milkins 0-4 Paul Davison
26 Stephen Maguire 4-1 Allan Taylor
27 Liu Chuang 2-4 David Grace
28 Shaun Murphy 1-4 Kyren Wilson
29 Mark Allen 4-2 Ian Burns
30 Dominic Dale 4-2 Saqib Nasir
31 Ding Junhui 4-0 Joel Walker
32 Stephen Lee 4-3 Ben Harrison

Not before 5pm

65 Andrew Higginson 4-3 Michael Judge
66 Ben Woollaston 4-3 Kurt Maflin
67 Jamie Cope 4-3 Jack Lisowski
68 Ken Doherty 4-1 Jamie O'Neill
69 Marco Fu 4-1 Anthony Hamilton
70 Alan McManus 4-0 Stuart Bingham
71 Neil Robertson 4-3 Ali Carter
72 Joe Jogia 4-0 Michael White

Not before 7pm

73 Passakorn Suwannawat 4-0 Ricky Walden
74 Michael Holt 4-1 Steve Davis
75 Matthew Stevens 4-2 Adam Duffy
76 Anthony McGill 4-3 Tian Pengfei
77 Stephen Maguire 4-0 Paul Davison
78 David Grace 4-2 Kyren Wilson
79 Mark Allen 4-2 Dominic Dale
80 Stephen Lee 4-1 Ding Junhui

Not before 9pm

97 Andrew Higginson 2-4 Ben Woollaston
98 Jamie Cope 2-4 Ken Doherty
99 Marco Fu 2-4 Alan McManus
100 Neil Robertson 2-4 Joe Jogia
101 Passakorn Suwannawat 2-4 Michael Holt
102 Matthew Stevens 2-4 Anthony McGill
103 Stephen Maguire 4-1 David Grace
104 Mark Allen 2-4 Stephen Lee

Thursday, 11 August 2011

PTC2 2011/2012 Day 3 - Trump is the Winner of PTC2

New season for Judd Trump did not start too late. Judd Trump won his second PTC title after EPTC1 in Germany last year to become double PTC winner. Trump whitewashed Ding Junhui in the final 4-0 with 121, 81, 68  in just 41 minutes.

Congrats to Judd winning PTC2!
Trump's day started off with a dramatic victory over Neil Robertson in the last 16. Trump made the highest break of the tournament 141 to level Robertson 2-2 before Robertson forced a decider. Eventually Trump won on the final black in the decider to complete his narrow win 4-3 over Robertson.

Trump had an easy quarter-finals victory over Yu Delu by 4-1. Trump faced Fergal O'Brien who beaten Ronnie O'Sullivan in quarter-finals, Ali Carter in last 16. However O'Brien could not stop Trump's smooth running, he failed to Trump by 0-4.

It's really nice to see Trump picking his winning formula's back. I believe his long pottings and his unique shot selections are brought back by his hard work on the practising table. It's not too late to start the new season.

O'Sullivan did not perform as good as yesterday. O'Sullivan led 3-1 in the match but the Irishman stopped The Rocket to go further, winning 4-3 with 58, 56. O'Sullivan had a thrilling victory in last 16, just 4-3 win over young player Liam Highfield. Highfield was praised by O'Sullivan after the match about his precise potting.
China's Xiao Guodong

Chinese players had awesome performances in PTC2. Two out of four semi-finalists are Chinese - Ding Junhui and Xiao Guodong. Xiao nearly turned over the semi-final from defeat to victory. Xiao dragged a decider despite Ding was 3-1 up before he lost to Ding 3-4. Xiao has a solid break-building which helped him to get to semi-final - he is a notable player.

Journey of both Ryan Day and Graeme Dott are ended by Ding Junhui in last 16 and quarter-finals respectively.

10-8-2011 PTC2 Results

Final: Ding Junhui 0-4 Judd Trump

Semi-finals: Xiao Guodong 3-4 Ding Junhui, Judd Trump 4-0 Fergal O'Brien


Xiao Guodong 4-1 Rory McLeod Ryan Day 2-4 Ding Junhui
Yu Delu 1-4 Judd Trump
Ronnie O'Sullivan 3-4 Fergal O'Brien

Last 16:
Jamie Burnett 1-4 Xiao Guodong
Rory McLeod 4-3 Jak Jones
Dave Harold 2-4 Ryan Day
Graeme Dott 3-4 Ding Junhui
Adam Duffy 3-4 Yu Delu
Neil Robertson 3-4 Judd Trump
Liam Highfield 3-4 Ronnie O'Sullivan
Fergal O'Brien 4-2 Ali Carter