Saturday, 29 October 2011

The Masters 2012 Draw

This year will be the first Masters stages at Alexandra Palace in London, runs from January 15 to 22, 2012. We have been patiently waiting for the 2011 Masters Draw and it came out yesterday.

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Ding Junhui was the first Chinese player to win the biggest invitational event The Masters last year, by beating Marco Fu 10-4 in the first ever all Asian final. The defending road of Ding is difficult this year because he will face Ronnie O'Sullivan in the first match.

Last 16
Ding Junhui v 
Ronnie O' Sullivan

Judd Trump v
Stuart Bingham
Neil Robertson v
Mark Allen

Mark Williams v Stephen Maguire
Mark Selby v 
Stephen Lee

Shaun Murphy v Martin Gould
Ali Carter v
Graeme Dott

John Higgins v Matthew Stevens

Ding met Ronnie in his first Masters final four years ago but suffered a 3-10 defeat. During the final, the violent crowd left Ding in tears. Ronnie comforted Ding but this defeat still brought about the 19-year-old trough in his early career. Ding is now a more mature player and he proved himself by winning the title last year. Will Ding beat Ronnie this time?

Judd Trump will play Stuart Bingham in his Masters debut while another debutant Martin Gould will play his good friend Shaun Murphy. Neil Robertson drew Mark Allen and their latest meeting was the semi-finals of PTC8 last week in Ireland. Twice Masters Champion Mark Williams is up against Stephen Maguire.

The current world number one as well as two-times Masters winner Mark Selby faces Stephen Lee which is a repeat of his 2008 Masters final which he won 10-3. Ali Carter comes across Graeme Dott while four-times World Champion John Higgins races against Matthew Stevens, the event winner back in 2000.

Like last year, there will be no wildcard for the event. Tickets are now on sale. To book call 0871 620 7052 (calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras) or visit Look out for a special offer on evening tickets coming soon at

Monday, 24 October 2011

PTC 8 (Alex Higgins International Trophy) Day 3 - Robertson Claimed Second PTC Title at Killarney

Neil Robertson continued to rewrite his own record for never lost in a ranking final - he shattered Judd Trump 4-1 in the final to claim PTC8 title (Alex Higgins International Trophy) at Killarney today.
Robertson claimed his second PTC title at Killarney
Robertson silently moved to the semi-finals after beating Martin Gould and Ben Wollaston with only throwing one frame away. The Melbourne Machine encountered his first difficult opponent today Mark Allen. Allen cued confidently and looks unstoppable to be 2-1 up. Robertson immediately adjusted his performance and ahead of Allen again 3-2 before Allen forcing a decider. Nevertheless Robertson won the decider to play Trump the final.

Robertson took his revenge
Another finalist Judd Trump had an easy day yesterday. He smashed Stephen Lee, Alan McManus and Mark Selby before losing to Robertson in the final. Robertson proved that he was a better player than before. He successfully took the revenge on Trump for his first round defeat on World Championship this year. The Australian collected 10000 euro and 2000 points for the PTC title.

Robertson: I'm better player now than he was when he won the world title 
"I've practised harder than ever this season and I am very solid, even when I'm playing badly. The player who won the world title is gone and I'm a much better player now." said Robertson. "It wasn't the best final but my safety was good and I did what I needed to,"Last season I was crashing out in the first or second round of most of the PTC events so it's great to have won a couple now. My form is looking good with the UK Championship and the Masters coming up.'' The Aussie retrieve his top spot over Ronnie O'Sullivan after his victory.

Allen needs to find his way to break the snag
Robertson has now become a more mature player than the player who won his world title half and a year ago but he keeps his long game perfectly with better safety game. It is disappointing that Mark Allen lost in another semi-finals again: this is his seventh semi-finals defeat. The 25-year-old won big matches but has not found his way to break the snag yet. Judd Trump needs to find his consistency in playing finals as well. Tragedy for Bingham losing to Selby after leading certain frames - Stuart should prevent history repeats itself.

Results of PTC8 (Alex Higgins International Trophy) Day 3, Sunday October 23

Last 16


113 Gerard Greene 2-4 John Higgins
114 Ryan Day 3-4 Mark Allen
115 Martin Gould 0-4 Neil Robertson
116 Dechewat Poomjaeng 1-4 Ben Woollaston
117 Judd Trump 4-0 Stephen Lee
118 Ken Doherty 1-4 Alan McManus
119 Yu Delu 1-4 Stuart Bingham
120 Barry Hawkins 1-4 Mark Selby



121 John Higgins 3-4 Mark Allen
122 Neil Robertson 4-0 Ben Woollaston
123 Judd Trump 4-2 Alan McManus
124 Stuart Bingham 3-4 Mark Selby



125 Mark Allen 3-4 Neil Robertson
126 Judd Trump 4-1 Mark Selby

8pm Neil Robertson 4-1 Judd Trump

Sunday, 23 October 2011

PTC 8 (Alex Higgins International Trophy) Day 2 - The Darling of Dublin Thrilled Killarney Crowd

The Darling of Dublin Ken Doherty thrilled Killarney crowd on Day 2 of PTC8 (Alex Higgins International Trophy).

The Darling of Dublin delighted his home fans
Doherty won his all three matches today in deciders. Doherty won the first one against Joe Meara with classy century 125 in the decider. Second for Ken was Ali Carter who showed his form early in the match to lead 3-1 with 123. The pressure was on the Irish man but he managed to force a decider with a double respotted black. Somehow decider was very dramatic, Carter snookered himself when he needs a snooker to regain his victory. Ken recovered to beat Carter 4-3 and continued to delight his home fans with a 4-3 win over Rory McLeod in last 32. Well done Ken.

Davis was too unfortunate
First round meeting between Shaun Murphy and Steve Davis was also an exciting match which ended dramatically. Both tried maximum - Murphy ended at 105 but Davis was so unfortunate. Davis led 69-0 ahead of Murphy but 71 from Murphy overtook the frame to lead 3-2. More bad luck came for Davis in the sixth frame, Davis potted the final blue and pink and look alike to pull off a decider but he missed to cut the final black and left it over the pocket. Murphy won 4-2. However The Magician lost to Alan McManus in the last round today.

Fu was unhappy with his performance yesterday
Judd Trump struggled in the morning but played extraordinary well at night. He smashed Marco Fu 4-0 in last 32. Fu only got 10 points in the match while Trump scored 335 out of four frames. Young talent Luca Brecel reached the last round of today before losing 2-4 to Stephen Lee. Yu Delu, Stuart Bingham, Mark Selby and Barry Hawkins are also through to Sunday's last 16.

Results of PTC8 (Alex Higgins International Trophy) Day 2, Saturday October 22

Round 1


33 Judd Trump 4-3 Adam Wicheard
34 Andrew Pagett 3-4 Andrew Norman
35 Marco Fu 4-0 Oliver Brown
36 Michael White 4-1 Matthew Couch
37 Luca Brecel 4-1 Nick Jennings
38 Anthony McGill 4-1 Sean O'Sullivan
39 Stephen Lee 4-0 Zhang Anda
40 Sam Baird 4-0 JP Kelly
43 Alan McManus w/o Robin Hull
44 Dave Harold 4-0 Alex Davies


42 Steve Davis 2-4 Shaun Murphy
45 Rory McLeod 4-2 Kyren Wilson
46 Mark King 4-3 Scott MacKenzie
49 Yu Delu 4-0 Jack Lisowski
50 Andy Hicks 4-2 David Grace
51 Adam Duffy 4-1 Robert Milkins


48 Ali Carter w/o Adrian Gunnell
52 Li Yan 4-1 Jamie O'Neill
53 Ricky Walden 4-1 Julian Logue
64 Mark Selby 4-1 Alfie Burden


41 David Morris 1-4 Sam Harvey
54 Matthew Selt 4-3 Jonathan Williams
56 Stuart Bingham 4-0 Alex Taubman
57 Barry Hawkins 4-1 Craig Steadman


47 Ken Doherty 4-3 Joe Meara
58 Kurt Maflin 4-2 Stuart Carrington
59 Michael Holt 1-4 Stephen Craigie
60 Andrew Higginson w/o Lucky Vatnani


55 Jimmy White 4-2 David Hogan
61 Mark Davis 4-1 Mitchell Mann
62 Jimmy Robertson 4-0 Tian Pengfei
63 Graeme Dott 4-0 Kacper Filipiak

Round 2


81 Judd Trump 4-2 Andrew Norman
82 Marco Fu 4-2 Michael White
83 Luca Brecel 4-2 Anthony McGill
84 Stephen Lee 4-0 Sam Baird
85 Sam Harvey 1-4 Shaun Murphy
86 Alan McManus 4-2 Dave Harold
87 Rory McLeod 4-3 Mark King
88 Ken Doherty 4-3 Ali Carter
89 Yu Delu 4-2 Andy Hicks
90 Adam Duffy 4-3 Li Yan


91 Ricky Walden 4-2 Matthew Selt
92 Jimmy White 1-4 Stuart Bingham
93 Barry Hawkins 4-0 Kurt Maflin
94 Stephen Craigie 0-4 Andrew Higginson
95 Mark Davis 2-4 Jimmy Robertson
96 Graeme Dott 0-4 Mark Selby

Round 3


105 Judd Trump 4-0 Marco Fu
106 Luca Brecel 2-4 Stephen Lee
107 Shaun Murphy 1-4 Alan McManus
108 Rory McLeod 3-4 Ken Doherty
109 Yu Delu 4-2 Adam Duffy
110 Ricky Walden 1-4 Stuart Bingham
111 Barry Hawkins 4-2 Andrew Higginson
112 Jimmy Robertson 3-4 Mark Selby

Saturday, 22 October 2011

PTC 8 (Alex Higgins International Trophy) Day 1 - Allen In Top Form

First day of PTC8 (Alex Higgins International Trophy) is underway in Killarney, Ireland.  It is nice to see another event held in Ireland after PTC Finals in March early this year.

Mark Allen in Top Form in Killarney
Mark Allen was in top form today - He only dropped a frame in the three matches he won today. He beaten Paul Davision, Mike Dunn and David Gilbert to make into the last 16. The Pistol has never won a ranking title in his career, his best ranking finishes are reaching semi-finals of World Championship and UK Championship. He will be come back on Sunday for his first ranking title.

Xiao Guodong
Xiao Guodong surprisingly defeated Ronnie O'Sullivan 4-1 in the second round but unfortunately lost to Northern Irishman Gerard Greene. Green won two consecutive deciders before beating Xiao Guodong in last 32. Nevertheless, the 22-year-old young Chinese stands out and has a bright future for his career. Besides The Rocket, The Welsh Potting Machine Mark Williams was sent home in the first round, losing to James Wattana 2-4.

John Higgins, Neil Robertson, Martin Gould and Ryan Day will return on Sunday for last 16. PTC3 winner Ben Woollaston safely landed in last 16 after coming back to beat Liang Wenbo from 0-2 down and decider over Liam Highfield.

Results of PTC8 (Alex Higgins International Trophy) Day 1, Friday October 21

Round 1


5 Marcus Campbell 0-4 Ashley Wright
6 Passakorn Suwannwat 4-3 Barry Pinches
9 Ryan Day 4-2 John Torpey
10 Simon Bedford 3-4 Liu Song
11 James Wattana 4-1 Mark Williams
12 Mark Joyce 4-0 Michael Wasley
13 Mark Allen 4-0 Paul Davison
14 Mike Dunn w/o Anthony Hamilton
15 Peter Lines 3-4 Philip Browne
16 David Gilbert 4-2 Keith Sheldrick


7 John Higgins 4-1 Ian Burns
8 Nigel Bond w/o Ian McCulloch
17 Jamie Burnett 4-1 John Sutton
18 Martin Gould 4-1 Gareth Allen
19 Matthew Stevens 4-0 Jamie Walker
20 Jamie Jones 4-0 Robert Redmond


21 Tony Drago 4-1 Clinton Franey
23 Joe Perry 4-0 Anthony Cronin
24 Joe Jogia 4-1 Joe Swail
25 Dominic Dale 4-3 Cao Yupeng


2 Xiao Guodong 4-3 Peter Ebdon
3 Sam Craigie 3-4 Gerard Greene
4 Fergal O'Brien 4-3 Daniel Wells
26 Stephen Maguire 4-2 Ryan Cronin


1 Ronnie O'Sullivan 4-0 Aditya Mehta
27 Stephen Hendry 4-2 Robbie Williams
28 Dechewat Poomjaeng 4-3 Jordan Brown
29 Tom Ford 4-3 Liu Chuang


22 Neil Robertson 4-1 Gary Wilson
30 Jamie Cope 4-3 Mike Hallett
31 Ben Woollaston 4-2 Liang Wenbo
32 Liam Highfield 4-1 Rod Lawler

Round 2


65 Ronnie O'Sullivan 1-4 Xiao Guodong
66 Gerard Greene 4-3 Fergal O'Brien
67 Ashley Wright 4-1 Passakorn Suwannwat
69 Ryan Day 4-1 Liu Song
70 James Wattana 2-4 Mark Joyce
71 Mark Allen 4-0 Mike Dunn
72 Philip Browne 0-4 David Gilbert
73 Jamie Burnett 2-4 Martin Gould
74 Matthew Stevens 2-4 Jamie Jones
76 Tony Drago 1-4 Neil Robertson


68 John Higgins 4-2 Nigel Bond
75 Ryan Day 4-1 Liu Song
77 Dominic Dale 2-4 Stephen Maguire
78 Stephen Hendry 1-4 Dechawat Poomjaeng
79 Tom Ford 4-2 Jamie Cope
80 Ben Woollaston 4-3 Liam Highfield

Round 3


97 Xiao Guodong 2-4 Gerard Greene
98 Ashley Wright 2-4 John Higgins
99 Ryan Day 4-0 Mark Joyce
100 Mark Allen 4-1 David Gilbert
101 Martin Gould 4-0 Jamie Jones
102 Neil Robertson 4-0 Joe Jogia
103 Stephen Maguire 2-4 Dechawat Poomjaeng
104 Tom Ford 3-4 Ben Woollaston

Monday, 10 October 2011

PTC 7 (Kay Suzanne Memorial Trophy) Day 3 - O'Sullivan Captured Second PTC Title

Ronnie O'Sullivan successfully captured his second PTC title by beating Matthew Stevens 4-2 in the final to win PTC 7 (Kay Suzanne Memorial Trophy) at South West Snooker Academy.

Second PTC title for O'Sullivan
The Rocket won PTC again after PTC1 in June. He is the first man to win more than one PTC title in a single season which no one has done it before. Ronnie won the final against Stevens 4-2 with breaks of 95, 88 and 76 to secure his second PTC title. He pocketed 10000 pounds and 2000 ranking points that he needs urgently.

The Rocket needs some hard work
Ronnie dropped out of top 16 provisionally before PTC 7. Now he surpassed Mark Davis to get back to top 16 with winner's 2000 points. His rapid fall in the rankings recently was due to his absences in PTCs and oversea ranking events as well as first round defeats in the local ranking events. This pushed him on the edge to lose his top 16 place. The Rocket enthusiastically participated in PTCs this season which gained him  over 5000 points. I hope Ronnie can win a ranking event in the near future after two years' waiting.

On Q young players Michael White and Jimmy Robertson both reached semi-finals but lost. Recognisable achievements for both, especially Michael White to win his quarter-finals match against Higginson - White came down from 0-3 to win 4-3 with three centuries. Another impressive stuff from Amateur Kyren Wilson reaching quarter-finals by whitewashing Joe Perry.

Fancy Stevens to win one PTC in the future
Runner-up Matthew Stevens missed to win the title for Paul Hunter but Stevens is in an excellent form. He beaten Carter on the final black in the decider in last 16 and beaten Murphy determinedly. Fancy Stevens to win one PTC this season. The next PTC is PTC8 in Killarney, Ireland and will be broadcasted live on Eurosport starts by October 21.

Results of PTC7 (Kay Suzanne Memorial Trophy) Day 3, October 9 Sunday

Last 16
Ronnie O'Sullivan 4-2 Stephen Maguire
Mark King 3-4 Liu Chuang
Andrew Higginson 3-4 Michael White
Joe Perry 0-4 Kyren Wilson
Ali Carter 3-4 Matthew Stevens
Liang Wenbo 2-4 Shaun Murphy
Graeme Dott 0-4 Jamie Jones
Li Yan 3-4 Jimmy Robertson

Ronnie O'Sullivan 4-1 Liu Chuang
Michael White 4-1 Kyren Wilson
Matthew Stevens 4-2 Shaun Murphy
Jamie Jones 2-4 Jimmy Robertson

Ronnie O'Sullivan 4-2 Michael White
Matthew Stevens 4-0 Jimmy Robertson

Ronnie O'Sullivan 4-2 Matthew Stevens 

Sunday, 9 October 2011

PTC 7 (Kay Suzanne Memorial Trophy) Day 2 - Remember Paul Hunter

We lost Paul Hunter who died due to cancer five years ago - 9/10/2006. Rest in peace Paul and you will never be forgotten.

Paul Hunter and Matthew Stevens
Paul's best friend and pallbearer at his funeral Matthew Stevens won three matches today to enter to last 16. Stevens beaten Cao Yupeng, Mark Joyce and Ben Harrison to keep racing for the PTC 7 title. It will be a very meaningful victory if Stevens wins the title for Paul. Stevens competes with Ali Carter in last 16 on Sunday morning.

Two more Chinese players are returning on Sunday morning for last 16. They are Liang Wenbo and Li Yan. They may meet at quarter-finals if they are both through by beating Shaun Murphy and Jimmy Robertson respectively. Glad to see Liang raised his form before UK qualifiers start in November as he has dropped out top 32. Li keeps giving us surprises by beating big names.

Graeme Dott battled to the last 16 by winning two deciders over Steve Davis and Mark Allen. Dott will face the challenge from Jamie Jones which sent Ricky Walden and Mark Davis earlier today.

Results of PTC7 (Kay Suzanne Memorial Trophy) Day 2, Saturday October 8


45 Sam Craigie v Matthew Couch
46 Nigel Bond v Billy Castle
48 James Wattana v Alfie Burden
50 Graeme Dott v Justin Astley
51 Steve Davis v David Grace
53 Ken Doherty v Allan Taylor
55 Jamie Jones v Ian Burns
56 Ricky Walden v Lucky Vatnani

Not before 11am

41 Peter Lines v Jak Jones
42 Tom Ford v Robin Hull
43 Fergal O'Brien v Liang Wenbo
44 Sam Baird v James McGourna
47 Kurt Maflin v Shaun Murphy
49 Mark Allen v Zhang Anda
52 Alan McManus v Peter Ebdon
54 Mark Davis v Matthew Day

Not before 1pm

33 Judd Trump v Ian Glover
34 David Gilbert v Ryan Thomerson
35 Adam Duffy v Gareth Allen
36 Ali Carter v Andrew Norman
37 Yu Delu v Nick Jennings
38 Luca Brecel v Ben Harrison
39 Mark Joyce v Joe Swail
40 Matthew Stevens v Cao Yupeng

Not before 3pm

61 Jimmy Robertson v Paul Davison
62 Jimmy White v Eden Sharav
63 Andy Hicks v Joe Meara
64 Mark Selby v James Brown
57 Dave Harold v Sam Harvey
58 Liam Highfield v David Hogan
59 Li Yan v Brian Morgan
60 Mike Dunn v Adrian Gunnell

Not before 5pm

81 Judd Trump 4-2 David Gilbert
82 Adam Duffy 2-4 Ali Carter
83 Yu Delu 2-4 Ben Harrison
84 Mark Joyce 2-4 Matthew Stevens
85 Jak Jones 4-2 Tom Ford
86 Liang Wenbo 4-2 James McGouran
87 Sam Craigie 1-4 Nigel Bond
88 Shaun Murphy 4-0 Alfie Burden

Not before 7pm

89 Mark Allen 3-4 Graeme Dott
90 Steve Davis 4-2 Peter Ebdon
91 Allan Taylor 0-4 Mark Davis
92 Jamie Jones 4-1 Ricky Walden
93 Dave Harold 4-1 Liam Highfield
94 Li Yan 4-0 Adrian Gunnell
95 Jimmy Robertson 4-2 Jimmy White
96 Andy Hicks 4-0 Mark Selby

Not before 9pm

105 Judd Trump 3-4 Ali Carter
106 Ben Harrison 2-4 Matthew Stevens
107 Jak Jones 1-4 Liang Wenbo
108 Nigel Bond 1-3 Shaun Murphy
109 Graeme Dott 4-3 Steve Davis
110 Mark Davis 3-4 Jamie Jones
111 Dave Harold 1-4 Li Yan
112 Jimmy Robertson 4-2 Andy Hicks

Saturday, 8 October 2011

PTC 7 (Kay Suzanne Memorial Trophy) Day 1 - The Pink Army

Top players including Ronnie O'Sullivan, John Higgins and Stephen Hendry in pink shirts turned up at South West Snooker Academy for PTC7 (Kay Suzanne Memorial Trophy).

The Referees are in pink shirts too :-) 
All the players playing in PTC 7 are wearing pink shirts in aid of a charity to raise money for Breast Cancer Cancer and House Children's Hospice. The event has been named as Kay Suzanne Memorial Trophy after Academy Owner Paul Mount's sister Kay Suzanne passed away due to breast cancer. The money raised will be sent to the two charities. Go to donate to Breast Cancer Care or to donate to Haven House Children's Hospice.

Anthony Hamilton defeated the latest PTC winner, Neil Robertson 4-1 in the first round and 4-0 against Dominic Dale before losing 2-4 to Andrew Higginson. Hamilton had an impressive performance in the new season including reaching quarter-finals in Shanghai Masters. Higginson now faces Michael White in last 16 on Sunday.

The Rocket was safely landed
Ronnie O'Sullivan and Stephen Maguire were safely landed last 16 and will play against each other on Sunday morning. Ronnie won 3 matches today with only dropping a frame to Martin Gould in the last match - Ronnie seems to play really well in the PTCs to grab some points. Maguire beaten David Morris in last 32 who surprisingly defeated John Higgins in the previous round. 
Mark Williams lost to Michael Holt in the first round
Stephen Hendry who just dropped out of top 16 had an amazing performance today. Unfortunately he lost to Joe Perry in decider in last 32 despite the fact that he made 123 in the match and also 112 against Stephen Lee previously. Gutted to see Hendry nearly make it to last 16. Amateur Kyren Wilson is the biggest surprise today. Wilson defeated Michael Holt who won 4-2 over Mark Williams earlier the day, Ben Wollaston and Tian Pengfei to reach the last 16. Perry and Wilson will meet in last 16 on Sunday.

PTC 7 (Kay Suzanne Memorial Trohpy) Day 1 Results, Friday October 7


9 Mark King 4-2 Ian McCulloch
10 Anthony McGill 1-4 Patrick Wallace
11 Jamie Burnett 3-4 Duane Jones
12 Ryan Day 4-3 Daniel Wells
17 Dominic Dale 4-0 Kacper Filipiak
18 Neil Robertson 1-4 Anthony Hamilton
19 Andrew Higginson 4-1 Marco Fu
20 Tony Drago 4-2 Scott MacKenzie

Not before 11am

5 Stephen Maguire 4-1 Liam Monk
6 Barry Hawkins 4-1 Stuart Carrington
7 David Morris 4-2 Liu Song
8 John Higgins 4-2 John Sutton
13 Marcus Campbell 3-4 Liu Chuang
14 Stuart Bingham 4-0 Barry Pinches
15 Dechawat Poomjaeng 4-3 Ashley Wright
16 Rory McLeod 4-0 Mitchell Mann

Not before 1pm

1 Ronnie O'Sullivan 4-0 Jordan Winbourne
2 Xiao Guodong 3-4 Aditya Mehta
3 Craig Steadman 4-0 Chris Norbury
4 Martin Gould 4-3 Rod Lawler
29 Matthew Selt 1-4 Jack Lisowski
30 Michael Holt 4-2 Mark Williams
31 Ben Woollaston 1-4 Kyren Wilson
32 Joe Jogia 2-4 Tian Pengfei

Not before 3pm

21 Andrew Pagett 4-1 Alex Taubman
22 Michael White 4-2 Martin O'Donnell
23 Robert Milkins 4-3 Michael Wasley
24 Passakorn Suwannawat 1-4 Gerard Greene
25 Stephen Hendry 4-2 David Gray
26 Stephen Lee 4-2 Gary Wilson
27 Jamie Cope 3-4 Joe Delaney
28 Joe Perry 4-1 Adam Wicheard

Not before 5pm

65 Ronnie O'Sullivan 4-0 Aditya Mehta
66 Craig Steadman 1-4 Martin Gould
67 Stephen Maguire 4-2 Barry Hawkins
68 David Morris 4-2 John Higgins
69 Mark King 4-3 Patrick Wallace
70 Duane Jones 3-4 Ryan Day
73 Dominic Dale 0-4 Anthony Hamilton
74 Andrew Higginson 4-1 Tony Drago

Not before 7pm

71 Liu Chuang 4-3 Stuart Bingham
72 Dechewat Poomjaeng 1-4 Rory McLeod
75 Andrew Pagett 2-4 Michael White
76 Robert Milkins 1-4 Gerard Greene
77 Stephen Hendry 4-0 Stephen Lee
78 Joe Delaney 1-4 Joe Perry
79 Jack Lisowski 2-4 Michael Holt
80 Kyren Wilson 4-0 Tian Pengfei

Not before 9pm

97 Ronnie O'Sullivan 4-1 Martin Gould
98 Stephen Maguire 4-1 David Morris
99 Mark King 4-0 Ryan Day
100 Liu Chuang 4-0 Rory McLeod
101 Anthony Hamilton 2-4 Andrew Higginson
102 Michael White 4-0 Gerard Greene
103 Stephen Hendry 3-4 Joe Perry
104 Michael Holt 1-4 Kyren Wilson

Thursday, 6 October 2011

UK Championship 2011 Draw

One of the biggest tournaments UK Championship will move back to Barbican Centre in York with a brand new format. The event takes place from December 3 to December 11.  (Updated: UK Championship 2011 Results/Draw, Live Streaming & Match/TV Schedule)

Higgins beaten Williams from behind to win the title last year
John Higgins won UK Championship in December right after his six-month ban to declare his return and regain his world number one spot. Higgins won the title by beating Mark Williams 10-9 after trialling 7-9.

The upper quarter of the main draw is as follow:

John Higgins v Rory McLeod

Stephen Maguire v Stephen Hendry
Ronnie O'Sullivan v Steve Davis

Judd Trump v Dominic Dale
Ding Junhui v
Mark Davis

Matthew Stevens v Marcus Campbell
Graeme Dott v Matthew Selt

Neil Robertson v Tom Ford

Defending Champion John Higgins is seeded number one but he has a tough draw. Higgins may face his fellow country man Stephen Maguire in last 16 and may play the winner between Judd Trump and Ronnie O'Sullivan in the quarter-finals. It is similar to Higgins' road to win the world title this year after beating O'Sullivan in the quarter-finals and Trump in the final. Indeed Trump v O'Sullivan will be a fabulous clash. Matthew Stevens who just getting back into the top 16 may face Ding Junhui in the last 16. A possible rematch for the Crucible final 2010 is set between Graeme Dott and Neil Robertson.

The lower quarter of the main draw:

Mark Williams v Joe Jogia

Stephen Lee v Ricky Walden
Martin Gould v Peter Lines

Shaun Murphy v
Li Yan
Ali Carter v
Robert Milkins

Mark Allen v Adrian Gunnell
Stuart Bingham v Marco Fu

Mark Selby v Ryan Day

The new reigning world number one Mark Selby is seeded at the bottom of the draw which may meet top16 new comer Stuart Bingham in last 16. Last year runner-up Mark Williams could meet again Shaun Murphy in last 8, after their meeting in semis last year if both of them are through.

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Qualifiers Draw can be found here. Since Stephen Hendry dropped out of top 16, he needs to win one match in order to qualify for the main draw. Hendry may face Gerard Greene, Jimmy Robertson, Kurt Maflin or David Hogan in his qualifying match. The qualifiers will be held at South West Snooker Academy in Gloucester from November 6 to 9. Tickets will be available for qualifiers - for details please visit