Saturday, 28 January 2012

Snooker Shoot-Out 2012 Day 1 - Defending Champion Bond Is Sent Home

Snooker Shoot-Out Day 1: The Defending Champion Nigel Bond lost in a repeat of final against Robert Milkins in the first round. (LIVE STREAMING/LIVE SCORES)

Robert Milkins
Bond beaten Milkins in the final by scoreline of 58-24 but lost today by 15-30 within ten minutes. Milkins was the first man into the last 32 followed by World Number 2 Mark Williams, whose opponent was Steve Davis that has not scored a point as Williams made a break of 66, eventually winning 72-0. The next two matches to be played were among Scottish, both Stephen Maguire and Graeme Dott came from behind to beat Anthony McGill and Alan McManus respectively. Bingham also came through to beat China's Liu Song with a break of 66.

Higgins beaten Trump to advance to the next round
Up next was the match of first round, John Higgins versus Judd Trump a repeat of World Final last year. Trump was favoured to win the match, leading 16-0 before missing the black off its spot to hand over a chance to Higgins. Runs of 33, 14 and 15 put Higgins to win 62-16.Gerard Greene was nearly edged out of the competition by Jamie Burnett but won by 9 points, 36-27. Ken Doherty defeated Michael Holt by 58-6 while Matthew Stevens sent Ali Carter home by 60-22.

Mark Selby
Tom Ford won a close match against Jimmy Robertson, 50-44. World Number 1 Mark Selby eased off Joe Perry by 104-1 while Rory McLeod, the winner of Magic Moment of the Year fluking the black to beat Tony Drago here would not have a chance to demonstrate it again. He was beaten by Mark Allen by 46-19. Martin Gould won against Peter Ebdon by 62-46 though Ebdon dominated with 44-8 in the first 5 minutes. Anthony Hamilton sent crowd's favourite Jimmy White with 66 and he nearly missed out the match, as he got stopped by the police while driving up the M1 and his car is now in a compound.

Mark Davis had a comfortable win against Mark Joyce by 78-16. Stephen Lee was the last man today to through to the last 32 after beating Peter Lines by 60-37.

Snooker Shoot-Out Day 2 Schedule, 28 January 2012:

12pm Tony Drago vs. Andy Hicks
12.15pm Ding Junhui vs. Barry Hawkins
12.30pm Ben Woollaston vs. Alfie Burden
12.45pm Neil Robertson vs. Jamie Cope Neil Robertson has pulled out due to illness, Ian McCulloch for replacement 1pm Ricky Walden vs. Liu Chuang
1.15pm Andrew Higginson vs. Liang Wenbo
1.30pm Shaun Murphy vs. Fergal O'Brien
1.45pm Marcus Campbell vs. Xiao Guodong

            Ian McCulloch v Jamie Cope
2pm Mark King vs. Dominic Dale
2.15pm Marco Fu vs. Barry Pinches
2.30pm Dave Harold vs. James Wattana
2.45pm Matthew Selt vs. Rod Lawler
3pm Mike Dunn vs. Michael White
3.15pm Stephen Hendry vs. Jack Lisowski
3.30pm Jamie Jones vs. Adrian Gunnell
3.45pm Ryan Day vs. Joe Swail

Last 32: Random Draw starting from 6pm


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