August 7, 2010

PTC 3: Hawkins Hits a Maximum

Filed under: snookerbacker @ 7:07 am

Maximum Man Barry Hawkins

Congratulations are due to a Team Snookerbacker member who clearly takes this prestigious honour a great deal more seriously than others and even knocks in a 147 for good luck. Barry Hawkins making his way safely to finals day with some heavy scoring throughout the day including two further centuries. Hats off to the Hawk.

Mark Selby also continued his unstoppable run of form and now must go into Sunday as the favourite.

Hotshots Judd Trump and Michael White fought out a high scoring affair with Trump eventually winning 4-3 (a break of 50 plus in all seven frames from the boys). Juddly is clearly in a rich vein of form too and now faces Selby in the last 16 tomorrow. Other names through are German Brasilian Igor Figueiredo who beat German German Patrick Einslie; Matt Selt, Ian McCulloch and PTC debutant Liang Wenbo; also finally off to a winning professional start is promising youngster Jack Lisowski who lines up on finals day tomorrow.

Today sees the first appearance of the main predicted winner Shaun Murphy. Now it’s been a week of mixed fortunes as we know and Shaun by all accounts has ‘him upstairs’ on speed dial. If ever a bit of divine intervention were needed to rescue what has been a somewhat turbulent week on the punting front  it’s this weekend. I’m sure Shaun, a class act on and off the baize (I’ve always said it) will ‘make that call’ and put the wheels in motion.

World Champion Neil Robertson also takes to the table for the first time this season. Neil, famously not a morning person will have to set the alarm clock to avoid being docked the match for rolling out of bed late. His first big challenge as World Champion you feel.

Of the other two Team SB members in action yesterday, I wrongly assumed that Ricky Walden pulled out, he didn’t and lost 4-1 to Take That dancer Robbie Williams, I feel he still deserves some sort of punishment for this poor performance while wearing the team colours but I’ll hold off for now. Joe Perry gave it a good go after a disappointing Shanghai result but lost out in a decider to Selt to make it to finals day.

Today as well as the Smurf, the Team regalia are worn by 400/1 shot Anthony McGill and Jamie Cope, who faces a tough opener with the new modern day Grinder, Ken Doherty. I’ll be providing updates when I can throughout the day.

Some snooker players and third from left, Anthony McGill.

Bottom Half of Draw Last 16

Barry Pinches 3-4  Dominic Dale

James McBain 3-4 Andy Hicks

Marcus Campbell 4-3 Michael Wasley

Tom Ford 4-3 Stephen Lee

Adam Wicheard 3-4 Anthony Hamilton

Stuart Pettman 1-4 Andrew Pagett

Mark Davis 4-1 Rory McLeod

Mark Joyce 3-4 Adrian Gunnell

Bottom Half of Draw Last 32

Barry Pinches 4-3 Fergal O’Brien

Dominic Dale 4-2 Neil Robertson

Stuart Bingham 3-4 James McBain

Xiao Guodong 0-4 Andy Hicks

Marcus Campbell 4-2 Anthony McGill

Michael Wasley 4-3 Dave Harold

Sam Baird 1-4 Tom Ford

Alfie Burden 1-4 Stephen Lee

Joe Jogia 3-4 Anthony Hamilton

Adam Wicheard 4-1 Martin O’Donnell

Gerard Greene 3-4 Stuart Pettman

Andrew Higginson 3-4 Andrew Pagett

Jamie Cope 0-4 Rory McLeod

Mark Davis 4-2 Liam Highfield

Mark Joyce 4-1 Sam Thistlewhite

Ian Glover 1-4 Adrian Glover

More Tea Vicar? Shaun has friends in high places.

Bottom Half of Draw Last 64

Match 70 – Barry Pinches 4-1 Daniel Skingle

Match 71 – Fergal O’Brien 4-3 Antony Parsons

Match 72 – Dominic Dale 4-0 Simon Bedford

Match 73 – Allan Taylor 0-4 Neil Robertson

Match 74 – Stuart Bingham 4-2 Andrew Norman

Match 75 – Kuldesh Johal 2-4 James McBain

Match 76 – Xiao Guodong 4-0 Lee Page

Match 77 – Andy Hicks 4-1 Greg Davis

Match 78 – Marcus Campbell 4-2 Rod Lawler

Match 79 – Anthony McGill 4-1 Jak Jones

Match 80 – Michael Wasley 4-3 Steve Judd

Match 81 – Dave Harold 4-0 Reanne Evans

Match 82 – Peter Lines 2-4 Sam Baird

Match 83 – Tom Ford 4-2 Patrick Wallace

Match 84 – Alfie Burden 4-2 Robert Milkins

Match 85 – Stephen Lee 4-0 Marc Harman

Match 86 – Joe Jogia 4-2 Issara Kachaiwong

Match 87 – Jordan Brown 1-4 Anthony Hamilton

Match 88 – Mitchell Mann 2-4 Adam Wicheard

Match 89 – Shaun Murphy 3-4 Martin O’Donnell (There is a reason I am an atheist, Murphy scuppers the 100% record of ranking winners in one foul swoop)

Match 90 – Gerard Greene 4-1 Ian Burns

Match 91 – Joe Swail 2-4 Stuart Pettman

Match 92 – Andrew Higginson 4-0 Jamie Walker

Match 93 – Andrew Pagett 4-2 Charlie Walters

Match 94 – Jamie Cope 4-1 Ken Doherty (Team SB still has two left in the section, with Cope and McGill both comfortably through)

Match 95 – Rory McLeod 4-1 Chen Zhe

Match 96 – Mark Davis 4-0 Andy Lee

Match 97 – Liam Highfield 4-1 David Morris

Match 98 – Mark Joyce 4-2 Jeff Cundy

Match 99 – Matthew Couch 1-4 Sam Thistlewhite

Match 100 – Adrian Gunnell v Anda Zhang

Match 101 – Mark Williams 1-4 Ian Glover (another former World Champion bows out in R1)

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