August 27, 2011

PTC4: Paul Hunter Classic Day 2

Filed under: snookerbacker @ 7:50 am

Good Morning Everyone. Well, what can you say about Ronnie that hasn’t already been said? Well, in short nothing, so I won’t bother as we enter the second day of the main event over in Germany.

Yesterday was a busy old day over there and as ever when the baizefolk up cues and travel over to our European counterparts the event is incredibly well supported. There were even two elderly ladies who appeared to be identical twins in the audience yesterday, unless by some weird twist of fate they just looked alike and ended up wearing the same outfit so decided to sit together to freak us all out.

Before Ronnie’s heroics last night Jimmy White very nearly made the first live streamed maximum in his win over the hapless Kurt Maflin. Kurt’s performance had organisers scouring the local dogs home in the hope of finding a capable Labrador to escort him back to the airport. But even Kurt’s dreadful showing could not outshine what we were to witness next on the match table. The Turkish De-Shite that is Ali Kirim was surely only there to pitch for a Willie at the end of the year for Worst TV performance in losing to Ronnie. Guide Dogs for the Blind surely had a field day yesterday as Ali hopelessly tried to compete against a clearly bored Rocket. It’s fair to say that there wasn’t so much a gulf in ability as several solar systems.

While all this was going on Rory ‘The Dentist’ McLeod was ‘doing a job’ on poor innocent amateur Phil O’Kane. A four and a half hour six frame marathon from King Snail who reportedly was using a new cue because they had lost his somehow in transit. But it made little difference to the sloth-paced potter who came through this latest nail in the coffin of entertainment 4-2, only to be walloped in about half an hour by Mark Selby in the next round. The latest report from McLeod Airlines is that his cue isn’t lost, the plane is simply circling the airport for a couple of days before it finally commits to landing.

Young Geordie (apologies if he is from Sunderland or Middlesborough as I know that lot are a bit prickly about being called Geordies) Sam Craigie then faced John Higgins and despite John winning easily and in the end in some style Sam made a century in the only frame he won. He looked good in spurts and unlike Ali Kirim, I think he may become a more familiar face on our screens given time.

In terms of the Mustard Men, two of the three in action yesterday have made it to Finals Day with Dark Mavis (66/1) and Stephen Lee (40/1) both winning through but somehow John Higgins managed to lose 4-3 to Li Yan just in time to make his flight back to Glasgow last night.

Bettingwise, these events are hard to keep up with after the morning matches as the times that are advertised seem largely irrelevant and this I’m sure puts bookies off pricing any of the later matches up, which is a bit of a shame and I hope they will get involved tomorrow for Finals Day.

I’m going to start the day with a nice looking treble that pays over 4/1 at Victor Chandlers on Tian Pengfei, Nigel Bond and Jamie Jones. I’ll recommend 1 point on this.

Good Luck if you are having a bet and feel free to chat away and mark today’s little minx out of ten in the comments section below.


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 James Welsh w/o Graeme Dott
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 David Hogan w/o Tony Drago
15 Peter Lines 4-3 David Gilbert
16 Andrew Norman w/o Ali Carter


25 Shaun Murphy w/o Lucky Vatnani
26 Michael White w/o Liang Wenbo
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 4-1 Sanderson Lam
2 Gerard Greene 1-4 Passakorn Suwannawat
3 Ken Doherty 4-0 Liam Monk
4 Liu Song 4-1 Chen Ze


5 Mike Dunn 4-1 Kacper Filipiak
6 Ben Woollaston w/o Liam Highfield
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 Rob 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 4-3 Ding Junhui
109 Steve Davis 2-4 Yu De Lu
110 Andrew Pagett 2-4 Jimmy Robertson

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