August 4, 2015

Shanghai Masters Qualifiers Day 1

Filed under: snookerbacker @ 1:08 pm
Snooker's home for the rest of the week.

Snooker’s home for the rest of the week.

Wednesday sees Day 1 of the Shanghai Masters Qualifiers as we return to old format of lowest ranked players steadily progressing though the contest to face those seeded 17-32 on Sunday to join the top 16 and I dare say a few unnecessary wildcards in the main event.

It’s played in Barnsley at the Metrodome and if you are in the area, firstly you have my deepest sympathy and secondly, you can head over to watch all the action for free, which is something of a consolation.

All the matches are the best of nine and in all there are four rounds to be played over the next five days with the first two rounds monopolising Wednesday to Friday.

I quite like this format and it’s usually a bit more of an enticing betting proposition than the flat structures which dominate the calendar after this event. It’s good to have a mix and as all the players are aware of the format from the start I don’t have any problem with this at all. Indeed, in terms of betting this is the same format that reaped the rewards from the Aussie Open Qualifiers last month, so what’s not to like?

There’s some decent matches straight off with Oli Lines taking on Jimmy White in the first session, it’s also good to see that Mitchell Mann’s game against Jamie Cope will be streamed in the afternoon with Sandi Lam also on the stream in the evening. It will be available to watch at the usual betting sites and the World Snooker streaming channel.

The matches on day one are listed below, along with a couple of recommended bets.

You can view the full draw for the qualifiers here and the qualifying format here.

10:00 am

Ian Burns v Sean O’Sullivan
Zhou Yuelong v Hammad Miah
Craig Steadman v Kuldesh Johal
Oli Lines v Jimmy White Streamed
Michael Wasley v James Cahill
Zhang Anda v Andy Hicks Streamed
Liam Highfield v Michael Wild
Chris Melling v Daniel Wells

Recommended Morning Bet: 2 point treble pays just under 7/4 at Marathonbet on Lines, Steadman and Yuelong.  


Tony Drago v Ross Muir Streamed
Zak Surety v Jason Weston
Hossein Vafaei Ayouri v Alfie Burden
Rhys Clark v Paul Davison
Lu Chenwei v Leo Fernandez
Mitchell Mann v Jamie Cope Streamed
Martin O’Donnell v Jake Nicholson

Recommended Afternoon Bet: 2 point treble pays over 7/2 at Marathonbet on Ayouri, Davison and O’Donnell.


Lu Ning v Sanderson Lam Streamed
Scott Donaldson v Jordan Brown
Lee Walker v Ashley Hugill
Michael Leslie v Luke Simmonds
Barry Pinches v Gareth Allen
Michael Georgiou v Alex Taubman
Joel Walker v Adam Duffy Streamed
Vinnie Calabrese v Thor Chuan Leong

Recommended Wednesday Frames Bet: 1 point acca pays over 21/1 at Marathonbet, all these matches to be over 7.5 frames: Burns v O’Sullivan, Melling v Wells, Wasley v Cahill, Mann v Cope, Walker v Duffy. 


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