April 9, 2017

World Championship Qualifiers Round 2

Filed under: snookerbacker @ 7:13 am

Girl Power – Reanne marches on.

It’s already been a pulsating few days over at Ponds Forge and dreams of Crucible walk-ons as well as tour survival have been both boosted and shattered. We’ve even had a 147, only the third ever in the qualifiers. We now get to the second rung of the dream ladder where we will see who makes it through to Judgement Day and the fight for a coveted spot at snooker’s Theatre of Dreams.

So far it’s mostly gone with form, but that’s not to say there haven’t been a few shocks. Reanne Evans of course grabbed the headlines with her win over Robin Hull but we’ve also seen Hammad Miah (Walden) Alexander Snookerbacker (Milkins) and Syd Wilson (Kurt Maflin) coming through against the odds. It’s proof if ever it were needed that the tension out there is like no other and literally, anything can happen. Happily my merry band of eight potential qualifiers remain in tact and ready to face another day.

From here on in it’s Round 2 today and tomorrow before Judgement Day match ups start on Tuesday with all final sessions and Crucible deciders being played on Wednesday, said Judgement Day. World Snooker will be broadcasting live all day on their Facebook page as well as Eurosport Player and if last year is anything to go by it is well worth you skiving off work/school to watch. If you are lucky enough to be on benefits, in hospital with something serious or in prison that’s Wednesday sorted.

So let’s have a look at what is in store for today and tomorrow. Any value out there?

Sunday: 10am and 7pm

Ghou Yolonge vs Ian Preece

Alfie Burden vs Jamie Jones

Rhys Clark vs David Gilbert

Joe Perry vs Akani Songsermsawad

Martin O’Donnell vs Hammad Miah

Michael Holt vs Eden Sharav

Peter Ebdon vs Jack Lisowski

Yan Bingtao vs Dark Mavis

Scott Donaldson vs Alexander Ursenbacher (a)

Robbie Williams vs Yu Delu

John Astley vs Martin Gould

Predicted Winners: Yolonge, Jones, Gilbert, Perry, O’Donnell, Holt, Lisowski, Bingtao, Donaldson, Williams, Gould. 

Sunday 2:30pm and Monday 2.30pm

Stuart Carrington vs Andrew Higginson

Tom Ford vs Chris Wakelin

Reanne Evans (a) vs Lee Walker

Li Hang vs Mike Dunn

Mark King vs Fang Xiongman

Xiao Guodong vs Sam Baird

Mark Joyce vs David Grace

Dominic Dale vs Daniel Wells

Gary Wilson vs Peter Lines (a)

Ross Muir vs Michael White

Predicted Winners: Carrington, Wakelin, Walker, Hang, King, Baird, Joyce, Wells, Wilson, White.

Monday 10am and 7pm

Mark Williams vs Liam Highfield

Matt Selt vs Hossen Vafaei

Noppon Saengkham vs Anthony Hamilton

Nigel Bond vs Stephen Maguire

Ben Woollaston vs Ken Doherty

Dechawat Poomjaeng vs Graeme Dott

Tian Pengfei vs Fergal O’Brien

Luca Brecel vs Joe Swail

Rory McLeod vs Syd Wilson

Alan McManus vs Rod Lawler

Jimmy Robertson vs Oli Lines

Predicted Winners: Williams, Vafaei, Hamilton, Maguire, Woollaston, Dott, O’Brien, Brecel, Wilson, McManus, Robertson.

RECOMMENDED BETS: Acca pays almost 3/1 on Jamie Jones, Dave Gilbert, Joe Perry, Michael Holt, Scott Donaldson and Michael White. Double pays over 5/1 on Stuart Carrington and Chris Wakelin.

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