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Indian Open Last 128 Discussion

Postby Andre147

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Thursday 12th ~ Friday 13th at the Metrodome in Barnsley

This will be the second edition of the Indian Open, after a successful tournament in 2013 which was won by Ding Junhui, notable for home player Aditya Mehta having reached the Final of the event. It was to be held in October this season, but had to be postponed to mid March.

Before the action moves to India though, the players will have to win one qualifying round held in Barnsley, where defending champion Ding will start his defense against veteran Barry Pinches.

India's other top player, Pankaj Advani, will not be taking part as he's no longer on the tour, having decided to continue his successful career in Billiards, whilst other top players like current UK Champion Ronnie O'Sullivan, World Champion Mark Selby, Neil Robertson, current Masters Champion Shaun Murphy, Stuart Bingham, Mark Allen and Stephen Maguire are amongst the most notable absences in the tournament. But there certainly won't be any shortage of quality, with the other tour players in there battling it out for the title.

Who shall reach the Last 64 and earn a place at the venue?

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Re: 2015 Indian Open Last 128 Discussion

Postby Andre147

Thursday 12th of February

10am

Thepchaiya Un-Nooh v Joe Roberts
Luca Brecel v Lu Ning streaming
Matthew Stevens v Ian Glover
Gerard Greene v Ahmed Saif
Jamie Jones v Sean O’Sullivan
Liang Wenbo v James Cahill streaming
Anthony Hamilton v Michael Georgiou
Tom Ford v Chris Melling
Andrew Higginson v Fraser Patrick
Jamie Cope v Ross Muir
Jamie Burnett v Steven Hallworth

2:30pm

Ding Junhui v Barry Pinches streaming
Joe Perry v Ashley Carty
Marcus Campbell v Zak Surety
Sam Baird Darryl Hill
Rod Lawler v Craig Steadman
Yu Delu v Martin McCrudden
Kyren Wilson v Joe O’Connor
Alan McManus v Cao Xinlong
Mark Joyce v John Astley
Robbie Williams v Tian Pengfei
Aditya Mehta v Hammad Miah streaming

7pm

Mark King v David Grace
Rory McLeod v Callum Lloyd
Ricky Walden v Matthew Day streaming
Judd Trump v Martin Ball streaming
Peter Lines v Lu Chenwei
Gary Wilson v Daniel Wells
Jack Lisowski v Adam Duffy
Dave Harold v Eden Sharav
Graeme Dott v Scott Donaldson
Ken Doherty v Sanderson Lam

Friday 13th of February

10am

Anthony McGill v Ian Burns
Jimmy White v Zhou Yuelong
Robin Hull v Chris Norbury
David Morris v Michael Wasley
Joe Swail v Jak Jones
Mike Dunn v Jamie Rhys Clarke
Robert Milkins v Alex Davies streaming
Marco Fu v Sydney Wilson streaming
Stuart Carrington v Lee Walker
Li Hang v Oliver Lines
Michael Holt v Allan Taylor

2:30pm

Alfie Burden v Joel Walker
Cao Yupeng v Michael Leslie
Michael White v Mitchell Mann streaming
Ryan Day v Oliver Brown streaming
Nigel Bond v Liam Highfield
Jimmy Robertson v Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon
Dechawat Poomjaeng v Chuan Leong Thor
Kurt Maflin v Rhys Clark
Chris Wakelin v Saqib Nasir
Noppon Saengkham v Andrew Pagett

7pm

Fergal O’Brien v William Lemons
Mark Davis v Elliot Slessor
John Higgins v Adam Bobat streaming
Ben Woollaston v Alexander Ursenbacher
Allister Carter v Lee Page
Dominic Dale v Lyu Haotian
Peter Ebdon v Paul S Davison
Mark Williams v Zhang Anda
David Gilbert v Nico Elton
Matthew Selt v Igor Figueiredo
Barry Hawkins w/o Zack Richardson
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Re: 2015 Indian Open Last 128 Discussion

Postby Dan-cat

AC or LT? wrote:Some utterly bizarre streaming choices there.


Absolutely. Everyone knows we all want to see Figgyredoo.

Re: 2015 Indian Open Last 128 Discussion

Postby Skullman

Pankaj Advani will still be in the tournament as he won the wild card tournament and could have a run depending on how much time he's been practising/how easily he gets used to match table conditions again.

Re: 2015 Indian Open Last 128 Discussion

Postby gcjdavid

AC or LT? wrote:Does seem that most of the top players are given this miss.

Figuerido v Selt would be a better match than Higgins v Bobat to be fair? Has anyone even heard of Adam fricking Bobat before?


Haven't really heard of that Adam guy before. I don't think anyone else knows him.

BTW, does anyone know how the spots in the qualifying draw by amateurs fills up? How do they choose which amateur gets into the qualifying draw?

Re: 2015 Indian Open Last 128 Discussion

Postby Skullman

It's based on the Q School which is done at after the Worlds every season. Basically amateurs pay money and play other Q school entrants until there are four left and those four get a tour place. The people who haven't made it are invited to fill spaces in the draw depending on how many frames they managed to win in the Q School.

Re: 2015 Indian Open Last 128 Discussion

Postby Wildey

Barry Hawkins has pulled out of the tournament meaning Zack Richardson will be making the Trip to India having never played in a Main Ranking tournament before

Re: 2015 Indian Open Last 128 Discussion

Postby SnookerEd25

Given the absentees, including Hawkins now pulling out, I'd say this is a good chance for John Higgins to get his name on the honours list for this season...

Re: 2015 Indian Open Last 128 Discussion

Postby Wildey

SnookerEd25 wrote:Given the absentees, including Hawkins now pulling out, I'd say this is a good chance for John Higgins to get his name on the honours list for this season...

not a hope in hell

Re: 2015 Indian Open Last 128 Discussion

Postby SnookerEd25

Dan-cat wrote:Scratch that, went to a decider, Luca leading 66 - 3!


Brecel confirmed as a 4-3 winner!

Re: 2015 Indian Open Last 128 Discussion

Postby SnookerEd25

Jamie Jones 4-3 Sean O'Sullivan
Anthony Hamilton 4-1 Michael Georgiou
Fraser Patrick 4-3 Andrew Higginson
Jamie Cope 4-3 Ross Muir

Re: Indian Open Last 128 Discussion

Postby Wildey

Ding Junhui 2-0 Barry Pinches
Joe Perry 0-1 Ashley Carty
Marcus Campbell 0-2 Zak Surety
Sam Baird 3-0 Darryl Hill
Rod Lawler 1-0 Craig Steadman
Yu Delu 2-1 Martin McCrudden
Kyren Wilson 2-1 Joe O’Connor
Alan McManus 2-0 Cao Xinlong
Mark Joyce 1-1 John Astley
Robbie Williams 0-3 Tian Pengfei
Aditya Mehta 2-0 Hammad Miah

Re: 2015 Indian Open Last 128 Discussion

Postby kolompar

Has this already started while the CL is still going? <doh> Explains why Hawkins pulled out but lots of others are missing. 7 of the top 16 hasn't entered plus Xiao and Gould of the top 64. Gouldy is the only top 64 player who hasn't entered the China open though. The two Maltese are playing in the European team championship which clashes with the China open so I guess they didn't want to come to play just one best of 7.

Re: 2015 Indian Open Last 128 Discussion

Postby Andre147

Wildey wrote:
SnookerEd25 wrote:Given the absentees, including Hawkins now pulling out, I'd say this is a good chance for John Higgins to get his name on the honours list for this season...

not a hope in hell


Agree, Higgins can lose to virtually anyone these days, so the high list of top players not entering doesn't change that. I'll change my mind if Higgins reaches Quarter-Finals and beyond playing well, and the short format might actually be good for him, but until that happens, if it happens, he's just an outsider for me.

Re: 2015 Indian Open Last 128 Discussion

Postby Andre147

SnookerEd25 wrote:
Dan-cat wrote:Scratch that, went to a decider, Luca leading 66 - 3!


Brecel confirmed as a 4-3 winner!


Very happy that Luca won it :D he cameback from 3-1 down as well, about timehe reached another venue.

He will play Ronnie on Saturday China qualifiers, and if there's one player I wouldn't mnd Ronnie losing to, Luca is definately the one. I think Ronnie will have to play marmite to lose, but you never know....