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Baic Motor China Open Last 128 Discussion

Postby Andre147

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Saturday 14th ~ Sunday 15th at the Medrodome in Barnsley

It will be 10 years since China's number one player Ding Junhui won his first ranking event title at the age of 18 in his home country, back then in 2005 he defeated Stephen Hendry in the Final 9-5 which catapulted Ding to become a major star in China with all the titles that followed that victory.

Fittingly enough, Ding is the defending champion, but before the action moves on to China at the end of March, all 128 players are in Barnsley, where Ding will start his defense against Scotland's Ross Muir.

Also in the tournament is 5 times World Champion and current UK Champion Ronnie O'Sullivan who will be trying to make his 3rd trip to China for a ranking event this season, plus current Masters Champion Shaun Murphy will too be here, as well as the likes of Australian Open Champion Judd Trump, Wuxi Classic winner Neil Robertson and World Champion and very recently crowned German Masters Champion Mark Selby.

Who will reach the Last 64 and book their flight to China for the last ranking event of the season before the World Championships?

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Re: China Open Last 128 Discussion

Postby Andre147

Saturday 14th of February

10am

Mark Williams v Lee Walker
Ben Woolaston v Joe O'Connor
Mark Allen v Michael Leslie streaming
Yu De Lu v Chris Norbury
Jimmy Robertson v Steven Hallworth
Dominic Dale v Ian Glover
Cao Yupeng v Adam Bobat
Jack Lisowski Ahmed Saif
Dechawat Poomjaeng v James Cahill
Neil Robertson v Lyu Haotian streaming
Mike Dunn v Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon

2:30pm

Marcus Campbell v Lyu Chenwei
Ronnie O'Sullivan v Luca Brecel streaming
Jimmy White v Ashley Carty
Jamie Jones v Michael Tomlinson
Anthony McGill v Alexander Ursenbacher
Alfie Burden v Allan Taylor
Shaun Murphy v Igor Figueiredo streaming
Li Hang v Zak Surety
Nigel Bond v Craig Steadman
Anthony Hamilton v Michael Wasley
Michael Holt v Zhou Yuelong

7pm

Mark Davis v Mitchell Mann streaming
John Higgins v Oliver Lines
Judd Trump v Eden Charav streaming
Liang Wenbo v Joel Walker
Rory Mcleod v Robin Hull
Jamie Burnett v Ian Burns
Mark King v Lu Ning
Marco Fu v Michael Georgiou
Matthew Stevens v Mark Owens
Ken Doherty v Dave Harold

Sunday 15th of February

10am

David Morris v Jamie Rhys Clarke
Ricky Walden v David Grace streaming
Allister Carter v Martin Mccrudden
Jamie Cope v Chuan Leong Thor
Michael White v James Wattana
Rod Lawler v Joe Swail
David Gilbert v Adam Duffy
Xiao Guodong v Elliot Slessor
Matthew Selt v John J Astley
Mark Joyce v Fraser Patrick
Mark Selby v Barry Pinches streaming

2:30pm

Ding Junhui v Ross Muir streaming
Kyren Wilson v Matthew Day
Tom Ford v Alex Davies
Robbie Williams v Daniel Wells
Graeme Dott v Sean O'Sullivan
Peter Ebdon v Sam Baird
Aditya Mehta v Zhang Anda
Andrew Higginson v Hammad Miah
Stephen Maguire v Lee Page streaming
Gary Wilson v Jak Jones
Joe Perry v Oliver Brown

7pm

Barry Hawkins v Noppon Saengkham streaming
Gerard Greene v Chris Wakelin
Ryan Day v Sydney Wilson
Thepchaya Un-Nooh v Liam Highfield
Alan McManus v Tian Pengfei
Fergal O'Brien v George Pragnall
Kurt Maflin v Cao Xin Long
Stuart Bingham v Scott Donaldson streaming
Peter Lines v Chris Melling
Robert Milkins v Stuart Carrington

Re: China Open Last 128 Discussion

Postby Dan-cat

I read somewhere that all of Ding's qualifying matches would be held over to the venue in China to avoid him not being there if knocked out - did I imagine that?

Re: China Open Last 128 Discussion

Postby Andre147

masterdoctorgenius wrote:ronnie in kamikaze mood


that 62 break though is probably one of the best I've seen for a long long time :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

Re: China Open Last 128 Discussion

Postby Andre147

Snooker Overdrive wrote:Looks like Ronnie is taking everything on but he's getting most of the pots!


China Open 2008 against Fu?

Not playing that quick here, but close to it.

Re: China Open Last 128 Discussion

Postby Andre147

masterdoctorgenius wrote:what a kick that was

and missed the black as a conesequence


taking off his shoes in frustration rofl

Re: China Open Last 128 Discussion

Postby Skullman

First snooker I've seen this week. Might as well check how Luca's game is coming along.

Seems like safety shots will as common as dodos in this match from what little I've seen...

Re: China Open Last 128 Discussion

Postby Andre147

Snooker Overdrive wrote:I think Ronnie played like this all the time in the 90s.


I've seen enough matches on Youtube from him in the 90s to say that is true. Funnily enough one of the few opponents Ronnie didnt go inyo kamikaze mode in the 90s was Hendry, Higgins as well.

Ronnie knew of course he couldnt, he has massive respect for both of them.

Re: China Open Last 128 Discussion

Postby Andre147

Snooker Overdrive wrote:This feels like an exhibition match


Yeah, to be fair to Luca, he hasnt played that bad, but like you said almost kamikaze Ronnie today is working :D cueing so so well today, hasn't made a ton yet but that 62 break in the 3rd frame is worth many tons indeed.

Re: China Open Last 128 Discussion

Postby AC or LT?

Some of the shots Ronnie's been taken on have been absolute madness, hope he turns up to the Welsh in this mood, the BBC won't be able to talk about his more improved mental game he's gone insane. That 62 break was flirting with disaster the whole way through. Luca not taking advantage of his opportunities in the latter of those three frames is the main reason Ronnie's 3-1 ahead.

Re: China Open Last 128 Discussion

Postby Andre147

AC or LT? wrote:Some of the shots Ronnie's been taken on have been absolute madness, hope he turns up to the Welsh in this mood, the BBC won't be able to talk about his more improved mental game he's gone insane. That 62 break was flirting with disaster the whole way through. Luca not taking advantage of his opportunities in the latter of those three frames is the main reason Ronnie's 3-1 ahead.


dont worry, he wont play like this at Welsh :wave:

and even if he were, as long as he's winning matches, I dont care what type of game he plays.

That 62 break was as good as any ton, wonderful break that was, some of the shots he pulled, ok a bit kamimakze, but they went in, and that's what matters.

He's in good nick for Welsh Open 4th title.

Re: China Open Last 128 Discussion

Postby Andre147

masterdoctorgenius wrote:@AC or LT?
bla bla bla bla and bla bla bla


always the same aint it <laugh> according to him, Ronnie was in decline after defeat to MJW and after that he won CoC and UK :spot on: decline allright...

Re: China Open Last 128 Discussion

Postby Andre147

Anyway, I would like Luca to win at least 2 more frames, just to make this more competitive.

I dont like my 2nd favourite player being beaten heavily, but if it happens, happens.