Monday 11th ~ Sunday 17th of February at The Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
Joe O'Connor is having a dream tournament, beating 3 world class opponents in Kyren Wilson, Ding Junhui and now John Higgins, looking cool as a cucumber against the latter and now finds himself in his first ranking event semi-final up against Stuart Bingham, a former winner of this tournament himself who seems to love the Home Nations events, with 2 titles in them.
The other Semi-Final sees Hossein Vafaei repeat his best run in a ranking event, his last semi coming at the 2017 China Open, and now plays former World Champion Neil Robertson, who survived a 5-4 decider win against Kurt Maflin.
Will the favourites progress, or will O'Connor continue his giant killing run and/or Vafaei go to his first ranking event Final? All to play over 11 frames.
Joe O'Connor v Stuart Bingham Never played before
Hossein Vafaei v Neil Robertson Robertson leads 1-0
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