PTC4: Sheffield, 14-16 August 2010
Liu Song continued his great run of form with a run to the quarter finals. Having defeated Sam Baird 4-3, Andy Hicks 4-2, Gerard Greene 4-1 and Jimmy Robertson 4-3, he then came up against in-form Barry Pinches who beat him 4-2. Barry had a great tournament, eventually beating Ronnie O’Sullivan 4-3 in the final to score his first professional win.
Judd Trump continued his good early season form with three wins in the PTC4, only losing one frame in the process. He started with a 4-1 victory over David Grace and then followed this with 4-0 victories over Dermot McGlinchey and Anthony McGill, having made six 50+ breaks during the day. However Judd bowed out at the last 16 stage, losing 4-0 to Ronnie O’Sullivan.
Matthew Selt also made it to the same stage, beating Paul Davies 4-3 and then enjoying a great victory over Shaun Murphy 4-3 which included breaks of 100 and 76 for Matt. He then beat Chris Norbury 4-2 before losing to Barry Pinches 4-1.
Finalist at PTC3 Jack Lisowski carried on his recent good form with a 4-2 first round victory against Michael Walsey – Jack making breaks of 78, 82, 65 and 81 during the match. He fell at the next hurdle 4-0 to Mark Davis, in a match that was closer than the scoreline suggests – Mark won the last two frames 66-59 and 64-61.
Zhang Anda was a little unlucky to be drawn against the UK’s current form player Mark Selby, and battled hard before losing 4-2 – Mark making a 129 break in the winning frame. Liu Chuang also fell at the first hurdle, losing 4-3 to Joel Walker.
Chen Zhe made it through two pre-qualifying rounds to get to qualifying event, beating Oliver Brown 4-0 and Andrew Norman 4-3. He then came up against world number 29 Stuart Bingham and enjoyed the best win of his career so far, the Grove 17-year-old winning 4-3. Another tough game came after that and Zhe fell 4-2 to Barry Pinches.