PTC3: 18-21 August 2011, Sheffield
All seven Grove players were in action at Sheffield at the latest PTC event.
PTC2 winner Judd Trump played three games on his 22nd birthday and started with wins against Sam Harvey and 4-0 and Shahram Changezi 4-1. However he lost a late evening third round game against Xiao Guodong 0-4.
PTC1 winner Ronnie O’Sullivan also started with a win against David Gilbert 4-1 but then lost to Graeme Dott by the same scoreline. Jack Lisowski had a walkover to round 2 but then lost a close match 3-4 to Jamie Cope.
Zhang Anda successfully came through two rounds of qualifying against Steve Judd 4-2 and Liam Monk 4-0. However fellow amateur Chen Zhe wasn’t able to repeat his performance of the first two PTC events when he successfully came through two rounds of qualifying. This time round he lost against a tough opponent, Stephen Craigie, by 4 frames to 1. Liu Song and Yu Delu were also defeated in round 1, losing to Andrew Norman 0-4 and Jamie Jones 3-4 respectively.