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Goldfields Australian Open 2012 as it happened

7 July 2012 No Comment

Unfortunately, it was disappointment for Stuart Bingham as he failed to defend his title in Bendigo, Australia. Jack Lisowski and Liang Wenbo were also competing in the Goldfields Australian Open that ran from 9th of July till 15th of July 2012. All three lost in the last 32. Liang Wenbo lost a close match against Matthew Stevens. Jack lost to the on form Mark Davis, the recently crowned six-reds World Champion. Stuart lost to Matthew Selt in a tense and dour match that went to a the decider and finished at nearly midnight local time

L32: Matthew Stevens 5-3 Liang Wenbo.
First in action on Monday was Liang Wenbo against Matthew Stevens. Matthew lead 3-1 at the MSI. Liang pulled one back after the resumption, but not without a scare. Matthew needed one snooker with one red on the table, but he got it and looked set to make it 4-1 before missing the final pink. Liang managed to win the safety battle and potted a difficult pink and black to seal the frame. Having lost the next one, Liang produced an excellent 71 to stay in the match, still trailing 3-4. Matthew was first in again in the next frame and lead 46-0, but again Liang won following safety battle and looked all set to force a decider. He missed the last yellow though – maybe due to a kick as he asked the referee to clean the cue ball – and from there Matthew made no mistake and won the match.

L32: Mark Davis 5-2 Jack Lisowski
Mark Davis, the recently crowned six-reds World Champion, is a man on form and Jack had no answer to his confident game at the start of the match. Mark was flying and built a 3-0 lead in no time. At that point a whitewash looked very possible. Jack fought back to win the next on the black and got some enthusiast applause when he left for the MSI “cup of tea” at 3-1 for Mark. Mark though won the first after the resumption and, despite pulling another frame back, Jack had left himself too much to do. The match was sealed at 5-2 to Mark.

L32: Stuart Bingham 4-5 Matthew Selt
It was a tense and dour match that ended in bitter disappointment for the defending champion who lost it in the decider. With both players pot success being around 83-84%, it’s right to say that it was a struggle. Stuart potted more balls, had the highest break of the match, a mere 74, but in the end, it doesn’t matter … Matthew is through and Stuart isn’t.

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