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UK PTC 2012 – Event 1 – Jack makes it to the Final

18 July 2012 No Comment

The first UK Players Tour Championship Event of the season ran from July 18 till July 22 in South West Snooker Academy in Gloucester. Chen Zhe, Jack Lisowski, Judd Trump, Liang Wenbo, Li Yan, Stuart Bingham and Yu Delu were all competing. Jack beat Judd 4-3 in the quarters and Mark Williams by the same score in the semis. The final against Stephen Maguire went to the last black in the decider, but Jack couldn’t win it … but he will win one, soon, playing like that.

Read it all here.

Friday, 20th of July, 2012

9 am
Last 128 – Chen Zhe 0-4 Alan McManus
Sleepy must not be a morning person… He struggled badly against an opponent who’s tactical game is always strong and never really found his game.

3 pm
Last 128 – Yu Delu v Lee Page
After a slow start, Yu Delu found his stride and came to beat Lee Page 4-2 from 1-2 down.
Last 64 – Yu Delu 2-4 Andrew Pagett
Pagett was in great form – allegedly after practicing with Mark Williams – and the better player won.

Saturday, 21th of July, 2012

Last 128- Zhang Anda 2-4 Steve Davis
And lead 2-0 but the tactician Steve Davis found a way back and to victory.
Last 128 – Liang Wenbo 4-1 Tian Pengfei
Some excellent safeties from Wenbo were key to this win. And some great pots of course…

1 pm
Last 128 – Jack Lisowski 4-0 Zak Surety
Fast, furious and accurate. Jack was great to watch and great full stop.
Last 128 – Li Yan v Callum LLoyd

Last 128 – Stuart Bingham 1-4 Cao Yupeng
Bit of a struggle for Stuart against a good and composed Cao.

3 pm
Last 128 – Judd Trump 4-0 Gareth Greene
The difference in ability and experience was telling. The outcome never in doubt despite a brave effort by Greene.

5 pm
Last 64 – Liang Wenbo 2-4 Ali Carter
Liang missed too many blacks off the spot, too many close frames, got involved in a bit of controversy, had to change his tip … a match to forget!

7 pm
Last 64 – Jack Lisowski 4-3 Li Yan
Jack won from 0-3 down and it went to the last black. Hard fought and a pinch of luck…
Last 64 – Judd Trump 4-1 Marcus Campbell
Judd had a bit too much for Marcus, who didn’t play badly though. In the end, the definite loser of the match was an annoying insect that perished under Marcus towel…

9 pm
Last 32 – Judd Trump 4-2 Craig Steadman
Tiredness showed as both players made uncharacteristic errors. Judd lead 2-0, was pegged back 2-2 but won the last 2 to book his place in the final day.
Last 32 – Jack Lisowski 4-1 Matthew Couch
Another match marked by tiredness but Jack managed to take a more composed, slower than usual approach to his game and was rewarded with a good win and a place in the last 16.

Sunday, 22th of July 2012

10 am
Last 16 – Jack Lisowski 4-1 David Grace
Jack assessment was that he played OK although he missed a few that he shouldn’t have. Everyone is tired
Last 16 – Judd Trump 4-1 Luca Brecel
Judd also admitted that he’s feeling tired and, as a consequence, he played a lot more conservatively than usual. It paid though.

Quarters – Jack beats Judd 4-3 in the quarter finals
Their manager was hiding behind the sofa as usual… he can’t handle the pressure
It was a brilliant match, with never more than a frame between them. Jack held himself together in the decider when getting the chance and compiled an excellent 74 to clinch the match.

Semis – Jack Lisowski 4-3 Mark Williams
Another excellent match. Jack was 2-3 down and won the last 2 with some outstanding (and brave) long pots as well as well constructed breaks. The highlight of the match was a wonderful 128 by Jack.

Final – Jack Lisowski 3-4 Stephen Maguire
An excellent match that went to the last black in the decider! Congratulations to Stephen Maguire the winner. Well done also to Jack. No doubt he will win one soon playing the way he did. And a big thanks to both player for the great entertainment.

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