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UK PTC 2012 – Event 2 as it happened

6 August 2012 No Comment

The UK PTC event 2 started on Wednesday, 8th of August 2012, in the SWSA in Gloucester. The pros started their campaign on Friday, 10th of August. All Grove boys, except for Ronnie, were in action. Judd and Wenbo reached the last 16. Read about it here

Friday 10th of August 2012

1 pm – L128 – Michael White 4-0 Chen Zhe
It’s fair to say that Chen Zhe was completely outplayed by Michael White in this match. Not scoring heavily enough when in, and not being able to win the safety battles, he had to answer to Michael outstanding potting power.

3 pm – L128 – Yu Delu 4-3 Michael Wild
Excellent win for Yu. He won the first frame but after that Michael Wild showed what a dangerous opponent he is as he took three frames on the trot with some solid scoring. From there though, Yu battled back and after forcing a decider, he took the match with a break of 95

7 pm – L64 – Yu Delu 4-1 Rory McLeod
Another excellent win. “The Dentist” is always a difficult opponent, but Yu refused to be dragged into his opponent slow play style and imposed his game in most frames. He also managed to win most the ones that went scrappy.

10:30 pm – L32 – Yu Delu 2-4 Nigel Bond
Nigel Bond, who had just beaten Mark Selby in the previous round, proved too strong for Yu. Nigel is a very old head on very old shoulders and when he has the potting to back his tactical nous, he’s a handful for anyone.

Saturday 11th of August 2012

9 am – L128 – Stuart Bingham w/o Mohamed Khairy
Visa issues still not resolved for Mohamed Khairy, it seems, and Stuart gets a bye.

11 am – L128 – Judd Trump 4-1 Rhys Clark
Overall a quick and easy match for Judd except maybe frame 2 that he lost having given his opponent 50 points penalty (12 fouls…) after Rhys laid a devilish snooker first and fluked another hard one next.

11 am – L128 – Mark Joyce 4-2 Zhang Anda
Another disappointment for Zhang, another first round exit. Having fought back from 0-2 down to make it 2-2, he scored only 25 points, including penalties, in the last two frames.

1 pm – L128 – Li Yan 4-0 Adam Duffy
Li Yan had a clean win over the talented Adam Duffy although it was more about good matchplay that heavy scoring. Li’s 51 in frame two was the only half century of the match.

1 pm – L128 – Liang Wenbo 4-3 Oliver Brown
Liang will have to improve if he is to go deep in this tournament. Oliver was playing well and lead 3-1. Fortunately, Liang found something and managed to get back to 3-3. Experience talked probably as he dominated the decider. But phew!

3 pm – L128 – Jack Lisowski 1-4 Tom Ford
Despite taking the first frame with a good 69, Jack lost this quick match 1-4. It featured breaks over 50 in every frame but one, with a 114 from Tom as a highlight.

5 pm – L64 – Judd Trump 4-3 Mark King
Judd booked his place in the last 32 but not without a scare. Mark King, always a tough competitor, ran him extremely close in a match both tense and entertaining. Judd took a very composed approach to it and, despite being visibly annoyed by a few misses, he held it together when it mattered.

5 pm – L64 – Callum Downing 4-2 Stuart Bingham
Stuart who had got a bye in the last 128, decided to travel to Gloucester today and was delayed on the highway by a flat tyre problem. Hard yo know if this had any bearing on his concentration, but, whatever, he couldn’t get the better of his amateur opponent.

7pm – L64 – Li Yan 2-4 Simon Bedford
Li Yan didn’t pot a ball during the first two frames and scored only 14 in the third against a heavy scoring opponent. From there though he mounted a brave comeback and managed to win the next two frames (they went scrappy). But he had left himself too much to do and Bedford took the sixth frame for victory.

7 pm – L64 – Liang Wenbo 4-0 Fergal O’Brien
After Liang won a very slow going first frame, he took control of the match and scored heavily when in. He needed to against Fergal who is very dangerous when things go scrappy … so, breaks of 64, 114 and 50 did the job.

9 pm – L32 – Judd Trump 4-1 Tony Drago
This was a bizarre match. More often than not the balls went awkward, spread about everywhere as if they had been knocked about randomly, with the colours rarely on their spots. But it won’t matter to Judd as he is through to the final day, clinching the match with an excellent 71, having trailed 0-57 in the frame.

10 pm – L32 – Liang Wenbo 4-2 Matthew Stevens
Liang wins the last match of the day to join Judd in the last 16. His highest break was 130.

Sunday, 12th of August 2012

10 am – L16 – Judd Trump 2-4 Ryan Day
Judd made a 140 clearance, but he also made too many mistake against an on form opponent. Ryan deserved the win, well done to him.

10 am – L16 – Liang Wenbo 1-4 Ben Woollaston
It was always going to be hard for Wenbo. Ben is not only talented, he is also a former PTC winner, so he has been there and done it.
Wenbo won the opener but that was it. He had a great chance to come back to 2-3, but Ben took his chances better and clinched the frame and the match.

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