EPTC 1- Day 2

03:22:00 Ramona Dragomir 0 Comments

An amazing day for "The Nugget"
A wonderful day here on Germany’s land where the birds are singing and the little lambs are running free over the hills :)) What a beautiful picture, right? But let me tell you what is even more beautiful than that...the second day of the EPTC 1 event, that’s for sure! :)) An incredible day! Great comebacks, many tricky situations, tension and drama, joy and amazement! Snooker was the name of the game! :)

Awesome start for Steve Davis! "The Nugget" kicked ass yesterday, for he beat Graeme Dott 4-2, Fergal O’Brien 4-1 and Ali Carter 4-1. Wow! What an amazing day for this top player! Also it seems like Steve "revenged" Mark Selby who lost 4-3 to Ali Carter :)). The current EPTC champion Shaun Murphy, has had an excellent day also; he beat Mark King 4-3, whitewashed Barry Hawkins 4-0 and defeated Joe Perry 4-1. And what about our dear Jimmy White, you say? Well, he continued his wonderful performance and beat Craig Steadman 4-2.

Although, he’s has a good start, winning 4-0 to the Chinese Liu Chuang, seven-times world champion Stephen Hendry lost his second match against the Belgian Bjorn Haneveer 4-2. On the other hand, what seemed to be a strait road to the last 16, turn out to be nothing more than a big disappointment, for world champion Neil Robertson beat Andy Hicks 4-0, Martin Gould 4-1, but was crashed by Stuart Bingham 4-0.
China’s player Marco Fu after beating his fellow-country Anda Zhang (4-3) and the English Andrew Norman 4-2, was defeated by Jack Lisowski in a tight match, which ended 4-3.

Alfie Burden is in the last 16
A big name was missing from the score-board yesterday, and that name was Ronnie O`Sullivan; it seems like "The Rocket" has a sore back and didn’t make it to the second day of the tournament. Hopefully he’ll make a full recovery and we’ll see him back in business in no time! :)

Some nice breaks were in order yesterday: Ricky Walden (105), Andrew Higginson (110) and Anthony McGill (127).
Here, you can check the scores.

Today is the final day for the Paul Hunter Classic event and the last 16 players will try to get a better seat to the quarter finales, semi-finals and....pam, pam, pam by the end of the day we shall see who lifts the trophy! Lots of tension and a marathon of snooker - that’s how the last day shall present itself! :) A very hard day (the two players who’ll reach the final will have been played four matches per day) but a wonderful testimonial of this sport’s greatness.

P.S. I hope that you all return safe from your time travel journey to see the match between Jack Lisowski v. Marco Fu on 01.01.2005. And if you want to have something to remember about that journey, here’s a small "postal-card" for you! :)))