|The wildcards` day|
The day started with Jamie Burnett’s match against one of the most important and and "dangerous" wildcards chose by the organisators, the Chinese Tian Pengfei. And although, the crowd was cheering Tian, Jamie beat him with a beautiful 5-2 score and so he reaches the last 16, for his next opponent Ronnie O`Sullivan withdrew from the tournament.
|Jamie Burnett reached the last 16|
Another interesting match was the won between Martin Gould and Li Hang. Started with 1-1, Martin was leading 3-1, when the little Chinese boy rushed to make a draw (3-3); still, in the end Martin was the one who ended 5-3 this match and so qualifying for the next round where he’ll meet the Scott Stephen Hendry.
Joe Delaney met a Li also, but "his" Li was Li Yan, whom he crashed 5-1.
|The strategist Dave Harold in action|
The unlucky boys, the ones who will have to head home to the UK, are Mike Dunn who was defeated 5-1 by the Chinese Mei Xiwen and Robert Milkins who lost 5-3 to Jin Long.
Yesterday wasn’t filled with many century breaks, but I can’t just let the ones hit unmentioned: Mei Xiwen (100), Joe Delaney (106), Ken Doherty (109), Tian Pengfei (130) and Jamie Burnett (131).
Today we shall see:
At 7:30 (UK time), on EuroSport 2Liang Wenbo v. Matthew Stevens
Stephen Maguire v. Judd Trump
Graeme Dott v. Ken Doherty
Mark Allen v. Stuart Bingham
At 12:45 (UK time), on EuroSport 2Marco Fu v. Mark Davis
Mark Williams v. Ricky Walden
Ryan Day v. Andrew Higginson
Enjoy this wonderful tournament and see you tomorrow for the latest insights. :)