|And the latest scores are......|
|Dominic Dale reached the last 16|
On his footsteps, Dominic Dale made a wonderful performance, as he beat James Wattana 4-1, Andy Lee 4-0 and Leo Fernandez by the same scoreline, 4-0. (note: Leo was the one who ended Alfie Burden’s dream of victory, as he defeated him 4-1).
Ding Junhui, at his first PTC participation, was playing like always...meaning damn good! :-)) He made a tight match with the legendary Tony Drago (4-3), defeated Stuart Bingham 4-1 and engaged in another tight score of 4-3 with Stephen Lee. Not to worry, he is in the last 16 now! ;-)
Jimmy Robertson defeated Sam Baird and Ben Woolaston 4-3 and whitewashed Mark Davis 4-0, Andrew Higginson beat the Chinese Chen Zhe 4-2, Barry Hawkins (we still don’t know the score) and Mark Selby with an incredible 4-0 and the Hong Kong cue man made his way through the last 16 as he hammered Gareth Green and Michael Holt 4-0 and the youngster Luca Brecel 4-1. It was funny to see that on WS drawsheet, the match between Marco Fu and Michael Holt was dated 2005! I asked Michael if he remembers playing in 2005 for this year’s PTC 5 event and he said" I lost then as well!" Brilliant answer! :-))
|The legends were sent home|
The stars, Steve Davis and Jimmy White, although made a beautiful start, Steve crashing James McGouran 4-0 and Jimmy beating Jamie Clarke by 4-1, lost their second battle. Stephen Lee was the one responsible for a 4-0 over Davis and the Welsh Matthew Stevens the one who beat Jimmy by the same scoreline.
The winner of the PTC 3 event, Tom Ford was to be sent home from the first match after losing 4-2 to Rod Lawler as well as Paul Hunter Classic’s champion (aka EPTC 1) Judd Trump who got beaten 4-1 by Adam Duffy.
You can check the scores (at least some of them) here.
So, the players who reached the last 16 are :
Rory McLeod v. Mark Joyce
Allan Taylor v. Ricky Walden
Martin Gould v. Jamie Jones
Patrick Wallace v. Mark Williams
Ding Junhui v. Peter Ebdon
Matthew Stevens v. Dominic Dale
Marco Fu v. Jimmy Robertson
Neil Robertson v. Andrew Higginson