|Mark Selby the first to enter the "Winners` Group"|
But let’s see what the whole gang done the day before today, ok?
Well, unfortunately for two players the run towards the Premier League ended, because as you know the players who come on sixth and seventh place are being eliminated. Their names? Stephen Maguire and Graeme Dott. Both of them lost all their matches yesterday and as you may remember they didn’t win too many in the first day of the competition, so things weren’t very bright in this department. :-(
|Ali Carter was just one step away from the victory|
For Higgins, Selby, Williams and Carter the semis were a sure thing as "The Wizard of Wishaw" finished top of his group with 5 points (he defeated Stephen Maguire 3-1, Ali Carter 3-1 and Mark Selby 3-2) closely followed by "The Welsh Potting Machine" with 4 points (he crashed Ali Carter 3-0, Graeme Dott 3-0 and Stephen Maguire 3-1), "The Captain" also with 4 points (although he didn’t have such a good day yesterday as he lost two of his matches and only won the one played against Shaun Murphy 3-1, but as you might recall he finished with maximum points in the first day of this competition so that result has helped him a lot) and “Mark the Shark" with 3 points (he defeated Graeme Dott 3-1).
After a very tiring day, the semis were going to be a hard thing to do, but a professional must always deliver the best, so the four mighty snooker knights fought as hell to reach the final. This happned for Selby, who defeated Higgins in a very tight battle 3-2 and for Carter who whitewashed Williams 3-0.
|Higgins after a tiring snooker day|
Today the second group will start their quest for the "winners` group" section :-P, with the likes of Ali Carter, Mark Williams, John Higgins and Shaun Murphy along with three other wonderful players. Below you’ll find the complete schedule.
Table 1 (all times are approximate)
10.30 am - Ali Carter v. John Higgins
11.45 am - Neil Robertson v. Ronnie O'Sullivan
Not before 1.30pm - John Higgins v. Mark Williams
2.45 pm - Ronnie O'Sullivan v. Jamie Cope
Not before 5.30 pm - John Higgins v. Shaun Murphy
6.45 pm - Mark Williams v. Jamie Cope
Table 2 (all times are approximate)
10.30 am - Mark Williams v. Shaun Murphy
11.45 am - Jamie Cope v. Ali Carter
Not before 1.30 pm - Shaun Murphy v. Neil Robertson
2.45 pm - Ali Carter v. Mark Williams
Not before 5.30 pm - Neil Robertson v. Jamie Cope
6.45 pm - Ronnie O'Sullivan v. Shaun Murphy*all hours are UK time
You can take a glance at what’s going on in snooker for yourselves, by clicking here and then select the snooker competition. ;-) See you tomorrow! :-)