World Championship 2011 - Day 12 - Ding Junhui too strong for Selby

12:44:00 Ramona Dragomir 0 Comments

Ding Dong reaches the semis
The last match to send its player to the semis was the one where Ding Junhui and Mark Selby were the main actors, the little Chinese taking control of the battle and defeating his opponent with a 13-10 final scoreline.

It seems like the match he played against Stuart Bingham spurred Ding to take another victory, this time Mark Selby not being able to do anything to stop the Chinese from his way. With a first session ended 5-3 in favor of Ding, continuing with 10-6 still in favor of Ding and ending with 13-10 in favor of...well, can figure it out who dominated the battle of cues.

The second session started with the boys sharing frames as the scoreline was reaching 8-6 in favor of Ding, the next two however, having the Chinese’s name written all over them for a partial scoreline of 10-6.
The last session saw a very determined Selby on his way to level the match and he did it! From being down 6-10, he managed to win one frame at a time, with breaks of 55, 66, 89 and 92 as to make the scoreline go 10-10. It was the perfect time to start playing snooker!

Mark Selby didn`t see his dream come true this year
But unfortunately for Selby he didn’t win any more frames after that beautiful and amazing comeback, for Ding took care of that. The 2011 Masters champions took advantage of Selby missing the frame ball (twice) and hit a 53 to lead 11-10 and also won the following next frames with runs of 40 and 42 for a place in the semis.

Ding will face a dangerous player, Judd Trump being unbeatable until now. But can the little Chinese chance that? Who knows...

Day 13 means that the semi-finals are kicking off and below you have the programme:

13:00 (UK time)
SF1. Judd Trump v. Ding Junhui

19:00 (UK time)
SF2. Mark Williams v. John Higgins

Please note that the rule at hand is "the best of 33".

TV coverage:
13:00-14:30 (British EuroSport 2)
13:00-17:15 (BBC 2)
14:30-16:00 (British EuroSport)
19:00-21:00 (BBC 2)
19:00-22:00 (British EuroSport)
23:20-00:10 (BBC 2)