Pink Ribbon Tournament 2011 - Day 3

17:27:00 Ramona Dragomir 0 Comments

Higgins in his pink t-shirt
The third day of the lovely Pink Ribbon tournament means that the pro snooker players have entered the stage. With the likes of Jimmy White, John Higgins, Ryan Day or Martin "Gouldie" Gould, the South West Snooker Academy is buzzing with excitement.
But the fact that the pros are playing, doesn’t necessarily mean that the amateurs are losing. There have been some surprises here and there and I’m sure that by the end of this competition many more will make themselves known.

Young Ben Harrison is probably one of the most determined players of this competition, or so it seems to me, because the Englishman is cashing one victory after another and he does it in such a brilliant way. Yesterday, he beat Ricky Hong Chin 4-0, but also George Scott (by the same scoreline). In his last match he shot three half century breaks 50, 53, 50 to get a place into the next round where he’ll be playing against the mighty John Higgins. This won’t be an easy task, but I think he’s up for the job ;-)

Nick Jennings has continued his wonderful run and qualified for the "Last 64" after defeating Jak Jones 4-1 and Richard Remelie 4-0, Ross Muir won over Philip Wildman 4-2 and got a bye to the next round due to the fact that Marcus Campbell withdrew from the event, while Chris Norbury totally whitewashed the Q School Event 1 fresh graduate and an important member of the Pink Army, Adam Wicheard 4-0.

Maguire in action
As for the pros, Jamie Jones didn’t find any stress in crashing Craig Barber 4-0, the same happening in the case of Robert Milking for the match he played against Alex Taubman and for Martin Gould, who won the battle against Alan Tanney by the same final result.

Gerard Greene, another Pink Army member, defeated Ollie Douglas 4-2, the Welshman Ryan Day imposed a 4-0 victory over Jones Duane, Jack Lisowski hammered Callum Downing 4-1, Barry Hawkins won 4-0 over Gavin Lewis and Jimmy Robertson put an end to Phil O`Kane`s run with a definitive 4-0 result.

A pretty intense battle was given between Stephen Maguire and Alan Morgan, the final result being decided by … well, a decider. Maguire succeeded to win 4-3 after he hit in breaks of 54, 59 and 100, while his opponent registered a 60 and a 65.

The Ladies champion, Reanne Evans
Ladies champion, Reanne Evans started her day in the best possible way, by winning in front of Michael Rogers 4-0, the current t world champion, John Higgins won his first match after beating Stephen Ellis 4-1, while both Paul Davison and Mike Dunn defeated their opponents, James Brown 4-0 and Zak Richardson 4-2, respectively.

Saturday is the penultimate day of the Pink Ribbon so things are starting to get hot, hot, hot. Who will get a place for the following round and who is going to make his way all the way to the final? Well, there’s really not much time left, so I advise you to not lose your grip and stay tune for more info from the Pinky Academy in Gloucester. ;-)

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See you soon, my dears! :-)