Players Tour Championship Event Two 2011 - the qualifiers (round 1)

03:34:00 Ramona Dragomir 0 Comments

To qualify or not to qualify?
Everything has been set up for the players to start their journey in the lovely South West Snooker Academy from Gloucester so the first day of the qualifiers went pretty well. Constant updates have been provided by the restless Janie Watkins who reported directly from Gloucester, but also by World Snooker via Twitter (a initiative that I personally salute, since the scoring system is only working for when the main PTC 2 event will actually start, meaning on Monday morning).

It's been a really great day for the "Lady of Snooker", Reanne Evans succeeding to hammer the only and only Michael Judge 4-1 in order to book herself a place for the second round of the qualifiers, but also for Marc Davis, whose rain of breaks (67, 52, 59, 63) have brought him a 4-2 advantage over James Buck.

A lot of deciders happened during the first day of the preliminary rounds, Michael Wild ending his battle with Farakh Aljaib on 4-3, Mitchell Mann suffering an ingrate defeat in front of Zak Surety, the powerful Anda Zhang found himself unlucky enough as to lose to George Marter by the same scoreline, while a 55 from Joel Walker was ending Stephen Ellis' premature run on the classical 4-3.

Both Kyren Wilson and Ben Harrison have hit the road with a perfect 4-0 whitewash, Kyren beating the Scot Jonathan Fulcher (and hitting a great 97 in the process), while Ben eliminated James Cahill from the snooker race.
Unfortunately, Liam Monk found out that August 6th wasn't his lucky day, the player hitting an 87 and a perfect 107 only to lose 2-4 in front of Chris Norbury, while Nick Pearce had to pull out of the event, due to a leg injury.

Runs of 97, 82 and 59 have secured Ian Glover a place into the second qualifying round as he crashed Damian Wilks 4-0, while a series of 64 and 69 have done the trick for Gary Wilson who took on Ryan Causton.
Matthew Day got a bye to the next round due to the fact that his opponent, Andy Lee withdrew from the event and now he will face the Scotsman Sean Riach. Oh, wait he pulled out of the event as well! So, that leaves Day to face .... hm .... let's see, the one and only Rory McLeod. Who's the lucky boy now, huh? :-P

Below you can check the result of the first qualifying round:

Callum Downing 4-1 Steve Ventham
Ross Summers w/o Brent Kolbeck
Farakh Aljaib 3-4 Michael Wild
Nick Pearce w/o John Woods
Craig Steadman 4-0 Ian Stark
Andrew Rogers 4-0 Ricky Hong Chin
Reanne Evans 4-1 Michael Judge
Andy Lee w/o Matthew Day

Not before 3:30pm
Jack Nicholson 4-1 Jack Bradford
Rock Hui 0-4 Jak Jones
James Buck 2-4 Marc Davis
Ben Harrison 4-0 James Cahill
Saquib Nasir 4-0 James Hill
Sydney Wilson 4-1 David Bailey
Michell Mann 3-4 Zak Surety
Oliver Brown w/o James Silverwood

Not before 5pm
Duane Jones 4-2 Steve Judd
Lee Farebrother 4-1 Darren Bond
George Marter 4-3 Zhang Anda
James McGouran 4-2 Hans Blanckaert
Phil O'Kane 2-4 Douglas Hogan
Bash Maqsood 0-4 David Gray
James Welsh 3-4 Stephen Craigie

Not before 6:30pm
Joel Walker 4-3 Stephen Ellis
Jonathan Fulcher 0-4 Kyren Wilson
Adam Stefanow 4-0 Daniel Woodward
Christopher Norbury 4-2 Liam Monk
Damian Wilks 0-4 Ian Glover
Ryan Causton 0-4 Gary Wilson
Les Dodd 0-4 Patrick Wallace
Lewis Mayes 1-4 Shane Castle
Sean O'Sullivan 1-4 Shahram Changezi

The schedule for the second day of the preliminary rounds:

Jamie O'Neill v. Danny Brindle
Rogelio Esteiro v. Brian Cox
Grzegorz Biernadski v. Chen Zhe
Brian Robertson v. John Whitty
Robert Tickner v. Callum Lloyd
Robbie Williams w/o Lasse M√ľnstermann
Antony Parsons v. James Frith
Jack Culligan v. Justin Astley

Not before 11am
Joe Delaney v. Sachin Plaha
Allan Taylor v. Del Smith
Hammad Miah v. Gareth Allen
Jamie Barrett v. Charlie Walters
Gareth Greene v. Brian Morgan
Tony Knowles v. Nick Jennings
Ashley Wrigh v. Andrew Milliard
Sam Harvey v. Ricky Norris

Not before 1pm
Kishan Hirani v. Billy Joe Castle
Sanderson Lam v. Lee Page
Jamie Walker v. Alex Taubman
Lewis Frampton v. Callum Downing
Ross Summers v. Michael Wild
John Woods v. Craig Steadman
Andrew Rogers v. Reanne Evans
Matthew Day w/o Sean Riach

Not before 3pm
Jake Nicholson v. Jak Jones
Marc Davis v. Ben Harrison
Mitchell Travis v. Saqib Nasir
David Birley v. Sydney Wilson
Zak Surety v. Oliver Brown
Duane Jones v. Lee Farebrother
George Marter v.James McGouran
Declan Bristow v. Douglas Hogan

Not before 5pm
David Gray v. Stephen Craigie
Oliver Lines v. Joel Walker
Kyren Wilson v. Adam Stefanow
Martin Ball v. Chris Norbury
Ian Glover v. Gary Wilson
Patrick Wallace v. Shane Castle
Shahram Changezi v. winner of match 33
winner of match 34 v. winner of match 35

Not before 7pm
winner of match 36 v. winner or match 37
Garoid O'Connor v. Robbie Williams
winner of match 39 v. winner of match 40
Leo Fernandez v. winner of match 41
Martin O'Donnell v. winner of match 42
winner of match 43 v. winner of match 44
winner of match 45 v. winner of match 46
Ian Burns v. winner of match 47

Not before 9pm
winner of 48 v. winner of match 49
Michael Wasley v. winner of match 50
Jordan Rimmer v. winner of match 51
*all hours are UK time