Players Tour Championship Event 5 (2011) - Day 4

13:46:00 Ramona Dragomir 0 Comments

It was a loong, looong day (and night) in Sheffield for our beloved cueists as the last match finished somewhere around 1.30am (UK time). But regardless of this little, tiny aspect, it was a glorious day filled with high standard snooker and a lot of close results. A place in the Last 16 seems to be very desirable these days :-)

Two world-champions have signed their names on the Last 16 round list: Neil Robertson and John Higgins. Higgins seemed to have regained some strength after losing 3-0 to Robertson during this week's Premier League, as he started his journey with a perfect 4-0 over David Grace, continued with a 4-2 over Michael Wasley and finished by taking on his fellow-country, Alan McManus whom he beat 4-1.

Another PTC event,another Last 16 place for Yan
For Robertson things couldn't be any easier: the Australian crashed the youngster Eden Sharav 4-0, ended on a very tight 4-3 with India's great star Aditya Mehta, only to end his day by defeating another Scotsman, Scott Mackenzie 4-2. It’s true that Scott fought like a lion and managed to pull back two consecutive frames after being lead 3-0, but the 2010 world-champion was stronger and did his job in winning every match he could.

During PTC 4 event, Li Yan was practically on fire. He successfully defeated Michael Holt, Xiao Guodong and John Higgins to reach the Last 16 and it seems he enjoyed it so much that he decided to do it all over again. So with a 4-0 over the Polish player Kacper Filipiac, a 4-3 over Liu Chuang and a glorious 4-1 over Judd Trump, Li booked a place in the next round.

A good day for Day
It was a very prolific day for Ryan Day, the Welshman cashing victories over Kurt Maflin (4-0), Kyren Wilson (4-1) and Rod Lawler (4-0), but also for Martin Gould whose scorelines of 4-2 against Ashley Wright, 4-1 over Luca Brecel and 4-0 in front of the legendary Jimmy White, have guaranteed him to go further in the competition.

And since I mentioned the legend Jimmy White, I must also mention another one, "The Nugget" Steve Davis. Although Steve managed to win his first two matches (against Sean O'Sullivan and Adam Duffy), he was kneeled down by Michael Holt with a 4-1 scoreline. Actually this was Holt's last match of the day and this result along with the 4-1 he obtained in front of Chris Keogan and the 4-2 he performed on Robert Milkins secured him a place to meet Martin Gould in today's Last 16 round.

Hawkins - back in business
I was telling you at the beginning of this article that it was a long, long day and night in Sheffield and these following two players are to be blamed for that. Noooo, just kidding, the lads did their best in order to earn the last of the remaining two spots in the competition.

And so, Michael White's 4-3 against John Sutton, 4-2 over the Scot Ants McGill and a 4-1 in front on Dechawat Poomjaeng were enough to end the day as a victorious player, while for Barry Hawkins hammering Douglas Hogan 4-1, defeating Liang Wenbo 4-2 and ending on a very, very tight 4-3 with Stuart Bingham, surely did the trick.

Below you can check Day 4 list of results:

From 9am 

33. Judd Trump 4-2 Marco Fu

34. Mark King 4-1 Adrian Gunnell

35. Tony Drago 1-4 Liu Chuang

36. Li Yan 4-0 Kacper Filipiak

45. Mark Allen 4-3 Tian Pengfei

46. Rory McLeod 2-4 Rod Lawler

47. Matthew Stevens 1-4 Kyren Wilson

48. Ryan Day 4-0 Kurt Maflin

Not before 11am

37. Craig Steadman 2-4 Scott MacKenzie

38. Dominic Dale 3-4 Joe Swail

39. Ali Carter 0-4 Aditya Mehta

40. Neil Robertson 4-0 Eden Sharav

49. Michael White 4-3 John Sutton

50. Anthony McGill 4-1 James McGouran

51. Dechewat Poomjaeng 4-3 Daniel Wells

52. Sam Baird 4-3 Zhang Anda

Not before 1pm

41. John Higgins 4-0 David Grace

42. Ken Doherty 2-4 Michael Wasley

43. Liam Highfield 3-4 Mitchell Travis

44. Alan McManus 4-2 Alfie Burden

57. Jimmy White 4-2 Andrew Pagett

58. Jamie Jones 2-4 Matthew Couch

59. Luca Brecel 4-1 Mitchell Mann

60. Martin Gould 4-2 Ashley Wright

Not before 3pm

53. Fergal O'Brien 4-1 Allan Taylor

54. Stuart Bingham 4-0 Stuart Carrington

55. Barry Hawkins 4-1 Douglas Hogan

56. Matthew Selt 3-4 Liang Wenbo

61. Steve Davis 4-1 Sean O'Sullivan

62. Adam Duffy 4-3 David Morris

63. Michael Holt 4-1 Christopher Keogan

64. Mark Selby 2-4 Robert Milkins

Not before 5pm

81. Judd Trump 4-1 Mark King

82. Liu Chuang 3-4 Li Yan

83. Scott Mackenzie 4-1 Joe Swail

84. Aditya Mehta 3-4 Neil Robertson

85. John Higgins 4-2 Michael Wasley

86. Mitchell Travis 0-4 Alan McManus

87. Mark Allen 2-4 Rod Lawler

88. Kyren Wilson 1-4 Ryan Day

Not before 7pm

89. Michel White 4-2 Anthony McGill

90. Dechawat Poomjaeng 4-2 Sam Baird

91. Fergal O’Brien 1-4 Stuart Bingham

92. Barry Hawkins 4-2 Liang Wenbo

93. Jimmy White 4-3 Matthew Couch

94. Luca Brecel 1-4 Martin Gould

95. Steve Davis 4-0 Adam Duffy

96. Michael Holt 4-2 Robert Milkins


Not before 9pm

105. Judd Trump 1-4 Li Yan

106. Scott MacKenzie 2-4 Neil Robertson

107. John Higgins 4-1 Alan McManus

108. Rod Lawler 0-4 Ryan Day

109. Michael White 4-1 Derchawat Poomjaeng

110. Stuart Bingham 3-4 Barry Hawkins

111. Jimmy White 0-4 Martin Gould

112. Steve David 1-4 Michael Holt

Today’s the last day of the Player Tour Championship Event 5, so be sure to keep an eye on the lads. Here’s the match schedule:

From 10am

Last 16 round

113. Jack Lisowski v. David Gilbert

114. Jamie Burnett v. Anthony Hamilton

115. Joe Perry v. Dave Harold

116. Ian McCulloch v. Andrew Higginson

117. Li Yan v. Neil Robertson

118. John Higgins v. Ryan Day

119. Michael White v. Barry Hawkins

120. Martin Gould v. Michael Holt

Not before 1pm


121. Winner of match 113 v Winner of match 114

122. Winner of match 115 v Winner of match 116

123. Winner of match 117 v Winner of match 118

124. Winner of match 119 v Winner of match 120

Not before 4pm


125. Winner of match 121 v Winner of match 122

126. Winner of match 123 v Winner of match 124

The Final

Not before 7pm

127. Winner of match 125 v Winner of match 126

* all hours are UK time

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