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The first week featured the name of the current world champion John Higgins, who took on the people's champion Jimmy White and last year world champion Neil Robertson, who faced an incredible well-prepared Matthew Stevens.
The Scotsman defeated White by three frames to nil, while the Welshman applied the same treatment on Robbo, so the final was given between Higgins and Stevens. As I've told you before, "The Welsh Dragon" was in the form of his life and with a constant smile upon his face he crashed, almost effortless, Higgins by 3-0.
This puts Matthew Stevens up on the first place with six points, followed by Higgins with three, while White and Robertson are yet to fill their pockets with some precious points.
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It's going to be interesting to see if the history will repeat itself in the case of these two, although the Smurf will definitely try his best to change it ;-)
So, please don't forget to tune in on SkySports 1 from 19:30 (UK time) tomorrow night, for I believe we'll see some fireworks, especially after O'Sullivan's showed to be in such a great form lately (great runs during the PTCs and that amazing 147 from last week, just to name the obvious).
In antithesis with Ronnie's performances Mark Williams didn't shine on the recent PTCs, but had a very good run in the Australian Goldfields Open, when he reached the final. Hope to see "The Welsh Potting Machine" functioning at full capacity!
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Also, under the current “miss rule” if a player misses to touch the object ball three times on a row, his opponent gets "ball in hand" and can place the cue ball wherever he chooses on the table.
The matches can be viewed on your personal TVs, but also online on mypremium.tv (by selecting SkySports 1 from the right side of the screen) or on sportlemon.tv (by choosing the competition from the list).
Sky Sports 1 (from 19:30)
Mark Williams v. Jimmy White
Ronnie O'Sullivan v. Shaun Murphy
Williams/White v. O'Sullivan/Murphy