Players Tour Championship Event 7 (2011) - Day 3+4

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I sincerely apologise for the lack of updates regarding this lovely snooker event. I have nothing to say in my defence, other than: I really experienced some hectic days. But thank God everything is solved and now I can focus on what I love: snooker ;-)

So, what happened for the last couple of days in Gloucester? Below you can read all about it.

Day Three - PTC 6 winner out from the first round, O'Sullivan in great form, Kyren Wilson writes history

The colour pink and the fact that the players don't have to wear a waist coat and a bow-tie seems to be on O'Sullivan's liking. Many of us know he is not a big fan of the snooker uniform and he hasn't lost any occasion to show how much he disagrees with wearing it.
However, returning to the PTC 7, O'Sullivan's performance was one of his best. He crashed Jordan Winbourne and Aditya Mehta 4-0, while the last match saw him taking down Martin Gould by 4-1. His Last 16 spot was now a reality.

The stunning Kyren Wilson
It was a very nice surprise to see Stephen Maguire and Mark King back in business, Maguire hammering Liam Monk 4-1, beating Barry Hawkins 4-2 and applying a 4-1 scoreline on David Morris, while King started his day with a comfortable 4-2 in front of Ian McCulloch, continued with a tight 4-3 against Patrick Wallace and ended it covered in glory by whitewashing Ryan Day 4-0.

Still, probably one of Day's three biggest revelations was the Pink Army's soldier Kyren Wilson. The amateur player managed to win all his three matches in order to get a place in the next round. Ben Wollaston was going to be his first victim, the PTC 3 champion being beat 4-1, then it came that terrific 4-0 against Tian Pengfei, only to see the 19-year-old player from Northamptonshire winning 4-1 over Michael Holt. Brilliant performance!

The PTC 5 champion, Andrew Higgins was also among those who qualified for the next PTC 7 stage as he beat Marco Fu and Tony Drago 4-1 and scored a 4-2 against "The Sherriff of Pottingham" Anthony Hamilton.
Still, for the PTC 6 champion, Neil Robertson things didn't go too bring as he lost his very first match, being put in the corner with a 4-1 by Hamilton himself. Too bad not everyone has Patrick Swayze with his famous “No one puts Baby in the corner!" :-))

Higginson once again in the Last 16
The On Q Promotions Pink Army had a very prolific day because besides Kyren writing history right there on the green baize, Michael White and Joe Perry were also playing great. White won 4-2 over Martin O'Donnell and Andrew Pagett only to see him taking on one of his comrades, Gerard Greene for the last match of the day. With a 4-0 scoreline, Michael secured himself a well-deserved place into the next round.

As for Joe Perry things went pretty good too. It's true, he had to take on Adam Wicheard in his first match and I bet it was hard to play against another pink soldier, but he did it with grace and finally won it with a 4-1 result. The evening brought him in front of Joe Delaney who received the same 4-1 treatment, while the last match saw a intense cue battle between him and Stephen Hendry. In the end Perry was the last man standing, with 4-3.

Last but not least, Liu Chuang did a pretty goo job too, the little Chinese player beating Marcus Campbell and Stuart Bingham 4-3, while the definitive match saw a 4-0 result being recorded against Rory McLeod.

Below you can check Day 3 list of results:

9 Mark King 4-2 Ian McCulloch
10 Anthony McGill 1-4 Patrick Wallace
11 Jamie Burnett 3-4 Duane Jones
12 Ryan Day 4-3 Daniel Wells
17 Dominic Dale 4-0 Kacper Filipiak
18 Neil Robertson 1-4 Anthony Hamilton
19 Andrew Higginson 4-2 Marco Fu
20 Tony Drago 4-1 Scott MacKenzie

Not before 11am
5 Stephen Maguire 4-1 Liam Monk
6 Barry Hawkins 4-1 Stuart Carrington
7 David Morris 4-2 Liu Song
8 John Higgins 4-2 John Sutton
13 Marcus Campbell 3-4 Liu Chuang
14 Stuart Bingham 4-0 Barry Pinches
15 Dechawat Poomjaeng 4-3 Ashley Wright
16 Rory McLeod 4-0 Mitchell Mann

Not before 1pm
1 Ronnie O'Sullivan 4-0  Jordan Winbourne
2 Xiao Guodong 3-4 Aditya Mehta
3 Craig Steadman 4-0 Chris Norbury
4 Martin Gould 4-3 Rod Lawler
29 Matthew Selt 1-4 Jack Lisowski
30 Michael Holt 4-2 Mark Williams
31 Ben Woollaston 1-4 Kyren Wilson
32 Joe Jogia 2-4 Tian Pengfei

Not before 3pm
21 Andrew Pagett 4-1 Alex Taubman
22 Michael White 4-2 Martin O’Donnell
23 Robert Milkins 4-3 Michael Wasley
24 Passakorn Suwannawat 1-4 Gerard Greene
25 Stephen Hendry 4-2 David Gray
26 Stephen Lee 4-2 Gary Wilson
27 Jamie Cope 3-4 Joe Delaney
28 Joe Perry 4-1 Adam Wicheard

Not before 5pm
65 Ronnie O’Sullivan 4-0 Aditya Mehta
66 Craig Steadman 1-4 Martin Gould
67 Stephen Maguire 4-2 Barry Hawkins
68 David Morris 4-2 John Higgins
69 Mark King 4-3 Patrick Wallace
70 Duane Jones 3-4 Ryan Day
73 Dominic Dale 0-4 Anthony Hamilton
74 Andrew Higginson 4-1 Tony Drago

Not before 7pm
71 Liu Chuang 4-3 Stuart Bingham
72 Dechawat Poomjaeng 1-4 Rory McLeod
75 Andrew Pagett 2-4 Michael White
76 Robert Milkins 1-4 Gerard Greene
77 Stephen Hendry 4-0 Stephen Lee
78 Joe Delaney 1-4 Joe Perry
79 Jack Lisowski 2-4 Michael Holt
80 Kyren Wilson 4-0 Tian Pengfei

Not before 9pm
97 Ronnie O’Sullivan 4-1 Martin Gould
98 Stephen Maguire 4-1 David Morris
99 Mark King 4-0 Ryan Day
100 Anthony Hamilton 2-4 Andrew Higginson
101 Liu Chuang 4-0 Rory McLeod
102 Michael White 4-0 Gerard Greene
103 Stephen Hendry 3-4 Joe Perry
104 Michael Holt 1-4 Kyren Wilson

Day Four - the pink soldiers rock the show, Stevens and Murphy for the first time in the Last 16

The Smurf books a place for the next round
Surprise, surprise for not even one of the two players (Stevens and Murphy) reached the Last 16 round during this year's series of PTCs. Not until now, that is.
For the "Welsh Dragon" the dream became a reality after beating Cao Yupeng, Mark Joyce and Ben Harrison, all by 4-2, while for the "Magician" Murphy getting a spot for the next round was realized by winning 4-2 over Kurt Maflin, 4-0 over Alfie Burden and  finally 4-1 over Nigel Bond.

It was a good day for the world champions too, for both Ali Carter and Graeme Dott managed to qualify for the next stage of the PTC 7.
While Carter used a 4-0 against Andrew Norman, a 4-2 against Adam Duffy and hard fought 4-3 in front of PTC 2 champion Judd Trump, Dotty recorded scorelines like: 4-1 by playing Justin Astley, 4-3 by taking on Mark Allen and another 4-3 in front of the legend Steve Davis.

Jimmy Robertson
As I said it before, the Pink Army rocked the show and two courageous soldiers found their ways into the Last 16. I'm talking of course about Jamie Jones and Jimmy Robertson.
Jamie defeated Ian Burns and Ricky Walden 4-1 before taking down one of his pink comrades, Mark Davis 4-3, while Jimmy started his day with a great 4-1 in front of Paul Davison, then defeated his name-sake, Jimmy White by 4-1 only to have the same fate and end his day by facing another pink soldier, this time Andy Hicks, whom he beat 4-2.

Again, the last to close the day is a Chinese, this time the privilege going to Li Yan whose results of 4-1 with Brian Morgan, 4-0 in front of Adrian Gunnell and another 4-1 by playing the mighty strategist Dave Harold brought him the last of the remaining spots from the Last 16 round.

Below you can check Day 4 list of results:

45 Sam Craigie 4-1 Matthew Couch
46 Nigel Bond 4-0 Billy Joe Castle
48 James Wattana 2-4 Alfie Burden
50 Graeme Dott 4-1 Justin Astley
51 Steve Davis 4-2 David Grace
53 Ken Doherty 2-4 Allan Taylor
55 Jamie Jones 4-1 Ian Burns
56 Ricky Walden 4-1 Lucky Vatnani

Not before 11am
41 Peter Lines 3-4 Jak Jones
42 Tom Ford w/o Robin Hull
43 Fergal O'Brien 0-4 Liang Wenbo
44 Sam Baird 1-4 James McGouran
47 Kurt Maflin 2-4 Shaun Murphy
49 Mark Allen 4-3 Zhang Anda
52 Alan McManus 1-4 Peter Ebdon
54 Mark Davis 4-1 Matthew Day
Not before 1pm
33 Judd Trump 4-2 Ian Glover
34 David Gilbert 4-1 Ryan Thomerson
35 Adam Duffy 4-1 Gareth Allen
36 Ali Carter 4-0 Andrew Norman
37 Yu Delu 4-1 Nick Jennings
38 Luca Brecel 2-4 Ben Woollaston
39 Mark Joyce 4-3 Joe Swail
40 Matthew Stevens 4-2 Cao Yupeng

Not before 3pm
61 Jimmy Robertson 4-1 Paul Davison
62 Jimmy White 4-0 Eden Sharav
63 Andy Hicks 4-1 Joe Meara
64 Mark Selby 4-0 James Brown
57 Dave Harold 4-2 Sam Harvey
58 Liam Highfield 4-3 David Hogan
59 Li Yan 4-1 Brian Morgan
60 Mike Dunn 1-4 Adrian Gunnell

Not before 5pm
81 Judd trump 4-2 David Gilbert
82 Adam Duffy 2-4 Ali Carter
83 Yu Delu 2-4 Ben Harrison
84 Mark Joyce 2-4 Matthew Stevens
85 Jak Jones 4-2 Tom Ford
86 Liang Wenbo 4-2 James McGouran
87 Sam Craigie 1-4 Nigel Bond
88 Shaun Murphy 4-0 Alfie Burden

Not before 7pm
89 Mark Allen 3-4 Graeme Dott
90 Steve Davis 4-2 Peter Ebdon
91 Allan Taylor 0-4 Mark Davis
92 Jamie Jones 4-1 Ricky Walden
93 Dave Harold 4-3 Liam Highfield
94 Li Yan 4-0 Adrian Gunnell
95 Jimmy Robertson 4-2 Jimmy White
96 Andy Hicks 4-0 Mark Selby

Not before 9pm
105 Judd Trump 3-4 Ali Carter
106 Ben Harrison 2-4 Matthew Stevens
107 Jak Jones 1-4 Liang Wenbo
108 Nigel Bond 1-4 Shaun Murphy
109 Graeme Dott 4-3 Steve Davis
110 Mark Davis 3-4 Jamie Jones
111 Dave Harold 1-4 Li Yan
112 Jimmy Robertson 4-2 Andy Hicks

Today, the last cue battles will reveal a new or … maybe not so new champion. Let’s see who will lift the Kay Suzanne Memorial Trophy!

The Last 16:
Ronnie O’Sullivan 4-2 Stephen Maguire
Mark King 3-4 Liu Chuang
Andrew Higginson 3-4 Michael White
Joe Perry 0-4 Kyren Wilson
Ali Carter 3-4 Matthew Stevens
Liang Wenbo 2-4 Shaun Murphy
Graeme Dott 0-4 Jamie Jones
Li Yan 3-4 Jimmy Robertson

The quarter-finals:
Ronnie O’Sullivan v. Liu Chuang
Michael White v. Kyren Wilson
Matthew Stevens v. Shaun Murphy
Jamie Jones v. Jimmy Robertson

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