Players Tour Championship Event 7 (2011) - O'Sullivan collects second PTC title

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Ronnie O'Sullivan - the 2011 PTC 7 champion
Ronnie O'Sullivan has written history after beating Matthew Stevens 4-2 in order to win this year's PTC 7 event, also known as "The Kay Suzanne Memorial Trophy". This is O'Sullivan's second PTC title, after grabbing PTC 1 by whitewashing Joe Perry 4-0 on 22 of June 2011. 
The victory is an even more special one as no other player has ever succeeded to win two PTCs during the same season.

Ronnie O'Sullivan's run has been perfect from the very first beginning. He started his snooker pink journey with a 4-0 against Jordan Winbourne and the Indian Aditya Mehta, while a decisive 4-1 in front of Martin Gould was guaranteeing him a place in the Last 16.
The final day saw him taking down Scotland's Stephen Maguire 4-2 and hammering Liu Chuang 4-1 in order to book himself a place in the semi-final. Here, he met with a very well prepared Pink Army soldier, Michael White, but who couldn't resist Rocket's force and was defeated 4-2. Ronnie was once again in the final.

Brendan Moore - the ref in charge of the final
On the other side of the table, Matthew Stevens was waiting patiently to play the final match of the day. The Welshman had also a great run defeating a very strong Cao Yupeng by 4-2, ending on the same result with Mark Joyce and finally repeating the performance once more, this time in front of Ben Harrison.
The match he had to play against Ali Carter in the Last 16 round was a tough one, the result saying it all: 4-3. But after that things went pretty smooth for the "Welsh Dragon", a 4-2 against Shaun Murphy and a perfect 4-0 in front of Jimmy Robertson being the scorelines responsible for a snooker encounter with the three-time world champion, Ronnie O'Sullivan.

The final started with the Rocket storming in as to take over the first two frames with breaks of 95 and 76. He was in for the kill. Still, the third frame, although a scrappy one went on Stevens’ account and so the scoreline changed into 2-1. 

A break of 53 from Ronnie and two "foul and a miss" of 7 points each from Stevens were the ones who moved O’Sullivan at just one step away from victory, when all of the sudden the Welshman fought back with an amazing 127 break to make the scoreline go 3-2.
Still, the next round was going to have O'Sullivan's name written all over it: a break of 88 was the one that sealed the victory at 4-2 this meaning that Ronnie was winning his second PTC title of the season. Stunning performance!

Matthew Stevens - the 2011 PTC 7 runner-up
From what I've heard, Ronnie was really enjoying himself and was quite the chatter, this meaning only one thing: he was definitely in the mood for winning and when that happens, victory is just one ball away. Still, I believe that the relaxed atmosphere from the lovely South West Snooker Academy might have had something to do with his mood too. No bow-tie and no more black waistcoats, but pink polo t-shits: a dream come true for Ronnie.
So a mix of talent, a good and healthy attitude towards the game and a relaxed atmosphere can do wonders.

The next PTC will take place in the beautiful Ireland, at Killarney between 20 and 23 of October. But don't you go away just yet for the South West Snooker Academy's doors will not be closed after the PTC 7.
From tomorrow, we have the World Seniors Championship qualifiers so more snooker to be played for the following couple of days. 

The last day list of results:

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

Ronnie O'Sullivan 4-1 Liu Chuang
Michael White 4-1 Kyren Wilson
Matthew Stevens 4-2 Shaun Murphy
Jamie Jones 2-4 Jimmy Robertson

Ronnie O'Sullivan 4-2 Michael White
Matthew Stevens 4-0 Jimmy Robertson

Ronnie O'Sullivan 4-2 Matthew Stevens