Players Tour Championship Event 8 (2011) - Day 3

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Ken gets a place in the Last 16
Saturday in Killarney: the perfect way to start a proper weekend and to get yourself a place into the marvellous and most wanted Last 16 round. For eight of the players the dream came true and as you read these lines, they are already fighting genuine cue battle to get a place in the quarter-finals of the Alex Higgins International Trophy (PTC 8) and if they are good and lucky enough maybe go even further than that.

Long time since we saw Ken Doherty making his appearance in the Last 16 (last time it was during PTC 3), but gladly the Irish fans will be able to see him again, as he won all three matches by beating Joe Meara, Ali Carter and Rory McLeod all of them by 4-3.
He will meet Alan McManus in the next round, the Scotsman earning a spot after winning 4-2 over the strategist Dave Harold and hammering Shaun Murphy 4-1.

Judd Trump, playing brilliantly well
Judd Trump seemed to have no problem at all when he booked a place in the Last 16, victories like 4-3 against Adam Wicheard, 4-3 with Andrew Norman and 4-0 in front of Marco Fu speaking for themselves.
It was also the case of the Pink Army soldier, Barry Hawkins whose 4-1 over Craig Steadman, 4-0 with Kurt Maflin and 4-2 with the PTC 5 champion Andrew Higginson got him a place next to the rest of the crew.

The "Bulldog" Stephen Lee got back on track obtaining satisfactory results against Zhang Anda (4-0), Sam Baird (4-0) and Luca Brecel (4-2), while Mark Selby although struggled a bit by the end of the day he successfully managed to beat Alfie Burden 4-1, Graeme Dott 4-0 and Jimmy Robertson 4-3.

And since I mentioned Brecel a few sentences before, I have to say this is quite a good performance for the Belgian prodigy. During this year's series of PTCs the only time he won two matches was in PTC 2. Back then the one who prevented him for going further was Rory McLeod, who beat him in a decider. Still, this a good sign for Luca, both of the victories he cashed yesterday being pretty solid: 4-1 with Nick Jennings and 4-2 with Anthony McGill.

Mark Selby aiming for another win?
But returning to the famous Last 16, China sent an ambassador as well. Yu Delu was the player who whitewashed Jack Lisowski 4-0, beat Andy Hicks 4-2 and ended Adam Duffy's PTC dream with another 4-2.

The first champion of the Australian Goldfields Open, Stuart Bingham, also retained a spot  after winning 4-0 over Alex Taubman and 4-1 over the legend Jimmy White and Ricky Walden.

With Delu and Bingham on board the line-up is set and we can move on to the next phase of the PTC 8.
Below you can check Day 3 list of results:

Round 1

33 Judd Trump 4-3 Adam Wicheard
34 Andrew Pagett 3-4 Andrew Norman
35 Marco Fu 4-0 Oliver Brown
36 Michael White 4-1 Matthew Couch
37 Luca Brecel 4-1 Nick Jennings
38 Anthony McGill 4-1 Sean O'Sullivan
39 Stephen Lee 4-0 Zhang Anda
40 Sam Baird 4-0 JP Kelly
43 Alan McManus w/o Robin Hull
44 Dave Harold 4-0 Alex Davies

42 Steve Davis 2-4 Shaun Murphy
45 Rory McLeod 4-2 Kyren Wilson
46 Mark King 4-3 Scott MacKenzie
49 Yu Delu 4-0 Jack Lisowski
50 Andy Hicks 4-2 David Grace
51 Adam Duffy 4-1 Robert Milkins

48 Ali Carter w/o Adrian Gunnell
52 Li Yan 4-1 Jamie O'Neill
53 Ricky Walden 4-1 Julian Logue
64 Mark Selby 4-1 Alfie Burden

41 David Morris 1-4 Sam Harvey
54 Matthew Selt 4-3 Jonathan Williams
56 Stuart Bingham 4-0 Alex Taubman
57 Barry Hawkins 4-1 Craig Steadman

47 Ken Doherty 4-3 Joe Meara
58 Kurt Maflin 4-2 Stuart Carrington
59 Michael Holt 1-4 Stephen Craigie
60 Andrew Higginson w/o Lucky Vatnani

55 Jimmy White 4-2 David Hogan
61 Mark Davis 4-1 Mitchell Mann
62 Jimmy Robertson 4-0 Tian Pengfei
63 Graeme Dott 4-0 Kacper Filipiak

Round 2

81 Judd Trump 4-2 Andrew Norman
82 Marco Fu 4-2 Michael White
83 Luca Brecel 4-2 Anthony McGill
84 Stephen Lee 4-0 Sam Baird
85 Sam Harvey 1-4 Shaun Murphy
86 Alan McManus 4-2 Dave Harold
87 Rory McLeod 4-3 Mark King
88 Ken Doherty 4-3 Ali Carter
89 Yu Delu 4-2 Andy Hicks
90 Adam Duffy 4-3 Li Yan

91 Ricky Walden 4-2 Matthew Selt
92 Jimmy White 1-4 Stuart Bingham
93 Barry Hawkins 4-0 Kurt Maflin
94 Stephen Craigie 0-4 Andrew Higginson
95 Mark Davis 2-4 Jimmy Robertson
96 Graeme Dott 0-4 Mark Selby

Round 3

105 Judd Trump 4-0 Marco Fu
106 Luca Brecel 2-4 Stephen Lee
107 Shaun Murphy 1-4 Alan McManus
108 Rory McLeod 3-4 Ken Doherty
109 Yu Delu 4-2 Adam Duffy
110 Ricky Walden 1-4 Stuart Bingham
111 Barry Hawkins 4-2 Andrew Higginson
112 Jimmy Robertson 3-4 Mark Selby

Today’s match schedule:

Last 16
113 Gerard Greene 2-4 John Higgins
114 Ryan Day 3-4 Mark Allen
115 Martin Gould 0-4 Neil Robertson
116 Dechewat Poomjaeng 1-4 Ben Woollaston
117 Judd Trump 4-0 Stephen Lee
118 Ken Doherty 1-4 Alan McManus
119 Yu Delu 1-4 Stuart Bingham
120 Barry Hawkins 1-4 Mark Selby

121 John Higgins v. Mark Allen
122 Neil Robertson v. Ben Woollaston
123 Judd Trump v. Alan McManus
124 Stuart Bingham v. Mark Selby

125 Winner of match 121 v. Winner of match 122
126 Winner of match 123 v Winner of match 124

8pm Winner of match 125 v. Winner of match 126
*all hours are UK time

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