German Masters 2011 (the qualifiers) - Day 1

01:20:00 Ramona Dragomir 0 Comments

Mike Dunn his first 147
A perfect start for the German Masters qualifiers: a beautiful 147 break made by the one and only Mike Dunn. That's how the first day, of what seems to be one hell of a qualifying rounds, started like. Well maybe not actually started because the break was made somewhere after 7pm (UK time), but you get my point.

Mike Dunn, the player that likes to "torture" us with his jokes on Twitter, is indeed a very gifted cueist. How else do you explain the fact that he made a perfect 147 break in his first German Masters qualifying match?
But he didn't stop there. No. He also whitewashed his opponent, Kurt Maflin 5-0. Now that's a total victory, wouldn't you say so?
Oh, and may I add that this is the guy’s first maximum break hit in a professional event? That makes it even more special.

The "Legends gang" and by that I mean Steve Davis and Jimmy White had also taken a pretty good start in their journey to Berlin, as "The Nugget" defeated Joe Meara 5-3, while "The Whirlwind" scored the same result against Matthew Couch.

The legends get through the second round
But  the gang is bigger than these two brilliant lads, so let's see how Tony Drago ended his first match. Unfortunately not on a very positive note. 

The player also known under the nickname if "Tornado" had the misfortune to take on one of his pink comrades from OnQ Promotions, Adam Wicheard. And Adam beat him 5-2. Seems like we'll have a cool weather the next days, huh?

But since I mentioned the Pink Army, I can't overlook another "pink clash", this time between Jamie Jones and Andrew Norman, clash that ended with the first named one as the winner by 5-2.
Aflie Burden, another pink brave soldier, made it through the next round by beating Scott MacKenzie 5-2, while Robert Milkins found no trouble in performing the first whitewash of the day, 5-0 with China's Tian Pengfei.

The Pink Army is in action
Although during the preliminary round, the Thai Dechawat Poomjaeng beat India's Lucky Vatnani 5-2, seems like his luck ran out when he got a touch from the opposite side, losing 5-2 in front of the Scottish Jamie Bunett.

A bit of a shock to see young and talented Jack Lisowski out from the very first match, Sam Craigie hammering him by 5-1, while PTC 3 champion, Ben Woollaston kneeled down his first opponent Sam Baird, by the same scoreline.

Below you can check Day 1 list of results, plus the preliminary round ones:

Preliminary round

1 Lucky Vatnani 2-5 Dechewat Poomjaeng
2 Daniel Wells 1-5 Luca Brecel

Round one

3 Mark Joyce 4-5 David Grace
4 Jack Lisowski 1-5 Sam Craigie
5 Joe Jogia 4-5 Stuart Carrington
6 Jimmy White 5-3 Matthew Couch
7 Jimmy Robertson w/o Bjorn Haneveer
8 Adrian Gunnell 5-1 Sam Baird

9 Alfie Burden 5-2 Scott MacKenzie
10 Barry Pinches 4-5 Yu Delu
11 Robert Milkins 5-0 Tian Pengfei
12 Steve Davis 5-3 Joe Meara
13 Ben Woollaston 5-1 Rod Lawler

14 Jamie Jones 5-2 Andrew Norman
15 Tony Drago 2-5 Adam Wicheard
16 Mike Dunn 5-0 Kurt Maflin
17 Jamie Burnett 5-2 Dechewat Poomjaeng
18 Peter Lines 5-2 Simon Bedford

Day 2 match schedule looks something like ....:

19 Rory McLeod v. Kacper Filipiak
20 Liu Song v. Liam Highfield
21 Nigel Bond v. Andrew Pagett
22 James Wattana v. Passakorn Suwannawat
23 Liu Chuang v. Ian McCulloch
24 Liang Wenbo v. Aditya Mehta

25 Alan McManus v. Robin Hull
26 Andy Hicks v. Cao Yupeng
27 Gerard Greene v. David Morris
28 Matthew Selt v. Paul Davison
29 Anthony Hamilton v. David Hogan

30 Joe Swail v. Luca Brecel
31 Dave Harold v. Adam Duffy
32 Anthony McGill v. Li Yan
33 Michael Holt v. Michael White
34 Xiao Guodong v. David Gilbert
*all hours are UK time

Don't forget that you can see the lads in action by visiting
Each session will feature two live matches being broadcasted. Enjoy snooker, my dears! :-)