German Masters 2011 (the qualifiers) - Day 3

01:46:00 Ramona Dragomir 0 Comments

The youngsters are taking over snooker
The penultimate day of this year's German Masters qualifying rounds was a very intense one. No wonder, since tomorrow is the last day and all the remaining competitors are eager for a trip in Berlin at the beginning of the next year.

I think the majority of you read somewhere or heard someone say that "The youngsters are the future". Tell you what: with youngsters like Sam Craigie or Michael White, the future of snooker is surely safe.
After hammering Jack Lisowksi the other day in the first round, Sam managed to beat David Grace 5-2 and book himself a place in the third round where he's meeting the one and only Ken Doherty. What a thrill for the 17 year-old lad.

But Michael has also kicked some ass. Yes, sir! The Welsh boy that has only 20 years in his bag obtained a brilliant 5-2 victory over China's Xiao Guodong in order to set a snooker meeting with Mark Davis. Now, Mark is a Pink soldier as Michael, but what's even more interesting is that these two players met during the last round of the UK Championship qualifiers a couple of weeks ago. Back then, Mark won 6-2. Will the history repeat itself?

The legendary Jimmy White has kept his good form and his efforts have been fully repaid with yet another victory. This time, his victim was Stuart Carrington, whom Jimmy beat 5-3. Now he's facing a very dear old friend of the baize with a totally different style than his: Peter Ebdon.

Clash is the name of the game
While Jimmy Robertson got whitewashed 5-0 by Adrian Gunnell, Alfie Burden lost 5-2 to Yu Delu, Adam Wicheard experienced the cruel crash imposed by Mike Dunn and Andrew Pagget lost a very close fight, 5-4 with the Thai James Wattana, the rest of the Pink Army proud members have kept on marching on.

So, Robert Milkins hammered 5-1 the one and only Steve Davis now having to take on a pink colleague Joe Perry, Andy Hicks ended Alan McManus German dream with a 5-4 scoreline to meet also a pink comrade Barry Hawkins, while Jamie Jones beat Ben Woollaston (the PTC 3 winner) 5-2 to book himself a snooker encounter with Andrew Higginson (the PTC 5 winner). It just keeps on getting better and better.

China's Liu Chuang took down his fellow-country Liang Wenbo 5-3, while Scotland's Anthony McGill obtained a very hard fought victory of 5-4 over England's Adam Duffy to face the Welshman Ryan Day in tomorrow’s last round. Is snooker a great sport or what? All nations in one place.

Below you can check Day 3 list of results:

35 David Grace 2-5 Sam Craigie
36 Stuart Carrington 3-5 Jimmy White
37 Jimmy Robertson 0-5 Adrian Gunnell
38 Alfie Burden 2-5 Yu Delu
39 Robert Milkins 5-1 Steve Davis
40 Ben Woollaston 2-5 Jamie Jones

41 Adam Wicheard 0-5 Mike Dunn
42 Jamie Burnett 3-5 Peter Lines
43 Rory McLeod v Liu Song
44 Andrew Pagett 1-5 James Wattana
45 Liu Chuang 5-3 Liang Wenbo

46 Alan McManus 4-5 Andy Hicks
47 David Morris 3-5 Paul Davison
48 Anthony Hamilton 5-4 Joe Swail
49 Adam Duffy 4-5 Anthony McGill
50 Michael White 5-2 Xiao Guodong

The last day match schedule:

51 Ken Doherty v. Sam Craigie
52 Peter Ebdon v. Jimmy White
53 Marco Fu v. Adrian Gunnell
54 Jamie Cope v. Yu Delu
55 Joe Perry v. Robert Milkins
56 Andrew Higginson v. Jamie Jones

57 Mark King v. Mike Dunn
58 Marcus Campbell v. Peter Lines
59 Fergal O'Brien v. Liu Song
60 Stephen Hendry v. James Wattana
61 Ricky Walden v. Liu Chuang

62 Barry Hawkins v. Andy Hicks
63 Dominic Dale v. Paul Davison
64 Tom Ford v. Anthony Hamilton
65 Ryan Day v. Anthony McGill
66 Mark Davis v. Michael White
*all hours are UK time

As always, I remind you that each session has two matches broadcasted so be sure to take a glance at the boys on