Wuxi Classic 2012 (the qualifiers) ... or here we go again!

12:40:00 Ramona Dragomir 0 Comments

Yep, it's qualifiers time and this season starts with the one and only Wuxi Classic. Yes, it might sound strange, since until now this tournament wasn't a ranking one. 

But things change in the snooker world and we all know that this lovely cue sport is growing more and more in China, so Bazza decided to made the most of this opportunity.

So here we are, back from where we started, in Sheffield, for the qualifying rounds of this year's Wuxi Classic. 

With new names in the Main Tour and a lot to look forward to this season, I'm guessing these qualifying rounds will bring out the best in the players, more since most of them haven't been in a ranking event yet nor travelled to China to play in one.

So without any further ado, here is how Day One match schedule looks like:

Round 1

1) Thepchaiya Un-Nooh v Robbie Williams
2) Aditya Mehta v Sam Baird
3) Pankaj Advani v Chen Zhe
4) Tony Drago v Sean O'Sullivan
5) Luca Brecel v Daniel Wells
6) Hossein Vafaei Ayouri v Fraser Patrick

7) Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon v Ian Burns
8) Zhang Anda v Rod Lawler
9) Tian Pengfei v Duane Jones
10) David Grace v Martin O'Donnell
11) Ben Judge v Adrian Gunnell

12) Michael Leslie v Paul Davison
13) Liam Highfield v Michael Wasley
14) Kurt Maflin v Jamie O'Neill
15) Craig Steadman v Michael Wild
16) Cao Yupeng v Joel Walker
* all hours are UK time

All matches will be played under the "best of nine frames" and finally we have the chance to see the baize gladiators in action as the matches are being broadcasted via Live World Snooker TV or for on www.sportlemon.tv

Enjoy the return of snooker, peeps! ;-)