2016 World Championship (Day 3) - Williams books Last 16 place

00:40:00 Ramona Dragomir 0 Comments

Mark Williams beat Scottish player Graeme Dott 10-4 in order to book a place in the much-adored Last 16 round giving signs that "The Welsh Potting Machine" might just be back in business. Well, at least for now, if one should listen to him.

Williams held a strong lead of 7-2 after the end of the first session, despite Dott's promising start of taking the opening frame with a top break of 58.

In response to that, Mark took the following five frames by firing in breaks of 54, 57, 66 and 76 while Dott could only score a 57 in order to get his second frame of the match.

Runs of 70 and 59 were propelling Williams at 7-2 up as the first session was coming to and end, the Welshman's great form being present for the second one as well.

Starting fresh, thanks to breaks of 55 and 102, the two-time world champion went one away from a place in the next round at 9-2 up, but Dott made him wait for the victory a little bit longer.

Using consistent breaks of 54 and 88, Graeme managed to pull back two consecutive frames, before Williams call it a day and won 10-4.

In the press conference that followed the match, Williams was as straightforward and honest as it gets, so I invite you to watch it. It is worth it, that's all I'm going to say!

At the next table, Mark Selby was meeting Robert Milkins for their first session, which ended 7-2 in favour of the former world champion which made breaks of 50, 72, 68 and 132.

Also landing in the Last 16 round is Sam Baird who after having a slight advantage of 5-4 over Michael White after their first encounter, finished it style by winning 10-7 (breaks of 54, 103 and 62 were part of the victory package).

Last match of the day featured the names of Ricky Walden and Robbie Williams, in the end, after a hard-fought battle, Walden prevailing by 10-8.

Day 4 of the World Championship match schedule:

Neil Roberson v Michael Holt
Mark Selby v Robert Milkins

John Higgins v Ryan Day
Mark Allen v Mitchell Mann

Neil Roberson v Michael Holt
Barry Hawkins v Zhang Anda