Romanian Snooker Masters (Day 2) - Trump & Higgins reach QFs

10:59:00 Ramona Dragomir 0 Comments

The second day of the Romanian Snooker Masters saw some very exciting matches being played at the Metropolitan Circus arena, Judd Trump performing the third whitewash of the tournament, while the recent Welsh Open champion, John Higgins booked his place in the QFs.

Thursday seemed to be "the day" for Ryan Day as the Welshman beat Barry Hawkins 4-2, after being led by 2-1. Although the opening frame bared his signature, the next two were brutally conquered by Hawkins with breaks of 72 and 61.

However, Day kept his composure and used just a top break of 76 to win three frames in a row and book his quarter-finals place.

Next in line were John Higgins and his fellow countryman Anthony McGill.

McGill broke the ice with a gracefully cued 64 break, but Higgins hit one of those special scares of his (82 and 94) to go 2-1. And although Ants caught up with him thanks to a 85 break, it was the 2018 Welsh Open champion who got the final say and ended the match 4-2.

The evening came and with it "The Ace in the Pack" with a full display of his snooker skills.

Judd Trump faced Belgium's Luca Brecel in a one-sided match, which he won by hitting a myriad of breaks (101, 118, 57 and 52) for a perfect 4-0 result.

Kyren Wilson and Mark Allen were the ones that closed the second day of the tournament (in a match refereed by the Romanian Alex Crisan), Kyren obtaining a much-wanted and fought-for victory of 4-2.

A top break of 77 was the one who helped Kyren cash the first two frames of the match, but Allen hit  back with a superb 130 to win his first one.

However, the Englishman didn't seem to mind and continued his good run with a break of 62, to which Allen responded with a 85 to go just one behind.

The 6th frame saw Wilson make a 66 break and Allen left with 2 snooker, which sadly enough he didn't manage to obtain.

Today order of play:

13:00 Ali Carter v Stephen Maguire
14:00 Liang Wenbo v Stuart Bingham
19:00 John Higgins v Ryan Day
20:00 Kyren Wilson v Judd Trump

*all hours are local time

Photo credit: Romanian Snooker Masters