2017 World Snooker Championship (Day 6) - Robertson & Hawkins book Last 16 round place

06:28:00 Ramona Dragomir 0 Comments

The last remaining two places in the 2017 Betfred World Snooker Championship Last 16 round have been booked, as both Neil Robertson and Barry Hawkins recorded significant victories over their opponents.

Neil Robertson held a 8-1 overnight advantage over Thailand's Noppon Saengkham, thanks to breaks of 76, 77, 61 and 113.

When returning for the conclusion of the match, his opponent tried and disturb his flow using just a top break of 54 to win two consecutive frames, before the Aussie could use a 70 and go one away from victory.

Somehow inspired by Marco Fu tremendous comeback from the other day, Saengkham tried his best to win one more frame, but it was a bit too late, as the 2010 world champion wrapped it up with a 76 break, for a well deserved victory of 10-4.

Barry Hawkins beat Tom Ford by a tremendous 10-3 result, after a first session where he dominated loud and clear, 7-2.

The 2013 World Championship runner-up cruised with breaks of 65, 52, 132 and 55 for a comfortable lead, Ford opening the second session with a half-century break to pull back a frame,

"The Hawk" took the one after and also the 12th frame (on the black!) to move even closer to the finish line and was sure to close the deal and secure his place in the next round at 10-3.

The first two of the  Last 16 round matches took place yesterday, the likes of Kyen Wilson and Ronnie O'Sullivan clearly imposing themselves on their opponents.

Ronnie O'Sullivan took on Shaun Murphy in a high quality match which first session shows a pretty in form and determined Rocket leading by 6-2.

The five-time world champion was the one to break the ice by using a superb 91 clearance, but Murphy responded in no time with a 84 to draw level.

Still, the mid-session interval was finding "The Rocket" flying high, breaks of 75 and 128 making the scoreline go 3-1 in his favour, scoreline pumped when the players returned, thanks to runs of 76 and 44. It was now 5-1.

"The Magician" dramatically won the 7th frame on the black, just in time to get his second frame of the match, but O'Sullivan closed with a 74 to end the first session in full control.

Their match will continue today from 2.30pm (UK time).

In a pretty similar manner, Kyren Wilson ended his first cues-crossing with Stuart Bingham, at 5-3 up, after using just two breaks of 71 and 70, to go 5-0 up!

The lads will return today from 10am and 7pm for the conclusion of their snooker special meeting.

Friday's match schedule:

Liang Wenbo v Ding Junhui
Stuart Bingham 3-5 Kyren Wilson

Shaun Murphy 2-6 Ronnie O'Sullivan 
Mark Allen v John Higgins

Liang Wenbo v Ding Junhui
Stuart Bingham 3-5 Kyren Wilson

*all hours are UK time

Photos credit: World Snooker