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German Masters Qualifiers 2011: Day Three Results

Day Three from Sheffield and it has been a good one for Scotland so far with both Alan McManus and Anthony McGill emerging victorious. Less fortunate though was Jamie Burnett…

Day Three Results:

Anthony Hamilton     5-1     Adam Wicheard
Thanawat Thirapongpaiboon     5-1     Alfie Burden
Jack Lisowski     5-3     Mike Dunn
Liu Song     5-4     Jamie Burnett
Nigel Bond     5-2     Kyren Wilson
Jimmy Robertson     5-1     Jimmy White
Tony Drago     w/o     Ian McCulloch
Simon Bedford     5-2     Andy Hicks
Anthony McGill     5-1     Jamie O’Neill
Dominic Dale     5-3     Xiao Guodong
Alan McManus     5-3     Mark Joyce
Matthew Selt     5-3     David Gilbert
Matthew Couch     2-5     Steve Davis
Joe Delaney     2-5     Joe Swail
Dave Harold     5-2     Adrian Gunnell
Robert Milkins     5-3     Jamie Jones

Having snuck through his opening match in a deciding frame, Anthony Hamilton had it somewhat easier today as he saw off Adam Wicheard with a top break of 103 and the loss of just one frame this morning to move into the final qualifying round. There he will face UK Championship quarter-finalist Stuart Bingham for a place in Germany.

Another UK quarter-finalist was to crash out today however, Walsall’s Mark Joyce who perhaps surprisingly slipped to a 5-3 defeat at the hands of veteran Scot Alan McManus. Having slipped down the rankings Alan is not quite the player that he once was but he has shown some improved form recently and is not a bad bet to cause an upset in the next round against an out of sorts Joe Perry.

It was a bad day at the office (as he said so himself on Twitter), for Jimmy White as the six-time world finalist suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of Jimmy Robertson, a player who has done well since returning to the tour last year and is probably somewhat underrated in places. Next up for him will be the inconsistent Judd Trump who seems to have stalled somewhat during the last 18 months or so.

Young trio Thanawat Thirapongpaiboon, Jack Lisowski and Anthony McGill were all able to come through safely today, but it was not to be for Xiao Guodong who suffered a 5-3 defeat at the hands of Welshman Dominic Dale.

The only decider of the morning saw Jamie Burnett lose out narrowly to tour returnee Liu Song who continues his improved run of form this season. I still need to clarify his position on my updated provisional ranking list and hope to do so soon.

  • Nico

    Hi Matt (well done for your new design),

    Here’s how I have re-added Liu Song here:

    08/09: 2125 (China-09 + WC-09)
    09/10: 4740
    10/11: 7130 (910+2660+5000-1440)

    + 1150 prov. for the current German Masters
    + 200 prov. for the Welsh Open

    = 15345

    Let’s see if you find the same on your side! Cheers 😉

  • Witz78

    Matt,

    Its a bit harsh to say Trumps stalled in the last 18 months.

    He did have a bad season last season but this seasons hes kicked on by winning a PTC, qualifying for all venues and reaching last 16 of the UK.

    OK its not exactly world beating stuff yet but hes high up on the one year list for 2010-11 and with few points to come off before the end of the season hes in pole position to enter the top 16 of the rankings by the end of the season, possibly earlier.

  • matt2745

    I dunno, I just felt that in 2008/9 when he won his opening round in almost all the events and reached the Grand Prix semi-finals that he would then push on and at least challenge for a top 16 place, but in the period since then although he has not been bad by any means, I just thought that he might do a bit more.

    Still young though and did win a PTC like you say.

    Will check those figures tomorrow Nico and sort him out!

  • ddrIII

    It’s strange that McCulloch had won his first match but then pull out. What happened to him?

  • mike

    i agree that judd hasnt made the progress he should of.. maybe he got caught up in his own hype? it takes more than talent to be a winner…. mainly bottle… as ronnie proved