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Mar 16 2011

PTC Finals 2011: Day One Results

Today saw day one of the PTC finals event over in Ireland as the first four matches of the competition were played out away from the TV cameras. Click below for the day’s results…

PTC Finals: Day One Results

Mark Davis 4-0 Joe Jogia
Matthew Stevens 4-2 Gerard Greene
Michael Holt 4-1 Marco Fu
Anthony Hamilton 4-2 Tom Ford
Ricky Walden 4-1 Liang Wenbo

Recovering well from his demoralising defeat at the final qualifying round for the World Championship last Saturday was Nottingham’s Michael Holt who defeated Marco Fu 4-1 to book his place in the last 16. A good response from the Hitman, this in all likelihood makes sure of his position inside the top 48 at the end of the season and sees him through to a tie with Barry Pinches.

Also bouncing back in style were Mark Davis and Anthony Hamilton, both losers at the weekend but winners today with victories over Joe Jogia and Tom Ford. The most notable outcome from these matches in terms of the rankings is that Joe’s defeat ends his hopes of pipping Stoke’s Dave Harold in the race for a top 48 spot at the end of the season.

Finally, Matthew Stevens picked up where he left off against Fergal O’Brien on Sunday with a good win against Gerard Greene to consolidate his position inside the top 16 of the projected seedings. Next up for him will be a match with countryman Dominic Dale.

  • nik

    matthew was on a 147??? i saw that he was 72 break with 75 left on livescore

  • Bryan

    Yeah he was on a max. On 56 he was faced with a difficult red to keep position on the black., he stopped to ask Erin Williams was there a prize for a max. He said he wasn’t sure but didn’t think so and he asked michaela, who was the marker, and she said she hadn’t a clue.

    After considering his shot for a minute he said he said to Erin are you sure and Michaela was even on her way out of the arena to find out.
    Then the crowd started shouting go for it Matthew and someone shouted we will have whip around for ya.

    Anyway he went for it, got on the black and there was loud applause, we thought he was on for the max.
    Few shouts later he went up for pink to the middle on frame ball red.

    The right decision of course but I was disapointed becuase i though i might get to see my first “live” 147.