German Masters Qualifiers 2012: Wednesday News

Following last night’s tremendous max from Mike Dunn, the actioned resumed today at the EISS as the likes of Rory McLeod, James Wattana and Andrew Pagett were among those to progress to the second round today. Click below for a summary on the opening two sessions of the day…

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Through to the second round of the German Masters this morning was Rory McLeod who maintained his recent good run with a 5-2 victory against Polish youngster Kacper Filipiak. A word though for Kacper who having failed to win a frame during the season’s first three full ranking events this season, was able to show improvement by taking a couple today against a strong opponent.

It is Rory who remains in the tournament however and next up for him will be a clash with Liu Song, the Chinese player having come through a match with Liam Highfield 5-3 this morning.

In fact it was a good day generally for the tour’s Chinese contingent as both Liu Chuang and Liang Wenbo came through their matches to set up an all-Chinese second round match tomorrow. Liu was able to defeat Ian McCulloch 5-3 while Liang secured an important win with victory against India’s Aditya Mehta by the same scoreline.

Elsewhere, Welshman Andrew Pagett was able to repeat his victory against Nigel Bond from earlier this year at the World Championship qualifiers with a 5-1 success against the Shootout champion today. Next up for Andrew will be Thai number one James Wattana who came through a test against countryman Passakorn Suwannawat earlier today.

Others to progress were David Morris, Anthony Hamilton and Andy Hicks, while Alan McManus received a walkover against Robin Hull to bag more important ranking points this season.

The final match to finish was that between Paul Davison and Matt Selt, the former upsetting his higher-ranked opponent with a deciding frame success following a marathon afternoon match.


  • Matt Bullman

    For anybody wanting or is interested in the Jimmy White vs. Stuart Carrington Match, it finished 5-3 to Jimmy and here are the full frame scores:

    White first: 132(124)-0; 65(41)-45(45); 101(94)-0; 59(33)-63(38); 79(61)-8;
    18-76(55); 43(42)-68(51); 64(48)-38

    I know it isn’t much because I would have covered every other match with Frame Scores, but its how committed I am watching and taking notes on the games, particularly when slows to a grinding halt, that it’s difficult to keep track of shots being played or the service crashes depending on the computer signal.

    Jimmy played very solid in the first three frames, however the fourth was key due to in no small part, White missing two basic shots towards the end of the frame. First, a straight red in the baulk pocket, then soon after a routine green that wriggled in the jaws. Stuart cleared the colours and though Jimmy made a 61 in the fifth, his opponent came back with a 55 break in the sixth. When The Whirlwind seemed to have weathered the storm with an early 42 break in the seventh and a short safety exchange ensued soon after, Carrington made a crucial 51 to close to just one.
    The final frame was a tense affair and Jimmy had a controlled run of 48 with two reds left, the safety became ragged and chances fell on either side but Jimmy managed to crawl over the line after potting the final brown.