6 Red Ball World Championships, Ding Junhui 5-3, Lv Haotian and the life-and-death battle of the Fude team
Yesterday, the 2017 6 Red Ball World Championship entered the second day of the group stage competition. In the Chinese Derby, Ding Junhui defeated Lu Haotian 5-3 with twists and turns, continuing to retain hope of qualifying. In the last match of the group stage, Ding Junhui will start a life-and-death battle with Tom Ford.
Last year, Ding Junhui broke into the final 8-7 and beat Bingham 8-7, winning the title for the first time in the event. However, this time wearing the defending champion jersey, Ding Junhui suffered a lot of setbacks. In the first game of the group stage on the 4th, he missed one after another after winning the first game. In the end, he lost 1-5 to the host Thailand’s Sancam, which cast a shadow over the qualifying situation. The teenager Lu Haotian lost to Tom Ford who replaced Brechel 2-5.
This derby is very important to both sides, because the losing side will directly face the fate of being eliminated. In the first game, both of them looked out of shape, and Ding Junhui lost the last red ball 25-1. After the exchange of ball rights, Lu Haotian quickly missed the coffee ball, and Ding Junhui won the first game.
In the second game, Ding Junhui’s excellent safety ball caused Lu Haotian to make four mistakes and was penalized 22 points. For the fourth time, he changed the route and missed the ball. Ding Junhui went 50-0 and scored 2-0.
In the third game, Ding Junhui made a mistake in returning to defense, leaving Lu Haotian with a very comfortable line for the ball. Lu Haotian scored 34 points in a single stroke and failed to make the last red ball, and the offense was interrupted. However, Ding Junhui could not find a breakthrough for a long time, and Lu Haotian made the ball again and pulled it back 45-0.
In the fourth game, Lv Haotian sent a snooker shot to Ding Junhui to send 19 points in penalty, a revenge for the heavy penalty. However, he failed to reverse the passive situation. Ding Junhui scored 46 points on a single stroke and then cleared the table with 22 points, bringing the total score on the field to 3-1.
After , Ding Junhui fluctuated briefly, and Lu Haotian lost the opportunity to chase points. In the fifth game, Ding Junhui scored 13-0 in the game, and the red ball stayed in the corner of the left bottom pocket. Lu Haotian cleared the stage with 45 points on a single stroke, and the score was reduced to 2-3. In the sixth game, the red ball pile in the defensive battle was broken up. Ding Junhui accidentally left the red ball in the pocket corner while fighting the ball, while Lu Haotian 27-4 red ball left the pocket corner while the cue ball fell into the pocket. Ding Junhui chased and missed a large black ball for 17-27, and Lu Haotian tied Ding Junhui 3-3 in one fell swoop.
The two continued to make mistakes in the seventh game. Ding Junhui scored the last red ball and scored 30 points in a row. He failed to make the black ball and missed a chance to win. Lv Haotian attacked until the final blue ball hit the bag and lost the front sight. Ding Junhui took the lead in getting the match point 4-3.
In the eighth game, Ding Junhui did not give Lu Haotian a chance to chase points. In this game, Ding Junhui directly scored 51 points on a single stroke to seal the victory. In this way, Ding Junhui defeated Lu Haotian with a total score of 5-3 and continued to retain hope of qualifying.
In the simultaneous game, Sancam narrowly defeated Tom Ford 5-4, qualifying early with a record of two wins. In the last match of the group stage, Ding Junhui will start a life and death battle with Tom Ford.