China qualifier Xiao Guodong wins, Trump upset and missed the race
News from the official website of the China Billiards Association On the first match day of the 2018 World Snooker China OpenTournament, Xiao Guodong broke a hundred in a single shot and beat Maltese veteran Borg 6-2 to get the ticket to the homeland battle. But Zhang Anda, Niu Zhuang, Fang Xiongman, Mei Xiwen and Yu Delu lost to their opponents and were blocked from the main game. There was no small upset that day. The world’s third Trump was defeated by Welsh teenager Jones 5-6, and he has missed his trip to Beijing this year.
This year’s China Open has ushered in major changes. The most striking thing is that the championship prize has soared to £225,000, far surpassing the traditional second major British Championship and becoming the veritable second largest competition after the World Championships. . The China Open is the 19th ranked tournament of the season and the last standing tournament before the World Championships. The competition adopts a pre-qualification round in the UK and decides 64 people to enter the competition. The qualifications of Ding Junhui, Liang Wenbo, Selby and O’Sullivan were moved to the race. The race is scheduled to be staged in Beijing from April 2 to 8.
On the first day of the qualifying match, Xiao Guodong from Chongqing played well and played against the 48-year-old Maltese veteran Borg. In the first three games, he scored 80 points and 108 points in a single stroke, leading 2-1. After that, he won three cities in pieces, 5-1 holding a lot of match points. Borg gave it a go and hit two consecutive 50 points in the seventh game, but he was beaten back to his original shape after only saving one match point. Xiao Guodong finished 68-32, with a total score of 6-2, and got the pass to the war of homeland.
Zhang Anda lost to Donaldson 3-6, Niu Zhuang lost 2-6 to 2015 China Open runner-up Gary Wilson, who finished with a strong 128 points in the final game.
Fang Xiong was eliminated 2-6 slowly by Gould. It is worth mentioning that the “Spectacle Man” just scored 147 points in his first career shot in the Champions League a day ago, and his confidence in his state is double-best. Mexiwen also lost to former world champion Dortmund 2-6. Yu Delu and Duane Jones played 11 games and lost 5-6 with regret.
In terms of other players, Trump, who won his first ranking championship in his career at the China Open in 2011, broke a lot of upsets. In the game against Welsh player Jack Jones, he drove high and low. In the first two games, he scored 60 points and separated 117. Jones evened the score with 77 and 52 points. Trump regained the advantage with 92 points in a single stroke. In the sixth inning, Trump scored 56 points in one stroke, but Jones was reversed by 64 points in a single stroke and the score was 3-3.
Trump scored the seventh inning 66-32, Jones once again tied with 77 points on a single stroke, scored another victory at 78-4, overtook 5-4 and won the match point first. Trump 80-4 dragged the game into a deciding round. In the deciding game, Jones seized a chance to win with 60 points on a single stroke, so Trump was beaten 5-6 and missed the race.
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