China-UK Star Challenge ends, British team wins

On July 29, 2017, Chengxing International China-UK Snooker Star Challenge ended successfully. During the two-day period, the Chinese team captained by Ding Junhui and the British team led by O’Sullivan fought 35 games. In the end, the British team defeated the Chinese team captained by Ding Junhui 26-9 and raised the championship trophy.

Chengxing International Sino-British Snooker Star Challenge is a team invitational tournament. It is held in Shenzhen for the first time this year and is located in the gymnasium of the Cultural and Sports Center in Nanshan District. There are two teams invited to participate in the competition. Among them, the Chinese team is captained by Ding Junhui. The players are Liang Wenbo, Yan Bingtao, Zhou Yuelong and Zhao Xintong. The captain of the British team is “Rocket” O’Sullivan, and the players are Mark Williams, Graeme Dott, Joe Perry and Mike Holt.

The competition system adopts 35 rounds and 18 wins. The participating teams will compete in singles, doubles, captain singles and captain doubles in two days. After yesterday’s competition, the overall performance of the Chinese team was poor, lagging behind the British team 4-13 temporarily.

In today’s fight again, the team’s doubles session was the first to be played. The Chinese team sent Zhou Yuelong and Zhao Xintong, and the British team’s Joe Perry and Graeme Dot. In the first game, the Chinese team was eliminated. In the second game, the British team took advantage of the victory to pursue another victory, leading the Chinese team with a big score of 15-4. In the final round of this doubles, Zhou Yuelong and Zhao Xintong teamed up to recover one point and set the score at 5-15.

Next is the singles session, where Yan Bingtao of the Chinese team played against “Assassin” Mike Holt. Holt scored 102 points in a single stroke in the first game, continuing to fuel the British team’s momentum. Although Yan Bingtao recovered one point in the second game, the British team took the lead in getting the match point after the third game, with a score of 17-6.

At the critical moment, the Chinese team captain Ding Junhui and Liang Wenbo played together. The two players who had just won the snooker World Cup hoped to turn the tide through tacit cooperation, but unfortunately, the combination of Joe Perry and Graeme Dott did not give the Chinese team Chances are, after the doubles session, the score was rewritten to 19-6. There is no suspense about the victory or defeat. The next game enters the show time.

In the last two games in the evening, Zhou Yuelong lost 0-3 to O’Sullivan. Although Ding Junhui and Liang Wenbo won 3 of 4 games, they were unable to recover. The score was fixed at 9-26. The Chinese team The British team led by O’Sullivan became the champion of the tournament.

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