German Masters Qualifying Tournament: Ding Junhui’s four-game winning streak ends in 2019, Zhao Xintong beats the defending champion

On the early morning of December 23, Beijing time, the 2020 Snooker German Masters Qualification Tournament came to an end in Barnsley, England. Ding Junhui, ranked 9th in the world, led a total of 4 players from the Chinese Army into the top 32 of the tournament. Ding Junhui will face Scottish player Scott Donaldson in the first round of the German Masters Tournament at the end of January next year.

The qualifications of the two European events stopped this week for a total of 6 days. During this period, Ding Junhui succeeded in all 4 races and successfully won the 2020 European Masters Tournament (Ottisch Dornbirn) and German Masters Tournament (Berlin) During the Chinese New Year of the Rat, they will compete in continental Europe for two consecutive weeks.

Ding Junhui, who defeated the Maltese veteran Borg 5-0 in the first round of qualifications, ushered in the former Masters Championship and British Championship champion Matthew Stevens in the second round. Of course, the “Welsh Dragon” has risen to No. 34th place, but still failed to block the “China First Brother” who won the British Championship for the third time this year.

Ding Junhui scored 80 and 55 points in the first half of the game, gaining a 4-0 lead; after the intermission, Stevens saved two consecutive match points with a single shot of 67 and 104 points. Ding Junhui was in The 7th game seized the winning opportunity and scored 51 points on a single stroke, which was locked 60 to 5 and the final score was 5 to 2.

Zhao Xintong, who narrowly defeated former world champion Dahdi 5-4 in the first round, ushered in a tough battle in the second round. Defending champion Karen Wilson scored 60, 75, 58 and 82 in the first 7 games. Four single shots, 4 to 3 won the match point; Zhao Xintong won 66 to 31 in the 8th game, and in the deciding game, he scored 127 points on his second shot in the game to complete the lore.

After defeating Karen Wilson, who is ranked 8th in the world, Zhao Xintong will occupy the No. 1 seed position in the main draw. In the first round of the race in Berlin, Zhao Xintong will face the 30th-ranked Scottish player Anthony Mack. Jill.

Yuan Sijun, ranked 45th in the world, defeated Chinese compatriot Zhou Yuelong 5-3 with the highest score of 95 points. In the first round of the race, he faced the champion Mark Williams two years ago; Tian Pengfei had a performance of 3 50+. The same score defeated the British Championship runner-up Maguire and will face former world champion Dortmund in the first round of the race.

In terms of other players, Liang Wenbo lost to McGill 1-5, Xu Si lost to Gary Wilson 1-5, Li Xing was reversed by Higgins in a 3-0, 4-3 lead, Zhang Anda was 3 to 3 5 lost to Burns, Browning lost to Celtic 3 to 5, Yan Bingtao lost 1 to 5 to Belgian player Luca Bressel, missed the main match.

Robertson, Trump, Murphy and other top players successfully upgraded to the top 32. Selby, Mark Allen and Bingham missed the second round and failed to make the championship prize of 80,000 pounds.

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