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Indian Open Snooker: Classy Wilson eases into pre-quarters

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Kyren Wilson, one of the rising stars from England, unveiled his potting and break-building prowess with runs of 119 and 105 to put out compatriot Ben Woolaston 4-1 and to qualify for the pre-quarterfinals of the Indian Open World ranking snooker tournament here on Thursday.

The 23-year-old Wilson, ranked 60, put in a polished performance while taking out Woolaston who was not given any chance to repeat his great escape act of the previous round when he turned back a 67-point deficit in the final frame to beat Yu Delu 4-3.

Woolaston, finalist at the recent Welsh Open that took his ranking to 26, won the first frame quite comfortably. But he was simply blown off by Wilson's strong reply in the form of 119, 52, 105 and 75 in the next four frames.

On an adjacent table, China's Li Hang won 4-1 against Stuart Carrington of who marked his presence with a run of 138 that topped the previous highest break of 136 by John Higgins.

Joining Hang in the round of 16 was compatriot Tian Pengfei who fired a brilliant 106 in the fifth frame to shut out Englishman Mark Joyce 4-1.

World No.16 Robert Milkins displayed sure touch in defeating Joe Swail of Northern Ireland 4-1, notching four half-century breaks in the process to also book his berth in the round of 16.

Equally impressive was 2006 World champion and No.17 Graeme Dott of Scotland who outclassed Irelanda¿s 52nd ranked David Morris 4-0 with high breaks of 91 and 60 in a match that also highlighted the difference in the rankings.

The 37-year-old Scot was fluent in winning easily while Morris struggled to stay with his opponent, managing just 50 points in four frames.

The results (Round 2):

Kyren Wilson (England) bt Ben Woolaston (England) 4-1: 24-74, 119 (119)-01, 69 (52)-35, 110 (105)-16, 76 (75)-06; Li Hang (China) bt Stuart Carrington (England) 4-1: 90 (90)-33, 65 (55)-33, 78-44, 00-138 (138), 66 (52)-00; Robert Milkins (England) bt Joe Swail (N Ireland) 4-1: 78 (54)-44, 84 (84)-00, 86 (86)-00, 35-101 (52), 75 (53)-24; Jamie Jones (Wales) bt Gerard Greene (England) 4-3: 13-49, 69 (58)-31, 49-72, 77-14, 72 (51)-00, 07-55, 72 (68)-09; Joe Perry (England) bt Rod Lawler (England) 4-1: 120 (70)-00, 64 (58)-52, 37-92 (76), 91-23, 95 (95)-08; Graeme Dott (Scotland) bt David Morris (Ireland) 4-0: 64-08, 91 (91)-00, 68 (60)-07, 62-35; Mark Davis (England) bt Anthony McGill (Scotland) 4-3: 63-52, 77 (52)-33, 84-43, 28-73, 19-64, 01-70 (70), 70-41; Tian Pengfei (China) bt Mark Joyce (England) 4-1: 59-106 (51), 62-41, 70 (50)-58, 71-41, 106 (106)-00.

First Published: Thu, March 12 2015. 17:52 IST
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