PoolBoy wrote:Ding Junhui
6-3 Ryan Day
Ding playing himself into form at just the right time?Pankaj Advani
6-4 Yuan Sijun
It's a snooker 'crime' that Advani isn't on the Tour - but it's by choice, rather than any lack of ability.
Michael White 1-6 Michael Holt
Holt is perhaps going under-the-radar here, but he's done well at this event in the past.Stuart Bingham
6-1 Dominic Dale
Bingham has been in two semis and the final of this before...so, no surprise to see him progressing.Akani Songsermsawad
6-1 Joe Perry
Impressive demolition - beating 'The Gentleman' 6-1 demands respect!Stephen Maguire
6-2 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
Maguire comprehensively de-thrones the champion!
Ricky Walden 5-6 Luca Brecel
Brilliant win for Brecel - Walden is a proven beast
at this format...
Noppon Saengkham 5-6 Liang Wenbo
The main talking-point here was Noppon Saengkham's missed black for a rare (unprecedented?) break of 79!
A break in excess of the 'maximum' has only been accomplished once in (standard) professional snooker - this would have been the 6-red equivalent! Gutting!
If Noppon had potted it, he would have been rewarded with a cash sum more than 3 times what Mark Selby pocketed for winning the most recent ranking event!
Those Thai players and their missed final blacks!
I fully admit,i did,nt watch any of this tourney at all,but i did check the scores.
What a buckin final black Saengkham missed which would have made him the first pro to ever make more than the standard 6 reds max of 75 and if it,s true that he would o pocketed £50,000 for doing it,talk about feeling gutted.
Are you sure that 50 grand was,nt meant for someone knockin in a SUPER MAXIMUM,an (83)?
As you wrote,"Those Thai players and their missed final blacks!".
At least Un-Nooh ended up making one though,a proper max,(*147*),in fact he made 2 since July this year,although the first one he made isn,t on the OFFICIAL list.
Here,s the vid of the NON-OFFICIAL one he made on the 19-7-2016.
Thanks to OoNebsoO for that,he,s the one who mentioned it in the Paul Hunter Classic thread. https://youtu.be/d7h7UsT92lA
And for those of you who did,nt see/has,nt seen Noppons attempt at makein more than a maximum,a (75) and have,nt seen the disasterous,shocking eeeaaaaasy peeeeaaaaasy missed final black he ballsed up,then check it out here,.....
Watch from 0.50-8.00.
It would,nt have been a SUPER MAX of 83 though,as the break was,nt full of blacks anyway,all the same,it would still of been a great feat,as no pro has ever made more than the standard maximum of 75 in 6 reds.
He potted 6 reds,took the brown as a free ball,potted the black 4 times,the pink twice,the blue once and then he potted all the colours,bar that shocking miss on the final black which would have put him on 79,the break ended up <only> being 72.
Jeez!,it,s took me buckin ages to get that right,i,m rubbish at arithmetic.
The MAGICAL 6 REDS SUPER MAXIMUM,(83) has actually been achieved before,but so far,has never been achieved on the PRO circuit,check this out,....http://www.ibsf.info/index.php?option=c ... Itemid=186