Highlights - Day 4 Snooker: Welsh Open Highlights


Highlights - Day 4

Ian Hunt introduces highlights from the evening's last-16 matches at the Welsh Open.


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Good evening. It has been yet another incredible day of drama here

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in Cardiff. We started with a 32 players and tonight the field

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reduced to eight, who will contest the quarterfinals tomorrow. The

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adventure is over for the Welsh wild card who has been making all the

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headlines. It has been a weak one teenager will never forget. Jackson

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Page grabbed the limelight by making the last 32 at the age of 15. When

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his big moment came against his boyhood hero we could lay a finger

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on Judd Trump and it was a whitewash but the pundits are predicting a

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bright future for the Welsh schoolboy. It was great out there

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but playing someone like Judd Trump I am not going to get many chances

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and the once you as you have to take but obviously with the pressure I

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suppose and nerves of being out there I just didn't take them but it

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has been great. My first tournament. Even if I lost first-round it would

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still have been a great experience but to win two grains has been

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great. While Judd Trump marched on another big-name crashed out, world

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number one Mark Selby eliminated by a teenager who only turned pro two

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years ago. It was no narrow win either for Yan Bingtao from China,

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he lost frame one but he never looked back after that. The perfect

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way to spend his 17th birthday, and a huge shock for Mark Selby. Just

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not good enough really. I performed very poorly and they had chances in

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both frames but I didn't really capitalise. He has been talked about

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for over a year now and he had a good season in his first season and

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he showed obviously what a great player he is out there today and he

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has just turned 17 live on TV and held himself together well. This was

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the last 16 line-up and it featured just one Welshman after Michael

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White Gloucester Robbie Williams and Dominic Dale was eaten. Lee Walker

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was flying the flag for Wales against a 19-year-old Chinese

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player. We will show you what happened when Judd Trump met the

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first professional player ever to come out of Iran. We join it with

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Judd Trump 2-1 but Saint FA leading. -- Hossein Ayouri is leading.

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42 behind but more than enough to take the frame. The reds look well

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spread. It would just come Judd Trump down a little in this match.

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Obviously not panicking next -- yet, he leads to - one, but two breaks.

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A few minutes just asserting himself on this match, but a seemingly

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effortless break would just settle him down here, and, of course, put

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him within one of the winner. The black looks as though it goes

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into the left corner possibly, but he is playing up with the blue. He

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cut into thin and once again he hasn't got the pace right. We could

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see another one running around the table, the cue ball, steaming as it

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goes. He is playing the yellow instead.

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He was lucky his arm didn't fall off when he hit that, he hit it so hard

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then. A good shot though. He just can't get the right position.

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It must be so difficult for him out there, his mind is thinking, what is

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happening here? He is normally so efficient with the balls but he

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hasn't been at all in this match. 56 was OK but it was not great. Since

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the first frame he hasn't looked 100%.

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That is a good pot from there. White on the side cushion, that is very

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miserable. Just five behind now. 39. I think it is OK. He is straight

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on the blue but he hasn't got the pink. Probably screwing off the side

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and bottom cushion. Still a very good positioning shot.

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Still not in a good position. He is in between everything. Read only

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goes into the left corner pocket, he can't really play the blue and get

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on it, surely. Even with this power. Or can he? Wow! If he gets on that

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red, it's a miracle. That's what makes him special. He brings these

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shots out that others won't even see.

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Hossein requires snookers. An expression gives away his

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frustration there. This has been an excellent clearance from Judd Trump.

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He has had to work hard for it and produced some great shots. His best

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break of the match so far and he is within one of the winning line and a

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place in the Welsh Open quarterfinals. So Trump is looking

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pretty much unstoppable. We will now go to frame five, with Hossein

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Vafaei at the table and no score. Judd Trump has had to work hard to

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find himself within a frame of victory here against Hossein Vafaei.

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Many of those long pots have been dropping for the 22-year-old. But

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this is a clear-cut chance right at the beginning of what could be the

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last frame in the match. Judd Trump is keen to get on with

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this as quickly as possible. An excellent break of 84 in the

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preceding frame, before that his best was 56 when he broke down a

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frame ball in the second. That second frame turned out to be 37

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minutes, which is why we have now been playing for almost an hour and

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a half. It's the start of the fifth. That 84 break you mentioned has put

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him back into sync. 15. A lot of professional snooker players, you

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know, when they are playing really well they feel, can they continue

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doing it? And when they are playing bad they know they are going to

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continue doing it. You can't have both of them. 22.

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That is what we call a split. He may output to reds to the side of the

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commission but they won't come into play if he continues this form. A

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nice space between all the reds to make them pot in a number of

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pockets. A great player. This didn't make the contact there,

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obviously, didn't get a spin on. Just getting this cleaned again.

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He could finish with a flourish here. A couple of red zone

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aggression but he is essentially on for 140 plus here. And he stays up

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on the blue. Terry was right. That 84, the 3-1 lead seems to have got

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Judd Trump back on track. After what was potentially turning into a

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little bit of a scrappy encounter. Great effort from Hossein Vafaei to

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make it to the last 16 to go with his quarterfinal appearance in the

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Northern Ireland open just before Christmas and, all of a sudden, Judd

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Trump is on the verge of victory here. So, slickers required for

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Hossein Vafaei. -- snookers. Trump's class has risen to the fore. And

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saying that, he's decided to shake hands, and that visit, a great run

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for Hossein Vafaei into the last 16 but Judd Trump found his rhythm

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towards the end of the match and it is he who advances to the

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quarterfinals, 4-1. It was a bit of a struggle. At 2-1 it was getting a

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bit bogged down and a bit slow and to me that was an important frame,

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winning that and I ended up scoring well in the last frame but at one

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point it looked like it was going to be a long, drawn-out game, so just

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glad to get through, and quite comfortably, in the end. Trump's

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quarterfinal opponent is another top 16 players fine form, the three-time

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Welsh Open semifinalist Barry Hawkins. The world Grand Prix winner

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with a 4-1 win early in the day and then a 4-0 rout of Craig Steadman is

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book his place in the last eight. This was the week that Lee Walker of

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Newport stepped out of the shadows. He has beaten two former world

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champions, Neil Robertson and Graeme Dott, to make the last 16, but he

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came unstuck against the 19-year-old Chinese player, Zhou Yuelong. Down

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to earth with a 4-0 defeat. It was a big disappointment to go out like

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that, and it will always be difficult away that I play, to play

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two matches in day. I had a long match with Neil, then one against

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Graham and then back on in the night. But he is a great young

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player. I just wish that I could have given him a better game rather

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than just giving it to him, really. It is never nice to make it easy for

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him, which I did tonight, but the week, on the hall, has been

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brilliant. Last Welshman standing, which is great, did better than Mark

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Williams, so make sure you get that on camera! It has been a great week.

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Just a little bit of a shame that I couldn't carry it on, but everything

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has been positive. The man who sent defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan

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home yesterday is out himself. Mark Davis beaten 4-3 by Scott Donaldson.

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Stuart Carrington had never made it beyond round two before but he's

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into the quarterfinals after beating the Brazilian, Michael.

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This is Robbie Williams' seventh attempt to get out of a snooker

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against Stuart Bingham. We join it in frame seven. Different tactic.

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Agonisingly short. Stuart, almost a little bit

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apologetic as he indicates to the remaining referee, yes please, back

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where it started. -- Romanian referee.

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CHEERING And some ironic applause from the

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crowd. Robbie Williams act knowledges that. A bit of a

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marathon, to get out of that one. LAUGHTER. And a puff of the cheeks

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therefrom Robbie Williams. Not quite as difficult, this one. Oh, dear.

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REFEREE: Foul, Stuart Bingham, four. 35 on without one red, 31 behind. A

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little bit of amusement here, but this will cease to be funny for

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Robbie Williams very soon. APPLAUSE

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Oh, yes! He just put his hand up there, to acknowledge that one.

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Maybe he deserved a little bit of luck, there. It has been a torrid

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few minutes for him. He has flipped the red, he's on the brown and if he

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was to pot the brown and clear up, he would win by a point. And if you

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were a betting man you would rather have money on Robbie Williams to

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clear up, here. Because all the balls are in open play.

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Just goes to show, doesn't it, all of those mistakes trying to escape a

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snooker from Robbie Williams, he can't do anything in terms of the

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scoreboard, but he gave at least 20 points or more away in fouls, but

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because of the way that the car was well positioned, it was a red ball

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game. -- the way that the colours were positioned.

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36 points given away in fouls. What a steal this would be. He needs all

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three and he could do it by a point. Robbie Williams has never beaten

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Stuart Bingham in three meetings. And it has got a little bit tricky

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now. Well, middle left gave him the

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opportunity. It was a fluke red and he thought maybe he could finish it

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off in style to the middle right, not to be. The speed of this table

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and the speed of the cushions forced Robbie to overhit pink to black. He

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tried the double, got very fortunate when he missed it, but that is a

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wonderful safety from Stuart. What will he do with this one? A couple

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of things he could do. He could play the black straight up and down the

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spots again like Stewart has just done, or come from behind the black

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and kick it down the table. And that is what he has done. You never quite

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know whether black is finishing when you play that shot. It has finished

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pretty well. APPLAUSE

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A big investment from both men in this frame, approaching 36 minutes.

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It could be a long night here in the Motorpoint Arena.

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Dominic Day, how much time do you guys spend with just these two balls

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on the table, precisely for this kind of scenario? Not much, really.

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Sometimes if you are practising with a fellow professional you might play

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some re-spotted black and have ?1 on each one of them as a friendly debt,

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but we do practice safety shot clipping the age of reds clipping

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shots back into baulk, as sort of an exercise routine and many of the

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shots that you would see from a re-spot situation like this involved

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that type of a shock. But it is more about the pressure you feel on a

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re-spotted black when one shot can cost you the frame. It is in the

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mind, rather than in the intrinsic difficulty of the shots that you

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have to play. It has been something of an epic

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opener, this one. Stewart just taps the table. Neither man giving the

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arbour and opening on the black, yet. That is potentially the most

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telling safety shot I have seen from this re-spotted black. Much more

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difficult to get a good safety shot here, and that is well played. He

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played the black on such a manner from the side cushion to deflect it

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towards the top cushion. That is a little bit of a nothing shot, but

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when you play those really well you can cause some problems for your

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opponent. Well Stuart try a double-header? It

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has been an exciting frame, this one, and it still continues -- Will

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Stuart try a double? And at what stage in a frame like

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this do you get tempted to go for the big finish? I fancy Stuart to

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double this black. A 39 minute opening frame and it is Stuart

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Bingham who takes it on a re-spotted black. He leads by one frame to nil.

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You got there in the end. After that mammoth 39 minute frame lets take

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you into a much shorter second one. Williams at the table, no score.

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We'll Robbie Williams feel a bit disheartened after that? He battled

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for 40 minutes and came out of the frame with nothing. It was quite a

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way to finish as well. Black to middle left, he did it in style.

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Yes, unfortunately Robbie just happened to leave the balls lined up

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perfectly for a double for Stuart and here is that double. It is one

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of those doubles you would be disappointed to miss as a player. Of

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course no double is a certainty but as far as doubles go that was as

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easy as they have got. I am not sure if Stuart tried to put that red.

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There are three balls of the line in the middle of that pack of roads

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that are set for that corner. He tried to cannoned them in a line to

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make the plant and he actually looks that read, he did not play it. --

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fluked that red. He is playing this plant now, you

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see. In doing so, you expect it to open a pack of reds probably a lot

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more than he did do actually. 28. Well, we'll Robbie see that

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opening frame as a missed opportunity against a player that he

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has not beaten in three meetings? If so, how difficult will it be to put

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that disappointment out of his mind? Well, of course, this is what the

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great players in all sports do so well, keep the mind of the present

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and accept what has gone before and to deal with it and deal with it

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quickly so that when you lose a frame like that one it doesn't cost

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you the next frame as well because you are still dwelling on what has

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just happened. I suppose in tennis turns it is a bit like a net cord at

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a crucial stage in a vital tie break or something like that, something

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that the player has to deal with immediately before he gets onto the

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next set. Good and bad fortune will always happen in snooker but often

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it is how you deal with it if things are not going your way.

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I think Stuart can just about get through to the potting angle of this

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red. He may plate with a trace of right-hand side.

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He was able to play it. I actually meant to left side, to bend the ball

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slightly around the blue to make the potting angle, but it was not

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necessary. That was a super sort -- a super

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shot from Stuart. He possesses great cue power, well-controlled cue

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power. A choice of reds, one into the pocket past the green.

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He touched that beautifully, just missed the cannon on the blue that

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could have caused to have a bad angle on it but I know Stuart would

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be very disappointed if you can't go on and win the frame from here. Reds

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at his mercy. In its 40 points and it should be plain sailing. -- he

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needs 40 points. You have said a few times the best of seven. When you

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lose the first suddenly the second frame becomes absolutely crucial,

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especially if you bear in mind Robbie Williams has never beaten

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Stuart. One of those defeats came in the World Championship. 10-7 in the

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first round, the year that Stuart won it. I think he may have had a

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little bit of a cold at the start of that tournament as well.

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You sensed this frame is slipping away from Robbie. It is passing a

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lot quicker than the first. 36. Justice red and one more colour

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required for Stuart to take a 2-0 lead. This frame and been much

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easier from his of view. Less than ten minutes this frame induration.

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The audience here are big snooker aficionados and they recognised that

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that black was the frame ball. Oh, now, did he hit the pink first

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there. Oh, that was a foul. You can and the pink before he hit the red.

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You could tell that from the fact that the pink move down where the

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cue ball finished, but even so Robbie Williams remained in his

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chair, he is too far in arrears to have done anything about it so it is

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2-0 Stuart Bingham. Yes, despite the foul Stuart Bingham

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was pretty much in the group so could Robbie Williams do anything

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about it? We will head into frame three.

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Oh, dear. Only 16 in front. Could that prove very costly error? Yes,

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it could do, Rob. I think Robbie Williams ought to have known that

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the way he played that shot the red was going to cannoned into the pink

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which would deflect the red towards that right corner, as it did. Maybe

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he intended to catch the initial read much thinner than he did to

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stop that happening. But he has got to hope now that Stuart breaks down

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somehow. Seven. 11. It hasn't been an easy match and

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I guess at this level you don't expect any, despite the scoreline.

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14. 18. He needs the blue and the pink

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to move within one frame of a place in the quarterfinals. Yes, that is

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true, he has given himself too much angle on this blue. He has had to

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play a cannon into the pink as a way of holding the cue ball down the

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centre of the table, and it could have gone better. Now then... 2-0

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ahead and he just needs the pink 43-0. Decision time for Stuart

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Bingham. Will he this on? He could play a good safety play the cue ball

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up towards baulk and play the side cushion or he could move the pink up

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towards the baulk, but I think he has taken it on. It is a great one

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from Stuart, played with full commitment and concentration and

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belief and the pink having gone in has meant that Stuart Bingham is now

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one frame away from a place in the quarterfinals. He leads Robbie

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Williams by 3-0. Yes a big is now very close into a

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place into the last date and we go into frame for with Williams at the

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table on a break of 60. That is just typical. When things

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aren't going your way you don't take the chances away that you would hope

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to, and when things are going wrong, this is what tends to happen to you,

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bad luck tends to start to creep into things as well. You can't

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believe that from his perspective. Does it iron itself out? The rub of

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the balls? Well, you have to pretend that it will iron itself out, but of

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course, in truth, it doesn't always. It might do during the course of the

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season but there will be many times when during a match you don't get

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anything working for you and you get a lot of bad luck. Every time you go

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into a pack of roads you land on nothing. Then in other matches every

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time you touch the meeting to be land on something. Certainly during

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the course of an individual match you can have all sorts of bad luck

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and your opponent can have all sorts of good luck and you have no chance

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of winning it but then you play a match a few weeks later and it is

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the other way around. When you are on the wrong side of Lady luck, how

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do you cope with that? Well, that is when you need the help of someone

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like Sigmund Freud. Or Terry Griffiths. As a last resort. No, I

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mean Terry has had a wonderful career in snooker, of course, he has

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been there and done it and he knows exactly, as all players do, what

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goes through a mind, the player 's mind, during the course of every

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tournament that you claim, every match that you play. Of course, with

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Terry 's knowledge of the game he imparts some of that knowledge to

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the youth on the tour currently and there are some very useful advice to

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there are some very useful advice to all kinds of players really.

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He will be a relieved man to get over the line, if he does, without

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conceding a frame. He has given Robbie chances in this match, and he

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hasn't been able to capitalise. When you win a match you forget all about

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it, but I think the top players probably analyse the run performance

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even when they do win. Stuart must understand that if Robbie had been

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playing like you can play on another day he might not have won this

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match. I don't think that Stuart will be particularly pleased with

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his performance, but he will be delighted with the scoreline. I was

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quite surprised when I went over his statistics at the Welsh Open. He

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made the quarters, way back in 1999. I'm the only other time he has made

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the last eight or beyond was when he just lost out to Stephen Maguire in

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a decider in Newport, in 2013, so in 20 attempts to win the Welsh Open,

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he has only made the quarters, twice. This would be a decent

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victory for him in a tournament that hasn't given them a great deal over

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the last two decades of entry. He was runner-up to John Higgins in

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China championship this season. He has had four big semifinal

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appearances this season including in Germany, losing out to Anthony

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Hamilton. What a story that was for the Sheriff of Pottingham. I did not

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come up with that nickname, by the way. That was coined long before I

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appeared on the scene. He has had some good form this season, Stuart.

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He will be happy getting to the interview room, then getting a good

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night's sleep, assuming he finishes this frame of, to contemplate his

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third Welsh Open quarterfinal in 21 years. He is getting ever closer.

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Just this red and another, require. So fortunately for Stuart it will

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not be one of the two remaining difficult reds. Just needs to

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concentrate during the course of this break. This black, for a place

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in the quarterfinals. He is confident enough to develop the

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awkward red on this top cushion. He could cut this in if he wants to

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have a go at it. Robbie Williams will feel he has played his last

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shots in this year's Welsh Open. Or has he? 48 points behind, 43 on the

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table so requiring two snookers. It did seem that Williams was chasing a

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lost cause, needing snookers to win the frame. They did play on for

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another six minutes or so, but Williams conceded in the end and the

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world number two completing the 4-0 whitewash to make sure of a place in

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the quarterfinals. Stuart, 4-0, it all sounds straightforward, but he

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made you work for it in a funny kind of way. Robbie is a good lad. The

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first frame was massive. He had a chance at clearing up and luckily I

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buried the black to nick it. It was hard work. The pink that he took to

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get on the black, it pinged off of a couple of cushions. Coming off two

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cushions it was a bit of a lottery. You missed a few but he was not able

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to capitalise on those chances. I guess that you will have to tighten

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that up in the quarterfinals. Definitely. The way that the table

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played, it made me of confidence in it. I was trying to get the White to

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the object ball with a bit of action and just decelerating forward.

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Getting used to it now and tomorrow will be a new day and it will be a

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good match with Stu. You're one of only three guys in the top 30 in the

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world still in it and you're the only one of the big three in the

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bottom half of the draw. I didn't that. I have seen some of them

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getting beat but you have just got to concentrate on your own match. It

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was a tough game today and I could easily have lost a few of those

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frames. I will just concentrate on the match tomorrow. Good luck. See

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you for the quarters. Let's round up the other resorts. Robert Milkins

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overcame his Chinese challenger to make the last eight with a 4-2

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victory. And after beating the world number one Mark Selby, Yan Bingtao

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came unstuck against the Norwegian Kurt Maflin. So this is how they

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line up for the Arguably that tie of the round

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between Judd Trump and Barry Hawkins. Stuart Bingham begin Stuart

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Carrington, and Robert Milkins will need to beat Kurt Maflin to make the

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semis. Are we any closer to knowing who is likely to get their hands on

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the Ray Reardon Trophy come Sunday night? The way that this tournament

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has gone, frankly, it is anyone's guess. Join us tomorrow from 1pm on

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BBC Two Wales. A place in the semifinals will be at stake. From

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all of us, good night. (Whatever happens,

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