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Newz Forum: OTHER: Snooker Players Championship Quarter finals line up

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posted on Apr, 9 2004 @ 08:17 AM
Paul Hunter's victory over Steve Davis at the 597,200 Daily Record Players Championship ensured a star studded quarter-final line-up in Glasgow.Predictions of a fade out by the top professionals in the last tournament before the World Championship has not materialised.

Only John Higgins and Stephen Lee of the world's top eight have not made it to their allotted places in the draw.People's champion Jimmy White and Lancastrian Ian McCulloch are the odd men out in the chase for the title and 82,500 first prize on Sunday.There is also the LG Electronics Tour Order of Merit to be decided which carries another trophy and 50,000 bonus.Hunter and merit leader Ronnie O'Sullivan are the only two players still in contention for the latter awards.And that makes Friday night's clash between the duo extra special. Hunter needs to beat the 'Rocket' and go on to win the championship to deny O'Sullivan.Peter Ebdon's match with Mark Williams is a battle between the last two world champions. Ebdon goes into the game on a seven-match unbeaten run, including his victory in the recent Irish Masters.He knocked out Hendry's compatriot Graeme Dott while world number one Williams recovered from two down with three to play to beat Irish Masters runner-up Mark King.There is also plenty riding on the remaining quarter-final between White and McCulloch. Not only are they chasing a place in the penultimate round but both are battling it out for a place in the top 16 for next season.


Friday's quarter-final order of play:
(best of nine frames)

2.00pm start:
M Williams Wal v P Ebdon Eng
J White Eng v I McCulloch Eng

7.00pm start:
S Hendry Sco v K Doherty Ire
R O'Sullivan Eng v P Hunter Eng

[Edited on 9/4/04 by TRD]

posted on Apr, 9 2004 @ 04:52 PM
Four great match ups there and i think O'Sullivan and White will progress to the Semi Finals. White actually has a chance to win it all and it would be good to see!


posted on Apr, 10 2004 @ 05:28 PM
Terminator well you might get your prediction!

Paul Hunter gained revenge for last season's world championship heartache, beating Ken Doherty to reach the Daily Record Players Championship final in Glasgow.The Leeds professional now meets Jimmy White, who won the last three frames to edge out Peter Ebdon 6-5 in the first semi-final.Hunter is the only player who can deny O'Sullivan the inaugural LG Electronics Tour Order of Merit title.But he must deny the Whirlwind his first ranking title since 1992 if he is to succeed.


posted on Apr, 11 2004 @ 05:03 AM
It would be great to see Jimmy White win a big tournament after all these years!


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