THE BALL – Thai ‘Tomba Gigantes’ kill Selby and Ronnie for Grand Prix ‘quarters’ (Snooker)

After defeating Englishman Mark Selby, quantity two within the rating and 4-time world champion (2014, 2016, 2017 and 2021) 4-1 within the first spherical (sixteenth within the finals), Thai Noppon Saengkham, 30 years previous , solely thirtieth within the hierarchy, is the ‘giants topple’ in Cheltenham and the World Grand Prix, World Snooker’s 2022/23 season competitors reserved for the highest 32 within the rating inside a yr, and assured this Wednesday the presence of ‘quarters’ of the event by defeating the 2022 event champion, primary ranked and seven-time world champion (2001, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2020 and 2022), Ronnie O’Sullivan, age 47, in 4 -two.

In the race, which can run till Sunday, the twenty second, at The Centaur, prime house at Cheltenham Racecourse (England), the Thai rider is already ready for the winner of the competition between the Welshman and three-time world champion (2000, 2003) . and 2018) Mark Williams and Chinese participant Ding Junhui, within the ‘quarters’, to play on Thursday, the nineteenth (7 pm native time, similar time as mainland Portugal).

The ‘Rocket’, who defended the title – 10-8 by the Australian Neil Robertson, was additionally eradicated within the first spherical by the Chinese Xiao Guodong, 1-4, in different surprises of the competitors – received 2-0, however with three entries of greater than 50 factors within the subsequent 4 partials, Noppon Saengkham confirmed the turnaround with the authority and proved to be lower to kill the ‘giants’ of the town desk, well-known within the race… of… Jack Lisowski .

‘Jackpot’, 31 years previous, twelfth within the hierarchy and semifinalist on the Masters final Saturday, the 14th, is the second skilled – and the primary Englishman – to be confirmed within the prime eight of the competitors, after profitable, additionally within the spherical of 16 ultimate, and within the night session this Wednesday, the Chinese Zhou Yuelong, by 4-2.

Lisowski can also be ready for Northern Irishman Mark Allen, or compatriot Joe O’Connor, on Thursday (19 hours), within the quarterfinals, of this World Grand Prix that distributes £380 thousand (€ 434,137) prizes, of which £ 100,000 (€114,247) to the longer term champion and despatched to Portugal (EuroSport).

The Round of 16, just like the Round of 16, is performed in one of the best of seven attainable ‘frames’ – the primary to win 4 wins (4-0 to a attainable 4-3). The ‘quarters’ will likely be performed to one of the best of 9 partials, going to the ‘half’ the primary to win 5 partials (5-0 to a attainable 5-4).

The World Grand Prix semi-finals will likely be performed to one of the best of 11 partials: the primary to win six frames (from 6-0 to a attainable 6-5) goes to the ultimate. The decisive duel of the competitors will happen on Sunday, the twenty second of this month, in two periods (13:00 and 19:00) to one of the best of 19 ‘frames’: the primary to win ten (from 10- 0 to attainable 10-9) is the champion. .

Round of 16 (judged in black):

Mark Allen, IrN – David Gilbert, England, 4-2

Zhou Yuelong, Chn – Thepchaiya Un-Nooh, Tai, 4-3

Jack Lisowski, Ing – Robert Milkins, England, 4-3

Neil Robertson, Aus – Xiao Guodong, Chn1-4

Mark Williams, Gal – Jamie Jones, Gal, 4-1

Ryan Day, Gal – Ricky Walden, England, 4-1

Mark Selby, Eng- Noppon Saengkham, Tai1-4

Ding Junhui, Chn – Stuart Bingham, England, 4-0

Joe O’Connor, Ing – Lyu Haotian, Chn, 4-2

Barry Hawkins, Eng- Ronnie O’Sullivan, Ing0-4

Judd Trump, Ing – Hossein Vafaei, Ira, 4-2

Kyren Wilson, Ing – Robbie Williams, England, 4-2

Shaun Murphy, Ing – Ali Carter, Eng, 4-0

Tom Ford, Eng- Sam Craigie, Ing2-4

Luca Brecel, Bel – Joe Perry, Eng, 4-1

Gary Wilson, Eng- Anthony McGill, Esc1-4

Round of 16 (chosen in black):

Noppon Saengkham, Tai – Ronnie O’Sullivan, Eng, 4-2

Zhou Yuelong, Chn – Jack Lisowski, Ing2-4

Mark Allen, IrN – Joe O’Connor, Ing, 1-1 (persevering with)

Mark Williams, Gal – Ding Junhui, Chn, 3-0 (continued)

Xiao Guodong, Chn – Ryan Day, Gal (Thursday, 1pm)

Luca Brecel, Bel – Judd Trump, Eng (Thursday, 1pm)

Kyren Wilson, ING – Shaun Murphy, ING (Thursday, 2pm)

Sam Craigie, Eng – Anthony McGill, Esc (Thursday, 2pm)

Last quarter:

Mark Allen, IrN / Joe O’Connor, ING – Jack Lisowski, ING (Thursday, 7 pm)

Noppon Saengkham, Tai – Mark Williams, Gal / Ding Junhui, Chn (Thursday 7pm)

Kyren Wilson, Eng / Shaun Murphy, Eng – Sam Craigie, Eng / Anthony McGill, Esc (Friday, 1pm)

Luca Brecel, Bel / Judd Trump, Ing – Xiao Guodong, Chn / Ryan Day, Gal (Friday, 1pm)


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