Snooker legend Steve Davis crashes out of Players Tour Championship

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By Bodger21 | Sunday, September 09, 2012, 07:53

Despite a promising start, snooker legend Steve Davis didn't get the lucky break he needed and is now out of the Players Tour Championship.

After a blistering start in yesterday's round three, where he beat Thailand's Thepchaiya Un-Nooh four frames to nil, the former six-times World Champion took on China's Liu Chuang, beating him four frames to three - only to crash out of the tournament in round five, losing four frames to one to Leicester man, Ben Woollaston.

With yesterday's matches now fought and won, today's opening round six of the PTC Event Three looks like this:

Marco Fu versus Ricky Walden

Allister Carter versus Chez Zhe

Shaun Murphy versus Jamie Cope

Robert Milkins versus Judd Trump

Winner of last month's PTC Event Two, Martin Gould, versus Stephen Lee

Rod Lawler versus Stuart Bingham

Ken Doherty versus Fergal O'Brien

Ben Woollaston versus Dominic Dale


Current UK champion and world number two, Judd Trump, is a quarter finals hopeful after defeating China's Zhang Anda four frames to nil in round four yesterday, then Northern Ireland's Joe Swail four frames to two in round five. He is set to play Robert Milkins in round six this morning.

Snooker legend Ken Doherty smashed his way through to today's next round of matches after beating Northern Ireland's Mark Allen four frames to three in yesterday's round four, and China's Ding Junhui four frames to two in round five. He will now compete against Ireland's Fergal O'Brien in round six this morning.

The eight players who make it through to today's quarter finals will be one step closer to the PTC Finals in March, and this weekend's £10,000 cash prize.

In this, the final day in Event Three of this year's Players Tour Championship, the eight players who make it through to the quarter finals will be vying for a place in today's semi-finals, with the ultimate goal of reaching the final - topping off a drama-fuelled weekend of high tension and world-class snooker.

All are welcome to come and watch the drama as it unfolds, with tickets costing £10 all day for adults and £5 for under 16s and senior citizens. Spectators can purchase tickets on the door, through the website at, or by calling 01452 223214.

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  • Profile image for Maggie_May

    I've been following the snooker news on Quedgely People this weekend with great interest. I'm a life-long snooker fan. Unfortunately I'm unwell at the moment, as I would have loved to have gone along to South West Snooker Academy to watch the action in person. However, one thing I've noticed from the pictures is that a lot of the snooker players have cleft chins! Is this nature or nurture? Were they born with them, or have years of cue action worn them down? Whatever, does having a cleft within which to sit one's cue help with one's aim? Are people with cleft chins genetically predisposed to being ace snooker players? Any thoughts?

    By Maggie_May at 08:16 on 09/09/12

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