Snooker legend Steve Davis crashes out of Players Tour Championship
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.
Steve Davis crashed out of the Players Tour Championship at South West Snooker Academy yesterday.
The former six-times world champion got off to a promising start yesterday, defeating Thailand's Thepchaiya Un-Nooh four frames to nil.
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 www.southwestsnookeracademy.com, or by calling 01452 223214.
* To watch the action as it unfolds and keep up to date with the live scores, log on to http://livescores.worldsnookerdata.com