Robertson Eases Into International Championship Last 16

Robertson Eases Into International Championship Last 16Former world champion Neil Robertson beat Ireland’s Fergal O’Brien 6-3 at the International Snooker Championship second round in China.

 

Former world champion Neil Robertson beat Ireland’s Fergal O’Brien 6-3 at the Snooker International Championship second round in China.

The Aussie, who has lost Judd Trump 8-10 in the 2012 International Championship final, led 3-1 at the interval, scoring a break of 65 in the fourth frame.

World number four then completed a comfortable 6-3 victory with runs of 65, 58 and 84 in the ninth frame despite a fine 96 by O’Brien in the eighth frame.

Robertson’s last 16 opponent the Scotsman Graeme Dott beat England’s Peter Ebdon in a great world champions battle.

Dott, who has reached the 2013 semi-final, scored solid breaks of 68, 62, 68 and 80, to beat once again his 2006 World Snooker Championship final match opponent.

Home favorite Ding Junhui, who has won the event in 2013, lost to Ryan Day 5-6 after a thriller after was on a safe course to victory leading 4-2 and 5-4.

But it was Day who held the pressure in the decider winning the final frame to book a spot in the last 16 against David Gilbert.

 

Home favorite Ding Junhui won’t win this year International Championship.

Home favorite Ding Junhui won’t win this year International Championship.

Last year’s runner-up Mark Allen is through to the last 16 of the International Championship after beating England’s Kyren Wilson 6-3 to meet Tian Pengfei at last 16.

World number one Mark Selby stormed into the second round, defeating Anthony McGill 6-1 with runs of- 90, 57, 72 and a fantastic 115 in the last frame to book a place in the last 16 against Michael White.

Former world champions Shaun Murphy and John Higgins defeated Jamie Jones and Michel Holt 6-2 and 6-3 respectively to book a date in the last 16 stage.

Ryan Day- Can he play in quarter-final once again?

Ryan Day- Can he play in quarter-final once again?

 

More Scores from the International Championship:

Tian Pengfei 6-3 Liang Wenbo

Mark Williams 5-6 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh

Zhou Yuelong 6-0 Sanderson Lam

Barry Hawkins 4-6 Jimmy Robertson

Jack Lisowski 3-6 Marco Fu

Oliver Lines 6-4 David Gilbert

Lee Walker 3-6 Michael White

Joe Perry 6-3 Dominic Dale

Ben Woollaston 6-5 Yu De Lu

 

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