Liang Wenbo made a 147 then missed the final black for a 2nd 147 in the same match against Rod Lawlor. The 147’s are flying in lately.
He’s done it! Jimmy wins 10-6
Daunting task for Jimmy in the next round, he faces world #22 Gentleman Joe Perry.
This is just the start for Jimmy.
This is going to finally be his year.
Just 7 wins away now from being World Champion.
Or, to put it another way, 91 frames.
Jaysus what a miss!
In the big all Ireland clash, Ken Doherty leads Josh Boileau 6-3 at the end of the session. Fergal O’Brien is 6-3 down in his match.
Doherty wins 10-8 O’Brien loses 10-5.
Gérard Greene has just upset the world #20 Mark King 10-9 and will play Ken in the next round.
Jimmy trailing Gentleman Joe Perry 4-5 after this morning’s session. They play to a finish tonight.
Ken leads Greene 5-4 at the end of their first session.
Jimmy’s dream appears to be dying for another year. Gentleman Joe has won the opening three frames of the evening session to open an 8-4 lead.
The dream is over for another year . Jimmy loses 10-5, lets hope he learns from this and comes back stronger in 2019.
Ken Doherty is leading 9-4 and is one frame away from a berth in the final round.
Ken through to the final round.
He’ll face one of the great Crucible nearly men in the final qualifying round in a repeat of the 2000 Master Final. Matthew Stevens has come from 7-9 down to beat Yuan Sijun 10-9.
That’s a pity, I thought this was finally going to be Jimmy’s year to claim that elusive first world title.
However, I’m optimistic that next year will be his year.
Line up finalised for the final round of qualifiers. Three former champions, a two times former runner up and four former beaten semi finalists still in the hunt for the sixteen places at the Crucible.
Ryan Day (17) –v- Peter Ebdon (49)
Liam Highfield (64) –v- Daniel Wells (65)
Xiao Guodong (25) –v- Adam Duffy (99)
Stuart Carrington (56) -v- Zhang Anda (73)
Graeme Dott (21) –v Mike Dunn (53)
Michael Holt (28) -v- Robert Milkins (37)
Rory McLeod (61) -v- Lyu Haotian (68)
Matthew Stevens (52) -v- Ken Doherty (77)
Liang Wenbo (19) -v- James Jones (51)
Jack Lisowski (30) -v- Alan McManus (35)
Ricky Walden (27) –v- Andrew Higginson (59)
Joe Perry (22) -v- Mark Davis (43)
Chris Wakelin (55) –v- Tian Pengfei (74)
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (58) –v- Alfie Burden (71)
Michael White (31) –v Jimmy Robertson (34)
Stephen Maguire (18) –v- Hossein Vafaei (47)
If Thepchaiya progresses, there is a great headline there for the Scottish red tops.
UN-NOOH, ALFIE’S* OUT
- I’m well aware that Mr Burden is English.