|Yep, I`m in the lead!|
But let’s get on to business and let me tell you, in my own special way, what happened in the first day of this competition, okay? ;-)
It’s been an incredible day for Ali Carter who won three out of three matches, meaning he practically erased all his opponents! First of all he defeated the Scot Stephen Maguire in a very tight battle 3-2 (breaks of 85 and 81 included), second he hammered Mark Selby in a match which ended 3-1 (a break of 101 closed the deal) and third he whitewashed Graeme Dott 3-0 (breaks of 63, 72 and 62 being responsible for the victory)! Wow, what a day for "The Captain"!
|This doesn`t look good...not sir, it doesn`t!|
In the same situation, Shaun "The Magician" Murphy won the battle against Mark Williams 3-2 (although the Welsh had a very good chance of winning the match for he hit some really nice breaks and dominated the most), and the one against John Higgins 3-1; however he was defeated 0-3 by Selby and 2-3 by Dott.
The fresh winner of the UK Championship 2010, "The Wizard of Wishaw" had a very prolific day as he won two of his three battles. Ironically, his first opponent was the one and only Mark Williams (the one who he magically defeated last month in the UK Championship final) and ... what do you know?! This time things weren’t any different as he practically crashed him with a 3-0 scoreline by hitting a beautiful 104 break in the opening frame. Higgins continued in playing his winner card one more time as he defeated his fellow-country, Graeme Dott 3-2, but he soon lost 3-1 to Shaun Murphy.
|Dreaming of a better snooker day...|
Maguire obtained a good victory over Graeme Dott 3-1,Williams succeeded in winning his last match of the day, 3-1 with Mark Selby as well as Dott who had a horrible start but ended his day with a 3-2 victory over Shaun Murphy.
So drawing the line, until this moment Ali Carter is in the lead with 3 points, followed by Mark Selby, Shaun Murphy and John Higgins with 2 points each and Mark Williams, Stephen Maguire and Graeme Dott with only one point. Still, there is a pretty good chance for them to recover from this, as today they will play one more time. ;-)
10.30 am - John Higgins v. Stephen Maguire
11.45 am - Mark Selby v. Graeme Dott
Not before 1.30pm - Mark Williams v. Graeme Dott
2.45 pm - Shaun Murphy v. Ali Carter
5.30 pm - Play-off - first v. fourth
6.45 pm - Final
10.30 am - Mark Williams v. Ali Carter
11.45 am - Shaun Murphy v. Stephen Maguire
Not before 1.30 pm - John Higgins v. Ali Carter
2.45 pm - Mark Williams v. Stephen Maguire
4 pm - John Higgins v. Mark Selby
Not before 5.30 pm - Play-off - second v. third
*all the hours are UK time
So let’s wish the boys good luck and see who’s going to be at the top of "Group 1" . ;-) See you tomorrow boys and girls! ;-)
P.S. For those of you who didn’t get an account on the betting websites that I posted the other day, here’s another way of watching the Championship League: click on this link (note: only one table will be covered!) Enjoy snooker! :-)