Home Snooker Mark Williams powers into final 32 of Championship League

Mark Williams powers into final 32 of Championship League

Mark Williams powers into final 32 of Championship League


Mark Williams started his thirty second season on the World Snooker Tour with three victories to high Group 6 of the Championship League on Friday.

The three-time world champion misplaced just one body on the Morningside Area – throughout his 3-1 defeat of Ken Doherty.

Both aspect of that conquer the Irishman, Williams recorded 3-0 successes towards beginner Daniel Holoyda and fellow Welshman Dylan Emery.

The 48 year-old compiled a brace of century breaks and made half a dozen half-century contributions to comfortably attain Stage Two of the competitors.

Williams didn’t seize any silverware in the course of the 2022/23 marketing campaign however reached the ultimate of the Masters and remains to be ranked contained in the world’s high ten.

In the meantime, Barry Pinches rolled again the years to complete in first place in Group 27 with an undefeated document from his round-robin ties.

The 52 year-old, who’s competing as an beginner top-up after dropping his skilled standing on the finish of the final time period, took seven factors to qualify for the final 32.

Pinches first beat younger Belgian Julien Leclercq 3-1 earlier than orchestrating a 2-2 draw with Jordan Brown, the pre-group favorite.

In his final fixture, former world quantity 18 Pinches overcame fellow beginner Joshua Thomand to pip Leclercq by a degree within the standings.

It brings to an finish week considered one of Stage One within the Championship League with ten gamers having now certified for the subsequent part in July.

Subsequent week, one other twelve teams will happen on the Morningside Area in Leicester, beginning once more on Monday.

Stage 1 draw

Group 1 (July 10) Group 2 (July 11) Group 3 (June 26) Group 4 (July 12)
Ronnie O’Sullivan Judd Trump Craig Steadman Shaun Murphy
Scott Donaldson Xu Si Sean McAllister Tian Pengfei
Rod Lawler Jimmy White Adam Duffy Lukas Kleckers
Alfie Burden Reanne Evans Ashley Carty Andrew Pagett
Group 5 (June 29) Group 6 (June 30) Group 7 (July 6) Group 8 (July 7)
Kyren Wilson Mark Williams Ali Carter Robert Milkins
Andy Hicks Dylan Emery Jackson Web page Dominic Dale
Josh Mulholland Ken Doherty Lengthy Zehuang Muhammad Asif
Louis Heathcote Daniel Holoyda Ryan Davies Alex Taubman
Group 9 (July 14) Group 10 (June 28) Group 11 (June 27) Group 12 (July 12)
Gary Wilson Ryan Day Hossein Vafaei Barry Hawkins
John Astley Michael White Aaron Hill Zhang Anda
Mink Nutcharut Himanshu Jain Martin O’Donnell Sanderson Lam
Ma Hailong Jiang Jun Fergal Quinn Jamie O’Neill
Group 13 (July 13) Group 14 (July 14) Group 15 (July 4) Group 16 (July 3)
David Gilbert Ricky Walden Stuart Bingham Jimmy Robertson
Yuan Sijun David Lilley Matthew Stevens Ben Woollaston
Sean O’Sullivan Peng Yisong Allan Taylor Liam Graham
Ishpreet Singh Liu Hongyu Duane Jones Peter Traces
Group 17 (July 5) Group 18 (July 11) Group 19 (July 10) Group 20 (July 8)
Zhou Yuelong Joe Perry Noppon Saengkham Matthew Selt
Ashley Hugill Jamie Clarke Mark Davis James Cahill
Oliver Brown Andy Lee Jenson Kendrick Andres Petrov
TBC Stuart Carrington Ross Muir Sydney Wilson
Group 21 (June 27) Group 22 (June 28) Group 23 (July 7) Group 24 (July 6)
Chris Wakelin Joe O’Connor Fan Zhengyi Pang Junxu
Oliver Traces Robbie Williams Sam Craigie Wu Yize
Anton Kazakov Zak Surety Fergal O’Brien Hammad Miah
Liam Pullen Alfie Davies Ahmed Aly Elsayed Stan Moody
Group 25 (July 8) Group 26 (July 5) Group 27 (June 30) Group 28 (July 4)
Si Jiahui Jak Jones Jordan Brown Anthony Hamilton
Mark Joyce Jamie Jones Julien Leclercq Ben Mertens
Mohamed Ibrahim Rebecca Kenna Joshua Thomand Ryan Thomerson
Haydon Pinhey Dean Younger Barry Pinches Xing Zihao
Group 29 (June 29) Group 30 (June 26) Group 31 (July 13) Group 32 (July 3)
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh Graeme Dott Cao Yupeng Xiao Guodong
Elliot Slessor David Grace Lyu Haotian Martin Gould
Victor Sarkis Daniel Wells Ian Burns Alexander Ursenbacher
Florian Nuessle Andrew Higginson Steven Hallworth Rory McLeod

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