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PTC Grand Finals 2011 - Murphy's Magic

PTC Grand Finals 2011 - Murphy's Magic

Shaun Murphy didn't drop a single frame in either his matches today as he went on to beat Martin Gould 4-0 in tonights final for the Players Tour Championship grand finals. Murphy was also the leader on the order of merit for the PTC events so it is a deserving win for him.

Shaun Murphy

 

2005 World Champion Shaun Murphy had already had a brilliant season in the PTC events. Winning one, reaching the final of another and the semi of another which was more than enough to make him the leader on the order of merit. But winning the PTC Grand Finals was a great culmination for him and he will be looking to impress at the crucible this year.

At the Helix Theatre in Dublin he beat Ricky Walden 4-2 in the first round then came back from 3-2 behind to beat Stephen Lee 4-3 to reach the semi-finals. In front of a packed crowd he disposed of Matthew Stevens to with breaks of 80 and 63 to set up a tie with Martin Gould. Martin himself was appearing in his first televised ranking event final after coming through his semi-final 4-3 over Mark Selby.

The final itself wasn't of the highest quality but Shaun managed to win a second consecutive match 4-0 with the aid of breaks of 43, 40 and 53. Martin had a few chances but failed to capitalize on them and just wasn't at tthe races tonight. Bit he can be happy with his performance this week and will be one of the names that the the top 16 won't want to be drawn with at the Crucible.

Speaking of the draw we will find out tomorrow morning who will be facing who. With names like Matthew Stevens, Stephen Lee and of course Martin Gould in the hat it will be interesting to see what the final 32 will look like. But once again congratulations to Shaun Murphy and good luck for the rest of the season!

 

Shaun Murphy wins PTC Grand Finals

Photo courtesy of World Snooker

 

Full Tournament Results:

 

Final:

Shaun Murphy 4-0 Martin Gould

Semi-Finals:

Shaun Murphy 4-0 Matthew Stevens

Martin Gould 4-3 Shaun Murphy

Quarter-Finals:

Shaun Murphy 4-3 Stephen Lee

Matthew Stevens 4-0 Marcus Campbell

Michael Holt 2-4 Martin Gould

Mark Williams 3-4 Mark Selby

Second-Round:

Shaun Murphy 4-2 Ricky Walden
56(56)-75(55), 72-9, 66-63(54), 67(50)-6, 47-68, 81-55

Stephen Lee 4-1 Mark Davis

Dominic Dale 1-4 Matthew Stevens
6-94(93), 76-55, 0-81(60), 34-71, 8-67

Marcus Campbell 4-3 Stuart Bingham
42-82, 72-0, 27-64, 66-29, 2-72, 79(58)-44, 126(126)-0

Barry Pinches 3-4 Michael Holt
0-108(102), 72-0, 74-4, 52-66, 97(63)-22, 36-84(83), 12-75

Judd Trump 2-4 Martin Gould

Mark Williams 4-0 Anthony Hamilton
111(111)-8, 73-7, 7-48, 143(143)-0

Mark Selby 4-0 Andrew Higginson

First-Round:

Ricky Walden 4-1 Liang Wenbo
61-18, 0-89(89), 88(60)-7, 80(52)-42, 73-41

Mark Davis 4-0 Joe Jogia
71-64, 79(50)-10, 70-0, 67-52

Matthew Stevens 4-2 Gerard Greene

Stuart Bingham w/o Stephen Maguire

Marco Fu 1-4 Michael Holt
TBC, 0-72(66), 13-110(110), 24,73(54), 55-59

Jamie Jones 0-4 Martin Gould
10-72(50), 16-59, 20-106(106), 24-99

Anthony Hamilton 4-2 Tom Ford
137(133)-0, 65-43, 92(92)-0, 37-56, 56-67, 67(54)-19

Andrew Higginson 4-1 Jack Lisowski
136(128)-0, 64(57)-66, 62-36, 114-13, 74-57

 

Scores courtesy of Global Snooker

Posted Mar 20, 2011   
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