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UK Qualifiers Day 6 - The Joy Of Joyce

UK Qualifiers Day 6 - The Joy Of Joyce

It's day six of the 12BET.com UK Championship qualifiers in Sheffield and the atmosphere is tense as the event is reaching it's pinnacle. Two happy chaps who have made it through are Mark Joyce and Jimmy White.

Mark Joyce

Mark Joyce hasn't experienced the best of seasons so far, not winning many PTC matches or qualifying for any televised venues, but he has showed some amazing snooker in the last 6 days, including beating Jak Jones 9-7, Alfier Burden 9-7, and today impressively beating EPTC3 Marcus Campbell 9-8 on the colours to book a final round tie with former UK Champion Steve Davis, for a place at Telford.

Jimmy White at EPTC4

Whilst Michael White wasn't so lucky (lost 9-6 to Jamie Burnett), the Whirlwind Jimmy White performed extremely well for the second match in a row to beat Telford local Adrian Gunnell 9-4. Over the last few weeks Jimmy has had a mini-resurgence, winning the World Seniors Championship and playing extremely well in this tournament, many make him favourite to beat Joe Perry in the next round, and set up a mouth-watering clash with Stephen Hendry at the venue.

Not all the veterans made it through though, Tony Drago suffered a 9-6 defeat by the hands of PTC2 winner Tom Ford and most recent EPTC winner Michael Holt unfortunately lost 9-4 to Patrick Wallace. As more often the case than not, Holt has been plagued with extreme inconsistency, lets hope he can produce a better string of results in the second half of the season.

Full Results:

Marcus Campbell 8-9 Mark Joyce

Stuart Pettman 5-9 Xiao Guodong

Adrian Gunnell 4-9 Jimmy White

Joe Swail 9-2 Simon Bedford

Michael Holt 4-9 Patrick Wallace

Jamie Burnett 9-6 Michael White

Robert Milkins 9-4 Matthew Couch

Tom Ford 9-6 Tony Drago

Dominic Dale 9-6 Matthew Selt

Rory McLeod 9-4 Kyren Wilson


Posted Nov 30, 2010   
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