Mark Selby and Stuart Bingham both Progress to the semi finals of the International snooker Championships in China after a up and down performances from both players.
The quarter finals seen this week at the International Championships resemble that of last weeks English Open with most of the top seeds in contention. Six of the top eight snooker players in the world reached the quarter finals this week.
The standard of snooker seen earlier this morning was always going to be difficult to match but this afternoon’s matches were almost as good. With Judd Trump and Ding Junhui being the first players to book their places in the semi finals, it was now down to Mark Selby v Joe Perry and Stuart Bingham v Michael Holt.
Mark Selby began his quarter final very well. Perry clinched the first frame but from there onwards it was all Selby as he took 5 frames on the trot to go 5-1 in front.
Mark Selby became a bit undone while having the 5-1 lead which gave Perry an opportunity to claw back a couple of frames to 5-3. The ninth frame was a very scrappy affair. Neither player took their chances but it was Selby who eventually won the frame and match after some hard snooker.
World No.2 Stuart Bingham got off to a dream start against Michael Holt by going 4-0 with three of the four breaks being 80+. After the interval things started to fall apart for Bingham as Holt quickly clawed back all the frames to level up at 4-4.
Just as the match appeared to be slipping away from Bingham, he knocks in a break of 131 out of nowhere. Holt quickly replied to level things up but in the next frame it was Bingham in command and got himself over the line.
Relieved Bingham now goes on to play Mark Selby in another semi final tomorrow.
Come back later and read our preview for tomorrow’s semi final. So far we haven’t got one match wrong in this snooker event. Can we go all the way and get every match prediction correct?