It’s semi final day of the inaugural Champion of Champions and what a line up we have competing for the £100,000 prize in this exclusive snooker event. There has been certainly upsets in the previous rounds, but overall the best players of the week have gotten to this stage of the competition.
The headline act for the semi’s is of course Ronnie O’Sullivan, who so far has failed to fire on all cylinders this season. Could this by his week to shine on the snooker table and lift his first piece of silverware in the 16/17 season? Some argue that this is the beginning of the end of his snooker career but most us know there is plenty of life left in him yet.
O’Sullivan’s first obstacle and perhaps one of the best players so far this season is Ding Junhui. Ding has had a lucky escape in the previous round and counts himself lucky to have gotten this far.
With both players having a few days rest before their match later this evening, we should see a high quality snooker match later. A lot of people would put their money on O’Sullivan but the safer bet might be with Ding today as he has been playing more consistent snooker throughout the season.
The afternoon session will see John Higgins taking on Mark Allen. So far this week Higgins has knocked out Shaun Murphy and Judd Trump. Last week he won £200,000 at the China Championship. Could this be back to back wins for Higgins who has clearly found some good form on the snooker table?
Higgins has the tough task of taking on Mark Allen, who defeated Joe Perry and snooker world No.1, Mark Selby earlier in the week. Allen has always been knocking on the door to win some big tournaments, and although he has previously, Allen sometimes lacks consistency.
Talking to a lot of fans in the past few hours, most believe it could be O’Sullivan and Higgins final, who both turned professional more than 25 years ago.