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Although my blog site has actually currently greatly conformed to WPBSA.com (see this area for some interesting information on that particular front), this weekend break I will certainly be online blog writing right here at PSB throughout the expert phases of the vital Gdynia Open.

Routine viewers will certainly be aware of the significance of this occasion, with scenic tour locations, Athletes Champion locations and also Globe Grand Prix identifies up for grabs, however if you are not exactly sure, go here to review my thorough sneak peek and also pre-tournament evaluation of all the crucial fights at WPBSA.com.

For the very first time I will certainly be making the journey to Gdynia to be able to bring you updates on the crucial suits and also chatting factors …

  • Click on this link to see the draw for ET6
  • Click on this link to see the current European Scenic tour Order of Benefit (after 5 occasions)

Most recent in-running scenic tour survival fight (leading gamers beyond the top 64 on the provisionary end of period ranking checklist just):

Thor Chuan Leong– 5,925 (r16)

Ian Burns– 4,050 (r128)

Lee Pedestrian– 3,750 (r64)

Mitchell Mann– 3,675 (r16)

Aditya Mehta– 3,000 (r128)

Scott Donaldson– 2,775 (r64)

Hammad Miah– 2,700 (r128) (AM)

Anthony Hamilton– 2,325 (r32)


Liam Highfield– 2,(************************************** )( r16)

Joel Pedestrian– 2,100( r128)

Zak Guaranty– 1,950( r128)

Michael Leslie– 1,950( r128)

Ryan Causton– 1,725( r16)

Peter Lines– 1,425( r64)

Chris Melling– 1,425( r128)

David Morris– 1,050( r64)

Along with these gamers, there are others that are presently simply inside the top 64 on the two-year globe placing checklist, that will certainly have an eye on this event as a safeguard, on the occasion that they unclothe the top 64 in between currently and also completion of the period.

These consist of (with their European Order of Benefit total amounts): Gerard Greene (1,950), Stuart Carrington (5,775), Oliver Lines (4,875), Sam Baird (7,275), Yu Delu (1,050), David Elegance (3,000)

( names went across as soon as out of the event)

Most Current Athletes Champion Race (European Listing– Leading 24)

Martin Gould– 10,425 (F)

David Gilbert– 7,350 (r32)


Thor Chuan Leong– 5,925 (r16)

Mitchell Mann– 3,(***************************** )( r16)

Zhou Yuelong– 3,675( r16)

Liam Highfield– 2,250( r16)

Ryan Causton– 1,725( r16)

Most Current Athletes Champion Race (Mixed checklist– Leading 6 + Ding Junhui/Ricky Walden)

Jimmy Robertson– 8,000 (r64)

Sam Baird– 7,275 (r16)

Luca Brecel– 6,675 (r32)

Graeme Dott– 6,450 (r128)

Robert Milkins– 6,200 (r128)

Mark Davis– 6,150 (r64)


Matt Selt– 6,000( r32)

Thor Chuan Leong– 5,925 (r16)– REQUIRES QUARTER-FINAL

Zhou Yuelong– 4,475( r16)– REQUIRES SEMI-FINAL

Mitchell Mann– 3,675 (r16)– REQUIRES SEMI-FINAL

Liam Highfield– 2,250 (r16)– REQUIRES FINAL

Ryan Causton– 1,725 (r16)– REQUIRES FINAL

Most Current Globe Grand Prix Race (Top 32 one year checklist)

Peter Ebdon– 34,425 (r64)

Stephen Maguire– 33,250 (r32)


Rory McLeod–30,700( r16)– REQUIRES SEMI-FINAL

Mark King– 26,750 (r16)– REQUIRES TITLE

Zhou Yuelong– 23,475 (r16)– REQUIRES TITLE

Andrew Higginson– 23,275 (SF)– REQUIRES TITLE

Sunday Blog Site

17: 57– Large growths in Gdynia with the verdict these days’s semi-finals within secs of each various other.

Stephen Maguire will certainly hold on to the last area at the Globe Grand Prix complying with loss for Andrew Higginson to Mark Selby.

On The Other Hand, Martin Gould has actually nabbed an area at the Athletes Champion, relocating right into the top 24 on the European Order of Benefit by beating Kyren Wilson to get to the last.

This suggests that Sam Baird leaves of the top 24, however will certainly take his area via the consolidated European/Asian Order of quality, implying that Matt Selt leaves of opinion.

14: 45– Martin Gould maintains his hopes of an area at the Athletes Champion active, defeating Ben Woollaston to get to the semi-finals. Another win required versus either Kyren Wilson or Barry Hawkins to get to the last and also certify.

12: 32– Beats for a variety of the chasing pack today have actually left the different ranking fights reasonably apparent currently as we come close to the quarter-finals.

In regard of scenic tour survival, with both Ryan Causton and also Liam Highfield shedding today, the leading 8 will certainly currently not transform throughout the rest of the weekend break.

Regarding the Athletes Champion checklist is worried, just Martin Gould can currently slip right into the consolidated checklist at the cost of Matt Selt, requiring to win 2 even more suits to do so.

On the other hand beat for Rory McLeod aids Stephen Maguire rather, with Mark King and also Andrew Higginson currently both requiring to assert the title to border the Scot out of opinion to get to the Globe Grand Prix.

11: 09– Fantastic win last evening versus Ding Junhui, however Thor Chuan Leong is currently out of the Gdynia Open, having actually shed 4-0 to Kyren Wilson today, implying that the Malaysian will directly lose out on an area at the Athletes Champion.

11: 01– Very first outcome of the day is a thorough 4-0 success for Andrew Higginson versus Tom Ford, Higginson requiring to win the title today if he is to slip right into the Globe Grand Prix.

01: 03– Some large lead to Gdynia late this night in regard of the different fights.

In regards to scenic tour survival, amateur Ryan Causton has actually finished a superb day with success versus David Gilbert to get to the last 16 tomorrow. The outcome suggests that he currently calls for simply another success versus Ben Woollaston currently to almost protect a put on the primary scenic tour for following period.

The exact same goes with Liam Highfield, that returned from 3-0 to beat Robin Hull 4-3 this night and also placed himself one win away. for Liam nevertheless, his present placement might yet suffice relying on various other outcomes this period, having actually climbed up right into 9th position on the checklist, nevertheless his destiny would certainly after that run out his very own hands.

On the other hand there was additionally a mind-blowing 4-1 success for Thor Chuan Leong versus technique companion Ding Junhui, leaving the Malaysian gamer simply one win far from getting to the Athletes Champion. Successive for him will certainly be Kyren Wilson. Look into my meeting with him right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stYb27jkWlg

Ultimately in the fight to make it to the Globe Grand Prix, Stephen Maguire continues to be in 32 nd area, with Rory McLeod requiring 2 victories tomorrow to deny him of an area in Llandudno.

Better back, Mark King, Zhou Yuelong and also Andrew Higginson might additionally ruin points for the Scot with a go to the title.

Still plenty to bet!

Saturday Blog Site

20: 10– After the jockeying for placement on Friday, today has actually been somewhat a lot more straight-forward with most of the gamers in opinion shedding early.

The large moving companies thus far have actually been Scott Donaldson and also Kyren Wilson, that have actually efficiently made certain of their scenic tour card and also Gamers Champion credentials specifically with their outcomes.

Far from the ranking fights, Ryan Causton has actually executed remarkably well to beat Michael Leslie and also Ryan Day, while Jamie Jones has actually additionally protected a remarkable win versus Shaun Murphy this night.

Additionally worth complying with is Ding Junhui, that is seeking to adhere to up his quarter-final run in Cardiff lately with a solid efficiency in Gdynia, as he seeks to make sure of his area at the Crucible.

19: 29– Rather under the radar, Malaysia Thor Chuan Leong has actually won a 2nd suit today to preserve a probability of getting approved for the Athletes Champion in Manchester, in addition to concrete his placement in the scenic tour survival standings.

19: 26– Big win for Kyren Wilson this mid-day versus Peter Lines, which sees him climb up 5 locations in the consolidated Euro/Asia checklist and also right into placement to make it to the Athletes Champion at the cost of Alfie Concern.

Loss for Lines on the various other hand suggests that he will certainly not acquire a scenic tour card through the European Order of Benefit, so need to end up back inside the top 64 of the main two-year globe positions if he is to prevent needing to play in Q College in May.

14: 32– Look into my video clip round-up of the first day with Lewis from Globe Snooker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIfMeZbx2O0

14: 28– A big win for Scott Donaldson that relocates from eigth to 6th in the race for primary scenic tour cards following period in advance of Hammad Miah and also Anthony Hamilton. Remain tuned to @worldsnooker1 on Twitter for response from Scott quickly …

13: 58– Loss for Stuart Bingham, the ruling globe champ is up to Fraser Patrick, an outcome that leaves him not able to certify to dip into the Athletes Champion following month.

Somewhere Else, Mark Joyce has actually additionally experienced loss through Ryan Day, implying that he is not able to receive the Globe Grand Prix. The outcome is an increase for Stephen Maguire whose placement is enhanced.

12: 55– Which is Kyren Wilson off the mark with a 4-1 success versus Welsh newbie Duane Jones.

Thus far so great for Donaldson and also Leslie, both presently 2-0 up in their must-win suits …

As well as additionally a remarkable 4-2 win for Dylan Craig versus Oliver Lines, to maintain his very own possibilities of signing up with the Globe Snooker scenic tour active …

11: 24– An extremely outstanding win for Peter Lines early, he beats Robert Milkins 4-1 to maintain his hopes active of a fresh scenic tour card via the European Order of Benefit, at the very least a last 16 run demand if he is to do so. It does not obtain any type of much easier for him in the following round nevertheless, with possibly Kyren Wilson awaiting him …

11: 07– So what are the crucial suits today? In regards to scenic tour survival, both Scott Donaldson and also Michael Leslie are the guys to adhere to as they tackle Sydney Wilson and also Ryan Causton specifically.

For the Athletes Champion, at the time of composing ruling globe champ Stuart Bingham routes Fraser Patrick in a suit that he needs to win if he is to stay in opinion to make it to Manchester. In A Similar Way, Kyren Wilson and also Stuart Carrington are additionally looking for outcomes today if they are to make it.

On the other hand in the fight to make it to the Globe Grand Prix, Mark Joyce recognizes that he requires to win 3 suits today if he is to make it at the cost of Stephen Maguire.

11: 01– Assembling the late surfaces on Friday, Anthony Hamilton was not able to make it 3 victories as he dropped 4-2 to Mark King in the very early hrs. The outcome suggests that although he is presently ready to certify in 7th area of those on the European Order of Benefit, he might still be surpassed by gamers at work today.

One more possibly considerable outcome last evening was a 4-2 success for Rory McLeod versus Fergal O’Brien, which maintains McLeod’s hopes of an area at the Globe Grand Prix active, a semi-final needed if he is to make it there.

Friday Blog Site

22: 38– Mitchell Mann has actually settled an ideal day by beating Jack Lisowski to ensure himself a primary scenic tour card for following period through the European Order of Benefit.

The various other gamer to burglarize the leading 8 in the scenic tour survival race was Anthony Hamilton, that has actually included the scalp of Peter Ebdon to that of Joel Pedestrian to substantially increase his placement.

Although he is not yet risk-free, at the time of composing Hamilton is secured at 1-1 with Mark King with the possible to boost still additionally.

21: 10– As well as after 2 excellent victories previously, Stephen Maguire has actually been knocked senseless at the last 32 phase by Leicester’s Tom Ford, a comfy 4-0 victor.

The outcome suggests that Maguire can currently not surpass 32 nd area in the race to the Globe Grand Prix therefore need to really hope that outcomes go his method tomorrow if he is to be in Manchester.

21: 09– Frustration for neighborhood favorite Kacper Filipiak, however an essential win for Andrew Higginson versus the Polish gamer to combine his placement in the race to receive the Athletes Champion.

19: 06– A 4-1 win for Stephen Maguire acts as a more increase to his proposal to receive the Globe Grand Prix, although continuing to be in 32 nd placement on that particular checklist he is much from risk-free with 2 and also a little bit days to go right here in Gdynia.

Successive for him will certainly be a suit versus either Tom Ford or Sean O’Sullivan, both presently secured at 2-2.

18: 55– More victories this night for Luca Brecel and also Sam Baird in the race to receive the Athletes Champion. Both gamers simply inside the top 24 on the European checklist, in addition to currently remaining in placement on the consolidated checklist if they were to quit.

One for tomorrow, Stuart Bingham need to currently win at the very least one suit if he is to certify to play in Manchester, various other gamers having actually continued of him on both certifying checklists today.

18: 08– Vital cause the fight for locations at the Ladbrokes Athletes Champion as Mark Selby has actually beat John Higgins 4-2 to leave the four-time globe champ currently not able to receive the occasion in Manchester.

17: 52– Vital outcomes throughout the last number of hrs right here in Gdynia as Anthony Hamilton recuperated from 2-0 to beat Joel Pedestrian 4-2 and also maintain his hopes active of a fresh two-year scenic tour card through the European Order of Benefit.

The previous Crucible quarter-finalist started the occasion some ₤10,000 off the top 64 therefore would certainly have been targeting a run this weekend break to relocate right into opinion on the European checklist.

While his solitary win thus far is not likely to be sufficient, success versus Peter Ebdon later on this night might be enough, as he would certainly continue of Zak Guaranty, Joel Pedestrian and also Scott Donaldson as it presently stands.

16: 17– Significant beats for Zak Guaranty and also Gerard Greene, that will certainly both currently stay on 1,950 on the last European Order of Benefit.

For Greene, the significance of him continuing to be inside the globe’s top 64 at the end of the period is currently raised, with the safeguard of a scenic tour area through the European Order of Benefit currently not likely to be there. Actually with Ian Burns simply ₤310 behind and also as a result of play right here in Gdynia tomorrow, Greene might locate himself beyond the provisionary top 64 prior to the verdict of this occasion.

15: 44– Which’s a 4-2 win for Maguire versus Stevens to leave closest chaser Mark Joyce requiring at the very least 2 victories tomorrow currently to place him out of the competing the Globe Grand Prix. Never risk-free yet however it aids. Alfie Concern successive for the Scot.

Various other gamers around the 32 mark for the Globe Grand Prix are additionally at work, consisting of Peter Ebdon, Mark Davis and also Rory McLeod.

Somewhere Else, Anthony Hamilton and also Joel Pedestrian are 3 structures right into their vital opening round suit, with both going after fresh scenic tour cards through the European checklist.

Gerard Greene as well is much from risk-free and also had actually discovered himself 3-1 to neighborhood hope Kacper Filipiak, however has actually currently taken the suit to a decider …

13: 52– Among the largest suits of the day is currently in progress, Stephen Maguire handles Matthew Stevens with the Scot seeking to make sure of an area at the Ladbrokes Globe Grand Prix following month.

Presently simply ₤125 in advance of Mark Joyce that obtains underway on Saturday, the Scot will certainly be seeking to place as much range in between himself and also the chasing pack as he can today …

13: 28– Mark Selby wins 4-2 versus amateur Joe Roberts, that offered him a little scare returning from 3-0 down. He looked rather risk-free anyhow however that certainly definitely assures his area at the Athletes Champion. John Higgins waits for in a delicious 2nd round suit, with the Scot requiring to win to stay in opinion to receive Manchester.

12: 54– Vital win for Matt Selt in regard of his hopes of getting approved for the Athletes Champion following month– he relocates right into the leading 6 presently on program to assert an area via the ‘combined’ European and also Oriental Order of Benefit. Still job to do right here in Gdynia though you really feel.

12: 28: HUGE win for Mitchell Mann possibly as he wins the last 2 structures versus Sanderson Lam to increase his possibilities of remaining on scenic tour. He climbs up from linked 8th to 6th of the 8 gamers presently in line to assert a brand-new two-year card.

12: 27– Sam Baird conveniently sees off amateur Joshua Baddeley to relocate right into the 2nd round and also provisionally at the very least, right into the top 24 on the European Order of Benefit at the cost of Stuart Bingham.

12: 07– As well as a big win for Luca Brecel that slips by Joe Swail 4-3 to increase his possibilities of getting approved for the Athletes Champion. He entered into this occasion linked for 24 th placement with Andrew Higginson, so as it stands at the very least, goes up a number of locations.

11: 38– Excellent win for Rhys Clark, he knocks senseless 2006 globe champ Graeme Dott to get to the last64 Dott is currently somewhat susceptible in the race for locations at the Athletes Champion, although one would certainly anticipate him to take an area via the consolidated checklist, if he were to quit of the top 24 on the European Order of Benefit. View this area.

11: 04– Our very first victor of the day is Jack Lisowski, that has actually beat Cao Yupeng 4-2. The outcome suggests that provisionally 70 th on the provisionary end of period checklist, Cao has to currently have a solid coating to the period if he is to damage back right into the top 64 and also preserve his scenic tour condition for 2016/17

9: 36– Friday early morning in Gdynia and also the very first suits of the day are currently underway.

The largest tale from the continuing to be amateur rounds on Friday night came as Hammad Miah was up to Jamie Clarke in the last certifying round, implying that he is currently not able to include in his Order of Benefit tally of 2,700

Presently being in 5th area of the 8 in line to gain a two-year scenic tour card, he seems reasonably well positioned, however will certainly be maintaining a close eye on the outcomes of those promptly listed below him.

The primary suits of rate of interest today include the credentials race for the Athletes Champion, with Graeme Dott and also particularly Luca Brecel seeking to make certain of their locations in the competitors.

In regard of the scenic tour survival fight at the same time, Mitchell Mann is additionally at work versus Sanderson Lam, Mann being among 3 gamers presently linked for the 8th and also last scenic tour area readily available.

Thursday Blog Site

18: 04– We are currently well right into the last day of the amateur qualifiers right here in Gdynia and also at the time of composing the majority of those in reasonably close opinion for a scenic tour area are still at work. Hammad Miah handles current European Champion runner-up Jamie Clarke this night in the suit of the night, while both Joe Roberts and also Dylan Craig additionally stay in case.

Somewhere else, an expect tomorrow and also in the direction of a few of the suits to maintain a specific eye on.

In regard of the fight for scenic tour locations, probably one of the most fascinating preliminary suit theoretically is that in between Anthony Hamilton and also Joel Pedestrian, both gamers that look not likely to end up inside the top 64 therefore will certainly be looking at a run in Poland.

Hammad Miah is one more that will possibly operate if he can come via his last amateur qualifier this night, while Zak Guaranty, Mitchell Mann and also Gerard Greene will certainly all be seeking to include in their total amounts of 1,950 and also escape from that connection for 8th area.

Counting On the Globe Grand Prix and also actually the majority of the gamers around the cut-off factor of 32 nd will certainly operate. These consist of 32 nd positioned Stephen Maguire, that handles fellow UK Champion victor Matthew Stevens in a complicated opening round suit, in addition to Peter Ebdon (31 st), Mark Davis (34 th) and also Rory McLeod (35 th).

For Maguire, he will certainly be seeking to develop as large a benefit as feasible over closest opposition Mark Joyce, prior to he obtains underway versus Ryan Day on Saturday.

Ultimately, in regard of the Athletes Champion among the largest suits to watch on is that in between John Higgins and also possibly Mark Selby at the last 64 phase tomorrow, Higgins particularly requiring to take place a run right here in Gdynia to certify.

Both guys presently sharing a connection for 24 th area (Andrew Higginson and also Luca Brecel) are additionally at work on Friday, while once more Peter Ebdon and also Matt Selt will certainly be among those seeking to require their method right into the consolidated checklist tomorrow.

11: 10– Today sees the extension of the amateur rounds at the 2016 Gdynia Open, with the specialists readied to sign up with the battle royal tomorrow.

In regard of the different ranking fights described over, at the time of composing one of the most noteworthy advancement is that amateur George Pragnall has actually currently dropped, implying that he will certainly not have the ability to acquire a primary scenic tour card via the European Order of Benefit.

A tip additionally that India’s Aditya Mehta has actually additionally taken out from the occasion, so although he presently beings in area to gain a two-year scenic tour card via the European Order of Benefit, he will certainly not be including in his overall of 3,000 throughout today’s occasion.

Leading photo thanks to Arkadiusz Pieńkos

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