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Chinese 8 Ball - 2017 'Joy Billiards' World Chinese 8 Ball Masters

10th-15th January 2017 / Olympic Stadium, Qinhuangdao City, China


LESS THAN HALF REMAIN IN THE CHASE - DAY 2 REVIEW


Only 24 of the original starting field of 64 remain after the second day's play in the fifth JOY World Chinese 8 Ball Masters.


There were a number of big names departing the scene in Qinhuangdao including reigning two time champion Yang Fan, current World Champion Shi Hanqing and 5 times US Open 9 Ball Champion Shane Van Boening.


Just 8 players are undefeated (3 out of 3 wins) and therefore still have both lives intact. These are Chinese players Xi Hongyu, Gong Haifeng, Dai Yong, Zhang Kunpeng, Fan Zhisong, Zhao Yunbiao, Shen ChonYang and Spain's Francisco Diaz Pizarro.


The others left are all now on their final lives. This is where you find 2013 & 2014 winner Gareth Potts and China's Number 1 ranked player Zheng Yubo.


In terms of British participation (besides Potts), despite brave displays, both Jack Whelan and Liam Dunster are now out. However Wales' Zak Shepherd has bounced back with 3 straight victories to stay in the event.


In a similar position is current World 9 Ball Champion Albin Ouschan (pictured above), who had a brace of victories today, starting off by beating the Philippines' Jeffrey Ignacio on the TV table.


***ALL MATCHES are first to 13, or whoever is winning at the 140 minute time limit***


LOSERS SIDE - ROUND 2   *LOSERS ARE ELIMINATED*

Waleed Majid 2-13 Zheng Yubo

​​Andrey Seroshtan 12-11 Liam Dunster

​Phone Myint Kyaw 13-5 Abdulla Alameri

Shi Hanqing 12-13 Dong Yi

Shane Van Boening 7-13 Zhang Guanghao

Wang Yun 13-3 Mohammadli Pordel

Jimmy Jusman 7-13 Jack Whelan

Liu Yang 11-13 Zhao Ruliang 

Zak Shepherd 13-12 Li Xiaopeng 

Lv Xin 11-13 Liu Xin

Stephen Holem 11-12 Wang Peng

Wu Hao 13-6 Xi Shouxin

Christophe Lambert 11-13 Chen Qiang

Li Bo 8-13 Xie Zhaohui

Yang Fan 13-6 Xia Hongyan

Albin Ouschan 13-6 Jeffrey Ignacio



WINNERS SIDE - ROUND 2

Gareth Potts 10-11 Xi Hongyu

Corey Dueul 4-13 Francisco Diaz Pizarro

Wu Zhenyu 11-13 Gong Haifeng

Dai Yong 13-8 Yu Ting

Li Hui 9-13 Zhang Kunpeng

Fan Zhisong 11-10 Justin Campbell

Zhao Yunbiao 13-9 Denis Grabe

Wan Tongle 7-13 Shen ChongYang



LOSERS SIDE - ROUND 3    *LOSERS ARE ELIMINATED*

Andrey Seroshtan 9-13 Zheng Yubo

Dong Yi 9-10 ​Phone Myint Kyaw

Wang Yun 12-13 Zhang Guanghao

Zhao Ruliang 13-6 Jack Whelan

Liu Xin 6-13 Zak Shepherd

Wu Hao 10-13 Wang Peng

Yang Fan 6-13 Xie Zhaohui

Albin Ouschan 13-7 Chen Qiang




Written and published by Michael Day on the 11th January 2017

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