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​Chinese 8 Ball - 2017 'Joy Billiards' World Chinese 8 Ball Masters (Day 3)

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


POTTS STILL ON COURSE FOR A TRIO OF TITLES


Two time winner Gareth Potts can still make it a hat-trick of World Masters titles after a successful Thursday in Qinhuangdao.


The 2013 & 2014 champion was pushed to the B Side yesterday, but victories today over Xie Zhaohui & World 9 Ball Champion Albin Ouschan kept his hopes alive in this fifth edition of the event.


Potts is just one of two non-Chinese players remaining - overall there are only 12 players left. The other is Spain's Francisco Diaz Pizarro, who won four straight matches before losing to Zhang Kunpeng. 


​Zhang and Shen ChongYang are the only undefeated players (5 wins out of 5) left. They will square off tomorrow where the winner is guaranteed a place in the Grand Final.


Today's double session saw the eliminations of American Pool stars Corey Deuel, Denis Grabe, Justin Campbell and Ouschan​.



ALL MATCHES ARE FIRST TO 13, OR WHOEVER IS WINNING AT THE 140 MINUTES TIME LIMIT


LOSERS SIDE - ROUND 4   *LOSERS ARE ELIMINATED*

Zheng Yubo 13-10Yu Ting

​Phone Myint Kyaw 13-12 Li Hui

Zhang Guangha 13-6Corey Deuel

Zhao Ruliang 13-6Wu Zhenyu

Zak Shepherd 7-9 Denis Grabe

Wang Peng 13-6 Wang Tongle

Albin Ouschan 9-8Justin Campbell

Xie Zhaohui11-13 Gareth Potts


WINNERS SIDE - ROUND 3

Gong Haifeng9-13 Francisco Diaz Pizarro

Zhang Kunpeng 13-4Dai Yong

Xi Hongyu 11-10Fan Zhisong

Shen ChongYang 13-7 Zhao Yunbiao


LOSERS SIDE - ROUND 5   *LOSERS ARE ELIMINATED*

Phone Myint Kyaw9-13 Zheng Yubo

Zhao Ruliang 13-7 Zhang Guanghao

Wang Peng 13-8 Denis Grabe

Gareth Potts 13-11Albin Ouschan


WINNERS SIDE - ROUND 4

Shen ChongYang 13-10 Xi Hongyu

Francisco Diaz Pizarro 9-13 Zhang Kunpeng





Written and published by Michael Day on the 12th January 2017