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