Second and last day of the last 64 round.
Colin, Ronnie and Jimmy started with a preview the afternoon session, focusing on the Mark Selby v Oliver Lines match
During and after that match, they were praising Selby’s performance constantly; it was indeed impressive. The only moment they criticised him was when he tried to protect a lead instead of taking chances to kill the frame. Oliver Lines never really got going but he wasn’t given the chance to:
After the session though their focus was on the other television match, Judd Trumps’s victory over Stuart Carrington.
Later Colin, Ronnie and Jimmy presented the day 2, evening matches preview:
Stephen Maguire made very short work of his match beating a struggling Jamie Cope by 6-0, but he was still very critical of the conditions afterwards.
And at the end of the day, they were back to comment on Neil Robertson’s performance and answer a few fans questions. Despite a few good breaks, it was a poor match overall, both players missing a lot of chances.
Elsewhere Luca Brecel beat Anthony McGill by 6-4. Earlier in his commentary, Ronnie has suggested that Luca and Oliver Lines were the two most promising European young players. Personally I regret that Luca and Anthony had to meet at this stage, I like to watch both and certainly both are very capable.
Also Barry Hawkins was beaten by Robin Hull, 6-3, a mini surprise but then Robin is a very dangerous player and very experienced.
Ronnie and Jimmy’s punditry attracted a lot of praise on social media, Ronnie’s straight talking and no nonsense attitude is hugely appreciated as are Jimmy’s sense of humour and knowledge.
here is a mini selection of tweets from yesterday:
You can watch all of day 2 in York punditry here: