York Chronicles – day 4

Second and final day of the last 32. If Monday was eventful, what can we say about yesterday?

Ronnie, Jimmy and Colin started with a preview on the day’s action.

After the afternoon session, they analyse the Murphy-Woollaston match and Neil Foulds, at the Barbican, does flash interviews with Tom Ford and Shaun Murphy.
They also reflect on Martin Gould and Mark Allen games and abilities.
They take a look at the draw as last 16 round takes shape and a short preview of the evening matches.

The evening preview featured interviews with Mark Allen and Martin Gould. The three also made some predictions regarding the matches outcomes. Ronnie reckons that Neil Robertson and Marco Fu should win but that Liang Wenbo could well cause un upset and beat Judd Trump.

Mark Allen had no complaints after his defeat, here is what he tweeted:
No complaints. Lost to the better player on the day. Didn’t compete with his safety at all. Can’t win the big events without a safety game!

During the midsession Colin, Ronnie and Jimmy went though an assessment of the Trump-Liang match. At that point Trump had been dominating the match and the show and the pundits comment on some of his most spectacular shots.

As the evening unfolded, so did the drama. Thepchaya Un Nooh missed the last black for a maximum and £44000. You can watch it here:

2015 UK Champs: Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 147 attempt – Neil Robertson

And his reaction afterwards:

Later Neil Robertson piled more misery on poor Theppy as he scored a 145, nicking the tournament HB as well as winning the match.

On the other television table, Judd Trump had been 3-0 up and 279 points to nil, he had been 4-1 up … and lost 6-4 to Liang Wenbo. Just as Ronnie had predicted: if there is an upset tonight, it would be Wenbo beating Judd. He did.

In my opinion, Judd fell apart, not for the first time. He is vulnerable under pressure, especially when he’s a huge favourite in a match and his opponent takes the game to him.

When the pundits called it a day, one match was still in progress: Mark Joyce had been 5-0 up on Dechawat Poomjaeng, but “Poomy” was on the comeback trail. He went on to win 6-5 from 5-0 down…

So today, we can expect Ronnie Wood and his dog in the studio … We can’t miss that can we?

Watch day 4 full punditry again here:

MissingClip 2015 UK Champs: Day4 tv preview+MSI+review (Eurosport)

All the detailed results are available on cuetracker.net