Irish Legends Cup 2017 -England leads 7-5 at the end of day 1

And it certainly didn’t look that way when they trailed 5-2 after the first double of the second session! Mark Selby and Kyren Wilson are both debutants in the Legends Cups and none of them two had ever played in Goffs. It’s a very intimidating venue, often compared to a bear pit, and both needed time to find their foot in there. Actually Mark had failed to pot a single ball during the first session! He got teased relentlessly about it by John Virgo and Dennis Taylor.

Ronnie played very well in the balls, but wouldn’t be happy with his long potting, nor with the odd lapse of concentration that cost him a black off the spot. But he won both his single matches.

So England starts today with a 2 points lead, but it means very little when the goal is to reach 18 and you’re on 7 … Plenty of twists, turns and drama in store!

Here are the pictures albums on Facebook:

The first session

The second session

And some images of Ronnie in action yesterday, with pen and cue.