Dominic Dale has continues his fantastic run by beating 2006 world champion Graeme Dott in the quarter-finals to reach the semi-finals of the Northern Ireland Trophy. In the semi he will now play Ronnie O'Sullivan.
Quarter-Final Results (winner in red)
Graeme Dott 2 v 5 Dominic Dale
Ryan Day 1 v 5 Ronnie O'Sullivan
Ken Doherty 1 v 5 Ding Junhui
Shaun Murphy 4 v 5 Stephen Lee
Semi-final match up
Dominic Dale v Ronnie O'Sullivan
I think Dale has his work cut out in this match, Ronnie has looked fluid and relaxed all week and it may be one match too far for Welshman Dale. My prediction 6-2 O'Sullivan.
Ding Junhui v Stephen Lee
Ding has fired in this tournament and has looked excellent of late with his maturity and conidence growing all the time. I think he will prove too much for te resurgent Lee who has also put in some good performances. My prediction 6-4 Junhui.