Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Shanghai Masters - Round 1

Round 1 of the Shanghai Masters is complete with Tony Drago, Fergal O'Brien, Dominic Dale, Adrian Gunnell and Stuart Pettman having easy passages through the difficult WILDCARD round.

The only two "tour regulars" to fall at this stage were Scott MacKenzie who lost a tough match 5-4 to Yang Qintian, Michael Judge who lost 5-3 to Xiao Guodong and Mike Dunn who lost 5-3 to Yu Delu.

This means the first round proper is now complete however, one name missing from the draw is Ronnie O'Sullivan who after advice from his doctor has withdrawn due to a back problem.

Completed 1st Round Matches

John Higgins 5 v 2 Jamie Cope
Peter Ebdon 3 v 5 Dave Harold
Steve Davis 5 v 4 Fergal O'Brien
Ali Carter 1 v 5 Adrian Gunnell
Ryan Day 5 v 1 Tony Drago
Stephen Maguire 5 v 1 Xiao Guodong
Stephen Lee 5 v 4 Marco Fu

Two massive upsets in the first round with Dave Harold (who has confessed he wants to break back into the top 16) beating Peter Ebdon and Ali Carter losing heavily 5-1 to Adrian Gunnell.

More results to follow

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