2015 Snooker China-Ding Junhui beats 103 points and wins Williams to enter the quarterfinals

2015SnookerChina-DingJunhuibeats103pointsandwinsWilliamstoenterthequarterfinals
OntheeveningofApril2,Beijingtime,the2015WorldSnookerChinaOpencontinuedattheBeijingUniversityGymnasium.Inthe1/8finals,defendingchampionDingJunhuicontinuedtomaintainapositivemomentum,scoringabreakof100,5-2Lectra,oneofthe75topthreeMarkWilliams,advancedtothequarter-finalsagainstHigginsandTrumpThewinner.DingJunhuidefeatedWilliams5-2toadvancetothequarterfinalsofthefirsttworounds.DingJunhuidefeatedCampbellandMarkDaviswithtwo5-1s,sweepingawaythehazeofthesixroundsthisyear,inafestiveatmosphereZhongusheredinhis28thbirthday.MarkWilliams,whohasimprovedthisseason,alsodidnothavemuchtrouble.After5-2eliminationofZhaoXintong,hesweptLeslie5-0.Thetwoplayerswhowere12yearsoldandmetinthethirdround.  Beforethetwosidesplayed19times,DingJunhuitookaclearadvantagewith11wins,2drawsand6losses.Itisworthmentioningthatinthepastfouryears,DingJunhuihasmaintainedhisproudrecordofwinningfivegamesagainstJinlefthand.Varioussurfaces,thebalanceofvictoryisonDingJunhui’sside.  Sureenough,inthefirstgame,Williamsfailedtotrytoattack,theredballstayedinthecornerofthebag,andformedafartablewiththecueball.Asshowninthefigure,DingJunhuiisstillsteadilyscoring,scoring68pointsashotandtransferredtodefense.DingJunhui,whowasbackfromtheleftwithaleft-handedshot,continuedtoscorethroughthefartable,makingamistakeinthemiddlepocket76-0.Therearestillfiveredballsonthetable,andWilliamsrecovered32pointsandusedthelastredballasasnooker.AlthoughDingJunhuioncemissed4points,WilliamsgaveupaftersnookerandmissedCOSCO.DingJunhuiled1-0.  Inthesecondgame,DingJunhuionceagainshowedaprecisefarset,butwhenhittingtheblackball,aredballalsofellintothemiddlepocket,andmissedanexcellentopportunityforacontinuousattack.Williamswasverycautiouswhenhesucceeded,andthe39-5leadwasstillamistakeintheblackball.DingJunhuilostthelastredballin42-39overtakingandsentafreekickinthenextdefensiveerror.AndWilliamsattackeduntilthelastcoffeeballmissed,regeneratingvariablesonthefield.Afterafewroundsofdefense,DingJunhuiscoredacoffeeballfromthefartableandreceivedacolorfulballtothenextcity64-54,thescorewas2-0.  Inthethirdgame,DingJunhuitooktheleadinthreeconsecutivegamesandscoredonly22points.HeleftWilliamswithaverycomfortableline.Williams,whowasinanunfavorablesituation,successfullyadjusted,seizingtheopportunitytohitasingleshot91pointstopullbacktothecity.Inthefourthgame,DingJunhui,thedefensivebattle,foundabreakthrough,scoringasingleshotwith103pointstoclearthetable,andre-leadingJin3-1withtwoleft-handedinnings.Whenhehitthelastpinkballduringtheperiod,thecueballhittheblackballinthecornerofthebag,shockedfourseats,andwonthelottery!  Afterthebreak,thegameenteredthefifthround.Aftertherest,Williamsneatlyreturnedto81points,2-3.FacedwiththetightpaceofJin’slefthand,DingJunhuididnothaveasofthand,andenteredtheCOSCOTaiwaninthesixthcornerwithaweakcorner.Hescored42pointsandmadealittleharder,resultinginnoredballandheturnedtodefense.Williamsmissedtheoffense,DingJunhui’sinningsexpandedto57-0offensiveblackballmisalignment,buttheblackballsealedthebag.Williamsstormedthetopbagagainandstillfailed.Ontheotherhand,DingJunhuishowedconfidenceandfoundaredballtoattackdecisively,regaininghisfirsthandandthendefendingashot.Facingthisproblem,therestoftheredballwasscatteredhalfaset.Inthefaceofthisproblem,theimpatientJinlefthandvigorouslysolvedtheballandfailedtogetamiracle.Instead,herescuedtheblackballfromthebag.DingJunhuireceivedthisgift,86-0andthentothenextcity,4-2tooktheleadinobtainingmatchpoints.  Intheseventhgame,Williamsmademistakesindefenseandoffensesuccessively.DingJunhuiscoreda34-0leadandaccidentallymissedtheballinthebag.ThedistractedWilliamsonceagainpaidthepricefortheoffensiveoffense.Thistime,DingJunhuididnotgiveopponentsachancetoplay.68-0wonthegame.Thetotalscorewas5-2.LectraWilliams,advancingtothetop8willbe1/1.4FinalsagainstthewinnersofHigginsandTrump.(Moline)