Things are heating up in Wigan

Ryan Thomerson (pictured below) ended the hopes of howeveryoulikebreak.comsponsored player Sean Maddocks with an excellent 4-1 victory. Thomerson put in a clinical display clearing up from 50 behind twice to lead 3-1 then stroking in a sublime break of 74 to wrap up victory. Thomerson spoke to reporter Curtis Braithwaite after the match and said ” Sean beat me in q school last year so it’s nice to get some revenge, He’s a really talented player and i knew i had to be fully focused to get over the line and I’m delighted with the way i played today and if i can repeat that over the next two days i’ve got a great chance of qualifying”.

Ryan Thomerson

Former ranking event finalist Matthew Couch (pictured below) won a titanic battle 4-3 against former tour player Zang Yong to keep his tour hopes alive. Couch has always been a solid match player but he also bought his scoring game to the table today stroking in breaks of 54, 71 and 80 on route to victory and will be a tough nut to crack due to his experience. Couch is desperate to get his tour card back to give himself a crack at snooker’s top table again.

Former ranking event finalist Matthew Couch

Zak Surety (pictured below) produced a solid performance on route to a 4-2 victory over Chinese star Pang Junxu. Surety is a talented player with a good temperament and definitely improved over the last few year’s. This victory over Pang will do wonders for Surety’s confidence and he is now only 4 wins away from realising his childhood dream of becoming a professional snooker player.

Zak Surety

There were also good wins for experienced trio Paul Davison, Peter Lines and Robin Hull all pictured below.

Shootout champion 2016 Robin Hull
Former world seniors champion Peter Lines
Experienced former professional Paul Davison