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Romanian Snooker Masters (Day 1): Robertson & Selby face early exit


The primary day of the Romanian Snooker Masters recorded some fairly enormous shocks, as each Neil Robertson and Mark Selby confronted an early first-round exit.

Spring has come to Bucharest, Romania and so did snooker, this magnificent mixture kicking off this Wednesday on the Metropolitan Circus with the likes of Ali Carter, Mark Williams, Mark King and Stephen Maguire.

Curiously sufficient the primary two matches of the day ended on the identical end result, Carter whitewashing Willo, 4-0 due to breaks of 74, 133 and 71, whereas Maguire “burnt” King with the identical end result, supported by prime breaks of 109, 61, 108 and 74.

The night got here and with it the primary match that noticed all its frames being performed: Neil Robertson v. Stuart Bingham.

The 2015 world champion opened the scoreline with a prime break of 91 to take the primary two frames of the match, however Robertson fought again not solely to attract stage, but additionally to place his nostril in entrance.

It was 3-2, however Bingham had different plans. Plans that made him hit a lovely 137 break (the best of the event to date) and win two consecutive body to get his place booked within the quarter-finals.

A really totally different match adopted subsequent, as Mark Selby and Liang Wenbo took the stage in a fairly low-standard confrontation of cues.

The lads bought tangled in a fairly scrappy, 43-minute opening body which went Wenbo’s approach due to a prime break of 48, to which the Chinese language participant added a 47 to go 2-0 up.

Selby pulled one again through the use of half a century break, however the subsequent one was cashed by Wenbo who was now only one away from victory.

The fifth body noticed Selby barely managing so as to add it to his assortment, all the things ending with Wenbo’s runs of 31 and 41, for a ultimate results of 4-2.

As we speak’s order of play:

13:00 Barry Hawkins v Ryan Day
14:00  John Higgins v Anthony McGill



19:00 Judd Trump v Luca Brecel
20:00 Mark Allen v Kyren Wilson

Picture credit score: Romanian Snooker Masters



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