冠军联赛周跃龙塞尔比跻身决赛日

中华时报英国讯(王北方 赵雪湄)27日本周二在米尔顿凯恩斯MK体育馆(MK Stadium),马克·塞尔比(Mark Selby)和周跃龙分别从各自第二阶段小组出现之后将与贾德·特鲁姆普(Judd Trump)和赵心童一起进入斯诺克冠军联赛决赛的第一组。

在D组以3-0分别击败了罗里·麦克劳德(Rory McLeod)和杰米·奥尼尔(Jamie O ‘Neill)之后,塞尔比知道面对格雷姆-多特(Graeme Dott)只要拿到一分就足够了。苏格兰人多特也曾以3-0击败奥尼尔,但与罗里·麦克劳德2:2打平,这意味着他必须击败塞尔比才能晋级。

多特在决胜局开盘以单杆84分先下一城,但塞尔比随后追上并打出了单杆128分,这是他周二击出的第4个单杆破百。莱斯特人在第二局以一杆69分的成绩确保至少拿到一分,这意味着尽管多特最后一局将比分扳平为2-2,塞尔比仍能晋级。

“我觉得我一整天都打得很好,”塞尔比说:“对我来说,第一局与格雷姆的比赛非常重要,他以很棒的单杆开盘,陷我于不利境地。”第二局变得更为严峻,因为如果他赢了,我就得拿下最后两局,所以赢得前两局中的一局对我来说很关键,所幸第二局我取得了突破性胜利。

周跃龙在B组也打出了干净的单杆得分,他以3-0击败马修·塞尔特(Matthew Selt),然后打出三个单杆破百以同样的比分击败多米尼克·戴尔(Dominic Dale)。

在小组首场比赛中,肖恩·墨菲(Shaun Murphy) 3-1负于戴尔,但以3-1战胜塞尔特,意味着小组进入了最后一场比赛。然而,墨菲必须以3比0击败周跃龙,才能阻止中国选手夺得小组第一。这位魔术师在开场就打出了单杆102分,但周跃龙以单杆114分予以回应,确保他将成为小组第一,最终比赛以2:2结束。

斯诺克冠军联赛将于周三继续进行E组和F组的比赛。E组选手包括塔猜亚(Thepchaiya Un-Nooh)、肖国栋、乔丹·布朗(Jordan Brown)和肯·达赫迪(Ken Doherty)。F组将是凯伦·威尔逊(Kyren Wilson)、大卫·吉尔伯特(David Gilbert)、斯科特·唐纳森(Scott Donaldson)和马克·金(Mark King)。

Mark Selby and Zhou Yuelong will join Judd Trump and Zhao Xintong in Group 1 on Finals Day of BetVictor Championship League Snooker after topping their respective Stage Two groups at Stadium MK on Tuesday, live at Matchroom.Live.

 

Having already beaten both Rory McLeod and Jamie O’Neill 3-0 in Group D, Selby knew a point would be enough against Graeme Dott. The Scottish potter had also defeated O’Neill 3-0, but drew 2-2 with Rory McLeod, meaning he’d have to beat Selby to progress.

 

Dott opened the deciding match with an 84, but Selby levelled with a 128, his fourth century of the day. The Leicester man then took the second frame with a 69 to ensure at least a point, which meant he progressed despite Dott levelling the match at 2-2 in the last.

 

“I feel like I played well all day,” said Selby. “The first frame against Graeme for me was huge and he made a great break to put me on the back foot. The second frame became even bigger because if he had won it, I’d need to win the last two so to win one of the first two was key for me and I managed to make a good break myself in the second.