Potts Still On Course For A Trio Of Titles
Michael Day - Thecueview.com
Jan. 12, 2017
Gareth Potts
Gareth Potts
Two time winner Gareth Potts can still make it a hat-trick of World Masters titles after a successful Thursday in Qinhuangdao.
 
The 2013 & 2014 champion was pushed to the B Side yesterday, but victories today over Xie Zhaohui & World 9 Ball Champion Albin Ouschan kept his hopes alive in this fifth edition of the event.
 
Potts is just one of two non-Chinese players remaining - overall there are only 12 players left. The other is Spain's Francisco Diaz Pizarro, who won four straight matches before losing to Zhang Kunpeng. 
 
?Zhang and Shen ChongYang are the only undefeated players (5 wins out of 5) left. They will square off tomorrow where the winner is guaranteed a place in the Grand Final.
 
Today's double session saw the eliminations of American Pool stars Corey Deuel, Denis Grabe, Justin Campbell and Ouschan?.
 
 
ALL MATCHES ARE FIRST TO 13, OR WHOEVER IS WINNING AT THE 140 MINUTES TIME LIMIT
 
?LOSERS SIDE - ROUND 4   *LOSERS ARE ELIMINATED*
Zheng Yubo 13-10 Yu Ting
?Phone Myint Kyaw 13-12 Li Hui
Zhang Guangha 13-6 Corey Deuel
Zhao Ruliang 13-6 Wu Zhenyu
Zak Shepherd 7-9 Denis Grabe
Wang Peng 13-6 Wang Tongle
Albin Ouschan 9-8 Justin Campbell
Xie Zhaohui 11-13 Gareth Potts
 
?WINNERS SIDE - ROUND 3
Gong Haifeng 9-13 Francisco Diaz Pizarro
Zhang Kunpeng 13-4 Dai Yong
Xi Hongyu 11-10 Fan Zhisong
Shen ChongYang 13-7 Zhao Yunbiao
 
LOSERS SIDE - ROUND 5   *LOSERS ARE ELIMINATED*
Phone Myint Kyaw 9-13 Zheng Yubo
Zhao Ruliang 13-7 Zhang Guanghao
Wang Peng 13-8 Denis Grabe
Gareth Potts 13-11 Albin Ouschan
 
WINNERS SIDE - ROUND 4
Shen Chong Yang 13-10 Xi Hongyu
Francisco Diaz Pizarro 9-13 Zhang Kunpeng