Fu Chews Up Davis

Another Taiwanese player has made it into the quarter-final shake-up at the 2006 Philippines World Pool Championship Fu Che-wei he took care of Steve Davis, the UK 's sole remaining hope in the competition.

He know joins Wu Chia-ching and Liu Cheng-chuan in the last eight and strengthens the chances of Taiwan retaining this title.

Fu was in control of the match throughout although Davis made a late rally to give Fu a scare. The Taiwanese though, was too good for him in most aspects of the game.

It was the six-times World Snooker Champion's second best run in this event following a quarter final appearance in 2000, but he clearly ran out of steam at the PICC on Friday night.

The match was close in the early stages as they were tied up at 3-all but some mistakes from Davis allowed Fu to take three racks on the spin to pull ahead.

Fu got to 9-5 ahead as all looked lost for the Englishman but he characteristically dug deep to win three racks and get back to 9-8 down.

Fu, the 32 year-old from Ping-dong, seized the initiative to close out the last two racks for victory.

“I've got a bit of a cold at the moment so when I was down on the shot I felt a bit dizzy, but hopefully it will clear by tomorrow, said Fu.

“ Davis missed too many balls during the game so my main concentration was to not miss. I'm looking forward to tomorrow and I hope I can be confident,” he added.

Davis said, “I was beaten by the better man on the day and although I came back towards the end it was a bit of a bridge too far.

“I've had a fantastic time here though. Manila is a great place and I've enjoyed every minute of my stay here.

“It really is pool crazy here and the level of talent in the competition is unreal. There are so many players unknown to me who are as good as any I've seen,” he added.