Welsh Open: In Llandudno, Mark Williams and Mark Selby were eliminated

Location: Cymru, Llandudno Dates: February 12–18


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Anthony McGill has eliminated two-time champion Mark Williams from the Welsh Open’s third round.


Williams had a great chance to win the first frame, but he lost it. He recovered to win the second with a break of 91.


McGill scored 76 runs to win the third, and Williams’ poor safety play gave the Scots the opportunity to pick up the pieces and win 4-1.


Williams is one of the two previous world champions who have left the Llandudno event together with Mark Selby.

At Venue Cymru, Aaron Hill defeated the four-time world champion Selby 4-2 in the second round.


Hill won three straight after dropping the opening frame, including a suspenseful fourth set that featured over ten minutes of safety shots on the last green ball.


Before the Irishman broke for 42 to win the match, Selby grabbed one back to tie it 3-2.


play Thursday, Hill takes play Zhengyi Fan of China in the third round.


On Wednesday, Anthony Hamilton defeated Kyren Wilson 4-1, causing a shocking loss for the former.


Welsh duo Dylan Emery and Jak Jones achieved success, defeating Noppon Saengkham and Anda Zhang, respectively, to go to the third round.


Duane Jones, a Welshman, however, is out after falling to Matthew Selt 4-1.


After defeating Wu Yize 4-2 to advance to the third round, Graeme Dott will take against Luca Brecel, who defeated Joe O’Connor 4-0.


Following his 4-1 victory over Jiahui Si, Mark Allen also advanced, while Robbie Williams defeated Adam Duffy 4-2.


Earlier, Dominic Dale overcame a 3-1 deficit to defeat fellow Welshman Alfie Davies, who was not ranked, and advance to the third round.


The 23-year-old Davies got the early advantage of the match with a 125 break, but Dale rallied to even the score at 3-3 and win a close match.


In Wednesday’s morning session, Jordan Brown of Northern Ireland was defeated 4-3 by 17-year-old Stan Moody after behind 3-2.


Additionally, Marco Fu of Hong Kong advanced to the next round by defeating Englishman Zak Surety 4-3 with a best break of 86.


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