World quantity 13 Mark Williams received six out of seven matches to high Group P and safe development to the second section of the WST Professional Sequence in Milton Keynes.
The Welshman produced quickfire snooker all through the day, averaging as little as 15.1 seconds per shot in one in all his wins and not more than 17.6 seconds in any of his encounters. Williams fired in century breaks of 108 and 102 on his strategy to development.
The three-time Crucible king will now return for the second section, the place he’ll hope to proceed to construct his type forward of subsequent month’s Betfred World Championship. Regardless of failing to qualify for the upcoming Cazoo Tour Championship, Williams confirmed glimpses of his finest type in reaching the semi-finals of the current BetVictor Welsh Open.
Williams scored 2-0 wins over Oliver Brown, Florian Nuessle, Gao Yang, Robbie Williams, Nigel Bond and Alex Clenshaw. His solely dropped frames got here in a 2-0 defeat to Robert Milkins. It’s Milkins who joins Williams within the second section, having received six of his seven matches.
“I assumed I performed alright the entire means by. I used to be fortunate in a few frames. I used to be fortunate to beat Florian, I bought a snooker and received the primary body on the black after which received the subsequent on the pink. It wasn’t as simple because it seemed, however I’m simply completely happy to be within the subsequent group,” stated 45-year-old Williams. “My goal was simply to get to the Crucible with out going to the qualifiers. I feel I’ve finished that now so I’m simply trying ahead to it and can take pleasure in it.”
The motion continues on Sunday from 10am with three-time World Champion Mark Selby among the many gamers in motion. The primary section concludes on March sixteenth.
Followers all over the world can watch the occasion on the Matchroom.Reside web site – for particulars click on right here.