Ali Carter and Mark Williams Attain Last Stage of Professional Collection – SnookerHQ

They’re the primary two gamers to advance from section two of the competitors.

Ali Carter topped Group 1 of the WST Professional Collection forward of Mark Williams after successful six out of his seven league encounters on Wednesday in Milton Keynes.

Because the second stage of the brand new rating occasion received underneath approach, the Captain was in advantageous type and misplaced simply 4 frames all through the day’s play.

Carter’s solely reverse got here in opposition to Williams, a end result that proved essential because the Welshman sealed second place on body distinction.

Martin O’Donnell and Sunny Akani boasted the identical variety of round-robin factors as Williams, however their inferior frame-difference file ensured that they had been eradicated from the event.

Lyu Haotian, Louis Heathcote, James Cahill, and Ben Hancorn additionally did not muster sufficient victories and have been knocked out.

Carter and Williams, in the meantime, head to the ultimate group stage of the Professional Collection that can happen on Sunday, with six extra rivals set to affix them there within the coming days.

WST Professional Collection Draw: Stage Two

GROUP 1 (March seventeenth) GROUP 2 (March 18th)
Mark Williams Kyren Wilson
Ali Carter Shaun Murphy
Martin O’Donnell Zhao Xintong
Sunny Akani Lu Ning
Lyu Haotian Xiao Guodong
Louis Heathcote Ben Woollaston
James Cahill Robert Milkins
Ben Hancorn Stuart Carrington
GROUP 3 (March nineteenth) GROUP 4 (March twentieth)
Jack Lisowski Judd Trump
Barry Hawkins Mark Selby
Joe Perry Stuart Bingham
Luca Brecel Zhou Yuelong
Mark Davis Ricky Walden
Sam Craigie Ryan Day
Luo Honghao Dominic Dale
Fergal O’Brien Oliver Traces

What’s the WST Professional Collection?

The format for the WST Professional Collection is kind of much like that which was utilised for 2 out of the three editions of the Championship League that had been staged throughout 2020.

There are 16 teams comprising eight gamers in every, with a round-robin section figuring out the highest two who will advance to the second group stage.

Eight teams within the first stage already happened in January, whereas the end result from the remaining eight teams might be decided over the approaching days.

The 32 gamers who progress to stage two might be break up into 4 extra teams of eight, with the highest two once more shifting ahead from every to contest the ultimate group.

That remaining set of eight gamers will subsequently battle it out in the identical vogue to turn into the general champion.

There’s a complete event prize fund of £420,500, damaged down in varied methods all through the three group levels.

The winner, nonetheless, stands to gather not less than £30,000 in an occasion that comes with a dash best-of-three frames format all through.

Stay protection might be accessible by way of an account with a number of on-line bookmakers, in addition to all over the world via the Matchroom.Stay streaming service.

Click on right here to view the total draw (Instances in CET)

Featured picture credit score: WST

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