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Ali Carter Wins Group H in Professional Collection – SnookerHQ

The Captain was in advantageous type as the primary stage of the competitors continued.

Ali Carter received six out of his seven round-robin fixtures to prime Group H within the WST Professional Collection on Wednesday in Milton Keynes.

The previous world quantity two compiled 4 century breaks all through the day as he noticed off the likes of Chinese language duo Tian Pengfei and Chang Bingyu.

Mark Davis was the one participant to beat the four-time rating occasion winner – a outcome which proved pivotal in his progress through second place.

Davis edged out Simon Lichtenberg into third place on body distinction, regardless of boasting the identical win-loss document because the German.

Carter and Davis will subsequent characteristic in section two of the inaugural Professional Collection in per week’s time, whereas the opposite contributors – together with amateurs Dylan Emery, Kuldesh Johal, and Hamim Hussain – have all been eradicated.

What’s the WST Professional Collection?

The format for the WST Professional Collection is sort of much like that which was utilised for 2 out of the three editions of the Championship League that have 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 came about in January, whereas the result from the remaining eight teams shall be decided over the approaching days.

Shaun Murphy, Kyren Wilson, Stuart Bingham, and Jack Lisowski are among the many larger names who’ve already made it via.

The 32 gamers who progress to stage two shall be break up into 4 extra teams of eight, with the highest two once more transferring 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 whole match prize fund of £420,500, damaged down in varied methods all through the three group phases.

The winner, nevertheless, stands to gather at the least £30,000 in an occasion that includes a dash best-of-three frames format all through.

What’s Subsequent?

On Thursday, Group F takes place with current Welsh Open winner Jordan Brown set to be concerned alongside Ben Woollaston, Noppon Saengkham, David Grace, Igor Figueiredo, Riley Parsons, Fergal O’Brien, and novice Robbie McGuigan.

Reside protection shall be out there through an account with a number of on-line bookmakers, in addition to around the globe via the Matchroom.Reside streaming service.

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

Featured photograph credit score: WST