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Day 4: 16 Seeds Join the Race as Stage 1 Coming to a Close

By Aisin Gioro


Just like today's foggy weather, it was always too early to forecast the result.


After a 6-7 narrow loss to Li Ning, Enrique Rojas had to pull out all the stops to survive. In the match against Zheng Xiaohuai, he was definitely in good form. He punished every mistakes his opponent made. In the final step to Stage 2, however, Enrique failed to keep his momentum. A 3-6 loss to Che Lun 3-6 means the Chilean is out of the tournament.


Mori Manabu lost to Chen Suyang by a neck. He kept a slight advantage until the 10th frame. Chen tied score and took the match to a shootout. Under pressure, both missed 5 shots. Ultimately, Chen downed Mori by just one fatal winning shot.


Justin Campbell continues striking when iron was hot. The Australian potter didn’t leave any chance to his opponent, Zheng Xiangong.


Moh Keen Hoe picked up Ricardo Miranda in the loser’s bracket. Moh performed perfectly and downed Ricardo by a heavy score 7-1.


Waging an arduous struggle of 13 frames, David Mbuthi almost turned the tide. But Yin Dasong, his rival adhere until the last moment. The Kenyan suffered defeat on the verge of victory.


16 seeded players join the battle as we enter Stage2. There’s no doubt they will bring their talents into full play in the following matches. Stage 2 will start tomorrow morning as we continue to bring you the live coverage from the beautiful garden of Cherry Hill.













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