By Aisin Gioro
The fiercest day of Huanan Station has just ended as 24 top Chinese Pool masters were crushed and only 8 remained.
The epic-level battle against Yang Fan kindled Zheng Yubo thoroughly. He saw off defending Champion Chu Bingjie with a heavy score 15-5. No one expected such a result, but it did happen. The resounding victory also made him a big favourite to crown the tournament
Former snooker player Shen Chongyang defeated Wang Yang and Fan Zhisong respectively and secured a seat in Last 8.
Another superb match took place between 2 players of different generations. Experienced player Abraham Niyaz turned the table in last a few racks and knocked Zhao Ruliang out 12-11.
Zhang Taiyi, a 16-year-old talented young player eliminated seeded player Chao Lumen 15-9 and demonstrated his strength.
Wang Xiaoqian failed to turn the tide in the match against Yu Haitao. Yu withstood the pressure and prevented Wang's counter-attack and won 14-12 in the end.
Wu Zhenyu, who was currently No.1 on Duel King Rankings didn’t show his dominance in Chinese 8-Ball match. A 9-12 loss to Sun Peng saw his left from Huanan Station.
Zhang Liang and Wang Dashuang struggled 22 racks, and the scoreline was level as the time was up. Zhang eliminated his opponent by his advantage in shootout.
It is not a unique instance, but has its counterpart. The match between Chen Yongyong and Zhao Yunbiao was also taken to the Shootout after 26 tough racks. Finally, it was Zhao who gave his opponent a fatal blow in shootout and won 14-13.
The eight players mentioned above will compete for two seats in the final tomorrow. Who will be the new champion of World Chinese Pool Masters? Let’s wait and see!