Williams And Wilson Top Groups

Mark Williams and Gary Wilson are into Winners’ Week of the 2022 BetVictor Championship League after topping their respective groups in Leicester.

Scores and Tables

Williams started the day with a 3-1 defeat of Rory McLeod, in which his top score was a run of 65. Li Hang began with a 3-1 victory over Andrew Pagett, before a draw with McLeod left the Chinese cueist top of the group heading into the evening session.

At the top of the evening session, Williams got one over his compatriot Pagett in a 3-0 whitewash win. The Welsh Potting Machine’s six points from two matches put him two clear and ensured he would only need a point against Li to pass through to the second stage.

Williams took the decider by a 3-1 scoreline. The three-time Crucible king fired in a superb break of 140 en route to the win.

“I am quite happy with how the day went with three wins out of three. He hits the ball lovely, nice, and smooth. I don’t know why he hit it so hard. It was a tricky pink that I had in the middle. I am through to the next group now. I am over the moon I got through and I am over the moon with the way I played.”

Group 28 also came down to the last match, with Gary Wilson and Jak Jones battling it out for progression.

It was Wilson who took the initial advantage by claiming the opener to lead 1-0. A break of 62 from Wilson in the second put him one away from the next stage, whilst Jones needed the next two. Wilson kept his cool and wrapped up the 3-0 win with a clearance of 115.

Group 22 headlines Table 1 tomorrow live on FreeSports, DAZN, Viaplay, and Matchroom.Live with Jimmy Robertson, Thepchaiya Un-Nooh, Marco Fu, and Ian Martin with Group 21 live on YouTube from midday with Stephen Maguire, Matthew Stevens, Mitchell Mann, and Si Jiahui.