Results of last-8 round matches of the Bank of Beijing China Open 2011

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Results of last-8 round matches of the Bank of Beijing China Open 2011

The quarter-final round of the Bank of Beijing China Open 2011, held at Beijing Students’ University Gymnasium, has concluded on this Friday. Following are the overall results for the round

A fine week’s snooker of the China Open tournament 2011 has left us with four quality semi-finalists. Here is an overview of the quarter-final matches.

Mark Selby versus Allister Carter, 5-1

The most dominant performance of the day came from the Jester from Leicester, Mark Selby, who showcased magnificent breaks of 78, 129, 130 and 139 to register a comfortable 5-1 win over his opponent. However, the Essex Player, Allister Carter, who previously thrashed Stuart Bingham and Marcus Campbell by a frame score of 5-1 and 5-3 respectively, could only clinch one frame with a dominant break of 67.

Selby after his 42nd century in the season is poised to join Stephen Hendry and Ronnie O’Sullivan, who are the only players to produce more than 50 centuries in a season.

John Higgins versus Shaun Murphy, 2-5

The Magician, Shaun Murphy, who recently won the first PTC Title Championship, has also cruised into the semi-final after a shocking win over the tournament’s favourite and the current world number one, John Higgins, by a frame score of 2-5. He also enjoyed classy breaks of 108, 61 and 81.

Ding Junhui versus Stephen Lee, 5-2

The Chinese Ace, Ding Junhui, who is the only Chinese player left in the tournament, floored Stephen Lee by a frame score of 5-2. Ding, who lifted the China Open Championship Title in 2005, has now gone through to the China Open semi-finals for the second consecutive year.

Peter Ebdon versus Judd Trump, 1-5

The player who impressed everyone by the end of the day was Judd Trump, who has booked a place in the semi-finals, after a stunning 1-5 win over former 2003 world champion, Peter Ebdon. The 21-year-old Trump, also displayed classic performances to shrug off Marco Fu and Mark Davis in the first and second round respectively.

It was a big performance on a big stage, as he outplayed his experienced opponent in all departments by starting off in a straightforward fashion with a superb break of 130 in the opening frame before winning the next three with classy breaks of 52, 60 and 61. Ebdon managed in winning the fourth with breaks of 54 and 54 but there was no point, as Trump finished the matter off in the following fifth frame with a couple of quick breaks of 26 and 50.

Ding Junhui is now set-up with Mark Selby in the semi-finals, where as Judd Trump on the same note will be one-on-one against Shaun Murphy.