Mark Williams Focusing Welsh Open Tournament.

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Mark Williams Focusing Welsh Open Tournament.

Devastating and Determined Mark Williams, the champion of 2011 German Masters, hopes to give his 100% aiming to continue his winning performance on the road of home venue at Newport.

Mark Williams is anxiously waiting and keeping his fingers crossed to have another title on his name this season, after his newly success in the German Masters last Sunday with a 9-7 win over Mark Selby in the final. It was his 18th ranked title
and came on the 2nd spot on the World’s snooker ranking. 

John Higgins will defend his Welsh Open title in the circumstances where he has just lost a Father fighting for cancer. He also didn’t participate in the German Masters as he rushed back home to attend the funeral ceremony.

The Welsh Open tournament runs from Feb 14 to 20 at the Newport Centre, with home crowed supporting their favorite players like Williams, Matthew Stevens and Ryan Day battling against the legends of snooker like Ronnie O’Sullivan, Stephen Hendry and defending
champion John Higgins for the title.

There’s totally a new formation of play this year in Welsh Open tournament, with best of seven frames to be played with no intervals until the last 16 stage. Moreover there are only two tables to be played at a time and would be given live coverage by BBC

Mark Williams who attained the second best position in world’s ranking after winning the German masters title, since 2005 when he had last time came 2nd best on the world snooker ranking,  said on an occasion, “It’s a really special tournament
for me and for Matthew and Ryan too, but with it comes its own pressures,” 

“I don’t think the three of us have done ourselves justice at the Welsh Open really and it’s time for one of us to get our name on the trophy – and obviously I hope that will be me.”

 Twice World Champion mark Williams twice came close to win 12 UK Championship back in Dec, losing the final 10-9 to Matthew Higgins. After that he revealed not to lose again in the final against Selby at Berlin in German Masters, as Selby came back
from 7-4 to 7-7 at second session to snatch the victory. But Williams wasn’t ready to let it go this time. 

“I was in my seat when Mark was about to level the match thinking ‘Am I going to let another one slip?’ but then I realised that there was little I could do about it and that relaxed me,” added the 35-year-old, Mark William.



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