WILSON, HAWKINS AND GILBERT INTO LAST EIGHT
Top 16 stars Kyren Wilson, Barry Hawkins and David Gilbert all enjoyed emphatic wins on the first day of the Paul Hunter Classic to reach the quarter-finals.
The tournament in Furth, Germany, is a 16-man invitation event this year, with a mixture of professional players and promising amateurs.
As always, the tournament is a great occasion for fans
Wilson is defending the title and got off to a strong start as he needed just 60 minutes to beat Austrian amateur Florian Nuessle 4-0, making breaks of 55, 86 80 and 60.
Hawkins was a fine form in a 4-1 win over Gary Wilson, knocking in breaks of 101, 94 and 113. Gilbert compiled runs of 108 and 89 as he beat Michael Holt 4-1. Belgium’s Luca Brecel top-scored with 102 in a 4-1 win over Ken Doherty.
Joe Perry saw off Ben Mertens 4-0 while Ricky Walden made a 104 in a 4-0 defeat of Julian Boiko. Mark King beat teenager Ryan Davies 4-0 with runs of 58, 56, 67 and 67 while Dominic Dale scored a 4-1 victory over Matthew Selt.
The tournament is played to a finish on Sunday.
Kyren Wilson v Dominic Dale
Luca Brecel v Ricky Walden
David Gilbert v Joe Perry
Mark King v Barry Hawkins
Source: World Snooker