Mark Selby ousts Mark Williams in quarter-final of 2010-11 Players Tour Championship Grand Finals

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Mark Selby ousts Mark Williams in quarter-final of 2010-11 Players Tour Championship Grand Finals
In an exciting encounter, Mark Williams and Mark Selby were present in the Republic of Ireland to contest in the Players Tour Championship (PTC) 2010-11 Grand Finals.
The 2010-11 PTC Grand Finals was the first tournament held in the Republic of Ireland, since 2005. Mark Selby crushed Mark Williams 3-4 in the match held at the Helix Theatre in Dublin on Saturday, March 19.
The Jester from Leicester, Selby, took the scrappy first frame 76-10 after potting a decent break of 66, after which he was 10-10 level with the Welshman in the frame.
Former two-time world champion, Williams, bounced back in the second frame and clicked an early 0-33 lead in the frame. Before he could add more, a stunning 59 break from Selby brought him 59-33 down. Selby eventually grabbed the second frame 79-34 with
the addition of a small break of 20 in the end and secured a 2-0 lead over Williams.
The 27-year-old Selby’s two-frame lead definitely put the 2006 Pot Black champion, Mark Williams, under heavy pressure. However, the 36-year-old Williams came back strongly in the next session of the game and swept the table brilliantly with his scintillating
potting skills.
The three-time China Open champion, Williams, completely outplayed Selby in the later part of the game as he snatched three consecutive frames with frame scores of 17-60, 19-68 and 31-58, respectively, to nudge the 2008 Welsh Open champion, Selby, 2-3 down.
No major breaks were built by the Welsh Potting Machine in these frames except some small ones.
The pressure was reversed on the Englishman, Selby, as Williams moved within three frames straight over the 2011 German Masters runner-up, Selby. The Welsh potter, Williams, managed to pick a quick 0-17 lead in the sixth frame and drove Selby under immense
pressure, but after the Welshman choked, a decent break of 24 from Selby brought him 28-17 up.
Williams struck hard later in the frame with an impressive break of 32 and he again led the score by 28-49. The Leicester potter, Selby, sprang back into the match and snatched the frame 72-49 after he gave in a superb winning break of 38 to drag the match
into a decider frame.
The last game of the best-of-seven frames match was a topsy-turvy affair, as Williams choked six times, giving in 27 foul points. Williams lost the frame 104-42 and the match 4-3, despite his 42 in the decider frame.
After winning the match, Mark Selby said, “At the end of the day I won the game so I can't be too disappointed as I'm still in the tournament. I'm happy with the win and Mark's a great player and seems to be the man of the moment, but it was difficult. Hopefully
tomorrow we can put on a good show.”
World Number Three, Selby, now surges into the semi-final stage to play against Martin Gould.
While speaking about his next encounter, he said, “It will be a tough game against Martin. I've played him once before and that was in China and I beat him 5-4 but he played really well and so did I. I'm expecting another tough game as he's a dangerous opponent
and a good potter.”
The overall score line of the match was 76-10 (Selby 66), 79-34 (Selby 59), 17-60, 19-68, 31-58, 72-49 and 104-42. 



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