It’s been a late one today, with one of the matches finishing long after 1am.
Adam Stefanów had to come from 1-4 down against Alex Taubman to progress into the last 8. A fine 137 in the 7th frame will have been the icing on the cake. Jamie Clarke will be Adam’s next opponent, after the Welshman saw off Michael Judge 5-2.
Chris Totten found himself 2-4 down against Maltese player Brian Cini, but a 3 frame run from Chris got him over the line. His opponent will be Kacper Filipiak, who has really earned a good nights sleep after battling back from 3-1 behind against a very determined Shacher Ruberg.
Andrew Pagett dashed Peter Lines’s hopes of a quarterfinal spot with a 5-3 win despite Peter levelling the match after Andrew pulled out a 3-1 lead. Oliver Brown stands in Andrew’s way of a semi-final place, Oliver never falling behind in his 5-3 win over Icelander Kristján Helgason.
The oldest and the youngest players left in the competition happened to be drawn against one another. John Farrell made the early running and by frame 5 Jackson Page had edged ahead 3-2. John took the next three frames though and will line up against Andres Petrov in the morning after Andres comprehensively overcame Brendan O’Donoghue by 5-2