Newport - Ding Junhui, of China, has won the Welsh Open snooker tournament by beating Mark Selby, of England, by 9 frames to 6. The final produced an array of potting with five century breaks recorded.
In winning the Welsh Open snooker tournament, Ding Junhui scooped up the first prize of £30,000 (approximately $48,000). Mark Selby took £15,000 (around $24,000), as runner-up. The total prize money for the event was £201,500 (around $320,000). The tournament was held in the Welsh town of Newport. To reach the final both players enjoyed relatively comfortable wins over experienced opponents, with Ding beating former world champion Shaun Murphy 6-2, whilst Selby defeated three-times world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan by the same score line (as reputed on the Digital Journal). The first stage of the match was reported on the Digital Journal, and saw Ding Junhui (aged 24), move into a 5 frames to 3 lead over Mark Selby (aged 28). In the first session, Selby compiled breaks of 103 and 124. However, Ding was more assured in the slower, more tactical games and moved from 1-2 behind to 4-2 ahead before ending the session 5-3 up. Ding's highest break at this stage was 90. In the session Selby missed a golden opportunity to move 3-1 ahead after Ding missed a straightforward pink. He could not take advantage and Ding won the frame by 64 point to 61 by sinking the final black ball.
2012-02-20 16:05 编辑：wjy2005tom