Tom Ford (@1.44) vs Chang Bingyu (@2.75)
03-10-2019

Our Prediction:

Tom Ford will win

Tom Ford – Chang Bingyu Match Prediction | 03-10-2019 09:30

Scott Donaldson is a testament to any young player who is willing to grind his way to cement his place onto the snooker tour. He turned professional back in 2012 and qualified for the tour again via the European Order of Merit in 2014 and in 2016. Since then, he made four ranking semi-final appearances. As well as two quarter-finals, he reached the semi-finals of the 2018 Paul Hunter Classic and the 2019 China Open. His China Open run in Beijing was most impressive, defeating Joe Perry, David Gilbert and Ben Woollaston along the way.

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Tournament format[edit]

The final was played as a best-of-19-frames match held over two sessions on 11 August 2019, refereed by Lyu Xilin.[26] Trump won the first five frames of the match making a century break in frame three.

Two top-16 ranked players were defeated in first round; Mark Williams lost to Jak Jones and Barry Hawkins to Daniel Wells both 62.[11] Ding Junhui defeated three fellow Chinese players in the first three rounds, overcoming Zhao Xintong, Xiao Guodong and Liang Wenbo to reach the quarter-finals. Defending champion Mark Allen conceded just four frames to draw Ding, having defeated Sam Craigie, Mark Davis (both 61) and Ali Carter (62).[12][13][14] Allen defeated Ding 63 to reach the semi-finals.

He beat Robertson again in the World Open and Mark Davis in the China Open. Clearly, he can play extremely well. Hell, we have Si Jiahui and Lei Peifan two 16 year-olds who are in the mix and goodness know what impact they will make! I do wonder if it is too early for these players to go on tour early and if they can adapt to the gruelling travel, the non-stop snooker, especially since most of the events are far away from home.

He was rewarded the Rookie of the Year award for his efforts. All that worries me is that past winners Darryl Hill, John Astley and last years winner Xu Si havent reached the Top 64 yet. OConnor picked up some more wins to prove that it was no fluke. He beat Higgins again in the China Open and was victorious against Joe Swail and Jimmy Robertson before losing the final qualifying round of the World Championship to Thepchaiya Un-Nooh. I just hope the award isnt a poisoned chalice!

If he didnt hit the cluster of reds too hard, then he wouldve defeated Judd Trump in the decider. Now he just needs to return to the Top 32 where he belongs. He was very close to causing a shock in the World Championship too. The fact that he was one of the most feared qualifiers showed what he is capable. Now Trump is the World Champion. The Thai player has his monkey off his back of getting a ranking title. I just hope he actually wins more often because he has the talent of a Top 16 player.

Another young Chinaman destined for greatness. Like many young Asian prospects, he has featured as a wildcard on many occasions. In the 2018/2019 season, he collected many professional scalps. Another players to watch article. In the China Championship, he beat Jimmy Robertson and Robert Milkins to reach the second round. He was only halted by eventual winning Mark Selby. 16 year old Chang Bingyu has qualified as one of the best players on the CBSA China Tour. But he is not just an unknown player.

Main draw[edit]

In winning the event, Trump returned to the world number one position, that he had last held in 2013. Allen, however, lost 96 to England's Shaun Murphy in the semi-finals. Northern Irish cueist Mark Allen was the defending champion, after defeating Australian Neil Robertson in the previous year's final. Reigning world champion Judd Trump won the event and his 12th ranking championship with a 103 win over Murphy in the final.