Snooker

Maguire shocked at PTC in China

Stephen Maguire was stunned in the second round of the Asian Players Tour Championship event, suffering a heavy defeat to Cao Kaisheng in China.

 
Maguire shocked at PTC  - SnookerImago
 

The world number four was trounced 4-0 by the Chinese cueman during the evening session in Zhangjiagang on a day when local players largely had the upper hand.

Matthew Selt was another to be bounced out of the competition, losing 4-2 to Lu Ning, while Marcus Campbell fell to Zhang Yang by the same scoreline.

Peter Ebdon, the world number 20, was also sent packing, 4-3 by Xu Xinjian, while Ben Judge and Mark King also lost.

There was, however, some joy for visiting players, with world number three Mark Williams enjoying a comfortable 4-1 win over Zhou Yuelong, Tom Ford edging Lu Haotian 4-3 and Stuart Bingham downing Yang Qingtian 4-3.

Round two results:

Cai Jianzhong 4-0 Tang Xu

Lu Ning 4-2 Matthew Selt

Marcus Campbell 2-4 Zhang Yang

Li Yuan 4-1 Ben Judge

Zhang Anda 4-1 Chen Ruifu

Guan Zhen 1-4 Chen Zhe

Cao Yupeng 2-4 Wang Linhan

Lu Haotian 3-4 Tom Ford

Qi Ya 0-4 Jin Long

Li Yan 4-0 Cui Ming

Lin Shuai 4-3 Mark King

Ruzi Maimaiti 4-2 Da Hailin

Lin Yongzhi 4-2 Chen Feilong

Yu Delu 4-2 Pa Ruke

Pan Weixing 4-3 Liu Chuang

Mark Williams 4-1 Zhou Yuelong

Stuart Bingham 4-3 Yang Qingtian

Zhao Xintong 4-0 Xiao Guodong

Michael Wasley w/d Mei Xiwen BYE

Ma Bing 3-4 Tian Pengfei

Peter Ebdon 3-4 Xu Xinjian

Li Hang 1-4 Cao Xinlong

Cao Kaisheng 4-0 Stephen Maguire

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