Carter sent packing from German Masters

Carter sent packing from German Masters
By Eurosport

30/01/2014 at 09:06Updated 30/01/2014 at 13:57

Ali Carter was the highest profile casualty on the opening day of action at the German Masters at the Tempodrom in Berlin.

The world number 17 was ousted from the tournament by Dechawat Poomjaeng, who posted a 5-4 victory to progress to the second round.

Thai Poomjaeng, ranked 60th after December's UK Championship, will next play China's Xiao Guodong, a 5-1 winner against veteran Jimmy White.

Former world champion Steve Davis was also sent packing, the 56-year-old falling to a 5-2 defeat against Dominic Dale, but there was better news for another former world number one, John Higgins, who saw off Gerard Greene 5-2.

Current top dog in the world of snooker Neil Robertson had no problems in his opening match as the Australian downed Liu Chang 5-1 while Mark Selby, who trails Robertson at the top of the rankings, eased past Jimmy Robertson 5-1.

There were also wins for third-ranked Ding Junhui and Barry Hawkins.

The 2014 German Masters runs all week with the final to be played on Sunday.

Round one results:

Dominic Dale 5-2 Steve Davis

John Higgins 5-2 Gerard Greene

Anthony McGill 5-3 Mark Allen

Joe Perry 5-2 Luca Brecel

Neil Robertson 5-1 Liu Chuang

Tang Pengfei 5-3 Andrew Higginson

Alan McManus 4-2 Peter Ebdon

Jack Lisowski 5-0 Thepchaiya Un Nooh

Peter Lines 5-3 Stuart Bingham

Anthony Hamilton 5-2 Michael White

Ding Junhui 5-1 Mike Dunn

Mark Williams 5-1 David Morris

Kurt Maflin 5-2 Tom Ford

Mark Selby 5-1 Jimmy Robertson

Mark Davis 5-3 David Gilbert

Graeme Dott 5-1 Ben Woollaston

Dechawat Poomjaeng 5-4 Ali Carter

Xiao Guodong 5-1 Jimmy White

Jamie Burnett 5-2 Ratchayothin Yotharuck

Joel Walker 5-4 Aditya Mehta

Ryan Day w/o Cao Xinlong

Barry Hawkins 5-3 Li Hang

Rod Lawler 5-1 Marcus Campbell

Paul S Davison 5-2 Marco Fu