Premier League Snooker Results: Ronnie O’Sullivan draws again
Three-time world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan shared the points for the second time in the Premier League when he drew 3-3 with Ding Junhui in Plymouth on Thursday night.
Online bookmakers are offering free bets to new customers which can be redeemed on the series of round robin matches that lead to the Semis and Final on 27 and 28 November from Potters Leisure Resort in Norfolk.
O’Sullivan nevertheless tops the Premier League standings after a match which brought two century breaks as well as periods of error-strewn play.
The match started with UK Champion Ding punishing a mistake by O’Sullivan to make a break of 122 before the match was leveled when O’Sullivan won an erratic second frame 71-33.
In frame three the Rocket rattled up a 119 break to take the lead but Ding pulled back with an 89 in the fourth frame.
O’Sullivan struggled with positioning but managed a 67 to claim the lead once more in the fifth but a missed pink when leading 53-44 let in Ding to draw clinch the final frame and share the spoils.
Mark Williams stands third in the Premier League table after coming back from 2-0 behind to beat Mark Selby 4-2.
World number nine Selby started the match with a break of 101 and extended his advantage before the double world champion started his comeback
Williams, whose appearance in the Premier League is his first for five years, hit a break of 113 in the third.
Selby was ahead in frame four despite Williams’ run of 48. However, the Leicester player then missed the pink and his opponent took the final 13 points to level.
The Welshman was ahead after runs of 35 and 47 went unanswered in the fifth before sealing victory.
The four players move on to Glasgow this weekend where they compete for the World Open, O’Sullivan is 7/1 with Ladbrokes to event formerly known as the Grand Prix
RESULTS AND FIXTURES:
ROUND ROBIN STAGE:
Week One – September 2 – Southampton Guildhall
Shaun Murphy 5-1 Ding Junhui
Ronnie O’Sullivan 3-3 Marco Fu
Week 2 – September 16 – Plymouth Pavilions
Mark Selby 4-2 Mark Williams
Ronnie O’Sullivan 3-3 Ding Junhui
Week 3 – September 30 – Preston Guild Hall
Marco Fu v Shaun Murphy
Ding Junhui v Mark Williams
Neil Robertson v Mark Selby
Week 4 – October 7 – Brentwood Leisure Centre, Essex
Mark Selby v Ding Junhui
Ronnie O’Sullivan v Shaun Murphy
Week 5 – October 14 – Inverness Leisure Centre
Mark Selby v Marco Fu
Neil Robertson v Mark Williams
Week 6 – October 21 – Spiceball Leisure Centre, Banbury, Oxfordshire
Neil Robertson v Ding Junhui
Marco Fu v Mark Williams
Week 7 – October 28 – Penrith Leisure Centre
Marco Fu v Ding Junhui
Ronnie O’Sullivan v Mark Williams
Week 8 – November 4 – Hutton Moor Leisure Centre
Marco Fu v Neil Robertson
Shaun Murphy v Mark Selby
Week 9 – November 11 – Grimsby Auditorium
Shaun Murphy v Mark Williams
Ronnie O’Sullivan v Neil Robertson
Week 10 – November 18 – Venue Cymru, Llandudno, Wales
Ronnie O’Sullivan v Mark Selby
Shaun Murphy v Neil Robertson
November 27 – Potters Leisure Resort, Hopton on Sea, Norfolk
First Place v Fourth Place
Second Place v Third Place
November 28 – Potters Leisure Resort, Hopron on Sea, Norfolk