Kyren Wilson has never been past the last 32 of the Betway UK Championship yet trusts this year will bring his first profound run, having beaten Andy Lee 6-0 in the opening round in York.
Wilson is a different title victor and has achieved the last of the Masters and the semi-finals of the World Championship, yet shockingly is yet to achieve the last 16 of UK Championship in his six past endeavors. The Kettering cueman let go breaks of 94 and 101 today as he walked around the last 64, where he will confront Mike Dunn or Allan Taylor.
“This competition is at the highest priority on my rundown to do well in,” said Wilson. “I have done well at the World Championship and the Masters so now this is the one I am focusing on. From the second round the TV cameras come in and it gets all the more energizing.
“I am drawing near to the huge titles, I’ll continue thumping on the entryway and I’m certain they will come. Ideally individuals appreciate watching me play since I bear everything to anyone who might be in the vicinity, it implies such a great amount to me and I make a decent attempt each time I play.”
Judd Trump landed in York at the highest point of his diversion having won the Northern Ireland Open not long ago, his first positioning title in over a year. What’s more, he proceeded with his triumphant streak by beating David Lilley 6-0 with best keeps running of 128 and 113.
“I didn’t think I played exceptionally well, I made two or three imperative clearances yet else I learned about corroded there,” said 2011 UK Champion Trump, who currently meets Dominic Dale or Gerard Greene. “I got a touch of fortunes and the scoreline was complimenting. I simply needed to get past the first round so I can get into the competition. When you win a competition then you begin the following one in the first round you are somewhat flattened and you’re attempting to get available once more.”
It was a decent day for the seeded players in York as every one of the four best 16-positioned players endured to the second round. There were wins prior in the day for Neil Robertson and Ding Junhui.
Robert Milkins top scored with 82 out of a 6-1 prevail upon Sanderson Lam while Michael Holt saw off Chen Zifan by the equivalent scoreline.
Shock aftereffect of the day was a 6-5 win for world number 102 Jak Jones more than three-time positioning occasion champ Ricky Walden. From 5-3 down, Jones made breaks of 98 and 114 to recuperate to 5-5, at that point took a strained decider by clearing from green to pink.