Mark Selby (@1.5) vs Jack Lisowski (@2.62)
10-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Mark Selby will win

Mark Selby – Jack Lisowski Match Prediction | 10-09-2019 02:30

Lisowski had a very good season in the Players Tour Championship series of tournaments in the 2011/2012 season. He reached the quarter-finals of Event 6 and Event 9 and went one better in Event 5, where he was knocked out in the last 4 against compatriot, and eventual winner, Andrew Higginson.

Michael White is the defending champion having beat Shaun Murphy Kyren Wilson 4-2 in last years final. The tournament is named in honour of the three times Masters champion who died in 2006. 128 players will compete for the winning prize of 20,000 and coverage can be followed on Eurosport Player. The venue is Stadthalle in Frth, Germany. It will be held from the 22nd-26th August. The Paul Hunter Classic is the third ranking event of the 2018-2019 season.

Ronnie OSullivan ended the season with the highest match win percentage but it was the new world champion Judd Trump who claimed two of the three triple crown events. Here are the results from the 20 ranking events last season and the three big non-ranking events. From the 23 events there were eleven different winners with three of these being maiden wins. Neil Robertson also had a very good season reaching the most finals, six in total.

Tom FordEach-Way

Lisowski won three matches to qualify for the Australian Goldfields Open, but lost 50 in an hour to Shaun Murphy in the first round.[29] He defeated Lu Chenwei 52 in the Wuxi Classic and was then knocked out 52 by Zhao Xintong. Lisowski won a trio of matches for the second time this season to reach the Shanghai Masters where Ding Junhui eliminated him 51 in the opening round.[30] After Lisowski beat Chris Melling 61 at the UK Championship he said that he was hoping to rediscover his confidence after having a quiet start to the year.

Ford seems to like this event he reached the final in 2016 missing out 4-2 to Mark Selby and got to the last 16 last season. Ford has a good draw here there is no player in his quarter ranked inside the top 30. The world ranked number 33 is a heavy break builder, he has made 187 career centuries (34th on the all time list) & has made 3 maximum breaks, only 14 players have ever record 3 or more.

Lisowski started the season with a trio of qualifying wins for the second year in a row to reach the Australian Goldfields Open and, just like last year, he was whitewashed 50 in the first round this time by Judd Trump.[36]After beating Ali Carter 65 at the International Championship, he lost 63 to Marco Fu in the second round.[37] Lisowski knocked out Zak Surety and Graeme Dott at the UK Championship, but bemoaned the fact that he could not translate that form to the main arena in the third round as he lost 64 to David Grace.[38] He was narrowly defeated 43 in the second round of the Welsh Open to Martin Gould.

Thailands Speed Demon won his first ranking event last season winning the snooker shoot-out in his typical rapid-fire style. So the short format should suit Un-Nooh, however he is not only about speed he pushed the world champion Judd Trump to a decider at the world championships and also looked on form also winning his first two games this season.

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Neil Robertson 10-4 Michael Georgiou. David Gilbert 7-10 Joe Perry. FIRST ROUND. Jack Lisowski 10-8 Ali Carter. Shaun Murphy 10-3 Luo Honghao. Mark Allen 10-7 Zhou Yuelong. Ronnie OSullivan 10-3 James Cahill. Barry Hawkins 10-5 Li Hang. Stephen Maguire 10-6 Tian Pengfei. Mark Williams 10-5 Martin Gould. Judd Trump 10-7 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh. Stuart Bingham 10-8 Graeme Dott. Ding Junhui 10-6 Anthony McGill. Kyren Wilson 10-6 Scott Donaldson. Luca Brecel 10-7 Gary Wilson. John Higgins 10-6 Mark Davis. Mark Selby 10-5 Zhao Xintong.

Lisowski progressed through to the last 16 of the Northern Ireland Open by defeating David Lilley 43, John Astley 41 and Joe Perry 43, but was thrashed 40 by Barry Hawkins.

Last season he reached a Semi-final in the Welsh Open and the Quarter-final of the previous Paul Hunter Classic. He should be considered a threat to go far again considering all the absent top players. The Tyneside Terror is another player that has been knocking on the door for his first ranking event win. Wilson has also shown promising form this season by making the Quarter-final of the latest event (World Open).

In the final he lost 04 to Tom Ford. After a series of early exits from main tour events, he reached the final of Event 3 of the Players Tour Championship, winning six matches including a 43 win over Mark Selby in the semi-final, where he came back from 13 down.

Ronnie OSullivan Century Break #1000th

Lisowski also has a great draw here with the highest ranked player he could meet before the Last 16 being Jimmy Robertson. Jackpot was one of the most improved players last season with a 67% match win rate in ranking events (7th highest). He has continued that with impressive form so far this season reaching the final of the Riga Masters and the Quarter final of the World Open.

In his match against Chen, Lisowski made the first 147 in competitive play of his career.[15] In the first round of the event in York, Lisowski lost 26 to Stuart Bingham.[16] Lisowski beat Ian Burns and Jamie Burnett to qualify for the China Open and then saw off Zhou Yuelong to advance to the last 32. The 2012/2013 season was a breakthrough year for Lisowski as he qualified for five ranking tournaments, including the World Championship, and reached his second final as a professional.[14] The first tournament he reached was the Australian Goldfields Open by beating Dave Harold and he lost 25 to Mark Davis in the first round in Bendigo.[14] He couldn't qualify for the next two events, but then defeated Chen Zhe and Joe Perry to feature in the UK Championship for the first time.

Jackpot had a very strong and consistent season last time out with the joint 5th highest match win percentage in the game. Lisowski looks poised to go one better and claim his first ranking event win having made three final appearance last season, one of them here at Riga. This impressive form has seen him shoot into the worlds top 16 rankings.