Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (@1.25) vs Jamie O'Neill (@3.75)
04-10-2019

Our Prediction:

Thepchaiya Un-Nooh will win

Thepchaiya Un-Nooh – Jamie O'Neill Match Prediction | 04-10-2019 05:00

It earned him 40,000 and he won the match 41, before narrowly beating Mark Allen and David Grace both 43 to play in the semi-finals of a ranking tournament for the second successive event.[34] Un-Nooh lost 42 against Tom Ford. Un-Nooh knocked out world number one Mark Selby 53 in the second round of the World Open and then whitewashed Alan McManus 50 and beat Anthony McGill 52.[32] In the semi-finals he suffered a 61 loss to Ali Carter.[33] In the third round of the Paul Hunter Classic against Kurt Maflin, Un-Nooh finally made his first professional 147 break after twice missing the final black the previous season.

Dott won the first three frames of the match, but Selby won the final four to progress.[8] In the round of 16, Selby lost to Stuart Carrington. Three-time world champion Mark Williams defeated James Cahill 43, but Williams did not realise he could score a century break, after turning down the final black ball.[7]Mark Selby received two byes before facing Graeme Dott in the second round.

He received the Thai nomination to compete on the snooker tour for the 2012/2013 season.[4] As a new player on the tour he needed to win four matches to reach the main stage of the ranking events.

He made breaks of 97, 84 and 74 to lead 31, but Ding Junhui would take the match 43.[29] Incredibly in the final round of World Championship qualifying Un-Nooh missed another 147 final black. He beat world champion Stuart Bingham and former UK Champion Judd Trump en route to a final with China's Liang Wenbo, which he won 82 in frames.[26] Un-Nooh missed the final black in attempting to make a maximum break in his 62 loss to Neil Robertson at the UK Championship.[27] He appeared on Channel 4 show TFI Friday a few days later to recreate the shot and this time potted it.[28] At the World Grand Prix, Un-Nooh eliminated Marco Fu 43 and Mark Allen 42 to reach the quarter-finals. Un-Nooh scored his first professional win at the 2015 Six-red World Championship in Bangkok, Thailand.

Snooker Betting Tips

After defeating Lyu Haotian and Thepchaiya Un-Nooh in previous rounds, Kurt Maflin defeated Luo Honghao 41, reaching his third career semi-final. Selt was the only remaining player who had previously won a ranking event (the 2019 Indian Open). After the round-of-16, no player qualifying for the quarter-finals was ranked in the top 20 in the world.[10] With a ranking of 21, Yan Bingtao was the highest ranked player in the quarter-finals.[10] The quarter-finals, semi-finals, and finals were all played on 28 July.[4] In the quarter-finals, Joyce, who was world rank 54, defeated Carrington 41 to advance to the semi-finals, marking his best performance in a ranking event. Matthew Selt defeated Mark King 41 to reach the semi-final.

In the first frame, Yan required a snooker and fluked the cue ball behind the black, forcing Joyce to hit the blue ball instead of the brown, awarding Yan enough penalty points to be able to win the frame.[14] Yan cleared the table to win the first frame. GMT and refereed by Tatiana Woollaston.[13] It was Joyce's first final, and neither player had previously won a ranking event. Yan won the second frame to lead 20, but Joyce won the third with a century break.[14] Yan won three of the next four frames, with breaks of higher than 50. The final between Yan and Joyce was played at 7 p.m.

The tournament was played from 26 to 28 July 2019 at the Arna Rga in Riga, Latvia.[1] The event was organised by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association, and sponsored by Kaspersky Lab.[1] Matches were played as best-of-seven frames until the semi-finals, which were best-of-nine frames.[1] The quarter-finals, semi-finals, and final were all played on 28 July.

Un-Nooh qualified for the International Championship for the second year in a row, but was edged out 65 by Fergal O'Brien in the first round.[18] He also lost in a deciding frame in the first round of the UK Championship against Robin Hull despite making breaks of 137 and 117 during the match.[19] Un-Nooh won five games to reach the semi-finals of the Xuzhou Open where he beat Mark Williams 41 to play in his first final in a professional event.

The defending champion, Neil Robertson, previously defeated Jack Lisowski in the 2018 final. The 2019 Riga Masters (also known as the 2019 Kapersky Riga Masters due to sponsorship) was a professional ranking snooker tournament held from 26 to 28 July 2019 at the Arna Rga in Riga, Latvia. However, Robertson and several other players were forced to withdraw from qualifying round matches due to flight cancellations, and therefor could not compete in the event. It was the sixth Riga Masters event, with the first being held in 2013, and the first ranking event of the 2019/2020 snooker season.

Qualifying[edit]

Qualifying for the event was held between 10 and 13 June 2019 at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield, England. Yan Bingtao defeated Mark Joyce 52 in the final, winning the event and earning his first career ranking title. The event had a total prize fund of 278,000 with the winner receiving 50,000. Lisowski scored the highest break of the tournament, a 145. No players from the top 20 in the world reached the quarter-finals. Yan became the first player born after 2000 to win a ranking event, as well as the first teenager to win a ranking event in 13 years since Ding Junhui won the 2006 Northern Ireland Trophy aged 19.

Un-Nooh lost in the qualifying rounds for the first four ranking events of the 2013/2014 season, but then beat Gerard Greene 65 to reach the International Championship in Chengdu, China.[12] In his first appearance in the main draw of a ranking event he thrashed Zhang Anda 61, before losing by the same scoreline to Neil Robertson in the last 32.[13] However, the experience seemed to kick start Un-Nooh's season as in 2014 he played at the venue stage of four of the remaining six ranking events. He beat Ronnie O'Sullivan 54 in qualifying for the German Masters, with the reigning world champion playing high risk exhibition shots throughout the match, but Un-Nooh was whitewashed 50 by Jack Lisowski in the first round.[14][15] At the World Open, Un-Nooh led Stephen Maguire 30, before the world number eight rallied to win four frames in a row.