China News Service, Beijing, November 11 On the morning of the 29th, Beijing time, Chinese snooker player Zhou Yuelong defeated the world's sixth-ranked Neil Robertson 29-6 and became the third Chinese player to advance to the top 2 of the 2023 Snooker UK Championship.

The last 28 games of the first round of the main round (32 into 16) of the British Championships were held on the 4th local time, among them, Zhou Yuelong, known as "Sichuan Ding Junhui", ushered in a strong challenge from Neil Robertson, the "Melbourne Machine".

In the first four games of this game, the two sides were evenly matched, and the score was tied 2-2. But then Zhou Yuelong was full of firepower, and after staging four consecutive hits, he eliminated the "Melbourne Machine" 6-2. In the third and seventh games, Zhou Yuelong also scored 134 and 136 in a single stroke respectively, showing his strong ability to score in a single stroke.

In the previous competition, Chinese billiards star Ding Junhui and the only TOP16 player (top 16 in the world) Zhang Anda of the Chinese Legion have taken the lead in qualifying, so a total of 3 Chinese players have advanced to the top 16 of this British Championship.

In the other three matches on the same day, the three top 3 players will all pass the test successfully. Among them, the world's No. 3 "Rocket" O'Sullivan won six games in a row in a passive situation of falling behind 16-0 and defeated Scottish player Anthony McGill 2-6. John Higgins and Robert Milkins, ranked 2th and 11th in the world respectively, also advanced to the round of 14.

So far, the top 2023 of the 16 Snooker British Championship have all been produced. In addition to the above 3 TOP16 players and 3 Chinese players, the other 10 are: Mark Williams, Jamie Clark, Tom Forde, Luca Brecel, Hussein Vafai, Matthew Selt, Judd Trump, Barry Hawkins, Mark Selby, Jamie Jones. Six TOP6 players Mark Allen, Neil Robertson, Shaun Murphy, Kyren Wilson, Ali Carter, and Jack Lisowski were all "rounded".

A total of 23 Chinese players will participate in the 2023 Snooker British Championship, of which 22 will start from the qualifying round. Ding Junhui, Zhou Yuelong, Fan Zhengyi, Yuan Sijun, and Pang Junxu advanced from the qualifying round, and Zhang Anda, ranked 5th in the world, went straight to the main draw as a seeded player.

On the next match day, the British Championship will start the 1/8 finals, and the much-watched Chinese snooker "first brother" and British Championship triple crown champion Ding Junhui will compete with England's Tom Fordé for a place in the top 8. (ENDS)