China News Service, Beijing, February 21st. On the morning of the 21st, Beijing time, the second day of the 2024 Snooker Players Championship ended in the UK. Chinese player Zhou Yuelong lost to "Rocket" O'Sullivan 2-6, following Ding Junhui. Another round of travel.

  The Players Championship will continue with 16-to-8 rounds on the second day (best of 11 games). On the first day of the event, Chinese snooker "big brother" Ding Junhui lost 4-6 to four-time world champion John Higgins. Zhou Yuelong, who will play this time, will strive for the Chinese team's first victory in this event. .

  But Zhou Yuelong's opponent is Ronnie O'Sullivan, who has topped the world rankings in the past two seasons. Although O'Sullivan missed many events this season, he still won 4 championships. In the past month, O'Sullivan has withdrawn from the German Masters and Welsh Open due to physical reasons. This appearance, his state and performance are of concern.

  At the beginning of this campaign, O'Sullivan was in poor condition and fell behind 1-2 at one point. But after the "warm-up" in the first three games, O'Sullivan began to take control of the game. After winning 5 consecutive games, he won 6-2 and advanced to the quarterfinals.

  In the other three 16-to-8 rounds that day, Mark Allen, ranked third in the world, defeated Mark Williams, ranked seventh in the world, 6-3, and Gary Wilson, who had just won the Welsh Open championship He beat Iranian star Hossein Wafi 6-4, and Ali Carter, ranked eighth in the world, eliminated Tom Ford, ranked eighth this season, 6-2.

  Only players ranked in the top 16 in the world in a single season can qualify for the Snooker Players Championship. A total of three members of the Chinese Legion are among the top 16 in the world rankings this season, namely Zhang Anda in the third place, Ding Junhui in the sixth place, and Zhou Yuelong in the 15th place.

  After both Ding Junhui and Zhou Yuelong were eliminated in the first round, Zhang Anda became the only hope for the Chinese Legion to advance to the quarterfinals of this tournament. In an "Asian Derby" on the next match day, Zhang Anda will compete with Thailand's famous player Sancam for a place in the top eight. Another 16-to-8 round match will be between Mark Selby and Barry Hawkins. carried out in between. (over)