China News Service, Beijing, February 22. On the morning of the 22nd, Beijing time, the 2024 Snooker Players Championship ended on the third day of the competition. Chinese player Zhang Anda won and advanced, becoming the only Chinese player to advance to the quarterfinals of this tournament. .

"Captain" Ali Carter eliminated Trump, who topped the season rankings, and became the first player to advance to the semi-finals of this tournament.

  The third day of the Players Championship is a doubleheader.

In the first round of the tournament (8 out of 16, 6 wins out of 11 games), Chinese player Zhang Anda faced Thailand's famous player Sankham. The process of this "Asian Derby" was ups and downs, exciting and intense.

  At the beginning of this battle, Zhang Anda took the lead and won the first game.

But Sancam was not to be outdone and took the lead 3-1 after winning three consecutive games.

Zhang Anda returned the favor and regained the lead 4-3 after winning three consecutive games.

Subsequently, Sancam won two more games and took the lead in getting the match point 5-4.

At the critical moment, Zhang Anda faced the challenge calmly. After winning two consecutive games, he advanced to the quarterfinals with a thrilling score of 6-5.

  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.

In the first two days of competition, both Ding Junhui and Zhou Yuelong were eliminated in the first round, making Zhang Anda the only Chinese candidate to advance to the quarterfinals of this tournament.

  In another 16-to-8 round, Mark Selby, ranked fifth in the world, came back from behind 0-2 to defeat Barry Hawkins, ranked seventh in the season, 6-3 and successfully advanced. .

  At this point, all the top eight players of this Players Championship have been produced.

In the quarter-finals, Zhang Anda will challenge four-time World Championship champion John Higgins.

In the first round, Chinese snooker's "big brother" Ding Junhui was eliminated by "Wizard" Higgins.

  In a quarter-final (6 wins in 11 games) that started in the early morning of the 22nd, Beijing time, facing Trump, who has won four championships this season, Ali Carter, who ranked ninth this season, won 6-4. , took the lead in advancing to the semi-finals.

  On the next match day, there will be two quarter-finals of this Players Championship. Ronnie O'Sullivan, who is ranked first in the world, will face Mark Selby, and Mark Allen, who is ranked third in the world, will face Mark Selby. Gary Wilson crowned at the Welsh Open.

The battle between Zhang Anda and Higgins will be held on the evening of the 23rd, Beijing time.