Kettering's Kyren looking to end his quarter-final hoodoo

Kyren Wilson cruised into the last eight of the Players Championship on Monday night

By Jon Dunham
Tuesday, 23rd February 2021, 8:05 am
Updated Tuesday, 23rd February 2021, 8:08 am
Kyren Wilson in action during his win over Ryan Day. Picture courtesy of World Snooker Tour
Kyren Wilson in action during his win over Ryan Day. Picture courtesy of World Snooker Tour

Kyren Wilson will be looking to break his quarter-final deadlock in the Cazoo Players Championship this week.

The Kettering star eased through his first-round match in Milton Keynes on Monday with a 6-1 success over BetVictor Shoot Out winner Ryan Day.

It has been a mixed season so far for Wilson.

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He won the BetVictor Championship League and otherwise has reached seven quarter-finals, but lost all seven.

He’ll try for an eighth time in the last eight of this week’s £385,000 event, which is being screened live on ITV4, when he takes on Neil Robertson/Lu Ning today (Thursday).

Wilson, who knocked in breaks of 62, 59, 119 and 73 in his win over Day, said: “I really enjoy these ITV events.

“It’s only the the top 16 players so every match could be a final.

“Ryan showed how well he can handle pressure at the Shoot Out so it was a tough draw and I’m delighted to beat him.

“I’ll just keep putting myself into quarter-finals and hopefully win one.”

Wilson went into the Players Championship on the back of a run to the last 16 of the Welsh Open in Newport last week where he was eventually beaten 4-3 by Tom Ford.