A Funny Exchange On The Pink | 2022/23 European Masters

Williams Is Group Four King

Mark Williams secured his place in the Championship League Snooker Winners’ Group with a 3-0 Group Four final victory over Mark Selby.

The former World Champion will now join Ronnie O’Sullivan, Judd Trump and Stephen Maguire in the big-money Winners’ Group at the start of March.

Williams, who defends his 888sport World Seniors title in Preston this weekend, was 2-0 down to Graeme Dott in his group semi-final, but a 129 break saw the Welshman keep his hopes alive and he took the last two frames of the match to land a place in the final.

Selby had seen off Australian Neil Robertson in his semi-final, with a top break of 79 helping the Leicester cueman to a 3-1 victory.

Robertson, Dott and fifth-placed player Ricky Walden will be joined in Group Five, which commences on Monday, February 22, by David Gilbert, Mark Davis and Kyren Wilson.

Semi Finals
Mark Williams 3-2 Graeme Dott
27-65, 24-81 (Dott 81), 129-1 (Williams 129), 75-43 (Williams 34, 37), 73-26

Mark Selby 3-1 Neil Robertson
79-8 (Selby 67), 79-0 (Selby 79), 12-77 (Robertson 77), 66-20 (Selby 55)

The Final
Mark Williams 3–0 Mark Selby
131-7 (Williams 131), 67-1 (Williams 45), 83-53 (Selby 53)