The final day of pro tour snooker of 2015 will be played out in Wigan on Sunday as the German Masters qualifying tournament draws to a close.
By the end of the three sessions of play on Sunday we will know the identity of the 32 men heading to Berlin for the main event and the chance to win some decent dough early in the New Year.
Among the big names looking to secure qualification on Sunday are Ronnie O’Sullivan, John Higgins, Judd Trump and Ding Junhui.
Trump, Ding and Stephen Maguire headline the morning session of play when they take on Rhys Clark, Tian Pengfei and Andrew Higginson respectively. All three opponents can hang around if given the chance but all three seeds should come through there.
In the afternoon it will be the turn of Marco Fu to try and qualify for another big tournament after he recently secured his spot in the PTC Finals when he won in Gibraltar. He has a tricky looking opponent in the capable Yu Delu though.
The evening is packed with talent as O’Sullivan, Higgins, Mark Allen and the recent Shanghai Masters champion Kyren Wilson all being in action. O’Sullivan faced Stuart Carrington while Allen goes up against Robbie Williams. Higgins plays Ian Burns and Wilson has a mouth-watering match with Jack Lisowski.
There isn’t much I like over the course of the day and after a decent week so far I’m not going to hand it all back now but there is one bet I like which comes in the afternoon session.
It comes in the form of Alfie Burden. Burden is playing some nice stuff at the minute and seems to have his confidence back and that is a very dangerous proposition for the rest of the field because when he’s confident he scores well and when he scores well he lays down a serious challenge.
Robin Hull, his opponent on Sunday, is another man who scores well but his safety can be found wanting at times and he can’t afford that here with Burden’s long game always a strength of his game.
I think Burden’s form and confidence will allow him to impose himself on the Finn early and if he gets ahead he might not get pegged back so it is the Londoner for me here.
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