Odrl
Odrl
6
v
3
Barteek
Barteek
Odrl : 143, 124, 106, 120

This was a very good game.

The first frame was scrappy but I made a decent break to win it in the end. I then played two flawless frames, clearing the table both times to take a 3-0 lead.

I was on my way to making it 4-0, but I broke down. The frame came down to the final red and Barteek had an incredible fluke that got him in for the colour clearance. The match started turning around at that point, with Barteek taking control by winning the next two frames.

I then responded with another couple of centuries to restore my lead. The last frame was a little fragmented. Barteek was in first, but he broke down before the frame was won. I then tried to clear the table, but the last two reds were tied up and I failed to split them. I think I was 19 in front with two reds left, but Barteek fouled five times over the course of the safety battle that followed, so I only needed one of the reds to win frame and match.

Thanks for a very good game and good luck next month. :)