Ryan Day finished his day in style as a 3-1 victory over Kyren Wilson saw him progress to the Championship League last 16 in Milton Keynes.
World number 36 Day was playing with a new cue and had not beaten a top-64 player this season until this week at the Marshall Arena, but produced some brilliant snooker to advance as Group 12 winner with two wins and a draw.
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Runs of 91 and 55 saw him move 2-0 clear of Wilson, who responded with a glorious 111 knowing that a 2-2 draw would enable him to qualify with the highest break between the two men in the group.
But a stunning long red enabled Day to complete a closing 86 as world number eight Wilson could only sit and admire his opponent's opportunistic finish.
"I think it looked like it was going to come down to the last match of the day. I think we saw the best match of the group," said Day.
"Luckily I held myself together. I opened the balls nicely. There's been a tremendous amount of effort put into this event, and it's been really professionally run."
Former Masters finalist Wilson had drawn 2-2 with
Chen Feilong - who hit a 102 break in the first frame - in the opening match of the day before Day completed a 3-0 victory over Alfie Burden. World number 75 Burden took a knee at the start of his match with Day on Wednesday.
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The scores were reversed in the second round of fixtures with Chen and Day drawing 2-2 and Wilson careering to a 3-0 win over Burden to set up the group decider that Day largely dominated with his stylish finale.
Burden was a 3-0 winner over Chen to secure third place in the group.
Harvey Chandler topped Group 4 on seven points to reach the last 16. He beat Sam Baird 3-1 in the group decider after a 2-2 draw with Joe Perry and a 3-1 win over Mark King.
Former Masters finalist Perry remained undefeated, but discovered that three draws does not carry you far in this format.
2020 Championship League snooker: Latest results and updated draw Championship League full results and draw Monday June 1 (all matches start at 3pm BST unless stated) Table One Group 2 Match 1 Judd Trump 3-0 David Grace Match 2 Daniel Wells 1-3 Elliot Slessor Match 3 Daniel Wells 2-2 David Grace Match 4 Judd Trump 3-1 Elliot Slessor Match 5 Elliot Slessor 3-1 David Grace Match 6 Judd Trump 3-1 Daniel Wells Group winner: Judd Trump (Eng) Table Two Group 13 Match 1 Stuart Carrington 3-1 Jak Jones Match 2 David Gilbert 3-0 Jackson Page Match 3 David Gilbert 2-2 Jak Jones Match 4 Stuart Carrington 2-2 Jackson Page Match 5 David Gilbert 3-0 Stuart Carrington Match 6 Jak Jones 0-3 Jackson Page Group winner: David Gilbert (Eng) Tuesday June 2 Table One Group 9 Match 1 Jack Lisowski 3-0 Oliver Lines Match 2 Luca Brecel 2-2 Robbie Williams Match 3 Luca Brecel 3-0 Oliver Lines Match 4 Jack Lisowski 2-2 Robbie Williams Match 5 Robbie Williams 0-3 Oliver Lines Match 6 Jack Lisowski 2-2 Luca Brecel Group winner: Luca Brecel (Bel) Table Two Group 3 Match 1 Mark Davis 1-3 Mark Joyce Match 2 Michael Holt 3-1 Louis Heathcote Match 3 Michael Holt 1-3 Mark Joyce Match 4 Mark Davis 2-2 Louis Heathcote Match 5 Michael Holt 1-3 Mark Davis Match 6 Mark Joyce 3-1 Louis Heathcote Group winner: Mark Joyce (Eng) Wednesday June 3 Table One Group 12 Match 1 Kyren Wilson 2-2 Chen Feilong Match 2 Ryan Day 3-0 Alfie Burden Match 3 Ryan Day 2-2 Chen Feilong Match 4 Kyren Wilson 3-0 Alfie Burden Match 5 Alfie Burden 3-0 Chen Feilong Match 6 Kyren Wilson 1-3 Ryan Day Group winner: Ryan Day (Wal) Table Two Group 4 Match 1 Mark King 1-3 Sam Baird Match 2 Joe Perry 2-2 Harvey Chandler Match 3 Joe Perry 2-2 Sam Baird Match 4 Mark King 1-3 Harvey Chandler Match 5 Joe Perry 2-2 Mark King Match 6 Sam Baird 1-3 Harvey Chandler Group winner: Harvey Chandler (Eng) Thursday June 4 Table One Group 5 Match 1 Mark Selby v Lee Walker Match 2 Liang Wenbo v Joe O’Connor Match 3 Liang Wenbo v Lee Walker Match 4 Mark Selby v Joe O’Connor Match 5 Joe O’Connor v Lee Walker Match 6 Mark Selby v Liang Wenbo Table Two Group 14 Match 1 Gerard Greene v John Astley Match 2 Gary Wilson v Mitchell Mann Match 3 Gary Wilson v John Astley Match 4 Gerard Greene v Mitchell Mann Match 5 Gary Wilson v Gerard Greene Match 6 John Astley v Mitchell Mann Friday June 5th (4pm start) Table One Group 10 Match 1 Ronnie O’Sullivan v Kishan Hirani Match 2 Chris Wakelin v Michael Georgiou Match 3 Chris Wakelin v Kishan Hirani Match 4 Ronnie O’Sullivan v Michael Georgiou Match 5 Michael Georgiou v Kishan Hirani Match 6 Ronnie O’Sullivan v Chris Wakelin Table Two Group 15 Match 1 Robert Milkins v Mike Dunn Match 2 Tom Ford v Ian Burns Match 3 Tom Ford v Mike Dunn Match 4 Robert Milkins v Ian Burns Match 5 Tom Ford v Robert Milkins Match 6 Mike Dunn v Ian Burns Saturday June 6 Table One Group 1 Match 1 Stuart Bingham v Jamie Clarke Match 2 Ricky Walden v Jordon Brown Match 3 Ricky Walden v Jamie Clarke Match 4 Stuart Bingham v Jordon Brown Match 5 Jordon Brown v Jamie Clarke Match 6 Stuart Bingham v Ricky Walden Table Two Group 8 Match 1 Ben Woollaston v Liam Highfield Match 2 Jimmy Robertson v Thor Chuan Leong Match 3 Jimmy Robertson v Liam Highfield Match 4 Ben Woollaston v Thor Chuan Leong Match 5 Jimmy Robertson v Ben Woollaston Match 6 Liam Highfield v Thor Chuan Leong Sunday June 7 Table One Group 16 Match 1 Neil Robertson v Ashley Carty Match 2 Kurt Maflin v Ken Doherty Match 3 Kurt Maflin v Ashley Carty Match 4 Neil Robertson v Ken Doherty Match 5 Ken Doherty v Ashley Carty Match 6 Neil Robertson v Kurt Maflin Table Two Group 7 Match 1 Anthony McGill v Craig Steadman Match 2 Barry Hawkins v Hammad Miah Match 3 Barry Hawkins v Craig Steadman Match 4 Anthony McGill v Hammad Miah Match 5 Barry Hawkins v Anthony McGill Match 6 Craig Steadman v Hammad Miah Monday June 8 Table One Group 11 Match 1 Mark Allen v Nigel Bond Match 2 Martin O’Donnell v Michael White Match 3 Martin O’Donnell v Nigel Bond Match 4 Mark Allen v Michael White Match 5 Michael White v Nigel Bond Match 6 Mark Allen v Martin O’Donnell Table Two Group 6 Match 1 Matt Selt v Sam Craigie Match 2 Ali Carter v Dominic Dale Match 3 Ali Carter v Sam Craigie Match 4 Matt Selt v Dominic Dale Match 5 Ali Carter v Matt Selt Match 6 Sam Craigie v Dominic Dale Group Winners’ Stage Tuesday June 9 Group C Winner of Group 10 Winner of Group 6 Winner of Group 1 Winner of Group 4 – Harvey Chandler (Eng) Group D Winner of Group 15 Winner of Group 11 Winner of Group 8 Winner of Group 5 Wednesday June 10 Group B Winner of Group 12 – Ryan Day (Wal) Winner of Group 2 – Judd Trump (Eng) Winner of Group 7 Winner of Group 13 – David Gilbert (Eng) Group A Winner of Group 14 Winner of Group 3 – Mark Joyce (Eng) Winner of Group 9 – Luca Brecel (Bel) Winner of Group 16 Tournament finals Thursday June 11 Winner of Group C Winner of Group D Winner of Group B Winner of Group A
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