Group E provided the tightest of finishes, with the home crowd favourite Akani Songsermsawad just prevailing to top the group. Stephen Maguire came in to the final round looking favourite to win the whole group as the only player on two wins, but a 5-1 loss to Stuart Bingham in his final match was enough to knock him down to third place and send him home early. Maguire, Bingham and Songsermsawad were all tied on two wins and 11 frames won, but the frames lost counted against Maguire.
Noppon Saengkham won all his three matches to top group A, he only dropped 6 frames during the round-robin stage. Ding Junhui just scraped in to the knockout stage with a 5-2 win over Tom Ford.
Anthony McGill was dominant in Group B, winning all his matches. Ryan Day just made it in to the runners-up spot on frames won, he finished on one win with Passakorn Suwannawat and Mohammad Sajjid, but just a frame more than Suwannawat making the difference for a place in the last 16.
Group C was wide open coming in to the final round with all players on one win a piece, with the winners of today’s matches progressing through. Thepchaiya Un-nooh beat Kristjan Helgason 5-2 while Kyren Wilson beat Ricky Walden 5-2; Un-nooh just tops the group.
Mark Davis was beaten 5-3 by Thailand’s Atthasit Mahitthi to eliminate the two-time winner in the round robin stage; a great win for Mahitthi but he still finished bottom of the table. Michael Holt was beaten 5-0 by Liang Wenbo but still made it in to the knock-out stage as runner-up.
Mark Williams won his third match in-a-row, beating Mark King 5-3 to top group F. Mark King, on two wins made it through the round robin stage as runner-up.
Grame Dott went undefeated in group G, with David Gilbert on two wins following through as runner-up. Finally in group H, Ben Woollaston beat Marco Fu 5-3 to finish runner-up; Marco Fu topped the group on frame difference as both players were on two wins a-piece.6 Sep 2017
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