So my last blog was just before I went to China in mid June and quite a lot has happened since then, as well as my website being down for a little bit. Sorry if it caused any trouble for anybody!
My first tournament was the Yixing Open in China (known as an APTC here) and I had a fine run to the quarter-finals. I won 4 good matches including Tian Pengfei and Oliver Lines. Robert Milkins beat me 4-1 in a close match, more than the scoreline would suggest. Then on to the Wuxi Classic where I was drawn to play a Chinese wildcard Chen Zifan. I started off well in the match but ended up being a pretty poor performance and lost 5-3. I’d hardly slept the night before but I’ll always not use anything to say it affects my game! Then on to Australia where I was playing Stuart Bingham and again it’s a game that I will definitely not want to remember. I played in my own opinion one of the worst games of my career and lost 5-0. Can’t play well all the time I suppose! Anyway, it was a great holiday afterwards the tournament in Bendigo where I spent time in Melbourne & Sydney with my parents
Recently I’ve played in the Shanghai Masters and won one match then lost a very high standard match to Andrew Higginson 5-4. Good luck to Andrew, one of the nicest blokes on tour!
I’m also just back from Furth in Germany playing in the Arcaden Paul Hunter Classic. I reached the last 32 stage of the event winning against former World semi finalist Joe Swail 4-2 and Chinese Li Hang. I lost to fellow scot Alan McManus out there and again it was a good match.
Next tournament will be the Indian Open in late September!
All the best folks