Simon Lichtenberg to win Group 3 1pt – 8.0 @ Bet Victor
Simon Lichtenberg to beat Simon Blackwell and Reanne Evans 1pt Double – 3.45 @ Ladbrokes
Tom Ford is heavily odds on for Group 3 and although he’s a very good player I do think he’s a little too short here, he’s not the most reliable player and definitely capable of losing a to some poor players, particularly in short format. He lost 4 matches in a row in the Pro Series against Haotian, Joyce, Lilley and Zifan and had 3 draws in 6 matches of this event last season. Lichtenberg won 5 matches in a row in his Pro Series group, missing out on qualifying by frame difference and he beat Gould in this event last season.
Blackwell has been trying to get onto the tour for years with no luck, regularly losing in the 1st round of Q School. He actually met Lichtenberg in Q School last year and Lichtenberg won comfortably 3-0. Evans last attempt on the tour saw only defeats and has also had very little joy in any of her matches against men over the last decade.