Englishman Barry Hawkins and Australian Kurt Dunham meet in the first round of the UK Championship. There is a huge difference between the two. Dunham is only 122 and is professional only in 2016. He is 25 years old, but so far he has shown no potential. This season has no win, and 8 of the 10 defeats have been zero. Last weekend at the Open of Northern Ireland he took 4-0 from Eliott Slessor. So he did not give him a chance in the game with Hawkins, a long-time player who has been in the top 16. He is right that he does not have a great season and his only notable result is this season’s finale from the Masters of Shanghai. But normally he can not lose more than two frames with this Australian.
Englishman Ronnie O’Sullivan meets in the first UK Championship tour of Jackson, Jackson, a 16-year-old player who is now amateur. Normally, he should not have been present but replaced Rhys Clark who retired from this tournament. Page is talented, being European champion at U18 this year and vice-champion at U21, but he does not have the necessary experience to make claims against Ronnie. There was no such great result this season, the only notable success found against Un-Nooh in the Indian Open qualifiers. Other times when he met experienced players like Dale, Bond or Wenbo, he lost clearly. Now it will be a lot harder for Ronnie, who has shown an excellent form lately, succeeding in winning the English Open and the Shanghai Masters, and the Champion of Champions lost in the finals. So you should win this first match from the tournament.
Ronnie O’Sullivan win @ 2.00