Match Report

2024 World Grand Prix: Mark Williams Clinches Last 16 Berth

In a riveting encounter at the 2024 World Grand Prix, snooker veteran Mark Williams secured his place in the last 16 with a hard-fought 4-3 victory over Thepchaiya Un-Nooh. The match featured a series of impressive breaks, including a devastating 134-century break by Williams. The last-frame shootout added to the intensity, but Williams sealed the win with a crucial 61 break, setting the stage for an exciting journey into the next round.

Louis Hobbs
Louis Hobbs

Last Updated: 2024-01-16

Alex Matless

3 minutes read

Victorious Battle for Last 16

Mark Williams emerged victorious in a closely contested battle against Thepchaiya Un-Nooh, securing his place in the last 16 at the World Grand Prix with a hard-fought 4-3 triumph.


The opening frames set the tone for a gripping clash, as Thepchaiya seized the initiative with an emphatic 78 break to secure the first frame. However, Mark Williams responded in kind, levelling the game at 1-1 in the second set after a pivotal moment where he capitalised on a missed opportunity by Thepchaiya.

Drama at Its Peak

The momentum swung in Williams' favour when he unleashed a devastating 134-century break, showcasing his prowess on the snooker table. Un-Nooh, undeterred, fought back with a solid 77 break to even the score once again.


The drama reached its peak when Thepchaiya, eyeing a perfect 147, faltered on the Cueball but managed an impressive 97 break to reclaim the lead for the second time in the game. With both players locked in a fierce battle, the match was taken to a one-frame shootout for a coveted spot in the second round.

Last Frame Shootout

In a nail-biting conclusion, Mark Williams demonstrated his composure and skill with a crucial 61 break, securing the victory and punching his ticket to the second round. The Welsh snooker maestro's performance sets the stage for an exciting clash against Hossein Vafaei in the next round.


Fans can expect more riveting action from Mark Williams as he advances in the Spreadex World Grand Prix, showcasing his determination and skill on the green baize. The road to the title promises more drama, and Williams has firmly established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the pursuit of snooker glory.


Image credit: World Snooker Tour (WST)

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