Match Report

2024 World Snooker Championship: Kyren Wilson Knocks Out Debutant Joe O’Connor

Kyren Wilson dominates Joe O'Connor in the last-16, securing a 13-6 victory and a spot in quarterfinals.

Louis Hobbs
Louis Hobbs

Last Updated: 2024-04-29

Naim Rosinski

4 minutes read

First Session: Wilson Takes Early Lead

After eliminating his Leicester training partner, four-time world champion Mark Selby in the 2024 World Snooker Championship's first round, Joe O'Connor faced another formidable challenge against 2020 finalist Kyren Wilson.

The opening session saw Wilson, known as "The Warrior," assert his dominance, taking a commanding 6-2 lead over his opponent from Leicester. Despite O'Connor's efforts, Wilson's prowess on the table allowed him to establish an early advantage.

Second Session: O'Connor Mounts a Comeback

As the match progressed into the second session, O'Connor showed signs of resilience, mounting a spirited comeback. Winning four frames, including an impressive 102-century break in the 16th frame, O'Connor displayed his skill and determination. However, Wilson maintained his composure, holding onto his lead as the session concluded, with the score standing at 10-6 in his favour.


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Wilson Secures Victory

Entering the crucial third and final session, O'Connor faced an uphill battle to overturn Wilson's lead. Despite a promising start in the 17th frame, Wilson's exceptional long-range potting ability allowed him to snatch crucial frames from O'Connor's grasp. With each frame, Wilson extended his lead, ultimately sealing a commanding 13-6 victory over O'Connor.

Looking Ahead: Wilson Eyes Semi-final Berth

With this impressive win, Kyren Wilson advances to the quarterfinals of the World Snooker Championship. His next opponent will be determined by the outcome of the match between world number three Mark Allen and four-time world champion John Higgins. Regardless of his next challenger, Wilson remains focused on the task ahead as he aims to secure a spot in the semi-finals for the fourth time in his career.

Wilson's dominant performance against O'Connor establishes him as a formidable contender in this year's championship, and his sights are set on going all the way to claim the prestigious title.

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