Bond dumps out world No 1

Mark Selby: Failed to make it into the last 16 after losing to Nigel Bond

World No 1 Mark Selby exited the World Snooker Shootout on Saturday night after being eliminated by Nigel Bond at the Circus Arena in Blackpool.

Selby made the better start to the match, but a 56 break from 2011 tournament winner Bond saw him eventually run out a comfortable 67-33 victor."Nigel had a great break in the end," Selby told Sky Sports. "It's a great tournament and hopefully I'll be back next year."World Snooker ShootoutLast 32
Michael Holt 40-31 Ryan Day
Jimmy Robertson 67-8 Anthony Hamilton
Mark Williams 45-37 Jamie Jones
Jack Lisowski 48-41 Robbie Williams
Kurt Maflin 63-16 Mark Davis
Liu Chuang 58-18 Ricky Walden
Martin Gould 61-1 Mark Joyce
Mark Allen 65-8 Peter Lines
Nigel Bond 67-33 Mark Selby
Barry Hawkins 73-1 Anthony McGill
Dave Harold 61-36 Gerard Greene
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 42-41 Alan McManus
Dominic Dale 61-17 Marcus Campbell
Andrew Higginson 45-29 Robert Milkins
Michael White 82-33 Ben Woollaston
Stephen McGuire 59-30 Matthew Selt

Reigning champion Barry Hawkins, who has now won eight consecutive matches in the tournament, eased into the last 16 with a comfortable 73-1 victory over Anthony McGill.

The first match of the night saw Michael Holt, who is enjoying his best run at the shootout, progress to the last 16 courtesy of a 40-31 victory over Ryan Day.

Jimmy Robertson quickly followed him in the next round after a comprehensive 67-8 success over Anthony Hamilton, who barely had a look-in during the 10-minute match.

It took three minutes for the first point to be scored in the third match as Mark Williams did battle with Jamie Jones. The 2000 and 2003 World Champion scraped home a 45-37 win after Jones had fought back from a 25-point deficit.

Jack Lisowski, aided by a superb 43-break, followed Williams into the next round following a fine 48-41 triumph over Robbie Williams.

Kurt Maflin led from start to finish as he secured a 63-16 win over Mark Davis. Joining him in the last 32 was Liu Chuang after he eased past Ricky Walden with a 58-18 scoreline.

Martin Gould made light work of Mark Joyce with a 61-1 success, while a 41-break by Mark Allen helped secure a 65-8 victory over Peter Lines.

Dave Harold beat Gerard Greene 61-36, Alan McManus ran out of time as Thepchaiya Un-Nooh edged to a 42-41 win, while Dominic Dale brushed aside Marcus Campbell 61-17.

The final matches saw Michael White and Stephen McGuire progress against Ben Woollaston and Matthew Selt respectively.

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