World Championship: Neil Robertson and Dominic Dale storm into quarter-finals

Last Updated: 28/04/14 4:29pm

  • Share:
Neil Robertson: Australian twice faltered with a 100th century break of the season in sight

Neil Robertson: Australian twice faltered with a 100th century break of the season in sight

Sky Bet

Neil Robertson reeled off four frames in a row on Monday afternoon to complete a 13-7 victory against Mark Allen in the second round of the World Championship.

The Australian left-hander led 9-7 going into the final session of the best-of-25 contest and turned on the style with breaks of 59, 69, 94 and 92 to earn a quarter-final date with either Judd Trump or Ryan Day.

The only slight disappointment for 2010 world champion Robertson was his failure to make his 100th century break of the season, missing the black off its spot in the penultimate frame for the landmark and then a red down the cushion with the match already won in the last.

"Those last two frames I was like a cricketer on 190 or something like that. It was unfortunate."
Neil Robertson

Robertson's tally of 99 centuries this campaign is already a big improvement on the previous single-season record of 61 by Trump in 2012/13.

"Those last two frames I was like a cricketer on 190 or something like that. It was unfortunate," said Robertson.

"I missed the black with one red left and I thought I hit the black perfectly and I was about to celebrate but it rattled in the jaws.

"That last frame there, I missed a really tough red down the cushion and I thought I hit it pretty good again but it wasn't to be. The snooker gods are going to keep you guys waiting a little bit longer."

Quick finish

On the other table, Welshman Dominic Dale wasted little time in putting the finishing touches on a 13-4 win over fellow qualifier Michael Wasley.

Leading 12-4 overnight, Dale needed only one frame of the final session to reach the quarter-finals for the second time in his career, where he will face Barry Hawkins.

His previous appearance in the last eight came back in 2000 but the 42-year-old has enjoyed a career revival this season, including victory at the Shoot-Out.

Monday results:

Dominic Dale (Wal) 13-4 Michael Wasley (Eng)
Neil Robertson (Aus) 13-7 Mark Allen (NI)

  • Share:

Related

2014 World Snooker Championship

Mark Selby: Eyeing more world titles

Selby not resting on laurels

Mark Selby hopes future world titles will prove easier to win than his first after his maiden win at the Crucible.

Mark Selby: Claimed his first-ever world title on Monday night

Selby takes first world crown

Mark Selby produced a stunning comeback to beat Ronnie O'Sullivan 18-14 and claim his first-ever World Snooker crown.

Mark Selby: Had an afternoon to remember to lead O'Sullivan 12-11

Selby turns tables on Ronnie

Mark Selby dominated Monday's afternoon session in the World Snooker Championship final to lead Ronnie O'Sullivan 12-11.

Most Popular

Features

Aus Open results

Aus Open results

Latest results from the Goldfields Australian Open in Bendigo, Victoria.

Dominant champions

Dominant champions

AP McCoy has ridden into more racing history, but is he the most dominant champion in sport?

Sport's toughest bans

Sport's toughest bans

After snooker player Stephen Lee got a 12-year ban for match-fixing, we take a look at some hefty bans.