Gearing up for the quarters
“Day off after beating Rory McLeod yesterday in the last-16 stage but just been down at the tournament watching some snooker (Hendry-Selt).
I’m really enjoying myself at the Australian Goldfields Open and trying my best. So far, it’s a combination that seems to be working. The scoreline from my match with Rory perhaps flattered me.
While it was 5-1, there were a couple of frames where he was all but over the line and I ended stealing them – but that’s what you’ve got to do, make the comebacks, if you want to win tournaments. So, it was a tough match and it always is against Rory, who is one of my best friends out on the circuit.
I’ve known him, you see, since I was 12 or 13. My safety was good and while I didn’t knock in any massive breaks, I made quite a few 50s and 60s and didn’t miss any easy balls.
I’ve got another day off before resuming with a quarter-final match against Matthew Selt, who knocked out Stephen tonight. I’m looking forward to it and am just taking it one match at a time. Catch up with you all again, soon. ps – it’s still cold out here, in case you’re wondering!”