Welsh Open Snooker 2017: Latest Scores, Draw, Schedule After Wednesday's Results

Rob BlanchetteFeatured ColumnistFebruary 15, 2017

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22:  Ronnie O'Sullivan of England plays a shot during the final match against Joe Perry of England on day eight of the Dafabet Masters at Alexandra Palace on January 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
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Ronnie O'Sullivan crashed out of the 2017 Welsh Open Snooker, throwing away a three-frame lead as he lost 4-3 to Mark Davis on Wednesday.

After stunning crowds in the first round, 15-year-old Jackson Page lit up the Welsh Open as he beat John Astley to reach the last 32 at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales.

The young teenager won his second-consecutive match on the professional circuit, beating the world No. 78 in a final-frame decider.

Page delighted local crowds with his 4-3 victory, and the young Welshman is proving the depth of his quality—standing as the current under-18 world champion.

Neil Robertson fell in the second round as last year's Welsh Open finalist narrowly lost 4-3 to Lee Walker.

Here are the latest second-round results from the tournament:

Welsh Open Snooker 2017: Wednesday Results
Ronnie O'Sullivan3-4Mark Davis
Fergal O'Brien4-2Chris Wakelin
Elliot Slessor2-4Jimmy Robertson
Mark King2-4Scott Donaldson
Zhou Yuelong4-1Paul S. Davison
Ross Muir4-0Marco Fu
Graeme Dott4-1Adam Stefanow
Lee Walker4-3Neil Robertson
Judd Trump4-2Alex Borg
Jackson Page4-3John Astley
Allister Carter4-1Darryl Hill
Hossein Vafaei Ayouri4-2Christopher Keogan
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh4-1Ryan Day
Tian Pengfei0-4Barry Hawkins
Jamie Cope1-4Anthony Hamilton
Craig Steadman4-1Sam Baird
Stuart Bingham4-2Rory McLeod
Stephen Maguire3-4Ian Burns
Liang Wenbo3-4Michael White
Andy Hicks3-4Robbie Williams
Jamie Jones2-4Dominic Dale
Igor Figueiredo4-2Anthony McGill
Stuart Carrington4-2Wang Yuchen
Allan Taylor1-4Robin Hull
Shaun Murphy2-4Josh Boileau
Robert Milkins4-1Eden Sharav
Mark Allen4-1Boonyarit Keattikun
Peter Ebdon0-4Mei Xiwen
Kurt Maflin3-4James Wattana
Mitchell Mann4-2Sean O'Sullivan
Thor Chuan Leong3-4Yan Bingtao
Mike Dunn2-4Mark Selby
BBC Sport

The latest draw and schedule can be found via BBC Sport.

Wednesday Recap

World no. 31 Davis shocked the Welsh Open as he defeated defending champion O'Sullivan after a magnificent comeback.

The Rocket raced to a 3-0 lead and appeared ready to take his place in the next round, but the iconic player couldn't drag himself past the winning post.

Davis cleaned up four frames in a row as the champion sat in his seat watching, causing the shock of the tournament.

England's Ronnie O'Sullivan (L) looks on as England's Joe Perry (R) plays at the table during the final of the Masters snooker tournament against at Alexandra Palace in London, on January 22, 2017. / AFP / Ben STANSALL        (Photo credit should read BEN
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Page was the toast of Cardiff once again, as the young wizard defeated Astley at the Motorpoint.

The Ebbw Vale-born future superstar completed his victory with the scores tied at 3-3, prevailing in the final frame.

According to BBC Radio Wales (h/t BBC Sport Wales), Page was overjoyed with his second win at the Welsh Open and wants to turn professional as soon he's permitted:

School let me have whatever time off I want because they know there could be a career in it.

When that black went in, I didn't know what to feel. It was just unreal.

I was a wildcard [entry] so everyone was telling me just to enjoy it, for experience. But I knew I could still do well and hopefully win a few games and that's what I did first game.

I'm really happy with that.

BBC Sport profiled the young talent as they tipped their hat to his amazing achievement:

Page is the pre-eminent player on the junior circuit, but snooker fans across the globe now know who he is—all at the tender age of 15.

He has already collected £2,500 for reaching the second round, and he will add another £1,000 if he qualifies for the third round, per BBC Sport Wales.

It was a disappointing day for Australian maverick Robertson, who will not repeat last year's success of reaching the final.

The Thunder From Down Under lost 4-3 to Walker, ending his personal interest in this year's event.

Robinson's victor was O'Sullivan in last season's final, guaranteeing the competition will have two new finalist this term.