Not a good start to the new year....Sam's first match was in the China Open qualifiers against Jimmy White. Sam got off to a good start by going 2-0 up with frame winning breaks. However, Jimmy came back to level at 2-2. Sam and Jimmy then swapped frames to go 3-3. Sam edged in front with another frame winning break and needed just one from the last two frames to win. It was at this point Sam seemed to loose concentration and let Jimmy in to take the last two frames to win the match 5-4. A disappointing result given the way the match went but Jimmy's good form of late continues. A few weeks to ponder over missed opportunities and get in the right frame of mind before the Shoot-Out 23rd February.
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