Former world champion Mark Williams performs stunning shot without even looking

  • Jack Figg

Mark Williams performed a stunning shot at the World Championship in Sheffield yesterday, showcasing how to perfectly get out of a snooker.

The Welshman was playing Jimmy Robertson when he performed his heroics to avoid being ‘snookered’, even potting the shot without looking, sending Twitter into utter disbelief.

One tweeted: “Mark Williams with the shot of the tournament there. Big fluke like but a no look pot out a snooker, don’t think i’ve seen that before.”

Another tweeted: “Some superb pots already from Mark Williams.”

Williams leads 7-2 at the halfway stage in the best of 19 frames contest with the match set to continue from 10am tomorrow morning.

As you can imagine, snooker fans all over were left stunned by Williams’ shot, with some simply baffled by the fact he got out of the snooker in the first place, and others amazed that he did it without looking and even potted the ball he was aiming for.

You can see the trick shot below, and just some of the reaction from the memorable moment.

This amazing shot was not the only shock of the tournament so far, however, as 2005 World Championship winner Shaun Murphy bailed out of the tournament in the first round.

Jamie Jones, the World number 51, found himself 8-5 down only to amazingly turn things around beating the number eight seed 10-9.

After the match, Jones admitted it was the best victory of his career as he progresses into round two where he will meet Kyren Wilson.

Jones said: “I played really well in patches…Shaun got into his stride to go 8-5 up and I was shut out of the match.

“The 100 to go 9-9 put me on the front foot but when I missed a chance in the final frame I thought it was going to be a nightmare.

“I think it is my best victory. I have never faced pressure like I have today so I am so pleased to hold myself together and come through. It gives me loads of confidence.”

Also making the headlines was the Chinese star Ding Junhui, who revealed he wishes to face five-time world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan in the tournament.

“I would love to play Ronnie again here, I always want to improve myself and test myself against the best and hardest player to beat – that is how you get better” Junhui explained.

The world number three Ding will play Anthony McGill or Ryan Day in the last 16.

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