McGill said: "I was only a couple of shots away from beating Ding
- and not an out-of-form Ding
said: "The crowd was very loud supporting him.
holds a master's degree in information systems from Northwestern University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Washington University.
To appeal to a younger audience, the production includes pop culture elements such as a rapping Armand (Ding
's buddy) and a social media-savvy Valentina with legions of followers on IG.
, whose best performance at the worlds is losing to Selby in the 2016 final, insisted that despite falling short he would eventually lift the trophy.
had initiated a fund-raising campaign with donations to be split equally between the Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB) and Make a Wish, Malaysia (MAWM) charities, by setting her 'toughest challenge' for herself with the MdS.
Mobile top-up platform Ding
has announced that it has launched international recharge across over 30 locations in the Sultanate of Oman, in partnership with Asia Express Exchange.
After the first two frames were shared, Ding
won five in a row with the aid of breaks of 67, 93 and 58 before Wilson hit back with runs of 104 and 66 to trail 6-3 heading into the evening session.
Born in Shanghai, on China's central coast, the country's biggest city and a global financial hub, Chef Ding
started showing his culinary credentials at the tender age of eight, when he started cooking breakfast for his parents.
then capitalised to pull one back before making a 65 in the next for 3-3.
, the 2012 Welsh Open winner, rallied with a brilliant maximum break, screwing off the penultimate red into the middle pocket back on to the black before going on to sink the colours, taking the rest for the yellow and green.
was trailing opponent Mark Davis 5-3 at the Crucible and was at the table on a break of 96 when he inexplicably screwed back for the blue ball instead of playing for the black.