Both teams had to pick five players to take a shot at the black ball on its spot and the White at the other end of the table behind the baulk line
Ding crashed in a red from the baulk line
to open his account in the 14th before strolling to an 85 break to become only the third overseas winner of the tournament.
Players also score double points during "Powerplays" and for shots taken from behind the baulk line
, in what is know as the "Powerzone".
Balls potted when the white is behind the baulk line
will also see points doubled, so in the right circumstances a black could be worth 28.
The biggest gap is on the baulk line
and this is where the problem has been.
There's just nothing you can do about it when you play a safety shot and you've hit it perfectly fine, the white should bounce no more than (two to three inches) off the baulk cushion and it ends up bouncing back past the baulk line
He beat Canada's Alan Senkiw and made his first competitive century break, a 101 against Chris Taylor, although he failed to cross the baulk line
between 80 and 100 points.
He miscued trying to pot an easy red in the fourth frame and tore a gaping hole in the green baize near the baulk line