Jack Lisowski backed up his quarter-final win over Stuart Bingham by dismantling Scott Donaldson 10-1 to reach the China Open final.
The 27-year-old edged Bingham 6-5 but blew away ‘The Don Man’ after winning the first six frames in Shanghai before the 25-year-old Perth ace put one on the board.
‘Jackpot’ managed two century breaks during the match, putting together a run of 114 in frame four before a superb break of 136 in the ninth.
It was all too much for Donaldson, who succumbed meekly in the face of Lisowski’s potting power.
The Cheltenham man will take on former world champion Neil Robertson in the final and will be out for revenge after losing to the Australian in the Riga Masters final earlier this season.
He was beaten 5-2 by the 37-year-old in July last year in Latvia and a march to the semi-finals of the International Championship is his best effort since.
He has also reached three ranking quarter-finals and so it looks set to be a tough battle on Sunday for China Open honours.
Victory for either player would be a huge shot in the arm for the upcoming World Championship and, while Robertson is a veteran of 14 trips to the Crucible, Lisowski has enjoyed just two outings to Sheffield, winning his only match there last season.
Lisowski is priced at 29.00 to claim a maiden world title later in April, while Robertson can be backed at 7.00 to secure his second. Last year’s winner, Mark Williams, is not fancied to repeat the dose and is on offer at 19.00.