Week five of the ECC Thursday Night Champions League and Robert Pierce continues to lead the field. Pierce kicked off the evening with a narrow 4-3 win over Liam Baker in which he recorded a 107 checkout and Baker hit a maximum, however despite hitting a 180 Pierce then lost by the same margin to his nearest rival and second in the table Jordan Ward. Prior to beating Pierce Ward had lost 5-2 to an in form Sam Aitkens who hit two maximums and recorded a tremendous 151 finish to leave Ward trailing Pierce by some seven points.