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SELBY EDGES OUT WHITE

Monday 23 Nov 2020 11:07PM Mark Selby booked his place in the second round of the Betway UK Championship with a hard fought 6-4 defeat of Welshman Michael White in Milton Keynes. Selby, 37, is seeking his first Triple Crown silverware since winning the World Championship in 2017. The Jester from Leicester has won the UK Championship on two […]

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WPBSA – EPSB STATEMENT: SPORTS WINTER SURVIVAL PACKAGE

Tuesday 24 Nov 2020 11:04AM Snooker’s governing body the WPBSA has formally written to the UK Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston MP to seek clarification as to why snooker and English billiards have not been included among the sports that will receive government support announced last week. The Sports Winter Survival Package was unveiled last Thursday and will include £300m […]

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RANKINGS RACES IN CRUCIAL STAGE

Monday 23 Nov 2020 02:17PM The Betway UK Championship, which got underway today, is the final leg in the race to qualify for the Masters in January. It’s also the penultimate chance for players to boost their positions on the one-year list and make it to the World Grand Prix in December. So while the battle for the famous UK […]

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BETWAY TO RAISE FUNDS FOR JESSIE MAY

Monday 23 Nov 2020 09:29AM UK Championship title sponsor Betway will be donating money to Jessie May Children’s Hospice at Home with every century break made during the tournament which runs from November 23rd to December 6th. The Betway UK Championship gets underway on Monday, with 128 players battling for the title in the first Triple Crown event of […]

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HAMILTON AND DAY TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

Monday 23 Nov 2020 08:25AM Anthony Hamilton and Ryan Day have tested positive for Covid-19 at the Betway UK Championship in Milton Keynes and have been withdrawn from the event. Hamilton was due to play Xu Si on Monday morning and Day was due to face Jak Jones on Monday evening. Xu and Jones both receive a bye to […]

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TRUMP COMPLETES NORTHERN IRELAND TREBLE

Sunday 22 Nov 2020 10:41PM World number one Judd Trump beat World Champion Ronnie O’Sullivan 9-7 to win the Matchroom.Live Northern Ireland Open for a third successive year. Victory for Trump sees him become the first player to win a specific ranking title three years in a row since Stephen Hendry completed the feat at the 1996 UK Championship. […]

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TRUMP LEADS THE ROCKET

Sunday 22 Nov 2020 04:56PM World number one Judd Trump leads World Champion Ronnie O’Sullivan 5-3 heading into the evening session of their Matchroom.Live Northern Ireland Open final. They will return at 7pm to play the best of 17 tie to a conclusion, with the winner pocketing a top prize of £70,000 and the Alex Higgins Trophy. Incredibly, this […]

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RACE TO THE MASTERS

Sunday 22 Nov 2020 01:06PM The upcoming Betway UK Championship represents the final chance for players to add prize money to their ranking totals ahead of the decisive seeding cut-off to determine places at this season’s Masters. View the Race to the Masters As always, the top 16 seeds after the Betway UK Championship will qualify to play at […]

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CBSA STAGES NATIONAL SNOOKER EVENT

Sunday 22 Nov 2020 12:55PM CBSA Stages First National Snooker Event Since Covid-19 Outbreak On 21 November, the “One Belt, One Road” CBSA Cup-Shaanxi Tourism Group 2020 National Snooker Team Championship began in Xi’an, the ancient capital of China. The event will last until 25 November. This is the first national snooker event held in China since outbreak of […]

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TRUMP SETS UP O’SULLIVAN THREE-PEAT

Saturday 21 Nov 2020 10:17PM Defending champion Judd Trump defeated David Grace 6-2 in the semi-finals of the Matchroom.Live Northern Ireland Open, to set up a blockbuster final with familiar foe Ronnie O’Sullivan. Trump has defeated O’Sullivan in each of the last two Northern Ireland Open finals, both by a 9-7 scoreline. In arguably snooker’s most compelling modern day […]

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ROCKET SURGES TO REACH FINAL

Saturday 21 Nov 2020 05:18PM World Champion Ronnie O’Sullivan battled back from 3-1 down to beat Ali Carter 6-3 in the semi-finals of the Matchroom.Live Northern Ireland Open in Milton Keynes. The Rocket is now through to the 54th ranking final of his career, where he will face either world number one Judd Trump or world number 67 David Grace, […]

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O’SULLIVAN SETS UP CARTER CLASH

Friday 20 Nov 2020 10:52PM World Champion Ronnie O’Sullivan beat Ding Junhui 5-2 to set up an intriguing semi-final with Ali Carter at the Matchroom.Live Northern Ireland Open. O’Sullivan, winner of a record 37 ranking titles, will compete in the semi-finals of a ranking event for the 78th time tomorrow. It will be the first time the Rocket has faced Carter […]

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SELBY EDGES OUT WHITE

Monday 23 Nov 2020 11:07PM Mark Selby booked his place in the second round of the Betway UK Championship with a hard fought 6-4 defeat of Welshman Michael White in Milton Keynes. Selby, 37, is seeking his first Triple Crown silverware since winning the World Championship in 2017. The Jester from Leicester has won the UK Championship on two […]

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TRUMP CHARGES TO SEMIS

Friday 20 Nov 2020 06:52PM Defending champion Judd Trump booked his place in the semi-finals of the Matchroom.Live Northern Ireland Open with an emphatic 5-1 defeat of Scott Donaldson. World number one Trump is seeking a third consecutive Northern Ireland Open title this week, that would make him the first person to achieve the feat in a ranking event […]

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HOW TO WATCH THE BETWAY UK CHAMPIONSHIP

Friday 20 Nov 2020 09:26AM The Betway UK Championship runs until December 6th and fans around the globe can watch the action on television or online. It’s the first Triple Crown event of the season and a tournament with a prestigious history dating back to 1977. China’s Ding Junhui lifted the trophy for the third time last year and […]

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KLECKERS SOARS TO SHOCK WIN OVER SELBY

Thursday 19 Nov 2020 12:00AM Germany’s Lukas Kleckers scored the biggest win of his career so far, beating three-time Crucible king Mark Selby 4-0 at the Matchroom.Live Northern Ireland Open. Kleckers, 24, is one of two Germans currently on the World Snooker Tour, alongside Simon Lichtenberg. He was relegated from the circuit after his first spell of two years, […]

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TRUMP MAKES MAGICAL MAXIMUM

Wednesday 18 Nov 2020 02:02PM Judd Trump made the fifth maximum 147 break of his career during his second round clash with Gao Yang at the Matchroom.Live Northern Ireland Open. The perfect run came in the third frame of his 4-0 defeat of Gao. It is the 161st official maximum in professional snooker history and the fourth on the […]

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MAXIMUM MAN TRUMP EASES THROUGH

Wednesday 18 Nov 2020 07:07PM Judd Trump fired in the fifth 147 break of his career en route to a 4-0 demolition of Gao Yang at the Matchroom.Live Northern Ireland Open. The Ace in the Pack has enjoyed a sparkling 2020/21 Home Nations series thus far. Trump defeated Neil Robertson 9-8 in the final of the English Open last […]

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ROCKET TOO STRONG FOR O’NEILL

Monday 16 Nov 2020 10:58PM World Champion Ronnie O’Sullivan booked his place in the second round of the Matchroom.Live Northern Ireland Open with a 4-1 defeat of Jamie O’Neill. O’Sullivan has reached the previous two Northern Ireland Open finals. On each occasion he faced world number one Judd Trump and lost both times by a 9-7 scoreline. Today’s match […]

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STAT ATTACK

Thursday 12 Nov 2020 09:12AM Facts and figures from the 2020/21 season so far. All stats are correct up until the end of the 888sport Champion of Champions. Titles won One each for Mark Selby, Judd Trump, Kyren Wilson and Mark Allen Most matches won Judd Trump: 20 Kyren Wilson: 18 Mark Selby: 17 Neil Robertson: 14 Most prize […]

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WARRIOR EASES THROUGH

Wednesday 11 Nov 2020 05:46PM World number five Kyren Wilson swept to a 5-0 win over Zak Surety at BetVictor German Masters qualifying in Milton Keynes. Wilson won the German Masters in 2019, beating David Gilbert 9-7 in the final to claim the third of his four career ranking titles. The Warrior wasted little time in seeing off Surety […]

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TIAN PENGFEI TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

Wednesday 11 Nov 2020 10:22AM Tian Pengfei has tested positive for Covid-19 upon arrival at snooker’s BetVictor German Masters qualifiers in Milton Keynes and has been withdrawn from the event. Tian was due to play Ashley Hugill on Wednesday evening, so Hugill receives a bye to the second round of the world ranking event. All other players and officials […]

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MAGICIAN CONJURES 147

Tuesday 10 Nov 2020 08:12PM Shaun Murphy made the sixth maximum break of his career during his opening match at the BetVictor German Masters qualifiers in Milton Keynes. Murphy’s perfect break came in the second frame of his match against Chen Zifan. He joins Ding Junhui and Stuart Bingham on six career 147s, and only three players have made […]

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DING THROUGH IN MILTON KEYNES

Tuesday 10 Nov 2020 06:11PM Ding Junhui produced a battling display to beat Martin Gould 5-3 in a high quality clash at BetVictor German Masters qualifying in Milton Keynes. Today’s match was a meeting between two former winners of the event. Ding lifted the trophy in 2014 when he defeated Judd Trump in the final, while Gould secured his […]

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10 NOV 2020 WATCH BREAK – THE MOVIE

Tuesday 10 Nov 2020 08:49AM Break, the snooker-themed film starring Rutger Hauer, is now available to watch on Amazon Prime, Sky Store, Virgin Media, iTunes and Chili. If you’re stuck for entertainment during Lockdown, check out this enthralling snooker-themed feature film which has cameos from Ken Doherty, Jack Lisowski and Liang Wenbo. Filmed at locations including the Crucible and […]

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FOUR WITHDRAW FROM GERMAN QUALIFIERS

Monday 9 Nov 2020 07:10PM Mark King, Rod Lawler, Fraser Patrick and Riley Parsons have pulled out of this week’s BetVictor German Masters qualifying rounds in Milton Keynes. King has tested positive for Covid-19 while Patrick and Parsons both came into close contact with someone who has tested positive. Lawler is suffering from a back injury. All four were […]

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ALLEN CROWNED CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS

Sunday 8 Nov 2020 09:28PM Mark Allen defeated Neil Robertson 10-6 to win his first 888sport Champion of Champions title at Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes on Sunday night, live on ITV4. Having already knocked out World Champion Ronnie O’Sullivan and world number one Judd Trump, Allen’s task in the final was to overhaul defending champion Robertson in what was […]

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ALLEN ESTABLISHES LEAD AFTER FIRST SESSION

Sunday 8 Nov 2020 05:00PM Mark Allen edged to a 5-4 lead over defending champion Neil Robertson after an enthralling opening session of the 888sport Champion of Champions final in Milton Keynes. The clash is a repeat of the 2015 Champion of Champions final, which saw Robertson emerge a 10-5 victor. However, the Australian will have to come from […]

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TRUMP LOSES – BY A LOT

Saturday 7 Nov 2020 10:34PM Mark Allen stunned Judd Trump with an emphatic 6-1 semi-final victory to advance to the 888sport Champion of Champions final, where he’ll meet Neil Robertson on Sunday, live on ITV4 at the Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes. Allen had defeated World Champion Ronnie O’Sullivan to reach the last four and came out firing against Trump […]

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ROBERTSON EDGES SELBY IN CLASSIC

Friday 6 Nov 2020 11:24PM Defending champion Neil Robertson beat Mark Selby 6-5 in a high-quality semi-final which will go down as an all-time classic to reach Sunday’s final of the 888sport Champion of Champions at Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes, live on ITV4. The standard was exceptional and the six centuries made between Selby and Robertson equalled the record […]

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ROY ANDREWARTHA PASSES AWAY

Friday 6 Nov 2020 11:08AM Roy Andrewartha, a professional player in the 1970s and 80s, passed away last month at the age of 82. Andrewartha turned pro in 1976 and his best achievement came two years later when he reached the quarter-finals of the UK Championship, notably beating John Spencer 9-8 in the last 16 before losing 9-4 to eventual […]

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DING HOPING TO INSPIRE NEW GENERATION WITH ACADEMY

Friday 6 Nov 2020 10:38AM Left to right: Zhao Jinbo, Gao Yang, Li Hang, Xiao Guodong, Ding Junhui, Tian Pengfei, Xu Si, Lu Ning and Pang Junxu China’s number one Ding Junhui believes his new state of the art snooker academy in Sheffield can help a new generation of Chinese talent to prosper on the World Snooker Tour. The […]

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ALLEN BEATS O’SULLIVAN AFTER HEATED EXCHANGE

Thursday 5 Nov 2020 11:14PM Mark Allen knocked Ronnie O’Sullivan out of the 888sport Champion of Champions, winning 6-3 at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes, live on ITV4. The Antrim man was on top form in the Group 3 final, but the match will be remembered for a prolonged verbal clash between the two players during the last […]

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BETWAY UK CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW

Thursday 5 Nov 2020 02:43PM Ding Junhui will start the defence of his Betway UK Championship title against amateur Jamie Curtis-Barrett later this month. Click here for the draw Click here for the format The first Triple Crown event of the season will run from November 23 to December 6 in Milton Keynes, with 128 players battling for the […]

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SELBY FIGHTBACK FLOORS WILSON

Thursday 5 Nov 2020 12:55AM Mark Selby won six of the last seven frames to beat Kyren Wilson 6-5 and set up an 888sport Champion of Champions semi-final clash with Neil Robertson. The three-time World Champion had trailed 4-0 to Kettering potter Wilson at the mid-session interval of their Group 4 final at Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes. But he […]