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'You're getting f all from me' Scots snooker legend John Higgins falls asleep in cab then flees without paying £5 bill James said: "I told him we'd arrived at his hotel and that the fare was a fiver but he just turned around and said 'You're getting f**k all from me." The commotion between the two alerted another cabbie parked nearby who ran over to help James out, but while he was distracted, he claims Higgins opened the taxi door and made a run for it.

Northern Ireland Open Quarter-Final Preview Mark Selby remains on course for a Home Nations double after reaching the Northern Ireland Open quarter-final on Thursday in Belfast. The former world number one triumphed in last month's English Open and two wins on Thursday saw him reach the last eight at the Waterfront Hall.

Home favourite Allen knocked out of Northern Ireland snooker Open Shaun Murphy progressed after a 4-2 success against 2017 finalist Barry Hawkins, who took the first frame with an impressive 77 break. However, Murphy hit back, taking a tight second frame before moving to within a frame of victory with a break of 62.

Ursenbacher Stuns The Pistol Switzerland's Alexander Ursenbacher sprung a shock to reach the quarter-finals of the 19.com Northern Ireland Open, beating home favourite Mark Allen 4-3 in Belfast. World number 102 Ursenbacher dropped off the tour at the end of last season.

Northern Ireland Open: Mark Allen misses out on last eight as Trump and Murphy advance Mark Allen has missed out on the Northern Ireland Open quarter-finals after being edged out 4-3 by Alexander Ursenbacher in Belfast. Swiss Ursenbacher took a 2-0 lead before Allen hit back to make it 2-2 and after another frame apiece, Ursenbacher's break of 69 was enough to see off the home favourite.

Thursday's Northern Ireland Open snooker tips, best bets and predictions Snooker tips, best bets and predictions for the evening session of day four of the Northern Ireland Open. Eurosport 1 and Quest, 7pm Thursday. Shaun Murphy to beat Barry Hawkins in round three: 1pt 4-5 BoyleSports.

Northern Ireland Open 2019 news - Judd Trump and Ronnie O'Sullivan breeze into last 16 Ronnie O'Sullivan eased into the last 16 of the Northern Ireland Open with a convincing 4-1 win over Stuart Carrington.

The EPSB Weekly - Junior Event Qualifiers Emerge A bumper schedule of junior snooker was the agenda last weekend as several EPSB events took place up and down the country. The journey to under-18 and under-21 national championship glory began with regional qualifiers in Leeds, Leicester and Coulsdon.

Northern Ireland Open 2019 - Ronnie beats Lei Peifan in the last 64 Here is the report by Worldsnooker :. Now Lei Peifan is 16 Ron… your daughter is still only 13 and your son 12. But yeah, they may look older than Pei who is really "petite". Here is the coverage. The evening preview:. The post-match in the studio:.

German National Championship Triumph for Lukas Kleckers The German National Championship ended with a convincing victory of the huge favourite, Lukas Kleckers, recently in Bad Wildungen. The 23 year-old former professional, who hails from Essen but plays for Mayen-Koblenz in Germany's First League, left his opponent Robin Otto from Hamburg few chances in a fast 4-0 victory.

Seeded Players Advance at Waterfront Hall There weren't any upsets of note on day three of the Northern Ireland Open as the top players moved forward to the last 32 at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast. Defending champion Judd Trump compiled breaks of 125, 90, 76, and 64 to comfortably dispatch of the challenge of Zhang Anda.

Allen Through In Belfast Mark Allen booked his place in the third round of the 19.com Northern Ireland Open with a 4-0 win over Jamie O'Neill in Belfast. Northern Ireland's number one Allen has strongly contended for silverware in recent weeks, but fallen narrowly short.

Northern Ireland Open: Mark Allen eases into last 32 in Belfast Mark Allen has eased into the last 32 of the Northern Ireland Open after a commanding 4-0 victory over Jamie O'Neill in Belfast. World number seven Allen produced breaks of 53, 71, 64 and 53 as he brushed the Englishman aside. Ronnie O'Sullivan came from a frame down to beat impressive 16-year-old Peifan Lei 4-2.

UK Cypriot snooker star Michael Georgiou is making a new life for himself in Northern Ireland London to Antrim is not necessarily a well-trodden path but that is the road Michael Georgiou has chosen as he prepares to play at the Northern Ireland Open as a home event for the first time.

27th Sub Junior, Junior & Senior Billiards & Snooker C'ship concludes Hardik Gupta declared as 'Youngest Player' Excelsior Sports Correspondent. JAMMU, Nov 13: The 27th Sub Junior, Junior and Senior Billiards and Snooker Championship concluded today at Billiards Hall, MA Stadium, here.

Ronnie O'Sullivan's Surprise Break Off: What it teaches you… So, you want to try a new break-off shot, because you're bored with the conservative break-off and want to surprise your opponent, but not sure what to do? In the Northern Ireland Open on Tuesday, five-times World Champion Ronnie O'Sullivan showed us another alternative way you can break-off to start a frame.

Snooker latest news live - Day 3 of the Northern Ireland Open Rolling live coverage from the Northern Ireland Open with Judd Trump in action.

Snooker latest news live - Day 4 of the Northern Ireland Open Rolling live coverage from the Northern Ireland Open with Mark Selby and Ronnie O'Sullivan in action.

Snooker round-up: Six points cover top tier's leading seven sides in Spalding and District League It's incredibly tight at the top of Spalding and District Snooker League Division One as just six points separate the top seven following Thursday night's round of fixtures. At the top end, Bourne SC A and Consti B are just two points behind leaders Pyramid D after both bagged wins away from home.

Winner and runner-up position holders of 27th Sub Junior, Junior and Senior Billiards and Snooker Championship posing for group photograph with Vishal Winner and runner-up position holders of 27th Sub Junior, Junior and Senior Billiards and Snooker Championship posing for group photograph with Vishal.

2019 Northern Ireland Open 2019 - Ronnie wins last 128 match Ronnie won his opening match in Belfast, beating Oliver Lines by 4-2. To be honest, it was a struggle, but, he is still in it and it's all that matters. Here is the report on Worldsnooker. This is the preview of yesterdays evening session:. Ronnie O'Sullivan v Oliver Lines - NI Open 2019, last 128.

Snooker club abolishes membership scheme Douglas Snooker Club rebrands itself. The Island's only public snooker club has announced it's doing away with its membership scheme. Douglas Snooker Club, on Ballaquayle Road, has rebranded itself as Douglas Snooker Bar, with a new licensing agreement in place.

Stuart Bingham Compiles Maximum Break in NI Open Stuart Bingham constructed his sixth career maximum break break en route to a 4-3 first round victory over Lu Ning in Belfast on Tuesday. Bingham's opening fixture in the Northern Ireland Open ended up being a close affair despite establishing an early 3-0 lead.

Trump Through Despite Cahill Scare Defending champion Judd Trump negotiated a stern first round test against James Cahill to emerge a 4-3 victor at the 19.com Northern Ireland Open in Belfast. The Ace in the Pack lifted the title here a year, beating Ronnie O'Sullivan 9-7 in a thrilling final.

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