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Ding Wins Thriller To Earn O'Sullivan Clash The first six frames tonight were shared, Ding making breaks of 125 and 64 while Brecel knocked in 63, 74 and 87. World number 14 Brecel, who was aiming to reach the semi-finals of a Triple Crown event for the first time, took frame seven in two scoring visits before Ding responded with a 105 for 4-4.

Ding Junhui edges out Luca Brecel in epic Masters quarter-final Ding Junhui eventually beat Luca Brecel 6-5 in the Masters quarter-final after an epic tussle at Alexandra Palace on Thursday night. Neither player was ever more than one frame throughout the enthralling contest which was played at an excellent pace throughout.

Watch: Snooker Player Shows Remarkable Sportsmanship With Foul Shot It was an eventful match between Luca Brecel and Ding Jun Hui in the quarter finals of the 2019 Masters at Alexandra Palace. It was an 11 frame thriller with the audience privy to a great display of sportsmanship as well as a very lucky shot for Brecel, and the escape of the tournament.

Round One Round-Up! Round one of the "Masters" provided us with plenty of entertainment. The defending champion Mark Allen was knocked out in the opening match. Luca Brecel was in good form and notched up a 140 break on his way to victory and that set out the highest break marker.

The Masters 2019 - Ronnie beats Ryan Day in the Quarter Finals Ronnie beat Ryan Day by 6-3 this afternoon, but it wasn't a comfortable match by any means. Both players scored well: there were ten breaks over 50, in only nine frames. Ronnie looked tired, he admitted he was actually feeling tired when interviewed in the studio, and his concentration was far from perfect, particularly before the MSI.

Rocket Finds Rhythm To Reach Semis Then we've got the World Grand Prix in Cheltenham which is a new venue, so there's plenty to look forward to in the coming months." I understand that by submitting this form, I will be providing World Snooker with my personal data/information.

Masters Snooker 2019: Ronnie O'Sullivan beats Day to reach last four Seven-time champion Ronnie O'Sullivan reached the semi-finals of the Masters with a 6-3 win over Ryan Day. O'Sullivan was in high scoring form, stroking in six breaks over 60, including a 119, to advance to the last four for the 14th time. Although Welshman Day briefly led at 2-1 and made runs of 54, 68 and 77 in the match, he could not keep pace.

Who we might see playing in the Coral Players Snooker Championship when it comes to Preston's Guild Hall in March Preston Guild Hall will once again welcome many of snooker’s biggest names in March next year for the Coral Players Championship.

Judd Trump: I only don't play snooker when I'm hungover Judd Trump is back in love with snooker and has admitted that he only misses out on practice when he has had too much to drink the night before. The world number five hammered Kyren Wilson 6-2 in the opening round of the Masters on Wednesday and is looking forward to his quarter-final clash with Mark Selby on Friday afternoon.

The Masters 2019 - Day 4 The last day of the last 16 at Alexandra Palace proved to be yet another tale of the unexpected. In the afternoon match, Judd Trump defeated Kyren Wilson by 6-2. This match was expected to be close, it wasn't. Kyren had beaten Judd in all four of their encounters in 2018, including a 6-5 win, from 5-2 down at the Masters last year.

The Masters Quarter Finals With eight of the original sixteen still left it's now time to move on to the Quarter Finals of this great tournament. The first round produced quite a few moments of drama and the odd shock with notable early fallers including the defending champion Mark Allen and four times World Champion John Higgins who both lost in deciders.

Masters Quarter-final Preview It's all to play for at the Alexandra Palace as eight contenders remain in hunt for glory at the Masters quarter-final stage in London. It's as difficult as ever to predict a champion with all of the remaining players proven champions in their own right.

Were you there when Barrow's best beat world snooker champ Stephen Hendry? THIS week has seen the start of snooker's Masters event at the Alexandra Palace, London, so we have turned the clock back 25 years to the day when Barrow's Andy Baynes beat reigning world champion Stephen Hendry.

Selby Ends Major Losing Streak I understand that by submitting this form, I will be providing World Snooker with my personal data/information. I consent to my personal data being processed so that World Snooker and its affiliates may use it to deliver news and ticket information, as well as to improve the quality and relevance of services to me through online surveys.

Rigour Joins Hands With Youku And Zhibo.tv Rigour has officially announced cooperation with Youku and Zhibo.tv regarding snooker live broadcast. In the future, snooker will become a key live broadcast sport for Youku and Zhibo.tv.

Masters Snooker 2019: Judd Trump beats rival Kyren Wilson Judd Trump came out on top 6-2 against rival Kyren Wilson to reach the quarter-finals of the Masters. Trump, seeking a second major after his UK Championship win in 2011, opened with a 128 break and went 5-0 ahead in what was billed as a 'grudge match'.

Ronnie confirmed to play in the Grand Prix next month This isn't a surprise, but always nice to get it confirmed… This was published by Worldsnooker today:. Snooker's leading players will be in Cheltenham next month for the Coral World Grand Prix, with crowd favourite Ronnie O'Sullivan to play on the opening night.

Snooker fans in with chance to play legend in Bishop Auckland SNOOKER fans will have the chance to play against one of the sport's legends this Spring.

Snooker news - Alan 'Angles' McManus explains why Selby must play 'right shot, not the easy one' Alan 'Angles' McManus explains why Mark Selby must play the 'right shot, not the easy one'.

Trump Downs Wilson At The Palace That was the beginning of a four-game win streak over Trump for Wilson in major competition, culminating in a 6-1 victory at last November's Champion of Champions. The following weeks saw both players exchange tense words in the media, which added extra spice to this occasion.

Snooker's World Grand Prix schedule announced for Cheltenham Racecourse move Snooker's biggest names are heading to Cheltenham in February as the World Grand Prix gets a new venue for 2019. It will be the first ever ranking event held at Cheltenham Racecourse as the top 32 in the world head to the Centaur Arena hoping to claim the £100,000 first prize.

Masters Snooker: Judd Trump left stunned by Kyren Wilson's incredible shot JUDD TRUMP was left stunned as opponent Kyren Wilson pulled off…

Masters Snooker 2019: Judd Trump beats Kyren Wilson; Mark Selby defeats Stephen Maguire Judd Trump will play Mark Selby in the Masters quarter-finals after they both won 6-2 in their first round matches.

Snooker chiefs deny Ronnie O'Sullivan claim - 'We can categorically refute' this WORLD SNOOKER bosses has dismissed Ronnie O’Sullivan’s suggestion…

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