Superb O’Sullivan takes full control

RONNIE O’Sullivan was in breathtaking form as he stormed into a huge 7-1 lead against Stuart Bingham in their World Championship quarter-final encounter. A sublime performance saw the defending champion take firm control against the Basildon star and stands well on course to make the semi-finals of the World Championship. Despite playing just his third…

Fluent O’Sullivan cruises into last eight

RONNIE O’Sullivan’s winning comeback continued as he cruised into the quarter-finals with victory over Ali Carter. The Rocket, who had almost a year out of the game prior to the World Championship, was in superb form this evening as he ended Carter’s hopes of landing his first world title for a second year running in…

Ding and Bingham seal second round wins

DING Junhui’s hopes of winning his first World Championship title increased when he beat Mark King to reach the quarter-finals. The world number nine, who won the PTC Grand Finals last month, came back from 6-2 down to beat the Englishman and set up a last eight clash with Australian Open winner Barry Hawkins. Traling…

New Champions event planned for next season

A BRAND new Champion of Champions competition is to take place next season, World Snooker has today announced. The new six-day event, which will run from Tuesday, November 19 to Sunday, November 24, will be held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Winners of this season’s major competitions will take part in the event which…

Trump wins, King dominates

JUDD Trump blitzed his way into the quarter-finals of the World Championship with a 13-7 win over Marco Fu. The world number three just needed an hour of the evening session to book his place in the last eight – winning all four frames played. Leading 9-7 from the morning session, it looked as if…

Hawkins defeats world number one Selby

WORLD number one Mark Selby is out of the World Championship after suffering defeat to Barry Hawkins for a second successive year at the Crucible. Hawkins, who won the Australian Open at the start of the season, came back from behind to knock out this season’s UK Championship and Masters winner and reach the last…

Murphy and White reach quarter-finals

SHAUN Murphy fought off a close encounter against Graeme Dott to book his place in the World Championship quarter-finals. And Welshman Michael White’s brilliant Crucible debut continued after he thrashed Dechawat Poomjaeng 13 -3 earlier in the day to make his first ever appearance in a major ranking event quarter-final. Murphy, who was crowned world…