O’Sullivan and Hawkins to meet in Masters final

THE 2016 Masters final will be a repeat of the World Championship finale three years ago as Barry Hawkins takes on Ronnie O’Sullivan. O’Sullivan could not have asked for a better start to his return to major event snooker after wins against Mark Williams, Mark Selby and Stuart Bingham secured him a place in Sunday’s…

Impressive Allen shocks Murphy in Masters opener

REIGNING Masters champion Shaun Murphy has been knocked out of the tournament he won in style twelve months ago. Murphy, who thrashed Neil Robertson 10-2 to win one of snooker’s most prestigious trophies last year, lost 6-4 to Mark Allen in the first Masters match of this year’s event. The match saw an incredible sixth…

Murphy storms into Masters final

SHAUN MURPHY cruised his way into Sunday’s Masters grand final after he won six frames on the bounce to beat Mark Allen. The Englishman, just like he did in his quarter-final match against Stephen Maguire, recovered from a slow start to beat the Ulsterman 6-2 and reach his second Masters final. And Murphy, who has…