Ronnie O’Sullivan is now just three wins away from winning a joint record fifth ranking title in a single season after he recorded two whitewash wins within the space of two hours.
Day three of the Welsh Open has seen more big shocks with several top stars suffering early exits.
Shaun Murphy became the biggest casualty of the Welsh Open so far after he was whitewashed by a player ranked 83 places below him.
Judd Trump reached the second round of the Welsh Open – but it so easily could have been a different story.
Barry Hawkins got his Welsh Open campaign off to a great start today despite some rather embarrassing moments in preparation of the tournament.
Snooker fans will be able to hear the tones of well known pundit Willie Thorne once again this week after a long time away from the commentary box.
STUART Bingham became a winner of a world ranking event once again, ending an almost two-year drought for silverware by winning the Welsh Open in thrilling fashion.