Murphy battles his way to World Open glory

SHAUN Murphy won his first major ranking title since 2011 after completing a 10-6 win over Mark Selby which crowned him as the new Haikou World Open champion. The former world champion was in impressive form and held his nerve during the latter stages of today’s (Sunday) final to secure his first big title since winning the PTC Grand Finals three years ago.…

Selby and Murphy to contest World Open Final

THIS season’s Haikou World Open will have a new winner after both Mark Selby and Shaun Murphy earned their places in Sunday’s grand final. Selby battled his way to a 6-4 win over Marco Fu and former world champion Murphy ended any hopes of Mark Allen of winning the tournament for a third year running after beating him…

Allen keeps Haikou title defence bid alive

MARK Allen is just two wins away from winning the Haikou World Open for a third year running after beating John Higgins to reach the semi-finals. The Northern Irishman completed a 5-3 win over the Scotsman who yesterday recorded a stunning comeback over Judd Trump after being 4-0 down. Allen, who beat Stephen Lee and Matthew…

Davis in relegation danger after Bingham defeat

SIX-TIMES world champion Steve Davis faces a fight on his hands if he is to keep his tour place for next season after suffering an early exit in the Haikou World Open. The Nugget will need to go on an impressive run in next month’s World Championship qualifiers if he is to remain on the tour after falling…

Allen defends World Open crown after solid win

MARK Allen has retained his Haikou World Open title after sealing a comfortable victory against Matthew Stevens. Just like a year ago, Allen strolled to victory and lifted his second major world ranking title since becoming professional with the 10-4 victory. He also collected the winners cash prize of £85,000. The Northern Ireland ace becomes…