Ding Junhui’s worrying lack of form was the big talking point among snooker fans after he suffered a shock early exit at the Northern Ireland Open.
Ding Junhui made it through to the semi-finals of this year’s Masters – but he was forced to do it the hard way after he sensationally forfeited a vital frame for fouling three times in a row.
Ronnie O’Sullivan further closed in on becoming the first ever player to make 1,000 century breaks in professional snooker after a dominant display at the Masters.
Martin O’Donnell’s surprise win piles on more UK agony and frustration for Ding Junhui
Jack Lisowski produced a strong signal of intent on the opening day of the UK Championship by storming through to the second round.
Ding Junhui’s hopes of defending his World Open crown are still intact – but he is certainly doing it the hard way.
An amateur player caused the biggest shock on the opening day of the World Open by beating one of China’s very best.