Selby and Hawkins close in on semi-final spots

LAST year’s Crucible finalist Barry Hawkins and Mark Selby look set to reach the semi-finals of this year’s World Championship. Hawkins, who lost to Ronnie O’Sullivan in last year’s final, and Selby, a finalist six years ago to John Higgins, left themselves in pole position in their quarter-finals ties gaining commanding leads. Selby, bidding for his…

Flawless Robertson storms into quarter-finals

NEIL Robertson was forced to wait for an historic 100th century break of the season but a flawless performance saw him reach the World Championship quarter-finals. Robertson was at his sublime best winning all four frames of the final session as he ended Mark Allen’s Crucible campaign with a 13-9 victory And the world number…

Dominant Robertson closer to centuries landmark

NEIL Robertson increased his chances of becoming the first ever player to make 100 century breaks in a single season after dominating his opening session in this year’s World Championship. The world number one took a commanding 7-2 overnight lead against Robbie Williams and in the process fired in his 94th and 95th century breaks…

Welsh Open 2013 – Day 1 Report

DEFENDING champion Ding Junhui kicked off his defence of the Welsh Open title in impressive style with a win over Dechawat Poomjaeng. Ding, who beat Mark Selby in last year’s final, was in sparkling form on the tournament’s opening day as two century breaks helped him beat his Thailand opponent in a 4-2 win. Back…