The opening day of the International Championship saw some high quality action but the main talking point came from the man who didn’t even pick up a cue.
Neil Robertson was one of several top stars this week to secure his place in next month’s International Championship but despite victory he was far from happy.
MARK SELBY showed the world why he is the best snooker player on the planet after he thrashed Ding Junhui 10-1 to win the International Championship.
RONNIE O’SULLIVAN booked his place in the second round of the International Championship after beating Xiao Guodong 6-4.
THE INTERNATIONAL Championship began in dramatic style as home favourite Ding Junhui produced a stunning fightback display to avoid a major shock.
REIGNING International Championship winner John Higgins kicks off his defence of the major ranking title on Sunday when he takes on Sydney Wilson.
SUNDAY sees the start of another major ranking event in the snooker calendar with the International Championship taking centre stage in the snooker world. Here are some of the key facts ahead of what is another big week of action.
JOHN Higgins will face David Gilbert in this year’s International Championship final after he continued his fine run of form to beat Mark Selby in the semi-finals.
World champion Stuart Bingham suffered an early exit in the International Championship after crashing out to China’s Yu Delu.
RICKY Walden’s International Championship title defence blew up in smoke after he suffered a first round defeat on the tournament’s opening day.