2012 World Championship – Day 10 Report

ALI CARTER pulled off a stunning fightback against the odds to earn a memorable win against Judd Trump and a place in the quarter-finals. In undoubtedly the most exciting game of this year’s World Championship so far, Carter’s hopes of reaching the last eight appeared to be as good as over when Trump took a 12-9 lead…

2012 World Championship – Second Round Results

Stephen HENDRY 13-4 John HIGGINS Stephen MAGUIRE 13-7 Joe PERRY Jamie JONES 13-10 Andrew HIGGINSON Ali CARTER 13-12 Judd TRUMP Ronnie O’SULLIVAN 13-6 Mark WILLIAMS Neil ROBERTSON 13-8 David GILBERT Ryan DAY 13-7 Cao YUPENG Matthew STEVENS 13-11 Barry HAWKINS

2012 World Championship – Day 8 Report

STEPHEN Hendry just needed a single frame to knock out defending champion John Higgins earlier today. Gaining a huge 12-4 lead overnight, a break of 64 in the opening frame of this afternoon’s session was enough to seal a thumping 13-4 win for the seven-times world champion. “Last night was one of the strangest sessions of…

2012 World Championship – Day 7 Report

JOHN Higgins’ hopes of defending his world championship crown appear to be over after a poor performance against Stephen Hendry left him needing a miracle. Last year’s world champion trails 12-4 overnight against the Crucible king and will need to win all the remaining frames to avoid a second round loss. Trailing 5-3 after this morning’s first session…

2012 World Championship – Day 6 Report

MUCH-FANCIED Neil Robertson came back from behind to take a useful two-frame lead in his second round encounter with David Gilbert. Tamworth potter Gilbert, who knocked out Martin Gould in the opening round, stunned the 2010 world champion after taking a surprise 3-1 lead at the mid-session interval. But the Australian showed his true quality winning the next four frames…

2012 World Championship – Round One Results

John HIGGINS 10-9 Liang WENBO Stephen HENDRY 10-4 Stuart BINGHAM Joe PERRY 10-1 Graeme DOTT Stephen MAGUIRE 10-5 Luca BRECEL Jamie JONES 10-8 Shaun MURPHY Andrew HIGGINSON 10-8 Stephen LEE Ali CARTER 10-2 Mark DAVIS Judd TRUMP 10-7 Dominic DALE Mark WILLIAMS 10-6 Liu CHUANG Ronnie O’SULLIVAN 10-4 Peter EBDON David GILBERT 10-8 Martin GOULD Neil ROBERTSON 10-4 Ken…

2012 World Championship – Day 5 Report

THE SHOCK nature of this year’s World Championship continued into day five after both the world’s number one Mark Selby and Ding Junhui faced early exits. An off-par Selby, who appeared to be still suffering from a neck injury, failed to win a single frame in tonight’s session in his encounter as Barry Hawkins cruised to a comfortable 10-3 victory. Selby…

Allen issues apology over post-match comments

MARK Allen has publicly apologised to Cao Yupeng following his post-match comments after losing to the young Chinese star. The Northern Ireland potter accused Yupeng of dishonesty during the World Championship first round match claiming he failed to admit making an illegal push shot at the start of the tenth frame. He then went onto to accuse fellow Chinese players of…