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Snooker: Former world champions miss out in qualifying

Former world champions Mark Williams and Graeme Dott failed to reach this year's renewal as both lost in the final qualifying round on Tuesday. Welshman Williams, world champion in 2000 and 2003, lost to veteran Scot Alan McManus. The 43-year-old two-time world championship semi-finalist winning through to this year's championship 10 frames to eight.

Results of snooker UK Championship

Results of snooker UK Championship YORK, Britain, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- Following are the results of the snooker UK Championship here on Monday: Second round Mitchell Travis, England, bt Kurt Maflin, England, 6-4 Neil Robertson, Australia, bt Robbie Williams, England, 6-1 Mark Selby, England, bt Tian Pengfei, China, 6-3 Third round Barry Hawkins, England, bt Gary Wilson, England, 6-4 Stuart Bingham, England, bt Anthony McGill, Scotland, 6-2 Joe Perry, England, bt Scott Donaldson, Scotland, 6-3

Snooker: World Championship results

First round results on Tuesday from world snooker championship: 1st rd (best of 19 frames) Mark King (ENG) bt Mark Allen (NIR) 10-8 Graeme Dott (SCO) bt Peter Ebdon (ENG) 10-6 afp

Snooker: China's Ding eases into Welsh Open semis

Defending champion Ding Junhui made light work of reaching the last four of the Wales Open with a 5-1 quarter-final win over England's Robert Milkins on Friday. The Chinese cueman has not won a major title since defeating Mark Selby in last year's final in south Wales. But he looked somewhere near his best form as breaks of 50, 104 and 74 allowed him to sprint into a 4-0 lead.

Snooker: Advani's Wales Open run ended by Trump

Indian cueman Pankaj Advani's history-making run at the Wales Open came to an end with a 5-2 quarter-final defeat by Judd Trump in Newport on Friday. The 27-year-old from Pune had become the first Indian to reach the last eight of a snooker ranking event when he defeated Graeme Dott 4-1 on Thursday. But Advani, a former world billiards champion, saw his hopes of further progress in south Wales dashed by world number two Trump. The Englishman, looking to make amends after first round losses at the UK Championship, Masters and German Open, raced into a 4-0 lead.

Snooker: German Masters results

German Masters results on Friday: Last 16 Mark Selby (ENG) bt Ding Junhui (CHN) 5-3 Ali Carter (ENG) bt Anthony Hamilton (ENG) 5-2 Shaun Murphy (ENG) bt Graeme Dott (SCO) 5-4 Marco Fu (HKG) bt Peter Lines (ENG) 5-3 afp

Snooker: German Masters results

German Masters results on Thursday: 1st rd Michael Holt (ENG) bt Mark Williams (WAL) 5-1 Marco Fu (HKG) bt Ricky Walden (ENG) 5-3 Mark King (ENG) bt Stephen Maguire (SCO) 5-0 Neil Robertson (AUS) bt Michael Wasley (ENG) 5-1 Mark Allen (NIR) bt Dominic Dale (WAL) 5-2 Mark Selby (ENG) bt Joe Perry (ENG) 5-2 Ding Junhui (CHN) bt Marcus Campbell (ENG) 5-0 Shaun Murphy (ENG) bt Robert Milkins (ENG) 5-3 Anthony Hamilton (ENG) bt Judd Trump (ENG) 5-4 Graeme Dott (SCO) bt Dave Harold (ENG) 5-3 afp
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