Xinhua News AgencyNovember 30, 2013 21:16
YORK, England, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- World number three Ding Junhui beat Middlesbrough amateur player Antony Parsons 6-3 in the opening round of the UK Championship in York on Saturday.
Ding, who won the tournament in 2005 and 2009, had to fight off tough challenge from the warehouse worker, who surged from 3-0 down to manage 3-2 before the break.
The 25-year-old Ding, who had won three consecutive ranking points, made a top break of 128 in the following frame and took the next to make it 5-2. Parsons pulled it back before Ding sealed the win 6-3.