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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 result

Result of the World Championship final at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre on Monday: Final (best of 35 frames) Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) beat Barry Hawkins (ENG) 18-12 Frame scores (O'Sullivan first): 87-4 (74 break), 92-10 (92), 0-98 (88), 0-81 (81), 13-101 (50), 76-7 (76), 113-0 (113), 104-0 (100), 0-73, 83-37, 9-61, 75-0, 0-91 (83), 4-133 (133), 103-0 (103), 117-5 (106), 69-62, 36-71, 134-0 (54, 76), 57-56 (55 O'Sullivan, 54 Hawkins), 0-90 (90), 133-0 (133), 75-49 (67), 38-87, 124-7 (124), 0-131 (127), 18-76 (66), 77-25 (77), 89-8 (88), 87-1 (86) afp

O'Sullivan wins Snooker World Championship

Ronnie O'Sullivan retained snooker's World Championship title with an 18-12 win over Barry Hawkins at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre on Monday. O'Sullivan's victory saw him become the first player to mount a successful title defence since Stephen Hendry in 1996 and gave the 37-year-old his fifth world championship in total. jdg/pi

Snooker: O'Sullivan sinks Trump to reach final

Ronnie O'Sullivan booked his place in the World Championship final for the fifth time as the defending champion cruised to a 17-11 victory over Judd Trump in the semi-finals on Saturday. O'Sullivan will take on Ricky Walden or Barry Hawkins in the final after the latest in a long line of dominant displays at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre. The four-time champion held a 14-10 overnight lead and he never looked likely to surrender that advantage as he clinched the three frames needed to progress to the final.

Snooker: World Championship results

Quarter-final scores on Wednesday from the snooker World Championships: Quarter-finals (best of 25 frames) Ricky Walden (ENG) bt Michael White (WAL) 13-6 Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) bt Stuart Bingham (ENG) 13-4 Barry Hawkins (ENG) bt Ding Junhui (CHN) 13-7 Judd Trump (ENG) bt Shaun Murphy (ENG) 13-12 Semi-finals (best of 33 frames) Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) v Judd Trump (ENG) (first session 1200GMT) Barry Hawkins (ENG) v Ricky Walden (ENG) (first session 1800GMT) afp

Snooker: O'Sullivan holds slender lead over Carter

Ronnie O'Sullivan produced some of the magic that enabled him to win four world titles as the defending champion took a 9-7 lead over Ali Carter in their World Championship second-round clash on Sunday. O'Sullivan held a 5-3 lead from the first session at the Crucible, but he was under pressure as Carter hit back to level at 7-7. That prompted O'Sullivan, who has spent much of the last 12 months away from snooker, to demonstrate why he remains the world's best player. O'Sullivan, who has beaten Carter in two Crucible finals, regained the lead with a fluent 73 break.

O'Sullivan begins defence of world title with easy win

SHEFFIELD, England (Reuters) - Ronnie O'Sullivan made a triumphant return to snooker after a year away from the game with a 10-4 first-round win over Marcus Campbell as he opened the defence of his world crown on Saturday. England's O'Sullivan has only played once competitively since lifting his fourth world title last May but showed no sign of being rusty as he raced to a 7-2 lead in the first session.

Snooker: O'Sullivan will defend world title

Ronnie O'Sullivan is set to end his snooker exile and defend his world title in April this year, the English cuemaster announced at a news conference in London on Tuesday. Four-time world champion O'Sullivan, 37, has played only one competitive match this season after growing disenchanted with snooker and had until the end of February to decide whether to defend his title before the entry list closed. As reigning champion, O'Sullivan will be the top seed at the World Championship, which starts at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, northern England, on April 20. jdg/phz

Snooker: O'Sullivan will defend world title

Ronnie O'Sullivan is set to end his snooker exile and defend his world title in April this year, the English cuemaster announced at a news conference in London on Tuesday. Four-time world champion O'Sullivan, 37, has played only one competitive match this season after growing disenchanted with snooker and had until the end of February to decide whether to defend his title before the entry list closed. As reigning champion, O'Sullivan will be the top seed at the World Championship, which starts at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, northern England, on April 20.

Snooker: Wales Open results

Wales Open results on Saturday: Semi-finals (best of 11 frames) Stuart Bingham (ENG) bt Ding Junhui (CHN) 6-5 Playing later Stephen Maguire (SCO) v Judd Trump (ENG) afp
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