Ding rules in Wales

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Ding rules in Wales

Ding Junhui landed his first ranking title of the season with a 9-6 victory over Mark Selby in the final of the 888 Welsh Open in Newport.

The 24-year-old from China put a largely disappointing campaign behind him in impressive fashion to pocket the £30,000 first prize on Sunday night.

Ding, a World Championship semi-finalist last season,

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Paul Mottey and Breakers Billiards Bring Back PA State 9-Ball Championship

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Paul Mottey and Breakers Billiards Bring Back PA State 9-Ball Championship

Breakers Billiards and Lounge is pleased to announce the return of the PA State 9-Ball and One-Pocket Championships. Held March 17-18, the 9-ball event will feature a $3,000-added purse, while the one-pocket event will offer a $500-added purse and be held March 15-16.

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Rocket rumbled in Newport

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Rocket rumbled in Newport

Mark Selby wore down Ronnie O'Sullivan in a gruelling encounter to reach the final of the 888 Welsh Open in Newport.

The Leicester potter won 6-2 and will play Ding Junhui, a victor by the same margin over Shaun Murphy earlier in the day, in Sunday's best-of-17-frames final.

O'Sullivan was the man in form heading into tonight's semi-final,

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Chang Wins World 8-Ball Championship

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Chang Wins World 8-Ball Championship

story and photo by Ted Lerner

(Fujairah, UAE)–Call it a case of the student surpassing the master.

Taiwan’s Chang Jun Lin, who for the last ten years has been a pupil of fellow countryman Fu Chei Wei, did his pool teacher proud by winning the 2012 World 8-ball Championship, convincingly beating Fu in an all-Taiwan

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Rocket sends Trump packing

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Ronnie O'Sullivan: Beat Judd Trump for the first time in four meetings to reach the semi-finals in Newport

Ronnie O'Sullivan's recent revival continued as he beat Judd Trump for the first time in four meetings to reach the semi-finals of the 888 Welsh Open in Newport.

O'Sullivan won out 5-3 in a high-quality affair against UK Championship...

Woods you believe it - CUESTARS

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IT WAS a bizarre finish to the Cuestars South of England Under-21 Gold Tour final at Chandler’s Ford Snooker Club, near Southampton.

 

Convinced the fourth frame was already won, Daniel Woods casually slapped in a tricky match-ball black to beat Stuart Scott (Romford SC) 3-1.

But the 21-year-old university student’s maths were a tad out.

 

Playing on

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Rolls-Royce cue-action steers Lancastle to first Cuestars title - CUESTARS

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BRISTOL teenager Thomas Lancastle punched the air in delight after clinching a first ever Cuestars tournament win.

 

The 15-year-old with the Rolls-Royce cue-action edged Joshua Lee 2-1 in the final of the Cuestars South of England Under-21 Silver Tour fifth leg at Chandler’s Ford Snooker Club, near Southampton.

 

With 18 points on in the decider,

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Petty cleans up in the Plate - CUESTARS

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IT MAY take a while for the beaming smile to be wiped off Kaine Petty’s face.

The 13-year-old from the Greenbaize Snooker Club, Bournemouth, picked up his first Cuestars silverware. And it was a winner’s trophy.

 

Petty defeated Cuestars debutant Dan Sykes (Chandler’s Ford SC) on the black in the final of the Plate, a competition for those not q

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Final Four Set at World 8-Ball Championship

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Final Four Set at World 8-Ball Championship

by Ted Lerner

(Fujairah, United Arab Emirates) — It’s never over until it’s over. Liu Haitao must surely be singing the praises of that universal phrase about now, after the hard nose Chinese turned a desperate situation around at the very last moment, and came back from an 8-5 deficit to shock Taiwan’s Ko

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Welsh hopes dashed in Newport

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Mark Williams: Welsh left-hander has failed to beat Ronnie O'Sullivan for a decade

Mark Williams and Matthew Stevens crashed out in the last 16 of the 888 Welsh Open to end home interest in the Newport event.

Williams was beaten 4-1 by the in-form Ronnie O'Sullivan, while Stevens fell to a 4-2 defeat to last year's finalist Stephen Maguire.Willi...

Ding edges out Higgins

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Ding edges out Higgins

World Champion John Higgins paid the price for a missed pink in the sixth frame as he was dumped out of the 888 Welsh Open by Ding Junhui in the second round.

Higgins appeared poised for a 4-2 victory but he missed a pink off the rest and allowed Ding to tie it a 3-3 before a break of 86 sealed the win.

All the drama of the match was in the

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Hearn plans Crucible shake-up

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Barry Hearn: Plans to introduce a £1million winner's cheque at World Championship

World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn has outlined ambitious plans to shake-up the format of the World Championship.

Held at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre, the World Championship was thought to be untouchable when Hearn took over the running of the game.However, in...

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