O'Sullivan Storms To 29th Ranking Title

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Brecel Wins First Ranking Crown

Luca Brecel won his first ranking title by beating Shaun Murphy 10-5 in the final of the Evergrande China Championship in Guangzhou. Belgium’s 22-year-old Brecel came from 3-1 down to win nine of the last 11 frames against former World Champion Murphy, to land the silverware and top prize of £150,000. Brecel becomes the first… Read More

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Slender Lead For Brecel In Guangzhou

Luca Brecel leads Shaun Murphy 5-4 after the first session of their Evergrande China Championship final clash in Guangzhou. Belgium’s 22-year-old Brecel is seeking his first ranking title and is on course for the £150,000 top prize after coming from 3-1 down to win four of the next five frames. First to ten in the… Read More

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Brecel Earns Murphy Final

Luca Brecel made a superb break in the deciding frame to beat Li Hang 6-5 and reach the final of the Evergrande China Championship. Belgium’s 22-year-old Brecel will take on Shaun Murphy over 19 frames on Tuesday for the £150,000 top prize. Even defeat would guarantee world number 27 Brecel his career biggest pay day… Read More

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Murphy Into Guangzhou Final

Shaun Murphy came from 4-2 down to beat Ali Carter 6-4 and reach the final of the Evergrande China Championship. Carter looked in command at 4-2 up but made pivotal errors in the closing stages as Murphy won the last four frames. World number eight Murphy is through to the 14th ranking event final of… Read More

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Brecel Fight Back Stuns O’Sullivan

Luca Brecel came from 4-1 down to beat Ronnie O’Sullivan 5-4 and reach the semi-finals of the Evergrande China Championship. O’Sullivan saw his hopes of a 29th career ranking title quashed as he couldn’t get past the winning line in Guangzhou. Instead, Belgium’s talented 22-year-old Brecel goes through to his third ranking event semi-final and… Read More

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Murphy To Face Carter In Guangzhou Semis

Shaun Murphy scored a 5-2 win over prodigy Zhou Yuelong to reach the semi-finals of the Evergrande China Championship in Guangzhou. China’s Zhou, 19, missed the chance to reach his first ranking event semi-final as he was outplayed by former World Champion Murphy. Zhou won the first frame by clearing from blue to black, and… Read More

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Rocket Dashes To Beat Dott

Ronnie O’Sullivan needed less than an hour to beat Graeme Dott 5-0 and reach the quarter-finals of the Evergrande China Championship in Guangzhou. O’Sullivan fired breaks of 78, 75, 62 and 139 as he won in 59 minutes to book a meeting with Luca Brecel. “It was a very good crowd, they come here for… Read More

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Murphy Storms Into Quarters

Shaun Murphy hammered Stephen Maguire 5-0 to reach the quarter-finals of the Evergrande China Championship in Guangzhou. A 62 clearance in the opening frame set the tone for world number eight Murphy, the highest ranked player left in the event. And he followed up with runs of 52, 71 and 104 as he cruised into… Read More

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McManus Thrashes Ding As Stars Fall

Alan McManus whitewashed home favourite Ding Junhui 5-0 on a day of surprise results at the Evergrande China Championship, with the top six players in the world all knocked out. John Higgins, Judd Trump, Marco Fu and Ding all suffered defeats in the evening session in Guangzhou, following the earlier exits of Mark Selby and Barry… Read More

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Zhou Upsets Selby In Guangzhou

Chinese teenager Zhou Yuelong stunned World Champion Mark Selby 5-4 to delight the home crowd at the Evergrande China Championship in Guangzhou. Zhou is one of the brightest prospects on the World Snooker Tour and has already claimed World Cup glory, lifting the title in 2015 for China alongside Yan Bingtao. He reached his first… Read More

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