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Selby Edges Higgins In Guangzhou Thriller

Mark Selby beat John Higgins 10-9 in a marathon battle to win the Evergrande China Championship for the first time. A tremendous contest between two of snooker’s toughest competitors lasted seven hours and 24 minutes, finishing at 12.30am local time in Guangzhou. Selby led 3-1 in the early stages but otherwise there was never more… Read More

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Selby Sets Up Higgins Final

Mark Selby ended the giant-killing run of Zhao Xintong to reach the final of the Evergrande China Championship with a 6-4 victory. China’s 21-year-old Zhao had knocked out the likes of Mark Williams and Barry Hawkins to reach his first ranking semi final, and he looked in with a chance of continuing his run when… Read More

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Higgins Into Guangzhou Final

John Higgins reached the final of the Evergrande China Championship by beating Lyu Haotian 6-3 in Guangzhou. Scotland’s 43-year-old Higgins will face Mark Selby or Zhao Xintong in Sunday’s final, with the winner to bank £150,000. Higgins will be playing in the 49th ranking final of his career and aiming for his 31st title. His… Read More

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Sizzling Xintong Brings Down Hawk

Chinese prodigy Zhao Xintong came from 3-1 down to beat Barry Hawkins 5-4 and reach the semi-finals of the Evergrande China Championship in Guangzhou. Zhao, age 21, followed up yesterday’s victory over Mark Williams with an equally impressive win over Hawkins as he kept his best ever ranking event run going. On Saturday he’ll face… Read More

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Higgins To Meet Lyu In Semis

John Higgins continued his recent hoodoo over Judd Trump by winning 5-3 to reach the semi-finals of the Evergrande China Championship. On Saturday Higgins will meet China’s 20-year-old Lyu Haotian, who beast Martin O’Donnell 5-1. The winner will go through to Sunday’s final in Guangzhou to compete for the £150,000 top prize. Scotland’s Higgins has… Read More

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Williams Falls To China’s Zhao

Zhao Xintong scored one of his career best results by beating World Champion Mark Williams 5-3 to reach the quarter-finals of the Evergrande China Championship. Zhao, 21, is the oldest of three Chinese players through to the last eight of the tournament in Guangzhou, alongside 20-year-old Lyu Haotian and 18-year-old Yuan Sijun. Last season, Zhao… Read More

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Teenager Yuan Ditches Ding

Ding Junhui suffered a shock 5-4 defeat against 18-year-old Yuan Sijun in the last 32 of the Evergrande China Championship in Guangzhou. All results Yuan, who turned professional last year, took a dramatic deciding frame to score the best win of his career so far and reach the last 16 of a ranking event for… Read More

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Magician Progresses In Guangzhou

Shaun Murphy eased through his opening match at the Evergrande China Championship, defeating Liam Highfield 5-1 in Guangzhou. The 2005 World Champion, who was runner-up at last year’s China Championship, looked to be in good touch this evening as he wrapped up the victory in just over an hour and a half. However, Murphy had… Read More

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Evergrande China Championship: A Brief History

The spectacular city of Guangzhou in southern China is the location for the fourth world ranking event of the season next week – the Evergrande China Championship. Star names including Ding Junhui, Mark Williams, Mark Selby, Judd Trump, Neil Robertson, John Higgins and defending champion Luca Brecel are among the field at the £725,000 event… Read More

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Wilson Withdraws From China Championship

Kyren Wilson has pulled out of next week’s Evergrande China Championship for personal reasons. The world number eight was due to face China’s Lyu Haotian on Monday at 9.30am, so Lyu now receives a bye to the next round. The tournament in Guangzhou runs from September 24-30.

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