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Surprise Defeats For Higgins And Murphy

John Higgins suffered a 6-3 reverse against Peter Lines and Shaun Murphy was whitewashed 6-0 by Sam Baird in the qualifying round of the International Championship in Barnsley. All results World number four Higgins misses out on a trip to Daqing in China later this month having lost to a player ranked 70 places lower…. Read More

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Whirlwind Set For Daqing

Veteran Jimmy White proved he can still compete on the World Snooker Tour by beating Fergal O’Brien 6-5 on Wednesday to qualify for the final stages of the International Championship. The 56-year-old goes through to the last 64 of the world ranking event in Daqing, China, starting on October 28.  From 5-4 down, White took… Read More

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International Championship Qualifiers Draw

The draw and format for the qualifying round of the OPPO International Championship is now available. The qualifiers run from October 9 to 12 at the Barnsley Metrodome. Click here for the draw Click here for the format

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Selby Wins Back-To-Back In Daqing

Mark Selby won his first title of the season by beating Mark Allen 10-7 in the final of the OPPO International Championship in Daqing, China. World number one Selby won the prestigious title for the second consecutive year having beaten Ding Junhui 10-1 in the 2016 final. This time the Leicester cueman was pushed much… Read More

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Allen Sets Up Selby Showdown

Mark Allen reached his seventh ranking final by defeating Chinese 17-year-old Yan Bingtao 9-2 at the Oppo International Championship in Daqing. A win in the final would see Allen rack up his fourth career ranking title. It would also more than make up for the fact that the money for his victory at the 2016… Read More

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Daqing To Host International Championship Until 2020

The future of the International Championship in Daqing has been secured, with the event to stay in the city until at least 2020. The agreement between World Snooker, the Chinese Billiards and Snooker Association, Daqing Municipal Government and CCTVSE will last for the next four years, until the 2020/21 season.​ This week’s event is the… Read More

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Selby Surges To Reach Final

Mark Selby produced a relentless standard to sweep Martin Gould aside 9-3 and reach the Oppo International Championship final in Daqing. The Jester from Leicester is now just one match away from retaining the title he won here last year, having reached a 22nd ranking final of his career. It would only be the second occasion the… Read More

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Giant-Killer Yan Beats Higgins

Yan Bingtao kept his brilliant run going at the OPPO International Championship in Daqing by beating John Higgins 6-2 to reach the semi-finals. China’s 17-year-old Yan thrashed Ronnie O’Sullivan 6-1 earlier in the week and has also knocked out Ricky Walden and Jack Lisowski, before another emphatic win over legend Higgins today. Yan, who won… Read More

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Defending Champion Selby Into Last Four

Mark Selby is two wins away from retaining his OPPO International Championship title following a 6-2 win over Robbie Williams to book a semi-final spot. The world number one defended his Crucible crown at the World Championship in May. It was the first time he has ever defended a ranking title in consecutive seasons. Following his victory… Read More

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Selby Defeats Williams In Daqing

Defending champion Mark Selby overcame Mark Williams in a tremendous clash to seal his place in the last eight of the Oppo International Championship with a 6-4 victory. The pair last met in this year’s China Open final, where Selby lifted the title with a 10-8 win. Prior to this evening’s meeting they were locked… Read More

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