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Top Class Snooker Returns To Belfast

Snooker’s Northern Ireland Open is heading back to the Belfast Waterfront later this year, and tickets are now on sale. There’s a special WORLD CUP OFFER of just £10 for all day tickets, so fans are strongly urged to book quickly to take advantage. The Northern Ireland Open will run from November 12 to 18… Read More

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Williams Victorious In Belfast Thriller

Mark Williams claimed his 19th ranking title after a stunning 9-8 defeat of Chinese teenager Yan Bingtao in the Dafabet Northern Ireland Open final in Belfast. The two-time World Champion was either behind or level right until the final frame, in what was one of the most enthralling matches of the season so far. Williams’ last ranking… Read More

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Yan Leads In Belfast

Yan Bingtao has opened up a 5-3 advantage over Mark Williams after the opening session of the Dafabet Northern Ireland Open final in Belfast. The 17-year-old is appearing in his first ever ranking final and bidding to become the youngest ever winner of a ranking event. Two-time World Champion Williams is looking to clinch his first… Read More

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Yan Reaches Maiden Ranking Final

Yan Bingtao is through to the Dafabet Northern Ireland Open final after a comprehensive 6-2 defeat of compatriot Lyu Haotian. The Chinese teenagers have a combined age of 36 with Yan being 17-years-old and Lyu aged 19. It was the first occasion that a ranking event semi-final has been contested between two teenagers. Prodigious talent… Read More

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Williams Eases To Belfast Final

Mark Williams is through to the 31st ranking final of his career following a 6-2 defeat of world number 82 Elliot Slessor at the Dafabet Northern Ireland Open in Belfast. The two-time World Champion hasn’t won a ranking event on UK soil since the LG Cup in 2003 and will be hoping to rectify that… Read More

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Yan Beats Milkins In Belfast Thriller

17-year-old Yan Bingtao won a tremendous clash with Robert Milkins 5-4 to progress the semi-finals of the Dafabet Northern Ireland Open in Belfast. Chinese prodigy Yan remains on course to become the youngest ever winner of a ranking event and tomorrow’s match will be his second semi-final within the space of a month. He went on… Read More

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Williams Through Despite Belfast Shocks

Mark Williams is the only top 16 ranked player through to the quarter-finals the Dafabet Northern Ireland Open after defeating David Gilbert 4-2 in Belfast. Seeds tumbled in day four’s earlier last 32 clashes. Ronnie O’Sullivan’s hopes of the £1 million pound bonus for winning all four Home Nations events were ended by world number… Read More

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Slessor End’s Rocket’s Chances of £1 Million

Elliot Slessor produced a career best display to defeat 30-time ranking event winner Ronnie O’Sullivan 4-1 at the Dafabet Northern Ireland Open in Belfast. The loss to the world number 82 ends O’Sullivan’s hopes of earning snooker’s £1 million bonus attached to winning all four Home Nations events. He was the only man in the… Read More

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Tian Dumps Out Home Favourite Allen

Mark Allen’s hopes of winning his home event were ended by a 4-3 defeat against Tian Pengfei at the Dafabet Northern Ireland Open in Belfast. The Antrim potter’s exit finishes off the chances of a winner from Northern Ireland following first round defeats for Joe Swail, Gerard Greene, Declan Brennan and Jordan Brown. There was never more than a… Read More

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Rocket Up and Running In Belfast

Ronnie O’Sullivan emerged with a 4-2 win in an intriguing clash with Germany’s Lukas Kleckers on day two of the Dafabet Northern Ireland Open, to keep his hopes of snooker’s £1 million bonus alive. The Rocket is the only man left in the running for the jackpot, which comes with winning all four Home Nations events. He… Read More

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