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UK Championship - day two

UK Championship
by RKW - White Eagle (U8894432) 05 December 2010
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This is the thread to discuss the day's play at the UK Championship in Telford.

All rounds up to and including the semi finals are best of 17 frames.


R1 Sun 5 Dec: Sunday gets going at lunchtime, with the four matches played on Saturday evening resuming until a finish. John Higgins made a fantastic start to his first televised event after his ban with a century break against a battling Stephen Lee, with that game tied at four frames each. World champion Neil Robertson holds a commanding lead over Rory McLeod, whilst Peter Ebdon leads Andrew Higginson 4-3, and Martin Gould is 4-3 up against Graeme Dott.

Later on Sunday, eight matches start and will be concluded at some stage in tomorrow's play. At 1400 GMT (earliest), Marco Fu faces Barry Hawkins, Ali Carter takes on Mark Joyce and two Mark's, Williams and Davis also feature. Undoubtedly, the biggest game of the day is favourites Stephen Hendry and Jimmy White, as they take to the baize in an eagerly anticipated encounter.

Rounding off day two at 1900 GMT, recently crowned Premier League champion Ronnie O'Sullivan meets Stuart Bingham, the Mark King v Ryan Day and Shaun Murphy v Patrick Wallace matches get going whilst a tasty-looking match up between Jamie Cope and Judd Trump is the highlight of the evening's action.

1230 GMT
Graeme Dott v Martin Gould
John Higgins v Stephen Lee
Peter Ebdon v Andrew Higginson
Neil Robertson v Rory McLeod

1400 GMT (matches concluded on Monday)
Marco Fu v Barry Hawkins
Ali Carter v Mark Joyce
Stephen Hendry v Jimmy White
Mark Williams v Mark Davis

1900 GMT (matches concluded on Monday)
Ronnie O'Sullivan v Stuart Bingham
Jamie Cope v Judd Trump
Shaun Murphy v Patrick Wallace
Mark King v Ryan Day

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comment by kinsang (U3876840)

posted Dec 5, 2010

I think Eurosport simply show what BBC cameras can show, but with their own commentators.

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posted Dec 5, 2010

eurosport do,.

tonights is on eurosports 2 they show the bbc cameras with own commentators...



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posted Dec 5, 2010

Oh right, I know they had coverage of the Shanghai masters in September.

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comment by kinsang (U3876840)

posted Dec 5, 2010

Eurosport are showing both matches, on their main channel, and Eurosport 2. Mustn't be much sport in Europe tonight!!

Bingham's getting chances in pretty much all the frames, but not making the most of them. I think he needs to get in at 5-3 tonight to have a chance tomorrow.

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posted Dec 5, 2010

Yeah, Bingham has missed chances but has played fairly well tonight. Can't see Ronnie being this lacklustre tomorrow lunchtime though.

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posted Dec 5, 2010

So Ronnie 4-4 Bingham ahead of tomorrow's session.

And with that, I'm signing off for the night. See you all tomorrow ok

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posted Dec 5, 2010

Goodnite smiley

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posted Dec 5, 2010

Ronnie very lacklustre like you say RKW.

Have to give Bingham credit these two have met loads of times before, at the World's now the UK Championship if Bingham can match him tomorrow he could cause a massive shock.

But I doubt it, Ronnie is just an incredible snooker player and should beat Bingham not the best tonight but he always comes good in a match.

Murphy v Wallace and King v Day going pretty slow, Murphy should thrash Wallace and Day will probably beat King, the man with the dance moves has been in dire form and rightfully he should stay outside the top 16 at the expense of Matthew Stevens of whom has just taken his place.

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comment by kinsang (U3876840)

posted Dec 5, 2010

Big frame for Murphy to go 4-2 ahead, that could be the good old 'turning point'

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comment by kinsang (U3876840)

posted Dec 5, 2010

Take my hat off to Wallace - great century to go 3-4, after what must have been a bitter blow to have lost the previous frame. Showing great tenacity, and would be a great boost for tomorrow if he could level it.

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