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  1. Today's schedule

    Here are today's matches in the last 16 from the York Barbican:


    Judd Trump (Eng) 4-6 Joe Perry (Eng)

    Ding Junhui (Chn) 4-6 Martin O'Donnell (Eng)


    Kyren Wilson (Eng) 6-2 Barry Hawkins (Eng)

    Sunny Akani (Tha) 2-6 Stuart Bingham (Eng)

  2. Allen beat Robertson to reach last eight - best shots

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    Video caption: Mark Allen edges out Neil Robertson to reach last eight - best shots

    Mark Allen beats two-time champion Neil Robertson 6-5 to reach the quarter-finals of the UK Championship for the first time in five years.

  3. Maguire makes thrilling comeback to beat Williams

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    Video caption: Maguire beats world champion in thrilling comeback

    Stephen Maguire makes a thrilling comeback from 4-0 down to beat the current world champion Mark Williams 6-5, reaching the quarter-finals of the UK Championship.

  4. O'Sullivan scores 'emphatic' win to reach last eight

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    Video caption: UK Championship 2018: Watch the best shots from Ronnie's 'emphatic' win

    Watch the best shots from Ronnie O'Sullivan's "emphatic" 6-1 win over Jack Lisowski, which sends him through to the UK Championship quarter-finals.

  5. Last time out

    UK Snooker Championship 2017

    Ronnie O'Sullivan equalled the six UK Championship titles won by Steve Davis by beating Shaun Murphy 10-5 in a high-quality final in York.

    O'Sullivan also drew level with Stephen Hendry's 18 'Triple Crown' titles of the World, UK and Masters events.

    The pair shared the first eight frames, each knocking in a century apiece, but O'Sullivan seized control with four breaks over 50 and two further tons.

    He won five frames in a row to clinch the £170,000 top prize.

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    Video caption: 'Magic' O'Sullivan too good for Murphy - five best shots
  6. What is the UK Snooker Championship?

    The UK Snooker Championship is one of Snooker's 'Triple Crown' events alongside the World Championship and the Masters.

    The 2018 edition of the UK Snooker Championship will be held at the York Barbican for the seventh successive year. The tournament was previously held in York from 2001-2006 and returned in 2011 after being held in Telford for four years.

    The event was first staged in 1977 and has seen some of the biggest names in snooker throughout the decades win the trophy.

    The York Barbican - home of the UK Snooker Championship
  7. BBC coverage times

    All times are GMT and subject to change.

    The BBC will brings you live coverage from the York Barbican on BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Red Button, plus uninterrupted coverage from Tables 1 and 2 on the BBC Sport website, app and on BBC iPlayer.

    There will also be a daily highlights round-up and further extended coverage of the day's play with UK Championship Extra each evening.

    Thursday 6 December

    05:45-07:45 & 08:35-10:35, Snooker UK Championship Extra (repeat), BBC Red Button

    07:45-08:35 & 10:35-11:25, Highlights (repeat), BBC Red Button

    13:00-14:45, 17:00-18:00 & 19:00-20:00, BBC Two (19:00-19:30, BBC Two Scotland)

    13:30-18:00 & 19:00-23:30, BBC Red Button

    13:00-18:00 & 19:00-23:30, Connected TV & online

    23:15-00:05, Highlights, BBC Two (23:45-00:35, BBC Two NI)

    00:05-02:05, Snooker UK Championship Extra, BBC Two (00:35-02:05, BBC Two NI)

  8. Get Inspired: How to get into snooker

    Get Inspired


    Whether you choose to play competitively or socially, snooker is sure to get your brain working.

    It requires skill and concentration and will improve your focus and hand-eye coordination. Anyone can play regardless of age, gender or ability and it's not an expensive sport to get into.

    To learn the rules of the game click here.

    Or locate your local snooker venue using the English Partnership for Snooker and Billiards club finder here.

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    Video caption: Davis: My 'mind-blowing' life in snooker