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Summary

  1. Ronnie O'Sullivan secures record seventh UK Championship
  2. Englishman beats Mark Allen 10-6 in the final
  3. Rocket wins 19th Triple Crown title, beating Hendry's record
  4. O'Sullivan won six frames in a row to lead 7-2
  5. He won first UK title in 1993

Live Reporting

By Stephan Shemilt

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    And the Masters will be your next taste of live snooker on the BBC.

    That's us done for the UK Championship.

    Ronnie O'Sullivan leaves York as champion, the rest leave wondering how to stop him.

    Ronnie O'Sullivan
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    Still the man to beat? Correct. And he will be when the Masters begins in early January.

  3. 'Still the man to beat'

    John Parrott

    1991 world champion on BBC Two

    Every time he looked like being challenged he pulled away again. He's a snooker player for all ages.

    I never thought we'd be seeing him like this when he was 17 years old wining his first UK Championship, but here he is 25 years later and still the man to beat.

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    Jason Jones: The greatest ever! Brilliant Ronnie O'Sullivan!! Great to see the celebrations! Hopefully we'll see the 1000 centuries at The Masters!!

    Donna Marie Watkins: It’s official! Ronnie O'Sullivan is the greatest player ever to hold a cue! Well Done Ronnie your a genius and we all love watching you!! You should be recognised by being put up for Sports Personality Of The Year!! Your amazing!

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    What to do when you've just broken the Triple Crown record?

    Only one answer...

    Ronnie O'Sullivan
  6. 'I think there's another World Championship in there'

    John Parrott

    1991 world champion on BBC Two

    I honestly think there's another World Championship in there.

    We watched him in the practice room the other day and he's still loving the sport and you can see by the joy on his face what it means, it meant a lot to him.

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    Robert Herman: Officially the greatest to ever hold a cue! What a performance and what a player! Unbelievable! A masterful potting machine!

    Tom Culshaw: Deserves to be on the shortlist for SPOTY, the greatest snooker player ever and most importantly a maverick who the public connect with and pay in their thousands purely to watch him!

    Liam Burgess: Ronnie O'Sullivan. The very greatest ever. A genius. A freak of nature. 19 majors in 25 years.

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    Now he's on a lap of honour, fist-bumping more of the front row. Remember, it is 25 years since he first won this title. What a champion.

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    O'Sullivan climbs on to the edge of the arena to celebrate closer to the audience. They are all on their feet.

    He then jumps into the front row to pose for selfies. Is there anyone more popular in their sport than Ronnie O'Sullivan?

    Ronnie O'Sullivan
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    There it is! O'Sullivan hoists the silverware towards the lights. The tickertape rains down.

    In future, we'll wonder why he looks all wet...

    Ronnie O'Sullivan
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    O'Sullivan applauds Allen as he takes his runner-sup prize and a cheque for £75k.

    Now it's trophy time...

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    UK Championship winner Ronnie O'Sullivan on BBC Two: "I have to thank all of the people that have helped me get this far. I owe it to the fans. I'm playing for them.

    "I don't set myself limits. I just want to compete. It's all about trying to enjoy it. What a fantastic sport I'm blessed to be able to play."

    Ronnie O'Sullivan
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    Ronnie O'Sullivan is swift to praise Allen, who he tips as a future world champion.

    He says he has broken the record of his "hero" Stephen Hendry - and that he will be targeting eight world titles to go past the great Scot.

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    Massive applause for Mark Allen, who jokes that he hopes Ronnie O'Sullivan does form his own breakaway tour.

    There was some naughty language in there too.

    Mark Allen
  15. Ronnie O'Sullivan wins the 2018 UK Championship

    O’Sullivan 10-6 Allen

    History!

    Ronnie O'Sullivan wins his seventh UK Championship, his 19th Triple Crown title.

    A punch of the air, a hug from Mark Allen, then he douses himself with his bottle of water.

    The greatest snooker player to ever draw breathe.

    Ronnie O'Sullivan
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    O’Sullivan 9-6 Allen: 16th frame: 78-0

    Will there be a ton to celebrate? Just out of position...

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    O’Sullivan 9-6 Allen: 16th frame: 72-0

    Huge roar! O'Sullivan is going to be the UK champion!

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    O’Sullivan 9-6 Allen: 16th frame: 66-0

    Count them down...

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    O’Sullivan 9-6 Allen: 16th frame: 60-0

    Closing in. Two reds and two colours?