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  1. Trump not yet a great - O'Sullivan

    Judd Trump and Ronnie O'Sullivan

    Judd Trump has work to do to be considered one of snooker's greats, according to legend Ronnie O'Sullivan.

    Trump, 30, who kicks off his campaign at the 2019 UK Championship on Sunday against China's Mei Xi Wen, has been in imperious form this season following his maiden World Championship title victory in May.

    The Bristolian has won three ranking titles already this season and will be hoping to join O'Sullivan safely into round three.

    "Judd is a fantastic player and a great talent but the true test is doing it over 10-15 years," O'Sullivan said.

    O'Sullivan said 30-year-old Trump's CV does not compare to his or that of Stephen Hendry, Steve Davis, John Higgins or Ray Reardon - who are all multiple ranking event winners.

    Read the full story here.

  2. Last time out

    UK Snooker Championship 2018

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    Video caption: Ronnie O'Sullivan beats Mark Allen - best shots

    Ronnie O'Sullivan won the UK Championship for a record seventh time by outclassing Mark Allen 10-6 in York.

    O'Sullivan retained his title to move to 19 World, UK and Masters trophies - surpassing Stephen Hendry's record in the 'Triple Crown' events.

    A run of six frames in a row allowed the Englishman to dominate the final.

    Northern Ireland's Allen rallied to trail 9-6, but O'Sullivan closed out the match with a break of 78 to collect the trophy and the £170,000 top prize.

    Five-time world champion O'Sullivan sat out the 2015 event, but has dominated at the Barbican in recent years, claiming three titles since 2014.

  3. BBC coverage

    All times are GMT and subject to change

    BBC Sport

    BBC Sport has comprehensive live coverage of the UK Championship live on BBC TV, Red Button, Connected TV, iPlayer, online and the BBC Sport app from Saturday, 30 November through to the final on Sunday, 8 December

    Sunday 1 December

    13:00-18:00 - BBC Two

    14:30-18:00 & 19:00-23:30 - BBC Red Button

    13:00-18:00 & 19:00-23:30 - Table 1 & 2, BBC Sport online & Connected TV

    23:15-00:05 - Highlights, BBC Two (repeated 09:20 & 12:10 2 December, BBC Red Button)

    00:05-02:05 - UK Championship Extra, BBC Two (repeated 07:20 & 10:10 2 December, BBC Red Button)

  4. 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 2019 edition of the UK Snooker Championship will be held at the York Barbican for the eighth successive year. The tournament was previously held in York from 2001-2006 and returned in 2011 after being held in Telford for four years.

    This year has more than £1,000,000 in prize money on the line for the first time - with the winner claiming £200,000.

    UK Snooker Championship
  5. How to get into snooker

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

    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.

    Snooker is essentially a simple sport, once the rules of the game have been learnt. A great way to start taking part in snooker is through a local snooker club.

    The English Partnership for Snooker and Billiards provides a club finder to locate your local snooker venue.

    To find a club in other areas of the UK please contact the national snooker federations of Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.