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By Steve Sutcliffe

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  1. Roll on the Masters

    Ding Junhui

    Thanks for joining me. How good was that?

    Ding Junhui with a 14th ranking title and not just any old title one of the big ones, the UK Championship.

    My colleague Shamoon Hafez has been over in York, and you can read his report on Ding's 10-6 victory over Stephen Maguire here.

    Roll on the Masters. I'll see you soon.

  2. Post update

    Ding

    What a day, what a tournament for Ding Junhui, now a three-time UK Championship winner.

  3. 'Ding is a match for anybody'

    Steve Davis

    Six-time world champion on BBC Two

    I think Ding Jinhui on his best form is a match for anybody in the world. If he's on form it's a headache for the other top players.

    What I think is being shown all of a sudden is that it is the people that want it the most that win.

    If you think you had to pay the price in the 1980s and 1990s, every part of your game is scrutinised now and I think you have to pay the price even more. The practice table is a massive part of that.

  4. Ding moves up rankings

    That victory moves Ding Junhui up from 16th in the world rankings to ninth.

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    Stephen Hendry

    Seven-time world champion on BBC Two

    We have broken the century breaks record at this tournament and it just shows how important scoring has become now. You have to score heavy when you get in.

  6. 'His performance today was incredible'

    Stephen Hendry

    Seven-time world champion on BBC Two

    Ding

    This is almost like a second part of Ding's career. I didn't know if we'd see him winning major titles again, he didn't look happy at the table, he didn't seem to be enjoying the pressure but his performance today was incredible.

  7. Post update

    Steve Davis

    Six-time world champion on BBC Two

    A lot of people had written Ding Junhui off for the World Championship but that has been blown right open now.

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    Ding wins UK Championship

    Ding Junhui

    The glitter is coming down and Ding Junhui is rightly being serenaded with applause and cheers as he lifts the fairly chunky UK Championship trophy.

    That was absolutely superb.

  9. 'I worried about winning again'

    Ding wins UK Championship

    Champion Ding Junhui tells BBC Sport: "This is very special. It has been two years and I have done nothing but I have played very well this week.

    "I worried about not doing well and asked myself 'can I win again?'

    "But this week I played so well and beat Ronnie O'Sullivan on the way to the final I started to believe that I could lift the trophy again.

    "My family give me support and take the pressure. I want to do my best for my daughter so that when she grows up she thinks she has the best daddy."

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    Ding wins the UK Championship

    The presentation party are on their way out. I wonder if they will have a couple of those huge cheques?

  11. 'It's not darts we're playing, it's snooker'

    Ding wins the UK Championship

    Stephen Maguire speaking on BBC Two: "His scoring power. Every time you let him in he scores 100. I told him a couple of frames ago 'it's not darts we're playing, it's snooker'.

    "I thought if I get in I could maybe do it but it's tough to get in when his safety is good as well. I've had a great week. The Barbican has been great, York's been great, the crowd were unreal and I've competed with the best."

  12. Ding wins the UK Championship

    Frame 16: Ding 10-6 Maguire

    Brilliant from Ding Jinhui, who brings up another century to seal his victory. The crowd are up on their feet to applaud him.

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    Frame 16: Ding 9-6 Maguire

    John Parrott

    1991 world champion on BBC Two

    This is the way to win a major championship. Come on Ding make a century.

  14. 'This is just a lap of honour'

    Frame 16: Ding 9-6 Maguire

    Alan McManus

    Former Masters champion on BBC Two

    Ding Junhui was born on April the first but he ain't no fool this fella. He is past the winning post and this is just a lap of honour.

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    Frame 16: Ding 9-6 Maguire

    Ding Junhui, knocks in another pink, then a red.

    He's got this.

    Ding Junhui
  16. Post update

    Frame 16: Ding 9-6 Maguire

    Not a flicker of nerves from Ding Junhui, as he get to 48.

    The reds are in the open and the pink and black are at his mercy. Another three reds and three colours should do it.

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    Frame 16: Ding 9-6 Maguire

    John Parrott

    1991 world champion on BBC Two

    Stephen Maguire is just sitting, waiting and hoping.

  18. This could be it

    Frame 16: Ding 9-6 Maguire

    And guess what Stephen Maguire missed the pink.

    Ding Junhui has an easy red to get going and a pink that he can feather in. This could be curtains for Maguire.

  19. Post update

    Frame 16: Ding 9-6 Maguire

    Stephen Maguire is in but he's got a nasty, tricky pink to the middle. Just what you want, when you need to play 'no miss' snooker.

  20. 'Maguire needs control'

    Frame 15: Ding 9-6 Maguire

    Steve Davis

    Six-time world champion on BBC Two

    Stephen Maguire needs to be calm but he can't afford to force the issue.

    "He's an attacking player and he could reel off four frames in a row - but control is important.