Monday, 30 April 2012

World Championship - Superb Ronnie O'Sullivan Played His Best Snooker

World Snooker Championship Day 9: Ronnie O'Sullivan played his best snooker to go 11-5 up on Mark Williams, requiring two more frames to play Robertson in the final eight.

Ronnie O'Sullivan at his top form
The Rocket had a 5-3 lead on Mark Williams overnight. Williams had chance to win the first frame of the session but his mistakes put himself into the trouble. Ronnie had a blinking start of 107. He went on to take the following three frames before mid interval, with runs of 74, 51 and 68 to be 9-3 ahead of The Welshman.

The mini break did not cool The Rocket's hands. A dominating O'Sullivan played his best snooker to make it 11-3, with a marvellous break of 128 and a nearly century 93. The three-time World Champion could have a session to spare if he won the next two frames. Credits must be given to Mark Williams, who made 86 after losing nine frames in a row to guarantee the match would go to the final session. Williams took the final frame of session as well to trail 5-11 behind O'Sullivan.

Judd Trump
Last year's finalist Judd Trump found his way today to lead Ali Carter by 9-7 from 3-5 down. Unlike O'Sullivan v Williams match, there are more safety exchange but still a high-quality match to be watched. Trump won the opening frame with 120 to narrow the gap but The Captain missed the frame ball pink to regain two-frame advantage in the next frame. Nevertheless, Carter made 112 before Trump levelled off at mid interval.

Trump won the next two frames to go 8-6 up before Carter pulled one back with 54. Trump could not be stopped by Carter, 79 in the final frame of the session guaranteed himself to lead 9-7 overnight.

Crucible Debutant Jamie Jones is 10-6 ahead of Andrew Higginson, setting to reach the quarter-finals by winning three more frames tomorrow. Matthew Stevens and Barry Hawkins all squared at 8-8 after two sessions. 

Sunday, 29 April 2012

World Championship - Stephen Hendry Defeated Higgins To Move On

World Snooker Championship Day 8: Stephen Hendry defeated defending champion John Higgins to make quarter-finals.

Stephen Hendry reached his 18th Crucible Quarter-Finals
The seven-time World Champion took the frame he needed today with a break of 64 as he led Higgins by 12-4 after the two sessions of playing. Hendry won 13-4 and compiled his 18th Crucible quarter-finals. Hendry will play another fellow countryman, Stephen Maguire who had collected a 13-7 win over Joe Perry.

"Stephen Maguire looks very solid. He's hard to beat. Anything can happen from here on in. I love playing here. It's the best place to play snooker in. You've just got to try and take the chances given to you." Hendry said. "John's had a poor season by his standards. This place is hard, if you miss a few balls it's hard to get going.''

"I've gone into this season not doing the right things on or off the table. You only get out of life what you put in. This season I've not done the right things and I've not deserved anything out of the game. Next year I'm going to try and rectify that and come back a more focused player and a better prepared player.'' Higgins had won three titles last seaon but nothing this season. "Over my career I've been a bit of a winner and you don't like going through this, you've got to pick yourself up and try and win more tournaments, I got to prepare better for tournaments..

Ryan Day
Ryan Day defeated Chinese qualifier by 13-7 after a disappointing second session for him. Day's advantage reduced to two frames only as Cao won 5 frames out of 8 played during the second session, only trailing by 7-9 behind. The Welshman produced a fantastic final session, taking four frames he needed before mid interval to win the match with runs of 113, 53, 87 and 119. 

"I scored well, I started really well and kept the pressure on him this evening," said Day, who was 7-3 down to Gerard Greene in the final qualifying round but hit back to win 10-8. "I was lucky enough to get some good scoring opportunities and of all the sessions I've played so far, I felt that that was the best.'' Day will face either Matthew Stevens or Barry Hawkins next, "It would be nice to play Matthew but me and Barry are good friends as well so let the best man win.   

Ronnie O'Sullivan stepped up to lead 5-3 after being 2-3 down on Mark Williams at the end of first session. Ali Carter had an two-frame advantage over Judd Trump overnight. Both matches resume at 2.30pm on Sunday.

Saturday, 28 April 2012

World Championship - Neil Robertson Saw Off Gilbert To Progress

World Snooker Championship Day 7: Neil Robertson saw off David Gilbert by 13-9 to be the first man progress to the quarter-finals.

Neil Robertson is the first man through to quarter-finals
2010 World Champion led Gilbert by 5-3 after first session had completed. The last two sessions were played today, with Robertson extended his lead to 10-6 with runs of 76, 77, 82 and 92. Gilbert put up a strong resistance at the final session. Robertson took the first frame of the session before Gilbert won the three out of the next four with 69, 121, 67 but Robertson collapsed his hopes to win 13-9.

"I take my hat off to David because he hung in there and gave it everything," said Masters champion Robertson. "He played to top 16 standard and never looked under pressure.'' Gilbert said: "It was such a buzz to play here and it makes me determined to get out of the cubicles and get to more venues." Robert will play the winner between Ronnie O'Sullivan and Mark Williams, he said, "I'd love to play Ronnie next because it would be a great atmosphere and I've got a good record against him, he brings the best out of me."

Stephen Hendry
Stephen Hendry encountered the Defending Champion, John Higgins in the last 16. This is the first time they play each other at the Crucible. After two sessions of playing, Hendry had an huge advantage over Higgins, 12-4 requiring just one more frame to reach his first ranking quarter-finals since 2010 China Open.

The high-quality first session, ended up Hendry led 5-3. Hendry made 81, 69, 93, 123 and 67 while Higgins knocked 124 and 52. However, the defending champion struggled at the night session. Both players made loads of errors but Hendry took the advantage on Higgins, he took sevens frames out of eight they played. 

Higgins struggled to find his form
On-fire Maguire dominated his match against Joe Perry. Maguire found his form and won six frame out of eight they played to lead 11-5. Runs of 91, 80 and 75 helped Maguire to outplay Perry. He just needs two more to advance to quarter-finals. Ryan Day leads Cao Yupeng by 6-2 as the Chinese qualifier showed signs of nerves and missing crucial shots.

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Friday, 27 April 2012

World Championship - Mark Williams To Meet Ronnie O'Sullivan In Last 16

World Snooker Championship Day 6: Mark Williams is the last man through to second round, beating Liu Chuang 10-6 to meet O'Sullivan next.

The Welsh Potting Machine
The Welsh Potting Machine with a better form today moved up to 9-4 at the interval and requiring just one more frame for victory. The Chinese took two more frames before Williams dash his hopes of comeback, winning the match by 10-6.

"I probably should have won it a lot earlier and every frame he was winning, I was starting to feel a bit more pressure. At one stage I was sat in my chair wondering how many more he was going to pull back. I'm just over the moon to scrape through.'' Being asked about losing to Ronnie in ranking events for ten years, "I've been owing Ronnie one for ten years. Let's hope that this time that I beat him. I enjoy the occasion really, but he always plays well against me. I need to play a lot better than that to stand any chance." 

The Captain
2008 World Finalist Ali Carter beaten Mark Davis by 10-2, showing some form today. Breaks of 44 and 48 brought first frame of the session before Davis won his second frame in the match. Total clearance of 132 in the next frame marked Carter's victory"I'm pleased with the way I played, Mark obviously felt under the weather, but it was quite a good performance," said Carter. "It's only the first round so I'm not getting too excited but it's job done.'' He will face Judd Trump next.

Superb Neil Robertson led David Gilbert by 5-3 by the end of first session. Gilbert, who defeated Martin Gould in the previous round  was 3-1 up on Robertson at interval. Superb Aussie took the coming four frames with runs of 84, 106 and 131. Stephen Maguire led Joe Perry by the same scoreline with breaks of 101, 101, 52, 65 and 88.

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Thursday, 26 April 2012

World Championship - Judd Trump Battled Through To Second Round

World Snooker Championship Day 5: Judd Trump beaten Dominic Dale by 10-7 to through to second round. 

Judd Trump battled through to second round
The UK Champion suffered from food poisoning on Tuesday morning but got better today. Trump led Dale by 5-4 when second session started but Dale scored the first two frames of the session to regain a lead. Trump levelled off 6-6 with 114 at the mid interval.

80 from Dale helped him to establish a lead again before losing two frames to let his opponent being 8-7 in front. A crucial fluke came in frame 17, Trump fluked a red which remind us the similar situation that Dale encounter when he faced Trump in the first round of UK, Trump won a crucial frame to stay in the match with two flukes. Dale had chances in frame 18 but he missed again, Trump won by 10-7.

"I'm tired, yesterday I felt worse, but today I'm more drained. I haven't eaten for two days, I tried to have some soup last night but other than that it's just been bread really, so I'm just glad to get out of there," said last year's runner-up. "It's the closest I've ever been to pulling out in a professional tournament. If it had been a smaller event like a PTC then maybe I wouldn't have played.'' Trump is very likely to face Ali Carter next, who leads Mark Davis by 8-1 at the end of first session.

Ryan Day shocked Ding Junhui
Ryan Day shocked Ding Junhui by 10-9, coming from 6-9 behind. The Welshman won the opening two frames of the session to extend his lead to 6-4 before losing the next five as Ding made breaks of 38, 52, 56, 69 and 57. Day did not give up, knocking 57 and 79 in the coming three frames to force a decider. Ding looked good in the decider but unexpectedly broken down on 48, an easy red with a rest. Day clinched the victory with a break of 64 to meet Cao Yupeng in the second round.

The two-time Crucible quarter-finalist Day said, "The pressure was really high. I was concentrating on breathing properly and was thinking about winning it. From 9-6 I drew inspiration from my daughters, all the way through clearing up I was thinking 'don't miss, don't miss.' My daughter believes if she tells me to win I lose and if she tells me to lose I win. So she's telling me 'lose dad.'

Frustrated Ding Junhui
The Chinese who reached semi-finals last year said: "It was all rubbish. I don't think I played well. I was concentrating on the game and people kept shouting. How can they do that? People say Chinese fans are not good but I come here and what do they do?" I believe this is out of frustration, no offence on the audience. Ding just has too much pressure on his shoulder from the Chinese fans. It is understandable.

World Number One Mark Selby lost to Barry Hawkins by 10-3 with a neck injury. Selby said after his defeat, "Ten days ago it looked as if I would have to pull out, so I'm pleased that I was at least able to play and try my best. There's never a good time for something like this to happen, but I wish it had been earlier in the season.'' Hawkins will play Matthew Stevens to compete for a quarter-finals spot.

Mark Williams led China's Liu Chuang by 6-3, requiring just four more frames to set up a clash against Ronnie O'Sullivan in the next round.

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Wednesday, 25 April 2012

World Championship - Ronnie O'Sullivan Advanced To Second Round

World Snooker Championship Day 4 - Ronnie O'Sullivan beaten Peter Ebdon by 10-4 to advance to the second round.

The Rocket with new haircut
'The Rocket' had a new haircut today to continue the challenge from Ebdon. Ronnie led Ebdon by 7-2 before the second session kicked off, requiring just three more frames to win. He opened with a break of 80 but Ebdon won the two frames out of the coming three to keep his hope alive. Ebdon trailed Ronnie by 4-9 at mid interval.

Ebdon was very likely to win another frame after the interval but he broken down on 50. Ronnie caught the chance and made clearance to claim the 10-4 victory. "I enjoyed playing - my attitude was good, my attitude's been good all season even though I've not been playing great," said O'Sullivan. "I've not been beating myself up so much for not playing great which is what I always do.''

Peter Ebdon
He added, "All credit to Peter, he's a top player and winner of our last tournament out in China, I knew it was going to be tough, that's what I got." Ebdon praised his opponent, "Even though he didn't play that well in that match there were four or five occasions of just sheer brilliance and inspiration, he's just fantastic to watch."

Former World Champion Graeme Dott, who has a good record at the Crucible trailed Joe Perry by 1-8 at the end of first session. Dott had no way turning back in the second session with 'nightmare snooker form', eventually being crushed out in the first round by 10-1. This is the biggest defeat in the first round so far in this year's championship.

Andrew Higginson
Andrew Higginson is the third Welshman to pass the first round after beating Stephen Lee by 10-6. Having a 5-4 narrow advantage over Lee overnight, Higginson won five frames he needed with Lee only scoring two frames today including a ton of 102. This is his first victory at the Crucible, and he will play fellow countryman Jamie Jones next. 

Higginson is pleased, "I'm over the moon to get through," "Stephen's been the most consistent player over the last three or four months, he's been the best player in the world in my eyes, so to play him and to get one over on him is an achievement in itself, so I'm thrilled.'' "Everyone was expecting Murphy to get through and all the seeds, but the standard of the game is very very high and Jamie deserves to be where he is because of the way he played.''

Judd Trump led Dominic Dale by 5-4 after first session as he got food poisoning in the morning and playing not well. Ding Junhui trailed Ryan Day by 4-5. Mark Selby struggling against Barry Hawkins, falling 3-6 behind the Snooker Shoot-Out Champion.

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Tuesday, 24 April 2012

World Championship - Jamie Jones Stunned Shaun Murphy

World Snnoker Championship Day 3: Crucible Debutant Jamie Jones stunned Former World Champion Shaun Murphy by 10-8 to advance to second round.

Jamie Jones beaten Shaun Murphy by 10-8
Murphy led the Welshman by 5-4 overnight and the first two frames of final session were shared, including an effort of 101 from Murphy. Jones levelled off 7-7 before putting himself in front of Murphy with 136 to go 8-7 up. Jones won the next long frame before Murphy pulled one back. Breaks of 32 and 26 in frame 18 built Jones the biggest victory in his career so far.

"I've never felt pressure like that in my life," said Jones. "I started off yesterday and struggled to settle down and got into it by the end of the session. Today was a bit of a mixed bag, I was playing some great shots and missing some easy ones. I've never played an occasion like that in my life.'' He added, "I know how well I've been playing, I knew if I scored well then I could win. I was just happy to be here, I just went out there to enjoy it and enjoy the experience. To come out a winner is fantastic."

Shaun Murphy
The 2005 World Champion who was going up in the first round said, "It was a fantastic game, I really enjoyed it. Its sounds funny saying that having got beat. I thought the match was really high quality, I thought Jamie held himself together really well and he didn't play like a debutant. He played a lot better than me on my debut, so full credit to him.'' Congrats to Jamie!

The game between Matthew Stevens versus Marco Fu was expected to be close and intense pre-match but eventually Fu could not give his best, having trailed 1-8 at the end of first session, unstoppable Stevens defeated the Hong Kong cueman by 10-4. 

Luca Brecel
17-year-old Belgian Luca Brecel's run at the Crucible is ended by Stephen Maguire. The young lad was 3-6 behind the Scot before today's session kicked off. He won two frames today including a break of 86 but Maguire proved that he was too strong for Brecel - runs of 101 and 94 secured his victory. Brecel said in post-match press conference, said: "I didn't play my best, unfortunately. Until next year! I think if I had won the second frame today it might have been a different match.

The Rocket Ronnie O'Sullivan led China Open Winner Peter Ebdon by 7-2 after finishing the first session of their match. PTC Grand Finals Winner is 4-5 behind Andrew Higginson and they resume playing at 7pm tomorrow.

World Snooker released statement regarding Mark Allen's post match comments. The WPBSA will be writing to Mark Allen to initiate disciplinary proceedings. Allen was recently fined 1000 pounds for comments he made during Haikou World Open which he won, and now faces further action.  

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Monday, 23 April 2012

World Championship - Cao Yupeng Upset Mark Allen

World Snooker Championship Day 2: 21-year-old Crucible Debutant Cao Yupeng upset Mark Allen to reach the second round.

Mark Allen is defeated by Mark Allen in a dramatic way
The World Number 81 led Allen by 5-4 overnight before the final session kicked off today. The youngster took the opening two frames of the session, including a break of 108 his first century at the Crucible to go 7-4 ahead. Allen pulled one back before Cao made his second century 113 and scoring another frame to get the match point 9-5. The Northern Irish showed his fighting spirit in frame 15 with 101. 

Looking very likely to stay in the match having clearing from blue to black, after Allen potted the black he was about to leave the arena, thinking he was ready to start a real battle. However, the cueball went off in seconds and he lost the frame and the match. He handed the victory to the Chinese.

After his defeat, the Haikou World Open Champion accuse Cao Yupeng cheating in frame 9. He said: “The big turning point was at 5-4 when he was in the balls and Paul Collier, the referee, missed a blatant push. It was quite obvious to me and anyone watching at home would have been able to see it no problem. If the referee rightfully called a foul there I’d have had a good chance of going to 5-5 and the match would have been different. But he went on to pull away to 7-4. That was massive.''

Allen went on, “It seems to be a bit of a trait for the Chinese players because they’re have been a few instances in the past of fouls and blatant cheating going on. It needs to be corrected. He’s a good enough player and doesn’t have to do that. I was pretty confident at the time it was a foul and Terry (Griffiths - commentator on TV)  pretty much confirmed it to me at the interval.''

''It's very sad the state of snooker if it has to go down to that, but it's not the first time. Marco Fu and Liang Wenbo have been known for it in the past so maybe it’s just the Chinese players.” 

I am very disappointed with Allen's behaviour towards the Chinese players. I understand that defeat is terrible to him but there is no reason to brand the other Chinese players for using certain 'tactics' to earn wins. This disrespect is discrediting the sport and sportsmanship. The 'push' shot that Allen claimed to be foul, Allen should approach the referee right away. He should not put the blame on others.

David Gilbert & Martin Gould
David Gilbert scored a 10-8 victory over Martin Gould despite Gould pulling three frames from 5-9 down to 8-9 with back-to-back centuries. Gilbert kept calm in frame 18 to make 54 for winning the match. He reached the last 16 at the Crucible for the first time and he is playing Neil Robertson next, who beaten Ken Doherty by 10-4. 

Gilbert said, ""It's a massive relief, at 9-5 I just wanted the match over as quickly as possible and Martin just started to play brilliantly. I felt fine yesterday, I had no great expectations I knew that if I played alright I could compete. I started well and just carried it on. It was a bit of a struggle today but it has to be expected, I'm not used to playing here but now I've got over the line I feel great." 

Stephen Hendry, who knocked a maximum yesterday beaten Stuart Bingham by the same scoreline 10-4 to meet John Higgins in the next round. Stephen Maguire holds 6-3 advantage on 17-year-old Belgian Luca Brecel after wrapping today's session. 2005 World Championship leads Jamie Jones by 5-4, their play resume tomorrow as well.

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Sunday, 22 April 2012

World Championship - Fantastic Maximum For Stephen Hendry

World Snooker Championship Day 1: Stephen Hendry made a fantastic maximum at the Crucible during the first session of his match against Stuart Bingham.

Fantastic Maximum for Stephen Hendry
Hendry, who just returned from China on Friday with no practice to play the match today. However he proved that he was in a fantastic form. Hendry showed his form by making breaks of 100, 89, 78 and 61 to go 5-1 up on Bingham before the magic 147 in frame 7. Hendry showed no signs of nerve when he was going for the maximum including potting a few difficult balls. A sensational 147 is then produced.

This is the eleventh maximum of the seven-times World Champion, his third 147 (1995, 2009, 2012) at the Crucible. This also helps himself to level off the record made by Ronnie O'Sullivan last August. Zhu Ying, the first Chinese female Referee making her debut at the Crucible today officiated the magic moment. Hendry picked up 50000 pounds for this maximum. Congratulations!

Hendry after making the maximum: "I felt really good out there, and the jetlag - well, sleep is for wimps. It's the new way, fly in to Sheffield the day before with no practice!'' He added,"That ties with me with Ronnie to have made three here, and I don't care what Mark Williams says about the Crucible, there is no better feeling than to make on here."

It is never easy for the 43-year-old to pass this year. Last year right here at the Crucible, after losing to Mark Selby in the second round considered to retire from the circuit as he may drop out of Top 16 after his defeat. Fortunately, Hendry's ranking stayed in the 16th but the happy days are not long. He dropped out of Top 16 for the first time in years at the first cut-off point of this season. 

Hendry received congratulation from Zhu Ying, who made her debut at Crucible today
Many people doubt if he will be playing his best again. Hendry proved himself by playing better this season, beating players like Neil Robertson and Martin Gould to reach the second round of some ranking tournaments. He led Bingham by 8-1 after first session, requiring just two more frames to win tomorrow. I am delighted for Hendry and indeed his fans. 

The Defending Champion John Higgins beaten Liang Wenbo by 10-9 after trailing 6-8. The Wizard of Wishaw narrowly led Liang by 5-4 after first session today and struggled during the night session. Higgins may face his fellow Scotsman Hendry in last 16, "I'm just delighted to win and it looks as if I'll be playing Hendry which would be great because I've never played him here."  

John Higgins celebrated his thrilling victory
Neil Robertson has an extensive advantage on Ken Doherty after wrapping up the first session, 7-2. Doherty was going for maximum (before Hendry did) this afternoon as well but failed on the 14th red. Martin Gould is in trouble as he was 3-6 behind David Gilbert and Haikou World Open Winner Mark Allen trailed Crucible Debutant Cao Yupeng by 4-5 after first session. 

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Friday, 20 April 2012

World Snooker Championship 2012 Results/Live, Draw & Match/TV Schedule World Snooker Championship 2012: (21 April - 7 May, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield)

Defending Champion: John Higgins (Beaten Judd Trump by 18-15 in the final)

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Last 32
Last 16
John Higgins 10-9 Liang Wenbo
John Higgins 4-13 Stephen Hendry

Stephen Hendry 2-13 Stephen Maguire

Maguire 12-17 Ali Carter

Ali Carter 11-18 Ronnie O'Sullivan

Stuart Bingham 4-10 Stephen Hendry
Graeme Dott 1-10 Joe Perry
Joe Perry
7-13 Stephen Maguire
Stephen Maguire 10-5 Luca Brecel
Shaun Murphy 8-10 Jamie Jones
Jamie Jones 13-10 Andrew Higginson

Jamie Jones
11-13 Ali Carter
Stephen Lee 6-10 Andrew Higginson
Ali Carter 10-2 Mark Davis
Ali Carter
13-12 Judd Trump
Judd Trump 10-7 Dominic Dale
Mark Williams 10-6 Liu Chuang
Mark Williams
6-13 Ronnie O'Sullivan

Ronnie O'Sullivan
13-10 Neil Robertson

Ronnie O'Sullivan
17-10 Matthew Stevens
Ronnie O'Sullivan 10-4 Peter Ebdon
Martin Gould 8-10 David Gilbert
David Gilbert 9-13 Neil Robertson
Neil Robertson 10-4 Ken Doherty
Ding Junhui 9-10 Ryan Day
Ryan Day
Cao Yupeng

Ryan Day 5-13 Matthew Stevens
Mark Allen 6-10 Cao Yupeng
Matthew Stevens 10-3 Marco Fu
Matthew Stevens 13-11 Barry Hawkins
Mark Selby 3-10 Barry Hawkins

Match Schedule/Order of play:
Note: Both tables are streamed. Sessions are denoted in brackets (i.e 1/2/3/4, *final session). All in UK Time. (Unfinished/Finished)
Round 1: Best of 19 (9/10) 
Last 16 & Quarter-Finals: Best of 25 (8/8/9)
Semi-Finals: Best of 33 (8/8/8/9)
Final: Best of 35 (8/9/8/10)

Saturday, April 21 (Day 1 - Last 32)

10am: 1 John Higgins 5-4 Liang Wenbo (1), 11 Martin Gould 6-3 David Gilbert (1)

2.30pm: 2 Stuart Bingham 1-8 Stephen Hendry (1), 12 Neil Robertson 7-2 Ken Doherty (1)

7pm: 1* John Higgins 10-9 Liang Wenbo (2), 14 Mark Allen 4-5 Cao Yupeng (1)

Sunday, April 22 (Day 2 - Last 32)

10am: 4 Stephen Maguire 6-3 Luca Brecel (1), 11* Martin Gould 8-10 David Gilbert (2)

2.30pm: 5 Shaun Murphy 5-4 Jamie Jones (1), 14* Mark Allen 6-10 Cao Yupeng (2)

7pm: 2* Stuart Bingham 4-10 Stephen Hendry (2), 12* Neil Robertson 10-4 Ken Doherty (2)

Monday, April 23 (Day 3 - Last 32)

10am: 4* Stephen Maguire 10-5 Luca Brecel (2), 15 Matthew Stevens 8-1 Marco Fu (1)

2.30pm: 5* Shaun Murphy 8-10 Jamie Jones (2), 10 Ronnie O'Sullivan 7-2 Peter Ebdon (1)

7pm: 6 Stephen Lee 4-5 Andrew Higginson (1), 15* Matthew Stevens 10-3 Marco Fu (2)

Tuesday, April 24 (Day 4 - Last 32)

10am: 8 Judd Trump 5-4 Dominic Dale (1), 13 Ding Junhui 4-5 Ryan Day (1)

2.30pm: 3 Graeme Dott 1-8 Joe Perry (1), 10* Ronnie O'Sullivan 10-4 Peter Ebdon (2)

7pm: 6* Stephen Lee 6-10 Andrew Higginson (1) , 16 Mark Selby 3-6 Barry Hawkins (1)

Wednesday, April 25 (Day 5 - Last 32)

10am: 3* Graeme Dott 1-10 Joe Perry (2), 13* Ding Junhui 9-10 Ryan Day (2)

2.30pm: 8* Judd Trump 10-7 Dominic Dale (2), 9 Mark Williams 6-3 Liu Chuang (1)

7pm: 7 Ali Carter 8-1 Mark Davis (1), 16* Mark Selby 3-10 Barry Hawkins (2)

Thursday, April 26 (Day 6 - Last 32 + Last 16)

1pm: 7* Ali Carter 10-2 Mark Davis (2), 22 David Gilbert 3-5 Neil Robertson (1)

7pm: 18 Joe Perry 3-5 Stephen Maguire (1), 9* Mark Williams 10-6 Liu Chuang (2)

Friday, April 27 (Day 7 - Last 16)

10am: 17 John Higgins 3-5 Stephen Hendry (1), 22 David Gilbert 6-10 Neil Robertson (2)

2.30pm: 18 Joe Perry 5-11 Stephen Maguire (2), 23 Ryan Day 6-2 Cao Yupeng (1)

7pm: 17 John Higgins 4-12 Stephen Hendry (2), 22* David Gilbert 9-13 Neil Robertson (3)

Saturday, April 28 (Day 8 - Last 16)

10am: 18* Joe Perry 7-13 Stephen Maguire (3), 23 Ryan Day 9-7 Cao Yupeng (2)

2.30pm: 17* John Higgins 4-13 Stephen Hendry (3), 21 Mark Williams 3-5 Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)

7pm: 20 Ali Carter 5-3 Judd Trump (1), 23* Ryan Day 13-7 Cao Yupeng (3)

Sunday, April 29 (Day 9 - Last 16)

10am: 19 Jamie Jones 4-4 Andrew Higginson (1), 24 Matthew Stevens 3-5 Barry Hawkins (1)

2.30pm: 20 Ali Carter 7-9 Judd Trump (2), 21 Mark Williams 5-11 Ronnie O'Sullivan (2)

7pm: 19 Jamie Jones 10-6 Andrew Higginson (2), 24 Matthew Stevens 8-8 Barry Hawkins(2)

Monday, April 30 (Day 10 - Last 16)

1pm: 20* Ali Carter 13-12 Judd Trump (3), 24* Matthew Stevens 13-11 Barry Hawkins (3)

7pm: 19* Jamie Jones 13-10 Andrew Higginson (3), 21* Mark Williams 6-13 Ronnie O'Sullivan (3)

Tuesday, May 1 (Day 11 - Quarter-Finals)

10am: QF1 - Stephen Hendry 1-7 Stephen Maguire (1), QF4 - Ryan Day 5-3 Matthew Stevens (1)

2.30pm: QF2 - Jamie Jones 3-5 Ali Carter (1), QF3 - Ronnie O'Sullivan 3-5 Neil Robertson (1)

7pm: QF1 - Stephen Hendry 2-13 Stephen Maguire (2), QF4 - Ryan Day 5-11 Matthew Stevens (2)

Wednesday, May 2 (Day 12 - Quarter-Finals)

10am: QF2 - Jamie Jones 7-9 Ali Carter (2), QF4* - Ryan Day 5-13 Matthew Stevens (3)

2.30pm: QF3 - Ronnie O'Sullivan 9-7 Neil Robertson (2)

7pm: QF2* - Jamie Jones 11-13 Ali Carter (3), QF3* - Ronnie O'Sullivan 13-10 Neil Robertson (3)

Thursday, May 3 (Day 13 - Semi-Finals)

1pm: SF1 - Stephen Maguire 3-5 Ali Carter (1)

7pm: SF2 - Ronnie O'Sullivan 5-3 Matthew Stevens (1)

Friday, May 4 (Day 14 - Semi-Finals)

10am: SF1 - Stephen Maguire 6-10 Ali Carter (2)

2.30pm: SF2 - Ronnie O'Sullivan 11-5 Matthew Stevens (2)

7pm: SF1 - Stephen Maguire 10-14 Ali Carter (3)

Saturday, May 5 (Day 15 - Semi-Finals)

10am: SF2 - Ronnie O'Sullivan 15-9 Matthew Stevens (3)

2.30pm: SF1* - Stephen Maguire 12-17 Ali Carter (4)

7pm: SF2* - Ronnie O'Sullivan 17-10 Matthew Stevens (4)

Sunday, May 6 (Day 16 - Final)

2pm: Final - Ali Carter 3-5 Ronnie O'Sullivan (1 - 8 frames)

7pm: Final - Ali Carter 7-10 Ronnie O'Sullivan (2 - 9 frames)

Monday, May 7 (Day 17 - Final)

2.30pm: Final - Ali Carter 10-15 Ronnie O'Sullivan (3 - 8 frames)

7.30pm: Final* - Ali Carter 11-18 Ronnie O'Sullivan (4 - 10 frames)

Ronnie O'Sullivan won World Snooker Championship 2012! Congratulations!