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UK Championship: Master tactician Mark Selby proves No 1 status by denying Ronnie O’Sullivan in York

MARK SELBY ruined Ronnie O’Sullivan’s birthday celebrations as he was crowned the Betway UK Championship winner on Sunday night after a thrilling final.

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Video: Mark Selby plans York celebrations after UK title win

Mark Selby was set for a night of celebration in York after landing the Betway UK Championship.

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York given two-year extension to continue hosting UK Snooker Championships

York will host The Betway UK Championship at The Barbican Centre until at least 2018 after two-year extension to the current agreement.

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John Higgins during his match with Mark Selby.

‘Forty is the new 20’ as experience proves key at UK Championship

As Steve Davis battled against Old Father Time to prolong his snooker career, he vowed he would be content to keep his world ranking below his age.

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Mark Selby during his match with John Higgins.

Strictly no time for BBC to show snooker climax at UK Championship

Angry armchair snooker fans criticised BBC coverage of the sport after a five-hour match at the UK Championship was taken off air moments before the winning balls were potted.

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John Higgins, left, defeated Mark Allen on day nine of the Betway UK Championship in York (Picture: Richard Sellers/PA Wire).

John Higgins books holiday treat for wife as cash stacks up

WITH over £360,000 banked in the last month alone, in-form John Higgins’s run at the Betway UK Snooker Championship rumbled on as he battled back to beat Mark Allen in York.

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Oliver Lines during his match against Marco Fu (left) on day eight of the Betway UK Championships 2016, at the York Barbican. (Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire)

End of the Lines as Leeds prospect is taught lesson by Fu

HAVING handed out a 6-0 thrashing to Jimmy Robertson in the previous round, Oli Lines admitted he did not enjoy getting a taste of his own medicine as he crashed out of the Betway UK Snooker Championship.

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UK Championship: Oliver Lines video on his York success

Leeds potter Oliver Lines plays Marco Fu tonight with the prize a place in the quarter-finals of the Betway UK Championship.

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Oliver Lines during his match against Jimmy Robertson.

UK Championship: Barbican star Lines left full of optimism and gifts

Oliver Lines believes he can go one better than fellow Leeds potter David Grace and win the Betway UK Championship.

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NAUGHTY BOY: Ronnie O'Sullivan. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA.

Zip it: What world snooker chief Barry Hearn had to say about Rocket Ronnie’s ‘car boot sale’ jibe

Barry Hearn has told Ronnie O’Sullivan he “should know better” after snooker’s biggest star compared the sport to a car boot sale.

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Leeds snooker player Peter Lines.

Peter Lines left to regret allowing Liam Highfield chances to recover

LEEDS’S Peter Lines saw his Betway UK Championship charge halted by Liam Highfield and then admitted he gave his opponent too many chances.

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Oliver Lines.

UK Championship: Double delight for father-and-son Oliver and Peter Lines

OLIVER Lines admits joining his father Peter in the last 32 of the Betway UK Championship made his superb victory over Judd Trump late on Sunday evening all the more special.

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Oliver Lines.

Oliver out to Trump his father and deliver York upset

Oliver Lines admits he can take inspiration from his father Peter’s own Barbican upset when he faces Judd Trump in the Betway UK Championship.

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Peter Lines on his way to beating Neil Robertson.

Exclusive: UK Championship hero Peter Lines reveals how he came close to quitting snooker

Peter Lines hailed beating defending UK champion Neil Robertson as the biggest result of his 25-year career and revealed he nearly quit snooker last summer.

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Peter Lines in action against Neil Robertson.

UK Championship: “It was a daunting task” says Leeds veteran Peter Lines after beating defending champion Neil Robertson

Peter Lines pulled off the biggest result of his career at the Betway UK Championship tonight by ousting defending champion Neil Robertson.

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Sheffield's Adam Duffy lost at the UK Championship.

UK Championship: Barbican tonic for Davison, but Yorkshire duo Hill and Duffy bow out

PAUL Davison believes the York Barbican’s home comforts proved crucial as he shocked Gary Wilson with a big turnaround to win 6-3 in the Betway UK Championship first round.

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Mark King during day two of the Betway UK Championships at the York Barbican.

UK Championship latest: King docked a frame after forgetting his cue in York

Northern Ireland Open winner Mark King was docked a frame at the Betway UK Championship in York after forgetting his cue following the interval and arriving back late as he suffered a 6-2 first-round defeat by Sam Craigie.

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Ding Junhui during his match against Igor Figueriedo.

UK Championship: Ding survives opening day Barbican scare

DING Junhui was on the verge of suffering a shock early exit from the Betway UK Championship for the third year running but claims he never lost the faith after sneaking through to round two with a 6-5 triumph.

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Zhao Xintong: The 19-year-old came close to knocking out Ronnie OSullivan at the English Open in Manchester.

Chinese teenagers following in Ding Junhui’s footsteps to Sheffield

Three Chinese teenagers based in Sheffield are well on the way to becoming leading snooker stars in years to come, according to veteran potter Nigel Bond.

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Sanderson Lam.

Leeds snooker star Sanderson Lam heads to York in confident mood

SANDERSON Lam insists he is feeling more and more confident with every game he plays despite slipping out of the Coral Northern Ireland Open at the last-32 stage.

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