Davis reaches York

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snooker: Steve Davis has qualified for the finals of the williamhill.com UK Championship, which cues off at the York Barbican next weekend.

The six-time world champion, 55, beat Jamie Burnett 6-2 in qualifying yesterday and was joined by 17-year-old Luca Brecel who thrashed former Crucible winner Peter Ebdon 6-1.

Joining the duo is Jack Lisowski, 21, who beat Joe Perry 6-4, while Sheffield-based Cao Yupeng upset the odds to beat Jamie Cope 6-4 and Mark Joyce produced another upset to edge out Marcus Campbell by the same score.

Tickets for the williamhill.com UK Championship are on sale – for details call 0844 854 2757 or visit www.worldsnooker.com/tickets