Ding Junhui has made a strong start to his Haikou World Open campaign with a 5-1 win against Li Yan. There were also victories for Shaun Murphy, Mark Williams, Matthew Stevens and Dominic Dale.
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Two-times World Champion Mark Williams has won his first televised event in close to three years, beating Mark Selby 4-3 in the final of the Rotterdam Open, the first professional snooker tournament in Holland for over two decades.
Crucible debutant Michael White has caused the biggest shock of the Betfair World Snooker Championship 2013 so far, by beating two-times world champion and fellow Welshman Mark Williams 10-6. John Higgins also looks to be in trouble as he trails Mark Davis 6-3.
Ronnie O'Sullivan has successfully started the defence of his Betfair World Snooker Championship title with a 10-4 win over Marcus Campbell on the first day of the tournament. Elsewhere there was mixed starts for debutants Jack Lisowski & Michael White in their opening matches.
Judd Trump is named bookies favourite to land the 2013 Betfair Masters title at Alexandra Palace despite his shock first round exit at the UK Championship a few weeks back.
2nd day of professional matches at the fifth European Tour (EPTC5, Scottish Open 2012) in Ravenscraig and former world champions Steve Davis & Ken Doherty rolled backed the years to qualify for the last 16 on Sunday.
Day 3 of the 2012 Williamhill.com snooker UK Championship in York and the last four matches from the first round were played. The big story was 17-year-old Belgian star Luca Brecel beating Ricky Walden in the evening.
Mark Williams fought off Chinese qualifier Liu Chuang to come through 10-6 and become the last man through to the Betfred.com World Snooker Championship second round. On the other side Stephen Maguire leads Joe Perry 5-3 with three centuries between them.
World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn issued a stern warning to the players today at a press conference in the Crucible. Also announced were European wildcards for Tony Drago & Luca Brecel as well as format changes to the Welsh Open & German Masters.
Its day three of the PartyPoker.net German Masters snooker at the Tempodrom in Berlin and we will find out which four players will make up tomorrow's semi-final lineup. The likes of Ronnie O'Sullivan, Judd Trump & Neil Robertson all play today
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