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Sport Defending champion Marco Fu makes second round of Scottish Open

02:20  12 december  2017
02:20  12 december  2017 Source:   pressassociation.com

Mark Selby dumped out of UK Championship with shock defeat

  Mark Selby dumped out of UK Championship with shock defeat Defending champion Mark Selby crashed out of the Betway UK Championship following a 6-3 second-round defeat to Scott Donaldson. The result is even more remarkable considering Donaldson had won just one match this season before the match, a 6-2 victory over John Astley in the first round in York, but the Scot held his nerve to claim the biggest victory of his career.Selby took the opening frame courtesy of a 68 break and extended his advantage before the 23-year-old halved the deficit with a wonderful run of 88.

Going into the 2003 World Championship three months later, after first round losses at the European[17] and Scottish Open [18] suggested he would not go far in the tournament, particularly as his first ^ "UK Snooker Championship : Mark Allen beats Marco Fu to make semi-final". BBC Sport.

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Defending champion Marco Fu progressed to the second round at the Scottish Open: Betfred Snooker World Championships 2017 - Day Nine - Crucible Theatre © PA WIRE Betfred Snooker World Championships 2017 - Day Nine - Crucible Theatre

Marco Fu began the defence of his Dafabet Scottish Open title in emphatic fashion after a comfortable 4-0 first round victory over Duane Jones in Glasgow.

The world number nine, who came from 4-1 down to defeat home favourite John Higgins in a 9-4 victory last year, edged past his Welsh opponent in the opening three frames before sealing his win with a wonderful 101 break at the Emirates Arena.

Stephen Maguire overcame his Betway UK Championship semi-defeat to eventual champion Ronnie O'Sullivan with a convincing 4-0 success against Alex Borg, racking up breaks of 60 and 95, while Judd Trump also advanced by the same scoreline in his first round match with Robin Hull.

Higgins hit three half-centuries to progress to the second round with a 4-1 win against Jack Lisowski, Ricky Walden beat Billy Joe Castle 4-2, while there were victories for Dominic Dale, Michael White and David Grace in the best-of-seven format.

World number seven Barry Hawkins was among the first round casualties following a 4-2 defeat to Jamie Jones, 2006 world champion Graeme Dott also lost by the same scoreline to Rory McLeod and Martin Gould fell to a final-frame defeat to Thailand's Noppon Saengkham.

Neil Robertson snatches Scottish Open after Cao Yupeng misses match-ball black .
Cao Yupeng missed a match-ball black that might haunt him for years to come as Neil Robertson took the Scottish Open title. The Chinese 27-year-old, who is ranked only 67th in the world, led 8-4 in the biggest match of his professional career but saw the experienced Robertson reel him in to take a 9-8 victory.The key ball came at the end of the 16th frame when Cao had black for the title and missed it, leaving it over the pocket for Australian Robertson to sink and force a decider.

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