In the other final 16 game, Luca Brecel takes on Stephen Maguire. After a couple of convincing performances in the earlier rounds, Brecel takes on his biggest challenge yet against 19th in the world Stephen Maguire. Maguire breezed through the first two rounds losing only three frames, but was then pushed to the limit in the 3rd round winning 6-5 against Fergal O’Brien .
Mark Williams takes on Liam Highfield in order to face five time winner Ronnie O’Sullivan in the UK Snooker Championship. Highfield, who turns 26 today, occasionally practices with O’Sullivan and has already guaranteed himself £15,000 in prize money which could go up to £22,500 if he manages to pull off a shock against Wales-born Mark Williams.
Jones snookers Gilbert very impressively to which he cannot avoid a foul shot and it’s all over. Jones comfortably wins the match 6-2 and breezes through to the quarter final of the UK Snooker Championship alongside John Higgins who also wins comfortably 6 frames to 3.
Jones misses a pink that would of seen the frame out. Gilbert needs a snooker to get back in to this. Jones in the driving seat.
Jamie Jones starts to crack slightly under the pressure playing a couple of poor shots. Gilbert right back in this after back to back pots.
Jones looking comfortable here leading 5-2 in the 8th frame and 49-8 in the current frame.
Elsewhere in the other round of 16 match, David Gilbert takes on Jamie Jones to see who will join John Higgins in the quarter finals.
John Higgins beats Mark Allen 6 frames to 3 in the round of 16 at the UK snooker championship in York. Allen watches on as John Higgins completes the ninth frame with ease at 113-0. Higgins holds off an honorable comeback from Allen to get one step closer to the final of the championship.
Higgins really hitting his stride in this frame after Allen squanders his chance to get back into this match. 59 ahead with 71 remaining.
Allen decides to take on a risky shot instead of playing safe, gifting a big chance for Higgins to make him pay.
Higgins starts off the ninth frame with a very impressive black ball pot as the game is firmly in Higgins’ control.
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