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Robertson tends to make maximum in UK final

UK Championship: Neil Robertson tends to make 147 in final

Neil Robertson has become the initial player to make a maximum 147 break in the final of the UK Championship.

The Australian, who leads China’s Liang Wenbo 5-3 in the greatest-of-19 final, produced the maximum in the sixth frame in York.

Thailand’s Thepchaiya Un-Nooh practically made a maximum earlier in the tournament, but missed the final black.

It is the 115th 147 break in snooker history, and the third of Robertson’s career as he appears to win the UK title for a second time.

The Australian’s break started right after Liang failed to escape from a tricky snooker. That gave Robertson four points and an open table, and he ended the frame with 151 points.

Un-Nooh misses final black in 147 bid

4-time UK champion Steve Davis described the break as “completely fantastic”.

“It was a clinical break early on, he picked the balls off nicely,” added Davis. “He held himself together actually nicely specially right after coming the incorrect side of the final blue.

“Un-Nooh missed his likelihood earlier in the tournament and that will have been at the back of his thoughts, ‘please don’t do it again’.

“He took a large breath before he played the final shot and there is nothing at all quite like the feeling of that. Also, performing it in a big final, a marvellous achievement.”

Robertson’s break was the very first maximum of the snooker season which started in June and earns him at least £44,000, as extended as opponent Liang does not make a maximum of his personal.

In the 2013 UK Championship, world number one Mark Selby compiled the 100th maximum break.

Robertson to face Liang in UK final

Robertson whitewashes Selby
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Australia’s Neil Robertson whitewashed world quantity 1 Mark Selby to set up a UK Championship final against Liang Wenbo at York’s Barbican on Sunday.

Robertson stormed into a four- interval lead and continued to pounce on errors to claim a six- victory.

UK Championship: Liang Wenbo beats David Grace to attain final

The planet quantity 3 told BBC Sport: “I nicked a handful of frames and played effectively at the business end of frames.”

Planet quantity 29 Liang, who has by no means won a ranking event, beat David Grace 6-4 in the other semi-final.

In reaching the final, the Chinese has jumped into the leading 16 in the globe which qualifies him for a place at subsequent month’s Masters.

Robertson the frame stealer

Selby produced 50-plus breaks in the initial two frames, but lost them both as Robertson showed amazing capability to fight his way out of difficulty.

It was greatest illustrated in a gripping second frame exactly where the Australian trailed by 55 points but made a 68 clearance to take it on the black.

Robertson, the 2013 UK champion, also stole the next frame with a break of 53 and then won a scrappy fourth.

He added: “It was 4-, but on reflection it could very easily have been two-2.”

Selby looked odds-on to break his duck in the fifth frame, but Robertson won a safety bout and cleared from the green.

Hunting increasingly desperate, Selby went for more extended pots in the sixth frame and following missing a essential a single on the colours, Robertson kept his cool to win on the black.

Edgy Liang finds his nerve

Liang Wenbo lets his frustrations show soon after missing a simple pot in the semi-final against David Grace

Regardless of winning the opening frame, Romford-based Liang looked a diverse player from the one particular who racked up 3 successive centuries against Hong Kong’s Marco Fu in the quarter-finals.

He appeared edgy becoming favourite, sometimes slapping his personal face as his frustrations boiled over.

Grace, who cleans snooker tables to supplement his earnings, won 3 frames in a row with a highest break of just 52 to lead three-1 at the interval as the contest took a although to warm up a capacity crowd in York.

Liang, whose only other ranking final was the Shanghai Masters in 2009, knocked in a match-very best 110 break in the initial frame following the interval to decrease the arrears, but Grace restored his two-frame advantage at four-2.

The Chinese won two additional scrappy frames to level the match in the eighth before a vital 50 break gave him the lead for the 1st time given that the opening frame.

He let a comfy lead slip in the 11th, but soon after potting an outstanding green and following it with a hard brown to the middle pocket, Grace faltered on the pink and Liang took advantage.

On reaching his very first UK ranking final, Liang stated: “I’m under no stress. I will get pleasure from the game.”

The final, which will be reside on BBC Two and the BBC Sport site, is the very best of 19 frames and begins at 13:00 GMT.

Robertson crushes Maguire in York

Robertson will play John Higgins or Jamie Burnett in the quarter-finals
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World number 3 Neil Robertson scored 3 centuries as he routed Stephen Maguire six-1 to secure his location in the UK Championship quarter-finals.

The 2013 winner added two fifty-plus breaks as he won six frames in a row to crush the globe number 15 in York.

Scotland’s Maguire scored a brilliant ton in the opening frame, but barely had a appear-in following that.

“He was great. If he plays like that then he wins the tournament,” Maguire told BBC Sport.

“That was a lesson. If I go back in time I couldn’t truly doing something about it. But he can not keep that up, it really is not possible. He was potting almost everything.”

Maguire’s opening-frame 118 was followed by breaks of 124, 76 and 101 by Cambridge-based Australian Robertson as he established a three-1 interval lead.

The Scot, UK champion in 2004, was then incredibly unfortunate to go in off when on course to win the fifth frame.

And Robertson took complete advantage, winning that vital frame and closing out victory with a break of 113.

Robertson, who had 97% pot good results, said: “That was the greatest I have played all season, with no a doubt. I played fantastic but I knew I had to.

“I have to preserve my concentrate and keep my foot down.

“He looked in truly good nick in that initial frame and did not truly have a chance up till three-1 when he was unfortunate to go in off the yellow.

“That was the only apparent error he created – even although it was extremely unlucky.”

Robertson plays the winner of Thursday night’s all-Scotland last-16 meeting in between 3-time champion John Higgins and Jamie Burnett.

China’s Liang Wenbo joined Robertson in the last eight, beating Englishman Tom Ford six-five in a tense final-frame match that lasted more than four hours.