World Snooker Championship final interrupted by disco music
The UK Championship is drawing to its conclusion after a tense couple of weeks. Judd Trump and Mark Selby are still in with a shout of winning this year’s competition, but they face stern competition from Neil Robertson, Kyren Wilson and Jack Lisowski.
World No 1 Judd Trump managed to beat Ricky Walden in Round Four of the competition earlier this week.
He faces Kyren Wilson in the quarter-final at Milton Keynes, who has already beat Graeme Dott and Kurt Maflin in the tournament.
Elsewhere, second seed Ronnie O’Sullivan suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Alexander Ursenbacher in Round Two.
Mark Selby will be taking on Australian Neil Robertson, in – what’s largely believed to be – the closest quarter-final tie.
The UK Championship is one of the ranked tournaments for professional snooker players.
It forms part of the prestigious Triple Crown, along with the World Championship and the Masters.
Trump went into the UK Championship having just won the Northern Ireland Open, earlier in November 2020.
He’ll be hoping to finally win the competition, after a nine-year spell without claiming the trophy.
The competition is usually held at the Barbican Centre in York.
But, this year the UK Championship is taking place in Milton Keynes over coronavirus fears.
The tournament immediately followed the Northern Ireland Open, which only concluded a few weeks ago.
Ding Junhui went into the 2020 tournament as the reigning champion, having beaten Stephen Maguire last year.
Last year was the first time since 2015 that at least one player from England didn’t make it to the grand final.
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UK Championship quarter-final fixtures
Friday December 4, 2pm
Jack Lisowski  vs Zhou Yuelong 
Mark Selby  vs Neil Robertson 
Friday December 4, 8pm
Judd Trump  vs Kyren Wilson 
Lu Ning  vs Joe Perry 
UK Championship semi-final fixtures
Saturday December 5, 2pm
Jack Lisowski/Zhou Yuelong vs Mark Selby/Neil Robertson
Saturday December 5, 8pm
Judd Trump/Kyren Wilson vs Lu Ning/Joe Perry
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