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Monday, December 9, 2019

Ding beat Maguire for third UK Snooker Championship 2019

Ding beat Maguire for third UK Snooker Championship 2019 in Eight Years.

Ding Junhui won his first Triple Crown event in eight years by beating Stephen Maguire 10-6 in the final of the Betway UK Championship 2019.

Ding Junhui lifts trophy by beating the Stephen Maguire in 2019 UK Snooker championship title.

Maguire went 4-0 down early in the match and, despite a bold late rally, couldn’t get back on level terms. China’s Ding took the £200,000 top prize and the fourth Triple Crown title of his career, having won the same event in 2005 and 2009 as well as the Masters in 2011.

 It’s his 14th career ranking title and first since he won the 2017 Yushan World Open, 27 months ago.

  He becomes the fifth player to win the UK Championship on three or more occasions, He joins snooker greats Ronnie O'Sullivan (7), Steve Davis (6), Stephen Hendry (5) and John Higgins (3) on an elite list and collected a tournament record £200,000 in prize money.

 Glasgow’s 38, Maguire cashed £80,000 as runner-up but misses out on a sixth ranking title and second UK crown, having won the title in 2004. He finishes the event 15th in the rankings.

Full List of Betway UK Snooker Championship Winners since 1977 - 2019.

What Ding Junhui said after winning the Third UK Snooker title 2019.

“I have had to wait a long time to lift a trophy again, and this is a big one,” said Ding. “It has been an amazing week and I have played fantastic snooker. It means everything to me. When Stephen came back to 8-6 he looked strong, but I stayed calm and waited for my chances.

“I believe in myself. All week my head has been clear and strong and happy. I still want to win the World Championship but this is also a big one. For the last two years people have doubted me, asking whether I would win again. Now I believe I can win more, and this is a good start.

“I believe more and more parents in China will watch snooker and follow my matches, their children might not know snooker yet but they will get interested and want to play.”

UK Snooker Championship 2019 Final Frame scores.

Ding Junhui 10-6 Stephen Maguire

First session:    95-38, 62-23 (56), 105-16 (105), 128-12 (128), 25-93, 49-77 (67), 12-76, 67-28 (66)

Second session:    83-5 (83), 73-53 (Maguire 53), 0-104 (103), 71-27 (67), 1-104 (103), 0-124 (124), 131-0 (131), 103-8 (103)

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