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Race To The 2014 Masters – A First Look

It might yet be five months away, but with the next two seedings cut-offs (ahead of the International and UK Championship), being of less importance, given the advent of the move to flat draws this season, the next big revision is that in December following the UK Championship, which will most notably, determine which 16 players will qualify for this season’s Masters.

Click below for an early look ahead, to see who is currently in the running for those places…

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China Open 2013: Higgins and Trump Fall

Following a relatively quiet opening day yesterday as six of the tournament’s seven wildcard matches were played, today saw some of the big hitters hit the baize in Beijing and for John Higgins and Judd Trump in particular, all would not go to plan.

Click below for a round-up of the day’s action, together with an explanation as to how results will affect the World Championship draw as it stands…

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Allen Downs Stevens To Defend Haikou Crown

Northern Ireland’s Mark Allen has today become the first man to successfully defend a full-ranking event title since John Higgins at the 2011 Welsh Open, by defeating former UK Champion Matthew Stevens 10-4 at the Haikou World Open. Claiming his second ranking event title overall, Mark takes home the top prize of £85,000, as well as moving up to a career-high fifth in the latest projected seedings…

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And Then There Were Four…

Two days to go at the 2013 Haikou World Open and we are down to the semi-finals, as four former ranking event winners will battle it out for the trophy this weekend. It has been a strange tournament, with flashing lights, rain, overzealous photographers and flies all interfering with play, but despite all of that, it promises to be an exciting climax to the event…

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