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Last Updated: Sunday, 3 December 2006, 22:00 GMT
O'Sullivan claims White whitewash
Ronnie O'Sullivan
O'Sullivan won a total of 79,000 for the victory
Ronnie O'Sullivan overwhelmed Jimmy White 7-0 to win his third consecutive Premier League title at the Wythenshawe Forum on Sunday.

World number three O'Sullivan compiled breaks of 122, 93, 73 and 113.

The comprehensive win saw O'Sullivan become the first player since Steve Davis in 1989 to win the league title on three straight occasions.

"I got off to a great start and put him under pressure straight away," said O'Sullivan, who turns 31 on Tuesday.

"After that I began to flow. You never know in snooker how any match will go so I was taking nothing for granted."

If you let Ronnie get on top of you it can be demoralising

Jimmy White
O'Sullivan's victory gave him his 35th career title but his first since beating Stephen Hendry 6-0 in the Premier League final 12 months ago.

He defeated Mark Williams 6-0 to win the title during the 2004-05 season and has now won it six times in total, equalling Hendry's record.

White was appearing in his first final since winning the 2004 Players' Championship after beating world champion Graeme Dott 5-4 in the semi-finals on Saturday.

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"I didn't settle," White admitted. "If you let Ronnie get on top of you it can be demoralising.

"That's what happened. I had no table time and against Ronnie that makes things impossible."

Following the final, tournament sponsors Betfred and the tournament organisers Matchroom made a 10,000 donation to the Hunter Foundation, set up in memory of Paul Hunter, the three-times Masters champion who died of cancer in October.



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