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Thursday, 12 December, 2002, 16:48 GMT
UK Championship latest


Watch coverage on BBC2 at 2320-0000. All times GMT.

Best of 17 frames

Peter Ebdon 9-4 Robert Milkins
104-4 (104) 134-0 (55, 75) 14-87 70-36 46-69 (68) 39-66 (51) 64-40 9-63 85-30 59-38 64-15 (59) 101-31 (101) 78-0 (78)

Frame 13
Ebdon wraps up victory with a break of 78 and earns a semi-final tie against Mark Williams.

Frame 12
Ebdon scents victory, rattling off a break of 101, his first century break since the first frame of the match.

Frame 11
Ebdon is beginning to establish a real momentum now and takes his third frame in a row, thanks mainly to a break of 59.

Frame 10
Ebdon takes a tight frame to move two clear of Milkins. The surprise quarter-finalist has it all to do to reach the last four.

Frame nine
The tactical battle continues with Ebdon prevailing in the first frame of the evening after the players trade 30+ breaks.

First session

World number 33 Robert Milkins' hopes of causing another upset are in still intact - the first session of his quarter-final match against Peter Edbon ended level at 4-4.

Facing Matthew Stevens' conquerer, Ebdon opened with a 104 break and took frame two with breaks of 55 and 75.

Milkins won the third but missed the final red in the next frame and Ebdon cleared up to lead 3-1.

But with breaks of 68 and 51, Milkins took three of the next four frames to give himself a fighting chance of adding the world champion to his list of victims.


Mark Williams 9-2 Stephen Hendry
64-30 65-45 (54) 99-0 (93) 119-0 (119) 95-16 (78) 70-9 (70) 77-0 (73) 38-79 (79) 8-86 (86) 63-4 71-0 (57)

Frame 11
Williams completes a convincing win by taking the 11th frame. A break of 57 proves decisive and Hendry concedes the match.

Frame 10
Williams moves within sight of the finishing line. The Welshman takes a lead in the frame but Hendry fights back and the pair tussle over the colours. Hendry, who needs to clear the table, has a couple of chances on the green and finally pots it, only to sink the white ball at the same time. Needing two snookers and snookered himself behind the pink, Hendry concedes the frame.

Frame nine
Hendry needs a good start to recover some of the earlier lost ground - and gets it. An error by Williams lets the Scot in and Hendry displays some confident potting to take the frame with a break of 86.

First session

Mark Williams has one foot firmly in the semi-finals after playing some of the most fluent snooker seen so far in York during his match against close friend Stephen Hendry.

Superb break building and excellent safety helped Williams secure a 7-1 lead ahead of this evening's final session.

The world number two first came to the boil in the third frame where he hit 93 and followed that with a 119 to go 4-0 up.

Runs of 78, 70 and 73 then helped him go seven clear before Hendry took the last of the session with a break of 79.


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