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Last Updated: Saturday, 1 May, 2004, 12:45 GMT 13:45 UK
Framewatch: Dott v Stevens
Semi-final result:

M Stevens (Wal) 15-17 G Dott (Sco)
42-54, 0-126 (50, 76), 76-0, 22-67 (61), 66-55 (Dott 55), 49-76, 124-15 (115), 45-66 57-26 89-0 (84) 0-117 (117) 54-80 (Stevens 54, Dott 50) 0-95 69-56 (53 Stevens) 65-27 (51) 1-71, 3-85 (61) 104-0 (104), 84-13 (84) 71-5 (52) 73-1 (73), 1-85 (74) 8-89, 38-85 (69), 111-22 (111), 32-72, 53-59 (Stevens 53, Dott 55), 76-9 (76), 65-43 (55), 82-12, 13-76, 54-62 (51)


Frame-by-frame news:

Frame 32: Dott reaches the World Championship final in dramatic fashion. Stevens looks to be heading to level the match, but his 45 break falters when he misses a red. Dott comes in and makes 51 - only to miss a difficult yellow. But Stevens then misses the brown, and an exchange of unbelievably tense safety follows. Stevens is first to crack - he leaves the blue and the Scot is through.
Stevens 15-17 Dott

Frame 31: The nerves are dominating now, and this is an incredibly tense frame. Both players make the odd splendid pot and plenty of howlers, but Dott is in the ascendency, and after Stevens goes in off, the frame is over.
Stevens 15-16 Dott

Frame 30: Dott looks pensive as Stevens levels the match again. The Welshman is far from convincing, but breaks of 32 and 35 are enough to make the match square.
Stevens 15-15 Dott

Frame 29: Stevens survives a massive scare after leaving a yellow in the jaws of the pocket. Dott pots it, but is unable to clear, and the Welshman closes the gap to one.
Stevens 14-15 Dott

Frame 28: Stevens has very little room for error, but he settles his nerves with a quickfire 76 break to move back within two frames of his rival at the mid-session interval.
Stevens 13-15 Dott

Frame 27: A potentially crucial blunder by Stevens allows Dott to regain a three-frame lead. The Welshman misses a yellow on a break of 53, and the Scot clears with a 55.
Stevens 12-15 Dott

Frame 26: This desperately slow affair suggests both players are adopting a safety-first attitude as the finish line approaches. Stevens is first to crack, a wayward safety shot finally giving Dott a break-building chance and although the Scot fluffs it, he gets another to stumble home.
Stevens 12-14 Dott

Frame 25: It looks like another tentative opening, but when Stevens gets a chance, he takes it in style with a brilliant clearance of 111.
Stevens 12-13 Dott




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