• Brecel Joins Champion of Champions Line Up
  • Brecel Wins First Ranking Crown
  • Slender Lead For Brecel In Guangzhou
  • Brecel Earns Murphy Final
  • West Are Best In Scotland Again

Brecel Joins Champion of Champions Line Up

First ranking event win earns Belgian invite to Ricoh Arena Luca Brecel landed a guaranteed spot in November’s Champion of Champions at Ricoh Arena, Coventry when he won his first ranking event title by beating Shaun Murphy 10-5 at the Evergrande China Championship. The 22-year-old Belgium is the first player from continental Europe to win a ranking event and is now assured of a place in the showpiece Champion of…

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Brecel Wins First Ranking Crown

Luca Brecel won his first ranking title by beating Shaun Murphy 10-5 in the final of the Evergrande China Championship in Guangzhou. Belgium’s 22-year-old Brecel came from 3-1 down to win nine of the last 11 frames against former World Champion Murphy, to land the silverware and top prize of £150,000. Brecel becomes the first player from continental Europe to win a ranking title and makes his major breakthrough, having…

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Slender Lead For Brecel In Guangzhou

Luca Brecel leads Shaun Murphy 5-4 after the first session of their Evergrande China Championship final clash in Guangzhou. Belgium’s 22-year-old Brecel is seeking his first ranking title and is on course for the £150,000 top prize after coming from 3-1 down to win four of the next five frames. First to ten in the concluding session, which starts at 7.30pm local time (12.30pm BST), will take the trophy. Murphy…

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Brecel Earns Murphy Final

Luca Brecel made a superb break in the deciding frame to beat Li Hang 6-5 and reach the final of the Evergrande China Championship. Belgium’s 22-year-old Brecel will take on Shaun Murphy over 19 frames on Tuesday for the £150,000 top prize. Even defeat would guarantee world number 27 Brecel his career biggest pay day of £75,000. He will be playing in the second ranking event final of his career;…

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West Are Best In Scotland Again

Hat-trick heroes: West of Scotland have won the title three years in a row. West of Scotland won the Aramith and Strachan Scottish County Championship for the third consecutive year  at the Q Club in Glasgow last weekend. The event draws together teams from across Scotland to compete for the title, and West of Scotland added to the crowns they won in 2015 and 2016. For the first time, the…

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Murphy Into Guangzhou Final

Shaun Murphy came from 4-2 down to beat Ali Carter 6-4 and reach the final of the Evergrande China Championship. Carter looked in command at 4-2 up but made pivotal errors in the closing stages as Murphy won the last four frames. World number eight Murphy is through to the 14th ranking event final of his career and will face Luca Brecel or Li Hang over 19 frames in Guangzhou…

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Brecel Fight Back Stuns O’Sullivan

Luca Brecel came from 4-1 down to beat Ronnie O’Sullivan 5-4 and reach the semi-finals of the Evergrande China Championship. O’Sullivan saw his hopes of a 29th career ranking title quashed as he couldn’t get past the winning line in Guangzhou. Instead, Belgium’s talented 22-year-old Brecel goes through to his third ranking event semi-final and first since the 2016 German Masters when he ended up losing to Martin Gould in…

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Murphy To Face Carter In Guangzhou Semis

Shaun Murphy scored a 5-2 win over prodigy Zhou Yuelong to reach the semi-finals of the Evergrande China Championship in Guangzhou. China’s Zhou, 19, missed the chance to reach his first ranking event semi-final as he was outplayed by former World Champion Murphy. Zhou won the first frame by clearing from blue to black, and the second with a break of 59. But Murphy then dominated and reeled off five…

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