Stuart Bingham (@1.04) vs Alex Borg (@10.0)
02-10-2019

Our Prediction:

Stuart Bingham will win

Stuart Bingham – Alex Borg Match Prediction | 02-10-2019 14:00

Allen won the next two frames to push the match into the interval. Murphy won the first five frames of the match, with Allen not scoring a single point until frame four.[18] Allen fought back to trail 36 after the first session.[18] Murphy won the first frame of the second session, before Allen won the next two. Murphy won frame 13 to need just one more frame for victory. The second semi-final was a rematch of the 2019 Scottish Masters final between Murphy and Allen.

The championship began on 4 August 2019, with the first round alongside heldover qualifier matches.[8] Two matches in the heldover qualifier rounds were decided on a deciding frame.

Higgins won two more frames to equal the score at 44.[32] Doherty later made three century breaks of 127, 107 and 102 over Higgins to level 66 and runs of 64, 52 and 46 in the final three frames won him the match at 96,[33][34] after which he remarked it was his best match since losing to Williams in the 2003 World Snooker Championship final.[33] Bingham was the second player to progress to the quarter-finals with his 92 victory over his practice partner Mark Davis.[35] In his match with Ding Hunter played with a loss of feeling in both of his hands and feet,[36] as he went 71 behind and took one frame in the next session as Ding secured a 92 victory.[37] Ebdon became the sixth top ten ranked player to be eliminated from the competition when he lost 97 to Carter. In the third round Doherty and Higgins shared the first four frames of their match before Doherty made a 107 break and another century to move 42 in front.

The tournament was created as the United Kingdom Professional Snooker Championship in 1977 and was open to residents in the United Kingdom and holders of British passports.

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In the semi-finals Ding beat Joe Perry 94 and Davis defeated seven-time world champion Stephen Hendry 96. Ding Junhui won the tournament, defeating six-time world champion Steve Davis ten frames to six (106) in the final for his second career ranking title. The tournament's highest break of 145 was shared by Davis, John Higgins and Michael Holt. He was the first non-British and Irish person to win the UK Championship, the second youngest player to win it since Ronnie O'Sullivan triumphed in the 1993 competition. The UK Championship preceded the Malta Cup and followed the Grand Prix.

In the afternoon session both players shared the match's first six frames with a break of 111 from Ding in the third.[57] In frame seven Ding retook the lead with a break of 81 and he established a two frame lead after Davis missed a straightforward red ball shot to a corner pocket to end the first session 53 ahead.[61] In the evening session Davis conceded 33 points in fouls but was still in contention until he was out of position on a run of 40 and Ding took frame nine after 38 minutes.[57] Davis received a reprieve from Ding after missing a simple pink ball shot to claim frame ten,[61] but he missed a blue ball to the middle pocket while on a break of 39 in the eleventh because he concentrated solely on manoeuvring the cue ball.[57][60] It allowed Ding to produce a 77 clearance and he followed it with 52 and 78 runs in the 12th frame to lead 84 at the mid-session interval.

White won three successive frames in the second session with a best break of 106 on the pink ball in frame ten to prevent a whitewash before Ding won the match with a 77 run.[24]Stephen Lee lost 49 to Robertson. Lee won frame nine with a break of 124 and led 520 before Robertson cleared with 76 for 64. Trailing 32 Robertson concluded the first session 53 ahead. World number 4 and Pot Black and Northern Ireland Trophy champion Matthew Stevens was the second highest ranked player to lose in the round when he lost 93 over Bingham as the match's second session lasted more than an hour.[23] Ninth seed and 1992 UK champion Jimmy White was beaten 93 by Ding who led 80 after the first session.

Breaks of 102, 77, 65 and 54 gave Ding a 53 lead. Ding continued his strong form by defeating Robertson 95.

Round-robin stage[edit]

The final was played as a best-of-19-frames match held over two sessions on 11 August 2019, refereed by Lyu Xilin.[26] Trump won the first five frames of the match making a century break in frame three.

Two top-16 ranked players were defeated in first round; Mark Williams lost to Jak Jones and Barry Hawkins to Daniel Wells both 62.[11] Ding Junhui defeated three fellow Chinese players in the first three rounds, overcoming Zhao Xintong, Xiao Guodong and Liang Wenbo to reach the quarter-finals. Defending champion Mark Allen conceded just four frames to draw Ding, having defeated Sam Craigie, Mark Davis (both 61) and Ali Carter (62).[12][13][14] Allen defeated Ding 63 to reach the semi-finals.