Snooker news – Top seed Barry Hawkins falls, Stuart Bingham wins battle of ex-world champions
Top seed Barry Hawkins crashed out at the Snooker Shoot Out to China’s Zhang Anda in the second round.
Hawkins failed to capitalise on a couple of loose shots from his opponent in the 75-0 defeat.
Stuart Bingham won the battle of the former world champions as he defeated Shaun Murphy 72-22.
The 42-year-old looked ecstatic after reaching the third round in Watford at the expense of the fourth seed.
There was drama in the match between Barry Pinches and Ben Woollaston, with the referee needing a replay to determine the latter had potted a match-winning pink illegally in the final second.
After a small delay, Pinches was awarded a 51-44 win.
Luca Brecel posted the highest break of the tournament as a knock of 133 saw off Ricky Walden.
Kyren Wilson, fresh from his scintillating comeback in round one, beat Elliot Slessor 41-18, joining namesake Gary Wilson and Jimmy White in the next round draw.
THIRD ROUND DRAW
Stuart Bingham v Kyren Wilson
Daniel Wells v Luke Simmonds
Jimmy White v Rory McLeod
Jamie Clarke v Oliver Lines
Li Hang v Lukas Kleckers
Adam Duffy v Alan McManus
Ryan Davies v Sunny Akani
Zhao Xintong v Luca Brecel
Laxman Rawat v Sam Baird
Michael White v Jak Jones
Barry Pinches v Michael Holt
Dominic Dale v Allan Taylor
Gary Wilson v Steven Hallworth
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh v Mike Dunn
Zhang Anda v Tian Pengfei
Rod Lawler v Graeme Dott