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Snooker news – Top seed Barry Hawkins falls, Stuart Bingham wins battle of ex-world champions

Top seed Hawkins falls, Bingham wins battle of ex-world champions

23/02/2019 at 22:56Updated 23/02/2019 at 23:29

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.

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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.

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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.

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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