UK Championship final - Ding wins third title

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‘Listen to the crowd!’ – The moment Ding won UK Championship

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21:35 - Ding wins the UK Championship 10-6

Maguire misses a tough pink and Ding makes no mistake. Another century and he takes the UK Championship for the third time! His first major title in eight years!

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21:15 - Maguire 6-9 Ding

Ding with a century of his own - a marvellous break of 131! He goes within one!

20:58 - Maguire 6-8 Ding

Comeback on the cards? Again, Ding misses an easy red and leaves an open table for Maguire to sweep up. Another century too!

20:44 - Maguire 5-8 Ding

Maguire gets the crowd going as Ding hands him the frame after missing an easy black. Maguire responds with his second century of the evening.

20:13 - Maguire 4-8 Ding

Ding takes the mini-session 3-1! Maguire looked like taking this one at the start, producing some wonderful snooker. But a missed red let's Ding back to the table and he produces a wonderful break of 67 that gives him a four frame lead.

19:51 - Maguire 4-7 Ding

A big fat fluke saves Maguire and he's home sailing from then, producing a big century. Well worth a watch this fluke. Crucial frame coming up.

19:37 - Maguire 3-7 Ding

Ding strings together a run of 45, but gives the table back to Maguire who lands a great red. He heads into the lead in this frame with a 53 break but misses a pressure red when it really matters and Ding takes the frame!

*gasps* - Maguire won't want to see this again...

19:20 - Maguire 3-6 Ding

Maguire nails an excellent long pot coming off the break, but misses a more routine red to open up the frame for Ding who only needs one visit to the table to extend his lead, hitting a break of 83.

18:45 - ...and we're back...

This is it. Two weeks have boiled down to this: the final session of the UK Championship. Got your snacks? Banked some sleep? Good. We’re here with frame-by-frame coverage until the bitter end.

Who will win: Ding Junhui or Stephen Maguire? We're about to find out...

17:00 - We'll be back at 18:45!

Get some snacks, have a quick nap, we go again with the second session from 18:45 GMT on Eurosport 1 and Eurosport Player!

16:55 - 'Maguire has had a miracle'

16:40 - Maguire 3-5 Ding

Maguire takes a two frame cushion heading into the evening session as he halts Maguire's charge. Second session coming up at 7pm GMT!

16:30 - Maguire 3-4 Ding

Maguire is pulling off some fightback here! Ding has taken his foot off the gas and now Maguire is only one frame off levelling.

16:00 - Maguire 2-4 Ding

Maguire really had to grind it out but he has reduced the deficit with a break of 67. Two frames left in this first session.

15:40 - Maguire 1-4 Ding

Maguire pulls a frame back and it was the longest one in the match. He's on the board.

15:30 - Not Maguire's day... so far.

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Mark Allen v David Gilbert

Kyren Wilson v Jack Lisowski

John Higgins v Barry Hawkins

Stephen Maguire/Ding Junhui v Joe Perry

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14:47 - Maguire 0-4 Ding

Ding is on fire! He registers back-to-back centuries to go four up heading into the interval.

14:42 - Ding dominant so far

14:32 - How Ding extended his lead

14:26 - Maguire 0-3 Ding

Ding is off to a flyer! He records his seventh century of the championship - a break of 105 - and will take some stopping now.

14:08 - Maguire 0-2 Ding

Ding is off to a fine start but he was made to work for the second frame by Maguire.

Ding leads 2-0 with a 56 break proving to be the cornerstone of the frame.

13:40 - Maguire 0-1 Ding

Ding takes the opening frame 95-38 in 28 minutes in what has been a cagey start to the final - nerves on show perhaps.

13:20 - Maguire 0-0 Ding

A cautious but wonderfully tactical start to this with both players beginning brightly despite no reds knocked in yet.

13:12 - We are underway!

Ding wins the toss and will break...

13:07 - O'Sullivan in the Eurosport studio

12:58 - Maguire ready to go

12:56 - Maguire whitewashed Allen in the semis

Maguire thrashed Mark Allen to reach the final of the UK Championship for the first time since 2007.

Maguire won the title back in 2004, beating David Gray 6-1 in the final, but he produced an even more dominant performance in the 2019 semi-final against Allen.

Watch the UK Championship LIVE on Eurosport and on the Eurosport Player

12:52 - Semi-final highlights

Highlights: Ding and Maguire dominate to set up final

12:50 - Here we go!

It's the final at the Barbican in York, Stephen Maguire takes on Ding Junhui in the best-of-19 final!

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