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Trump and Wilson all square, Gilbert leads Higgins

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Judd Trump and Gary Wilson.

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02/05/2019 at 20:45 | Updated 03/05/2019 at 02:17

Qualifier Gary Wilson produced an immaculate 140 break as he came out of the first session with Judd Trump level at 4-4 in their World Championship semi-final at the Crucible Theatre.

World number 32 Wilson had several chances, and may count himself unfortunate not to have an overnight lead from his joust with the Masters champion.

Wilson opened with a break of 61, but lost the first frame before edging a scrappy second frame and then piecing together a brilliant 140, the second highest break of the tournament behind Trump's 141 in the first round.

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Trump made 54 to restore parity at 2-2 before he dominated the fifth frame for a 3-2 advantage.

Wilson was not perturbed as he established himself in the next two frames for a 4-3 lead. The Tyneside player had chances to open up a 5-3 overnight, but Trump finished matters off with a 54 after Wilson failed to slot the penultimate red with a spider down a side cushion.

They begin their second session at 2:30pm on Friday afternoon.

In the other semi-final, 16th seed David Gilbert continued his fine form to take an early 5-3 lead over four-times world champion John Higgins in Sheffield.

Higgins had beaten Neil Robertson 13-10 in an epic to reach the last four, but failed to click in an opening session that saw Gilbert play the better snooker.

A century break of 113 was the highlight for the Englishman, who won five of the six frames before the break to take an early lead with plenty of action still to come.


They have two more sessions on Friday morning and Friday night before both matches conclude on Saturday.

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Semi-finals (best of 33 frames)

  • David Gilbert (Eng) 5-3 John Higgins (Sco)
  • Gary Wilson (Eng) 4-4 Judd Trump (Eng)

Quarter-finals (best of 25 frames)

  • David Gilbert (Eng) 13-8 Kyren Wilson (Eng)
  • John Higgins (Sco) 13-10 Neil Robertson (Aus)
  • Gary Wilson (Eng) 13-9 Ali Carter (Eng)
  • Judd Trump (Eng) 13-6 Stephen Maguire (Sco)

Second round results (best of 25 frames)

  • Mark Williams (Wal) 9-13 David GIlbert (Eng)
  • Barry Hawkins (Eng) 11-13 Kyren Wilson (Eng)
  • John Higgins (Sco) 13-11 Stuart Bingham (Eng)
  • Shaun Murphy (Eng) 6-13 Neil Robertson (Aus)
  • Mark Selby (Eng) 10-13 Gary Wilson (Eng)
  • Ali Carter (Eng) 13-9 Zhou Yuelong (Chn)
  • Judd Trump (Eng) 13-9 Ding Junhui (Chn)
  • Stephen Maguire (Sco) 13-12 James Cahill (Eng)

First round results (best of 19 frames)

  • Mark Williams (Wal) 10-7 Martin Gould (Eng)
  • David Gilbert (Eng) 10-7 Joe Perry (Eng)
  • Barry Hawkins (Eng) 10-1 Li Hang (Chn)
  • Kyren Wilson (Eng) 10-4 Scott Donaldson (Sco)
  • John Higgins (Sco) 10-7 Mark Davis (Eng)
  • Stuart Bingham (Eng) 10-9 Graeme Dott (Sco)
  • Shaun Murphy (Eng) 10-0 Luo Honghao (Chn)
  • Neil Robertson (Aus) 10-1 Michael Georgiou (Cyp)
  • Mark Selby (Eng) 10-7 Zhao Xintong (Chn)
  • Luca Brecel (Bel) 9-10 Gary Wilson (Eng)
  • Jack Lisowski (Eng) 6-10 Ali Carter (Eng)
  • Mark Allen (NI) 7-10 Zhou Yeulong (Chn)
  • Judd Trump (Eng) 10-9 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (Tha)
  • Ding Junhui (Chn) 10-7 Anthony McGill (Sco)
  • Stephen Maguire (Sco) 10-9 Tian Pengfei (Chn)
  • Ronnie O'Sullivan (Eng) 8-10 James Cahill (Eng)
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