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Hello and good evening. Welcome to
highlights of the 2017 UK Snooker
championship from the York Barbican.
Coming up, the best of the action
from today's third-round matches. We
have lost world number one Mark
Selby and number three Ding Junhui.
Code number two Judd Trump survive
this afternoon against Graeme Dott?
This is a sort of match Judd Trump
will be really up for.
Perfect. Absolutely perfect.
That's a very good recovery shot.
Very impressive from Judd Trump so
far. Leading Graeme Dott 2-0.
is a massive frame coming up.
Don't think he played the cannon on
the black. Error. Chancellor Graeme
Dott. Didn't fill me with much
confidence, the way he hit that
black. Almost missed it. What a
Brilliant four frames of snooker.
Two 90 breaks, 70 and 80. Frames are
I just had a feeling with that shot.
This will definitely hurt Judd
Trump. Should be 3-2 in front. And
now he is 3-2 behind. What a
clearance from Graeme Dott.
Fantastic opening pot.
Another great shot.
Oh. Judd Trump remains in his chair.
Another one visit frame from Graeme
Wow. That was the ultimate
Here comes the handshake. You can
see Judd Trump and Graeme Dott, what
a fantastic result for the Scotsman.
Brilliant this afternoon. From two
down, winning the next six.
Generally these players don't have
many off days so you need to take
advantage where you can.
two important frames, one at 2-0. A
long red to flick the black in. And
the frame at 2-2, I threw that away.
I didn't get many chances after
that, missing a couple of easy
balls. Graeme played well.
only had a couple of visits in the
first frames. But something happened
in the third frame. I think he split
the pack and a red went in.
the pack and a red went in.
done to Graeme Dott. Judd Trump
joining defending champion Mark
Selby out of this tournament. And
Ding Junhui. And another big-name
crashing out, 2008 runner-up Marco
Fu beaten 6-4 by Lyu Haotian. He's
back tour this season having won the
2017 Asian championship. Fantastic
performance from him this afternoon.
Elsewhere in the all Wales clash,
Ryan Day was 4-1 down to Mark
Williams. Remarkably he won three in
a row to bring himself back into it
and ultimately win 6-5. Ryan Day's
fifth career win over his fellow
Welshman. 2011 champion Judd Trump
is out. Graeme Dott reaching the
semifinals in 2006. He goes through.
let's turn our attention to Neil
Robertson. WK champion, winning in
2013 and 2015. Could he make it
third time lucky in 2017? Up against
England's Mark Joyce,
quarterfinalist at the 2010 UK
championship. A cracking match from
the start with Robertson knocking in
a 128 break in the opening frame.
2-2 at the mid-session interval.
Joyce took the fifth to lead 3-2.
COMMENTATOR: The black is very
difficult. Excellent pot.
Being left-handed, he might be able
to take the yellow here, but it's a
stretch, even for him. He may end up
having to take the green with arrest
if he can't reach yellow. -- with
He's OK. It's just awkward.
Robertson is a tall lad, about six
foot two. Needs to be careful not to
foul on the red with his waistcoat.
That's why he's taken the green with
the rest after all. Normally very
reliable with the rest. That's a
very good shot.
The cue ball just running on a
touch. If he's not on this red then
he is very unfortunate. If he can't
quite see it, he should be able to
bend the cue ball just a touch with
left-hand side. Should be OK. Not
that difficult to swerve if he's
snookered. Yeah, having to bend a
little bit with left-hand side. Not
too much of a problem.
Will be interesting to see if he
wants to play the red closest to the
black spot for the black. Sometimes
players are reluctant to play
colours along the cushion.
It would make this frame-winning
break a lot easier. When you have to
keep getting the right side of the
blue the whole time, it's a tough
Might have to take the brown on
here. Come round the angles for the
choice of two reds to the right-hand
corner. Unless he wants to leave
himself something more at distance.
This is going to require a
tremendous amount of cue power.
That's exactly what he got.
He's got a couple of plants so far
this evening. Looking at another one
There's a good four inches or so
between the two reds. This is
That's worked out very well.
What a confident
shot. 3-2 down. As you say, Peter,
that was very missable. Played it
very aggressively. Look at what he
has left, if he had missed that it
would have cost in the frame. Not
Out of the Woods yet.
Just potted that green to the left
side of the pocket. That's why he
didn't get enough travel on the cue
ball. Still OK.
Just not been able to get that
actual pinpoint position yet in this
break. Stunned the brown and get
straight to the red at the left
middle, you would think that will be
the shot to win the frame. Hard to
see where it can go wrong from here.
Just lost the cue ball a little bit
there. Still shouldn't be too much
of a problem for Neil. He certainly
would have liked to have been on an
easy read. -- and easier red.
With the 40 point lead, he certainly
will not be playing for the black
Played that nicely.
Neil Robertson, 54 ahead with 67 on
the table. Just a red and colour.
Neil Robertson will be pretty
relieved to be level in the match.
It's been a good response from him.
Because Mark Joyce has definitely
put him under pressure this evening.
The standard before the interval was
absolutely fantastic. Very difficult
to keep maintaining such a high
standard, though. And as the
pressure builds, there's always
going to be one or two mistakes that
creep into a player's game. So this
is good stuff from Neil here.
What a fantastic shot that was. To
develop the last red. Giving himself
every chance of making the century
break. We know he loves to make
century breaks, Stephen.
Yeah, had that magnificent season,
over 100 century breaks in one
season. Phenomenal effort.
This has been a great response, this
frame, the plant in the middle of
the break was a risky shot to play.
Didn't think about it, just played
aggressively. Opened up the reds,
and this has been the result.
Pink, the second century of the
night for Neil Robertson. Fantastic
break. Not bothered with the black.
Happy to level the match. 3-3.
STUDIO: Both players giving it their
all tonight. Sharing the next two
frames with a break of 84 from
Robertson putting him in the lead.
Joyce firing back with a break of 50
to make it 4-4. We can go to frame
nine. Mark Joyce with a good lead
and at the table.
COMMENTATOR: That's pretty good. He
will be happy with that. The
priority for Mark Joyce now is not
to let Neil Robertson see a pot.
Neil is concerned about pushing a
red over the right-hand black
pocket. Needs to avoid the
double-kiss. Played it well.
This long red is on. A good test of
cueing, this. Well played.
Starting to look for all the world
like it would be 5-4 to Mark Joyce.
Will we see another of the
favourites go out of this year's UK
And all credit to Mark Joyce.
Because in the first frame, Neil
Robertson looked as if he was in top
form. Mark Joyce withstood the
pressure and has played well enough
himself to put Neil Robertson under
This has been a really good
performance so far from Mark Joyce.
Nice pot. Along the cushion. Very
confident. Mark Joyce.
Breaks of 80 and 44 in that frame
from Mark Joyce. Takes a 5-4 lead.
Neil Robertson has it all to do.
STUDIO: Stephen Hendrie absolutely
right, another big-name struggling
to stay in the tournament. Robertson
knocked in a break of 90 to take the
tenth frame. We join it in a very
tight final frame. They have been
playing more than 20 minutes
already. Robertson with a league,
but Joyce to play. Come two you
would be a brave man to take this
on. I don't think it's an option.
But he has the upper hand in this
safety exchange, Mark Joyce. He's
the one who can play the positive
It was a good shot, but kissing the
brown has taken the place out of the
cue ball. But Neil did very well to
get the ball back around the black
and up to the baulk end.
try to get the cue ball behind the
yellow and pink. Chance of playing
the plant here as well. I feel he
definitely tried to hit the red
thinner than that. This is an
opportunity now. Has played some
very good safety shots in this frame
It's a shot that Neil
Robertson is normally so good at. So
Can definitely see at least 24
points. Before he needs to think
about disturbing any of the four
reds on the left side cushion. Don't
think he will do it often red. Has a
lovely angle on the black. Top spin
to the reds further up the table.
Probably pot the black, the open red
and then leave himself high on the
black. They touch of right-hand
Did not hit out as well as I think
they could have. Still managed to
generate the power, great shot. He
will be delighted with that result.
Choice of two reds year, 29 point
Did not expect him to miss that.
Needed red, black. I think red blue
would have left Joyce needing the
Try to send the cue ball up
somewhere behind the yellow and pink
to cover the red over the right
corner but dangerous leaving the red
over this left corner.
If he played right and got the
snooker on all reds it could create
a great opportunity for him but I
think it's just too risky.
Wants to play this red, cushion
first. I think you'd have to play in
such a way to take the cue ball up
to the baulk end of the table. I
think if he wasn't hampered by the
red on the side cushion he would
play that shot. Bridging over that
red makes it so much more difficult.
Got 29 point lead. Very valuable at
this stage of this frame. Desperate
to play this.
Joyce looking at where he wants to
leave the cue ball to leave it safe
but the red near the blue, it is
comfortable to the right middle
pocket. Every shot now could be his
last. But there might be a long time
waiting for a chance.
Would hate to lose the deciding
frame playing a safety shot.
Under the circumstances that was
excellent, very, very good shot.
Yeah, worked that out very well.
Showed good composure there,
patients. Risky red to the right
Needless to say, did not want a kiss
on the brown.
Just posted the red and then caused
the cue ball to travel a bit faster.
Could put Neil in a lot of trouble
Must say he has been incredibly
unlucky to finish there.
I think I
would play their safety, put the cue
ball on the baulk cushion, force him
to play the one on the cushion.
A wry smile from Neil Robertson, but
cannot see the edge of this red in
the middle of the table. If the
green had stopped half an inch
earlier he would be snookered on
Is there a gap between the green and
blue? Yes. Slowly creeping back into
this frame, Mark Joyce.
Good, solid pot but again
concentrating so hard on making sure
you get the pot possession is not
there. The blue goes to the far left
corner everything needs good cueing
at this stage.
Don't think he has quite got the
angle to bring the red interplay
which is on the cushion. With a bit
more straight and he could have
Now we know how tight these pockets
are, involves long the cushion.
That's just about perfect. But he
has to go all out for this pot and
play it dead weight to give it a
chance of going in and he's hit it
perfectly. Otherwise it will stay
right over the pocket.
agree. If he misses it, so be it.
Well done. Great shot. His heart
will be pounding now. Absolutely
perfect on the black.
Could do with the green being able
to pass the blue to the right
Going to play for the green to the
left middle, don't overhit it and
snooker yourself behind the blue.
Neil Robertson sitting in his chair
will be fearing the worst here. Will
they get another chance?
Can Joyce hold himself together? For
a famous victory...
Brown, blue and pink required. Been
behind in this whole frame, Mark
Joyce. They are fantastic frame to
Straight on the blue has he? Going
to have to play a prank from a bit
of distance. Just how you prefer to
play the point, do you prefer to
leave a bit of angle or leave it
This is when you rely on the
technique, all those hours of
practice, can you hit this smoothly,
as they are still on the shot?
Deliver the cue straight?
Shows what it means to Mark Joyce,
fantastic victory, another one of
the favourites falls at this UK
championship, well done to Mark
Joyce, what a performance. It is up
there to be honest.
The way he was playing I was just
The way he was playing I was just
hanging in there but I did score
well myself. I missed the boat, I
think it was the seventh frame,
missed a black of the spot and left
me a practice routine and I think I
made one off it. I thought I had
blown it and he was going to kick
on. Obviously I won the next two
frames, then you think you will get
at least one good chance to get over
the line and then I butchered the
red of his break in the tenth frame
and he's made another visit and in
the last, the way the balls were,
when I was sort of 25 behind for the
reds safe I thought I had blown it
again to be honest but just managed
to hold myself together.
five of the ten best players in the
world out of this year 's UK
championship, incredibly. No
problems at all for mark Allen, the
man from Northern Ireland safely
through, always on top in his match
against Peter Lines. He took a 3-0
lead before it became 3-2 and
despite Peter Lines hanging on in
their Mark Allen won the final frame
to pick his place in the next round.
I expected it, him coming back at
me, 5-2 behind you can most larger
arm go a little and I was fortunate
to be 5-2 in front. It was a strange
match because I don't felt I played
badly but I could not get anything
going. I scored a lot better in my
first couple of matches but I
thought well and competed well on
the safety against Peter who is one
of the best safety players we have
Let's bring you up-to-date with
the other matches from tonight.
Scott Donaldson who knocked out Mark
Selby in the second round was never
really in this contest against Li
who will play Ryan Kay in the next
round. And the former Masters
runner-up Joe Pele is into the final
round after beating Kurt Maflin, Joe
Perry raced into a 4-0 lead and
never looked back.
Don't forget snooker extra is up
next with extended highlights of the
clash between Mark Williams under
Ryan Kay and we are back at one
o'clock on BBC Two, the big match
tomorrow Ronnie O'Sullivan versus
Michael White. We will see you then,
from all of us here, goodbye for