|Maguire sends Higgins to Scotland|
Current world champion, John Higgins was forced to pack his bags and return to the lovely Scotland, after Stephen Maguire crushed him 5-0, Mark Allen (although survived the earlier snooker dispute with Tom Ford) lost 3-5 to a merciless Judd Trump, while "Magician" Shaun Murphy defeated Ricky Walden 5-2 for a place in the quarter-finals.
It was a one way traffic match what happened between John Higgins and Stephen Maguire. They may be friends, but on the green baize they are enemies and that's how Maguire treated his opponent. Breaks of 74, 89, 34, 29 and 52 were enough to end on a 5-0 result and win the "bragging rights" at the after-match dinner as Maguire so humourlessly stated in an interview for World Snooker.
|Oooops, I'm being whitewashed|
And this time, although Allen did try his best, he didn't manage to prevail the UK Championship's fury, nor to take revenge for losing the final of the same tournament just two months ago.
Trump flied to 4-1 with breaks like 44, 54 and another 54, moment in which Allen tried a comeback. Unfortunately for him he only succeeded to cash a tiny frame, the next one going the 22-year-old lad's way for a final result of 5-2.
|Trump continues t make victims on the green baize|
Murphy used his magic cue to go 4-0 up by hitting in runs of 128, 33 and 41, but Walden replayed with a 61 and a 59 to pull back two on a row.
Still, Shaun has one more ace to play and he used it in the next frame to close the deal at 5-2 and get a place in the quarter-finals.
|Murphy is in the quarter-finals|
Tomorrow the action continues with the last four matches of the Last 16 round and the quarter-finals.
Mark Williams v. Stuart Bingham
Joe Perry v. Ronnie O'Sullivan
Matthew Stevens v. Neil Robertson
Mark Selby v. Graeme Dott
Williams/Bingham v. Stephen Lee
Perry/O'Sullivan v. Stevens/Robertson
Selby/Dott v. Shaun Murphy
Judd Trump v. Stephen Maguire*all hours are UK time
13:15 - 16:00 British EuroSport
19:30 - 22:30 British EuroSport