2015 UK Championship - Whitewash is the name of the game

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The 2nd televised day of the 2015 Betway UK Championship made its debut with a crystal clear 6-0 victory obtained by Mark Selby in front of Oliver Lines, the trend being continued in the evening by Stephen Maguire who crashed Jamie Cope's dream of a place in the Last 32 by the same scoreline.

Mark Selby and Oli Lines met up for what was probably one of the shortest matches of the day, Selby imposing his cue style with a perfect 6-0 victory.

The conquer was started by a perfect 133 total clearance, which was followed by breaks of 44, 46, 48 and 31 for a 4-0 lead the interval.

Things didn't seem to be improving for the offspring of Peter Lines after the mini-break session either, as Selby stormed in and used a 78 break to go one away from victory.

A maximum attempt was cut short (at 97), due to a lack of concentration in potting the black ball, but the job was completed. Selby is in the next round where he'll meet Jamie Jones, who successfully defeated Xiao Guodong 6-1.

Also in the neighbourhood, Judd Trump faced Stuart Carrington in a pretty tight crossing of cues, at least for the first part of the match.

The lads found themselves stuck at 2-2 at the interval, Trump's biggest contribution being a 87 break, while Carrington's was a 75, but after the tea-break the Bristol-player got the best of the three following frames, thanks to a top break of 101 to go 5-2 up.

Stuart fought back and pulled one frame, but Trump was sure to quickly close the deal with a 52 in order to book another snooker meeting, this time with Liang Wenbo.

The evening came with another whitewash on the cards, Stephen Maguire proving way too strong for Jamie Cope to cope with.

Two outrageous flukes (one on the green and one on the yellow) plus a considerable 60 break were opening the scoreline, Maguire also adding breaks of 42 and 40 to enter into the mid-session interval in full control of the match, 4-0.

Cope had a brilliant chance after the match re-started, but unfortunately he missed frame ball, Maguire capitalizing on his mistake with a top break of 63 and adding a cruel 89 to end poor Cope’s suffering and get his Scottish talented cue into facing Mark Davis into the next round.

Also in the winner lounge is Neil Robertson, the Australian player beating India's Aditya Mehta by 6-2 and hitting two century breaks of 114 and 120 in the process. 

The same scoreline was performed by Mark Allen in front of Michael Georgiou, while Ali Carter scored a 6-3 victory over Daniel Wells.

The entire list of results can be checked here.