Preview – Snooker: UK Championships


Snooker is certainly one of the more interesting sports around – in the sense that it is one of the few sports that the BBC still have most of the TV rights to.

The UK Championships in York have been going on for a while now, and we are currently in the fourth round. So far three Englishmen – Ronnie O’Sullivan, Shaun Murphy and Mark Selby, as well as Hong Kong’s Marco Fu have qualified for the quarter finals. At the start of today we see will a whole UK mix, with Scotland’s John Higgins taking on Northern Ireland’s Mark Allen, while Wales’s Jamie Jones faces England’s David Gilbert.

In the evening session England’s Liam Highfield takes on Mark Williams of Wales, while Scotland’s Stephen Maguire is up against the Belgian Luca Brecel.

The UK Championships are on BBC Two at 13.00, 19.00 and on the BBC’s Red Button. Highlights are on BBC Two at 23.45.