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article imageSelby and Murphy level in UK snooker final

By Tim Sandle     Dec 9, 2012 in Sports
Mark Selby and Shaun Murphy are level at the half-way stage of the UK snooker championship, which is being contested in York.
As the Digital Journal reported earlier, the final of the UK snooker tournament is underway, contested between a former world number 1 (Mark Selby) and a former world champion (Shaun Murphy). The players are competing for a first prize of $200,000.
After the opening session of the best-of-nineteen frame contest, the players are level at 4-4. In the early stages, the BBC reports, it was Murphy who had the early running, coming for 1-2 down to lead 4-2. In building up this lead he was assisted by breaks of 83 and 98, compiled in consecutive frames.
However, when it seemed as if Murphy was about to pull away even further, Selby, nicknamed 'The Jester from Leicester', won the closing two frames of the afternoon session, helped by a quick-fire 70 break, to level the scores at 4-apiece.
The frame scores are (Murphy first):
64-11, 49-58 (54), 0-82 (66), 83-0 (83), 98-35 (98), 67-39, 0-81 (70), 1-77
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