Mitchell Mann (@7.5) vs Barry Hawkins (@1.08)
25-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Barry Hawkins will win

Mitchell Mann – Barry Hawkins Match Prediction | 25-09-2019 02:30

Kyren Wilson led at both 70 and then 115 over Mark Allen before Allen won four straight frames to trail 11-9, but Kyren won the next two to win the match 139 and advance to his first World Championship quarter-final.[45] Mark Selby led Sam Baird 117 before Baird won four consecutive frames to level at 1111.

In the first session of the final, Mark Selby took a 60 lead, before Ding won the last two frames of the session to leave Selby 62 ahead. Ding won five of the next seven frames to trail by only one frame at 78, but Selby won the final two frames of the day for a 107 overnight lead.

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Eleven former world champions competed in the tournament.

In the opening session of the other semi-final, Mark Selby took a 30 and 53 lead,[23] before Marco Fu ended the second session all-square at 88. This was the longest frame ever played at the Crucible, breaking the previous record of 74 minutes 58 seconds set in the 2009 match between Stephen Maguire and Mark King.[64] The match was later tied at 15-15 until Selby won the final two frames to win the match 1715. A ten-minute break was called while the tip was glued back on.[63] Frame 24, won by Selby to level at 1212, lasted 76 minutes 11 seconds. Fu's cue tip separated from his cue in the 15th frame as he was chalking it.

Hawkins prevailed in the decider to win the match 1312, the first time in 14 years that Hawkins had beaten O'Sullivan in a competitive match. Trailing Barry Hawkins 912, Ronnie O'Sullivan won three consecutive frames to take the match to a deciding frame.

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Playing the defending champion Stuart Bingham, Ali Carter led 51 and 85 before Bingham won four consecutive frames to lead 98. Carter tied the match with a century break in the 18th frame, before winning the deciding frame to win 109.

Alan McManus came from 911 behind against John Higgins to win 1311 and reach his first Crucible semi-final since 1993.[57][58] At the age of 45, he became the oldest Crucible semi-finalist since Ray Reardon, who was 52 when he reached that stage in 1985.[58]Marco Fu led Barry Hawkins by 91 before Hawkins won five straight frames to within one at 10-9.

The total global audiences for the tournament exceeded 300 million, with 210 million viewers in China alone. The afternoon sessions of the final were watched by audiences of 45 million in China, the country's largest audience for a sporting event that year. After beating Robert Milkins 106, Sam Baird 1311, Kyren Wilson 138, and Fu 1715, Selby defeated Ding 1814 in the final to claim his second world title. A record-equalling 86 century breaks were made at the event, the same number as the previous year, with Kyren Wilson making the tournament's highest break of 143.

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The quarter-finals were played between 2627 April, played as best-of-25-frames, over three sessions.[23] Ding Junhui's 133 victory over Mark Williams saw him win the match with a session to spare to reach his second Crucible semi-final, after his first appearance in 2011.[53][54] After going 60 ahead, Mark Selby defeated Kyren Wilson 138.

In the other semi-final, Mark Selby and Marco Fu set a new record for the longest frame of snooker ever played at the Crucible, at 76 minutes 11 seconds. Ding also setting a new record for the most centuries by one player in a single world championship match with seven. During the tournament, six-time champion Steve Davis played the last professional match of his 38-year career against Fergal O'Brien in the qualifiers; he announced his retirement later during the first round of the event. Ding Junhui and Alan McManus set a new record in their semi-final for the most century breaks achieved in a professional match, scoring ten. In defeating McManus, Ding became the first Asian player ever to reach a World Championship final. The defending champion Stuart Bingham lost 910 against Ali Carter in the first round. Bingham fell to the Crucible curse, becoming the 17th first-time champion unable to defend his title at the venue.

There were 86 century breaks made by 24 players in the televised stage of the World Championship, equalling the record set the year before.[87][56] For every century break made during the 17-day championship in Sheffield, the title sponsor, Betfred, donated 200 to the Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice.

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The semi-finals were played 2830 April, as best-of-33-frame matches, played over four sessions.[23] In the first, Ding Junhui was leading Alan McManus 50 and 93 scoring five centuries in nine frames. McManus scored centuries of his own winning six frames to trail 89.