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World Snooker Championship score and latest updates today

Ronnie O’Sullivan is in action at the Crucible Theatre today to finish his World Snooker Championship quarter-final with Stuart Bingham after they ended the first session all square at 4-4. O’Sullivan is chasing a record eighth title as well as the season triple crown, but the experienced Bingham is providing a real test after a smooth passage through the first two rounds.

In the other quarter-finals, which all conclude today, Judd Trump was knocked out by Jak Jones in a major upset. The world No 2 never got into his stride with a series of shocking misses and Jones wrapped up the 13-9 victory with a century break. He will now play either O’Sullivan or Bingham in his first semi-final at the Crucible.

Elsewhere, Kyren Wilson turned the screw on John Higgins with more high-scoring breaks to open up a lead before the four-time champion hit back, and David Gilbert held a commanding lead over Stephen Maguire coming into their final session.

Follow all the action from the World Snooker Championship below, and get the latest predictions and odds here.

World Snooker Championship

  • Four quarter-finals conclude today at the Crucible Theatre

  • Afternoon matches: O’Sullivan 6-5 Bingham; Gilbert 11-8 Maguire (LIVE)

  • Jak Jones beats Judd Trump 13-9 in major upset to reach first career semi-final

  • Kyren Wilson leads John Higgins 9-7 in other quarter-final (to be finished 7pm BST)

Ronnie O’Sullivan 6-5 Stuart Bingham (best of 25)

16:08 , Kieran Jackson

O’Sullivan flukes a red and plays a nice snooker behind the yellow at the top of the table, forcing Bingham to recover and leave a red on.

Chance now for Ronnie, 43-14 down with four reds left in play…

Big frame this!

Ronnie O’Sullivan 6-5 Stuart Bingham (best of 25)

16:02 , Kieran Jackson

Bingham almost misses a nervy red with a tricky cue ball, taking out his file to brushen up his cue.

42-4 up in this frame, he then misses a thin blue to the middle but doesn’t leave anything obvious on for Ronnie, who misses a half-hearted attempt to the middle pocket.

Cue ball safely at the top of the table. A long and edgy frame this is turning out to be…

Ronnie O’Sullivan 6-5 Stuart Bingham (best of 25)

15:57 , Kieran Jackson

Bingham cracks the code, potting a long red into the bottom-left corner pocket to take the initiative in this frame.

He goes 19-4 up, with most of the reds surrounding the black ball at the bottom of the table.

Ronnie O’Sullivan 6-5 Stuart Bingham (best of 25)

15:47 , Kieran Jackson

Bingham places the cue ball into the pocket after nicking a red.

O’Sullivan goes 4-1 up but it’s not the worse result for Bingham, with the cue ball still up the other end and no reds on for the No 1 seed.

A grind of a frame this so far…

Ronnie O’Sullivan 6-5 Stuart Bingham (best of 25)

15:43 , Kieran Jackson

Battle of the safety shots early on – and Bingham comes out on top! O’Sullivan leaving a simple red into the bottom-right pocket.

Bingham 1-0 up but goes for a safety shot instead of a pot. Back we go to the cat and mouse…

Ronnie O’Sullivan 6-5 Stuart Bingham (best of 25)

15:34 , Kieran Jackson

O’Sullivan takes it on the final black to lead 6-5.

Plenty to ponder for Bingham – how did he gift that frame to O’Sullivan?!

O’Sullivan will take it!

High drama. One more session into the mid-session interval…

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Ronnie O’Sullivan 5-5 Stuart Bingham (best of 25)

15:31 , Kieran Jackson

Wow. One red left, O’Sullivan misses a red that he stroked along the bottom cushion and somehow it doesn’t go in!

Bingham 61-40… but then he misses a routine black!

O’Sullivan back to the table with a brilliant chance now to nick this frame!

Oh the tension…. a shake of the head from Stuart Bingham.

Ronnie O’Sullivan 5-5 Stuart Bingham (best of 25)

15:29 , Kieran Jackson

Bingham stretches his lead to 60-0 before some poor cue ball placement onto the cushion sees him miss a red to the bottom-right pocket.

Now, a chance for Ronnie. It’s some way back for him… but the reds are positioned nicely.

Ronnie O’Sullivan 5-5 Stuart Bingham (best of 25)

15:22 , Kieran Jackson

O’Sullivan misses a long red by a mile before Bingham flukes his second red with a double at the top of the table.

Reds relatively spread to start with too. 13-0 Bingham early on in frame 11.

David Gilbert 10-7 Stephen Maguire

15:21 , Kieran Jackson

On the other table, all the momentum is with Stephen Maguire, winning five of the last six frames.

Gilbert just three frames from victory still…

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Ronnie O’Sullivan 5-5 Stuart Bingham (best of 25)

15:19 , Kieran Jackson

O’Sullivan levels the match… without playing his best stuff!

A few nice long reds in there but a fair share of mishaps too from the seven-time world champion! In the end, he records a score of 105 as he clears the table.

5-5.

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Ronnie O’Sullivan 4-5 Stuart Bingham (best of 25)

15:15 , Kieran Jackson

Road to victory now for O’Sullivan in this frame.

He escapes his snooker on attempt number two and after a back-and-forth, Bingham misses an ambitious red into the middle, leaving it open for Ronnie.

63-18 now to O’Sullivan. Frame close to over.

Ronnie O’Sullivan 4-5 Stuart Bingham (best of 25)

15:10 , Kieran Jackson

O’Sullivan can’t seal the frame!

Out of position on the reds, he thinly cuts to the bottom-right but misses!

O’Sullivan 56-8 up as Bingham cleverly pockets into the same corner. Now, can the 2015 champion make a comeback in this frame?

Not immediately! He goes out of position too and with no pot on, so the safety game begins with a cute shot behind the brown, snookering Ronnie.

O’Sullivan misses his first attempt. Now 56-18. Key moments this…

Ronnie O’Sullivan 4-5 Stuart Bingham (best of 25)

15:08 , Kieran Jackson

Not the best positional shot off the pack from O’Sullivan but he pots another long red across the table – brilliant shot!

Now 48-8 up, with reds spread, the frame is in his hands as he asks the cue ball to be cleaned again…

Ronnie O’Sullivan 4-5 Stuart Bingham (best of 25)

15:06 , Kieran Jackson

A let-off for O’Sullivan, with Bingham not on any red after going into the pack.

Nice safety from Bingham though, to the top cushion, before a Ronnie special across the table into the bottom corner!

And he’s on the black. Is that the get up and go he needs?

Ronnie O’Sullivan 4-5 Stuart Bingham (best of 25)

15:05 , Kieran Jackson

O’Sullivan quickly builds up a 26-0 lead before taking a seat as he asks the white to be cleaned.

Then, he misses a tricky yellow ball into the middle. He hasn’t got going yet has the world No 1.

Chance now for Bingham to claw his way back.

Ronnie O’Sullivan 4-5 Stuart Bingham (best of 25)

15:03 , Kieran Jackson

A string of early misses in this 10th frame!

First Bingham, then Ronnie with a bit of a shocker, then Bingham again!

What a strange start to the frame. Ronnie finally gets going with a red into the middle pocket… balls are nicely positioned here.

Ronnie O’Sullivan 4-5 Stuart Bingham (best of 25)

14:56 , Kieran Jackson

Century for Bingham!

What a terrific start to this session from the world No 29 – a break of 108 gets a huge round of applause from the Crucible crowd!

He leads 5-4.

 (Martin Rickett/PA Wire) (Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

(Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

Ronnie O’Sullivan 4-5 Stuart Bingham (best of 25)

14:53 , Kieran Jackson

Bingham now 75-1 up and O’Sullivan is beyond three snookers required – it’s done.

First frame of the session to the 2015 champion. And immediate food for thought for O’Sullivan….

And now, can Bingham claim a century break here?!

Ronnie O’Sullivan 4-4 Stuart Bingham (best of 25)

14:51 , Kieran Jackson

Bingham breaks the rest of the reds up superbly – they’re nicely split now!

The underdog the huge favourite to win the frame here – currently 52-1 up with four reds remaining.

Ronnie O’Sullivan 4-4 Stuart Bingham (best of 25)

14:49 , Kieran Jackson

O’Sullivan, a bit perplexed by what to take on with the cue ball on the bottom cushion, has a half-hearted attempt at a long pot but misses.

It leaves a few easy reds for Bingham, who breaks a few reds from the pack with a nicely controlled pink to the middle pocket.

Bingham 33-1 up and in control early in this frame!

Ronnie O’Sullivan 4-4 Stuart Bingham (best of 25)

14:44 , Kieran Jackson

Bingham pots two reds and two blues before slightly misfiring on a long red, hitting the top-left jaw.

Nothing on for Ronnie though. Into a safety battle we go, with Bingham 12-1 ahead.

Ronnie O’Sullivan 4-4 Stuart Bingham (best of 25)

14:42 , Kieran Jackson

O’Sullivan pots the first red with a relatively simple shot into the bottom-right corner before missing what seemed like a pretty routine black.

Nervy.

Bingham now with the cue ball at his mercy…

Ronnie O’Sullivan 4-4 Stuart Bingham (best of 25)

14:38 , Kieran Jackson

Here we go then. Frame nine: Stuart Bingham breaks…

The players are introduced to the crowd!

14:36 , Kieran Jackson

No surprise who the biggest cheers are for as the seven-time world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan is introduced to the crowd by host Rob Walker, alongside his opponent Stuart Bingham.

David Gilbert, three frames away from winning his quarter-final, also enters the Crucible theatre before his opponent Stephen Maguire.

World championship afternoon schedule

14:23 , Kieran Jackson

– Ronnie O’Sullivan 4-4 Stuart Bingham

– David Gilbert 10-6 Stephen Maguire

We’ll be focusing predominantly on Ronnie, with half-an-eye on Gilbert vs Maguire.

We are expecting the players imminently…

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World Championship quarter-final scores

14:07 , Lawrence Ostlere

Ronnie O’Sullivan and Stuart Bingham will emerge shortly to continue their quarter-final. Here are the scores right now:

Jak Jones 13-9 Judd Trump (result)

Kyren Wilson 9-7 John Higgins

Ronnie O’Sullivan 4-4 Stuart Bingham

David Gilbert 10-6 Stephen Maguire

ICYMI: Jones stuns out-of-sorts Trump to reach semi-finals

13:55 , Lawrence Ostlere

Judd Trump’s hopes of landing a second world snooker title were shattered by qualifier Jak Jones in a major quarter-final upset at the Crucible.

Jones, the world number 44, capitalised on an error-strewn display by the 2019 champion to turn an 8-8 overnight tie into a 13-9 win and reach the last four for the first time.

His unlikely win leaves Jones two more wins away from becoming only the third qualifier to win the famous title after Terry Griffiths in 1979 and Shaun Murphy in 2005.

Trump looked off the pace throughout the concluding session, and a dreadful missed pink in the 20th frame cued up Jones for a break of 61 that put clear air between the pair at 11-9.

A miss on an even easier yellow in the next sent Jones one frame from victory, and when Trump went in-off potting a red in the 22nd frame, Jones responded with a nerveless 106 clearance to finish.

Judd Trump, right, was given a hard test by Jak Jones (Mike Egerton/PA Wire)Judd Trump, right, was given a hard test by Jak Jones (Mike Egerton/PA Wire)

Judd Trump, right, was given a hard test by Jak Jones (Mike Egerton/PA Wire)

O’Sullivan v Bingham: The match so far…

13:40 , Lawrence Ostlere

Both players continued to make unforced errors, with O’Sullivan banging his cue against the table after missing an early red. However, another mistake from Bingham when attempting a long pot after running out of position gave O’Sullivan a chance to build what eventually proved a frame-winning break of 64 and – after Bingham had initially played on when needing four snookers – saw him move ahead in the match for the first time.

Bingham, though, made sure he would end on level terms with a break of 72 in the final frame to leave the match delicately poised when it resumes on Wednesday afternoon for the final two sessions.

O’Sullivan v Bingham: The match so far…

13:28 , Lawrence Ostlere

Bingham, world champion in 2015, was then set for a potential maximum chance in the next, but came up short of position off the seventh red, allowing O’Sullivan back to build a break of 66 which eventually proved enough to get a first frame on the board.

At the start of the last frame before the mid-session interval, O’Sullivan sent what looked a routine black into the jaws of the bottom right pocket, leaving the table set for Bingham to produce a break of 90 and further cement his advantage. ‘The Rocket’ returned to hit a fine 116 break and reduce the deficit with his 206th century at the Crucible.

World No 1 O’Sullivan looked to have spurned a chance to level up after missing a red into the bottom left pocket when on a break of 43, but Bingham then failed to sink one into the middle, which allowed his fellow Essex cueman back to pinch the frame.

 (Martin Rickett/PA Wire) (Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

(Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

O’Sullivan v Bingham: The match so far…

13:12 , Lawrence Ostlere

Ronnie O’Sullivan was locked at 4-4 with Stuart Bingham following the opening session of their best-of-25 frames World Snooker Championship quarter-final at the Crucible.

O’Sullivan, bidding for a record eighth world title, had looked out of sorts during the early exchanges following some wayward cueing as Bingham – who beat Jack Lisowski 13-11 on Monday night – took the first two frames with breaks of 55 and 75.

Kyren Wilson 9-5 John Higgins

12:59 , Lawrence Ostlere

On the other side of the arena, John Higgins has pulled back a frame but is still heavily trailing Kyren Wilson.

Jak Jones beats Judd Trump 13-9!

12:45 , Lawrence Ostlere

Jones leaves himself short on the blue and needs to put away a testing mid-length red to keep the break alive… and he pots it right into the centre of the pocket. A couple more reds, and Jones has won the frame and the match! He polishes off the table for a brilliant century break.

A huge upset in the quarter-finals. Judd Trump is out and Jak Jones is into his first World Championship semi-final.

Judd Trump 9-12 Jak Jones (best of 25)

12:41 , Lawrence Ostlere

Jones is understandably taking his time with what is perhaps the most important break of his life. He is having to use the rest to reach some awkward balls, but so far he’s kept good control of the cue ball.

He leads 44-25 right now and there are six reds left on the table.

Judd Trump 9-12 Jak Jones (best of 25)

12:37 , Lawrence Ostlere

Trump cannot believe it – he tries to fire the cue ball into baulk and back out again after potting the blue, but he hits the brown and sends the white in off! It just isn’t happening for the world No 2.

Jones now comes to an inviting table 25 points down but with the chance to hit back and win the match. Can he hold his nerve?

Judd Trump 9-12 Jak Jones (best of 25)

12:34 , Lawrence Ostlere

The 22nd frame starts in bizarre circumstances as Jak Jones misses a red, and unfortunately that red decides to push the bouncing white into the right middle pocket. It gives Trump four points and the white ball in hand, with the responsible red still sitting over the middle pocket waiting to be potted.

This is a big chance for Trump, who might be feeling a little looser now, with the match almost gone and nothing left to do but attack.

Jones wins 21st frame! Judd Trump 9-12 Jak Jones (best of 25)

12:29 , Lawrence Ostlere

Finally Jones gets a look at the red and he buries a tricky mid-length pot into the yellow pocket. And with that, Trump concedes the frame!

Judd Trump 9-11 Jak Jones (best of 25)

12:28 , Lawrence Ostlere

Jones and Trump are locked in a gripping safety exchange on this final red. The drama is all centred around the yellow and green, which are clustered together in the jaws of the green pocket. Trump almost fouled by knocking the green into the yellow and in, but somehow it stayed out of the pocket.

Kyren Wilson 8-4 John Higgins

12:23 , Lawrence Ostlere

On the other side of the screen, Wilson and Higgins have re-emerged after their mid-session interval, with Kryen Wilson in control.

Kyren Wilson in action (Mike Egerton/PA Wire)Kyren Wilson in action (Mike Egerton/PA Wire)

Kyren Wilson in action (Mike Egerton/PA Wire)

Judd Trump 9-11 Jak Jones (best of 25)

12:20 , Lawrence Ostlere

So an edgy Trump lacking confidence comes back to the table, needing to clear it to win the frame. He plays a magnificent screw shot to leave himself on the black, with one more red remaining. This slightly tricky black down to the left corner is a must-pot… and he makes it.

Trump plays safe off the final red, trailing 53-21.

Judd Trump 9-11 Jak Jones (best of 25)

12:17 , Lawrence Ostlere

Jones has a little work to do here, because the four remaining reds are scattered around the table against cushions and generally in unhelpful spaces. He only needs one of them, though, plus a colour to force Trump to need snookers, and Jones puts the red away with a delicate roll down the rail. But the following pink bounces out of the middle jaws!

Judd Trump 9-11 Jak Jones (best of 25)

12:13 , Lawrence Ostlere

Both players exchange misses, but Trump’s latest miss on a yellow is absolutely mind-boggling. So, so simple, and he looks utterly stunned.

Jones leads by a handful of points but can now start to add a few more.

Judd Trump 9-11 Jak Jones (best of 25)

12:06 , Lawrence Ostlere

Jones is the first to take on a pot in this 21st frame after Trump leaves a long red on, and the Welshman puts it away confidently.

But the break ends with a wayward red which bounces off the jaws of the yellow pocket and ends up sitting over the left middle. Trump can pot it, but getting on a colour is not straightforward with the black tied up and surrounded by reds.

Judd Trump 9-11 Jak Jones

12:00 , Lawrence Ostlere

Trump and Jones return to the arena, and it’s Jak Jones to break off. Can he find the final two frames he needs to reach a first ever semi-final?

Today’s World Championship schedule

11:56 , Lawrence Ostlere

A reminder of how the rest of the day looks at the Crucible. All four quarter-finals will be concluded today and we will know the semi-final line-up tonight.

10am

Judd Trump 9-11 Jak Jones (mid-session interval)

Kyren Wilson 7-4 John Higgins (live)

2.30pm

David Gilbert 10-6 Stephen Maguire

Stuart Bingham 4-4 Ronnie O’Sullivan

7pm

Kyren Wilson v John Higgins

Stuart Bingham v Ronnie O’Sullivan

John Higgins 4-7 Kyren Wilson (best of 25)

11:50 , Lawrence Ostlere

Another big break by Kyren Wilson has left him three frames ahead of four-time champion John Higgins in their quarter-final.

There has been a lot of talk about Ronnie O’Sullivan this week, naturally, and his potential semi-final match-up with Judd Trump (which now looks increasingly unlikely), but Wilson has been scoring heavily and cueing beautifully and he will be a tough opponent if he gets all the way to the final.

Jones wins 20th frame! Judd Trump 9-11 Jak Jones (best of 25)

11:42 , Lawrence Ostlere

Jones rattles off the break he needs to see out the frame, and the 30-year-old is now only two away from his first World Championship semi-final.

Trump seems completely shot mentally, and the only silver lining is that he now has the mid-session interval to step out of the arena and get himself together. That was probably the worst half-session of snooker he’s played in years.

Judd Trump 9-10 Jak Jones (best of 25)

11:38 , Lawrence Ostlere

Trump pots a good red and then plays a brilliant safety, leaving the cue ball pinned against the baulk cushion. It pays off as Jones fails to get the white safe, and Trump rolls in a delicate red to the right middle.

Advantage Trump, but then, wow – he misses the most straightforward of pinks! These are truly once-a-season misses, and he’s made three or four of them this morning. His pot success rate is 78% today, which is drastically down from his typical 90% levels.

John Higgins 4-6 Kyren Wilson

11:31 , Lawrence Ostlere

On the other side of the arena, Kyren Wilson wins the 10th frame to extend his advantage to two frames once more.

Judd Trump 9-10 Jak Jones (best of 25)

11:29 , Lawrence Ostlere

Trump errs again, this time trying an ambitious double which doesn’t go close, and which leaves his opponent a straightforward pot into the middle right pocket.

Judd Trump, right, is being given a hard test by Jak Jones (Mike Egerton/PA Wire)Judd Trump, right, is being given a hard test by Jak Jones (Mike Egerton/PA Wire)

Judd Trump, right, is being given a hard test by Jak Jones (Mike Egerton/PA Wire)

Judd Trump 9-10 Jak Jones (best of 25)

11:27 , Lawrence Ostlere

For evidence of just how shaky Trump is this morning, this latest missed red shows it, as he misses by a long way and sits back down looking befuddled. Fortunately for Trump, he doesn’t leave anything on.

The world No 2 is nowhere near his best right now and he’s going to have to scrap for every point if he’s to make the semi-finals.

Jones wins 19th frame! Judd Trump 9-10 Jak Jones (best of 25)

11:24 , Lawrence Ostlere

Jones breaks down just short of a century, but a break of 87 is enough to wrap up the frame and he leads the match once more.

Judd Trump 9-9 Jak Jones (best of 25)

11:19 , Lawrence Ostlere

Jones gets the first look at this 19th frame after Trump missed a red that was never really on, but which he tried to force an angle for.

The Welshman quickly puts 50 points on the board and counting…

Trump wins 18th frame! Judd Trump 9-9 Jak Jones (best of 25)

11:10 , Lawrence Ostlere

As Jones closes is on the frame, he fires in the pink but screws the cue ball back into the middle pocket! Goodness me, what a mistake. He offers up a wry smile but must be furious with himself.

Trump comes to the table just needing the baulk colours, and he puts them away to somehow escape with the frame. They’re all square again.

John Higgins 4-5 Kyren Wilson

11:07 , Lawrence Ostlere

On the other side of the screen, John Higgins won a marathon opening frame of the day to move to within one of Kyren Wilson, after Wilson had led 4-0 yesterday.

Trump 8-9 Jones (best of 25)

11:04 , Lawrence Ostlere

Oh dear, Trump loses control of the cue ball and the break ends far too soon – he’s just found no rhythm whatsoever this morning.

Jones is back at the table with what must feel like a free roll. He’s 30 points behind but if he can pull off a frame-clinching break, it would be a huge moment in this match.

The final few reds are awkwardly laid out in a cluster by the left corner pocket and this will take some plotting.

Trump 8-9 Jones (best of 25)

10:56 , Lawrence Ostlere

Trump pots a red and rolls the cue ball up against the green, leaving Jones horribly snookered. The Welshman opts tries to find the reds via the side cushion nearest the green, but hits the pink.

Trump pots a very thin red that was left on, and now he’s got a real chance to score heavily.

Trump 8-9 Jones (best of 25)

10:51 , Lawrence Ostlere

I’d love to be reporting on sweeping century breaks right now, but there’s still something compelling about watching these two scrapping in the trenches of safety battles and unfathomable misses.

Jones wins the latest tactical exchange, if you can call it a win, because after potting a red he has left the cue ball tight against the top cushion without an obvious colour to go at. He decides to snick the black and retreat to baulk.

Trump currently leads this bitty frame 13-2.

Trump 8-9 Jones (best of 25)

10:44 , Lawrence Ostlere

As has been the case in most of the frames in this match so far, this one descends into a tactical exchange. Jones has been excellent in these little battles, and winning this one could be huge to deciding the outcome of this quarter-final.

He does – Trump leaves a little look at a long thin red, and Jones takes the chance to put it away. But then Jones misses another routine blue and the break is over instantly!

Trump 8-9 Jones (best of 25)

10:40 , Lawrence Ostlere

Jones breaks off nicely and forces Trump to roll up against the reds via one cushion. But it’s Trump who wins the safety exchange, firing a long red into the bottom right corner. The break is quickly over, though, as he misjudges a positional shot from yellow back down to the reds.

Jones wins 17th frame! Trump 8-9 Jones (best of 25)

10:34 , Lawrence Ostlere

Jones slowly puts together a nice break to get himself into the lead in this frame, and although he can’t quite clear the table, it’s enough to clinch it.

A scrappy frame in which both players made shocking misses, but Jak Jones won’t mind about that.

World Snooker Championship: Trump 8-8 Jones (best of 25)

10:25 , Lawrence Ostlere

Trump loses a bit of position and ends up taking on and missing a tricky red aimed at the green pocket.

Jones pots a few balls after winning a brief safety exchange, but loses control too and is forced to play safe. It’s not safe, though, because Trump spots a clever three-ball plant – yet Trump misses a moment later with a very simple pink which was sitting on the black spot!

It’s been a catalogue of errors from both players so far. Trump leads the frame 27-15 but it’s Jones at the table now.

World Snooker Championship: Trump 8-8 Jones (best of 25)

10:15 , Lawrence Ostlere

First blood to Jones as Trump fluffs a difficult long red, leaving it over the yellow pocket. Jones knocks it in and he’s perfectly on the blue… but somehow misses it! That’s remarkable, at this level.

Trump now has a decent chance to score some early points.

World Snooker Championship: Trump 8-8 Jones (best of 25)

10:12 , Lawrence Ostlere

The 2010 world champion Neil Robertson describes Jak Jones’ safety game as among the top five players in the world. Could that tactical play help him pull off a major upset today?

It’s Jones to break.

World Snooker Championship: Trump v Jones

10:06 , Lawrence Ostlere

Here we go then, as Judd Trump and Jak Jones linger outside the curtain about to enter the arena.

Jones is the lowest ranked player left in the competition, up against the second seed, but he’s done brilliantly so far to give Trump a serious contest.

World Snooker Championship – today’s schedule

09:55 , Lawrence Ostlere

Here’s how they line up on what promises to be an entertaining day at the Crucible Theatre, with all four quarter-finals playing to a conclusion.

10am

Judd Trump 8-8 Jak Jones

Kyren Wilson 5-3 John Higgins

2.30pm

David Gilbert 10-6 Stephen Maguire

Stuart Bingham 4-4 Ronnie O’Sullivan

7pm

Kyren Wilson v John Higgins

Stuart Bingham v Ronnie O’Sullivan

Recap: Gilbert dominates Maguire to close on semi-final spot

09:44 , Lawrence Ostlere

David Gilbert is in control of his quarter-final against Stephen Maguire as he leads 10-6 heading into Wednesday afternoon’s final session. On Tuesday morning, Gilbert blitzed his Scottish opponent to lead 7-1 and appeared to be cruising into a second Crucible semi-final after his 2019 heroics. But Maguire dug deep in the evening session to win five of the eight frames, including a century, to at least give himself a fighting chance in the race to 13.

David Gilbert burst into a big lead (Getty Images)David Gilbert burst into a big lead (Getty Images)

David Gilbert burst into a big lead (Getty Images)

Recap: O’Sullivan and Bingham level after opening session

09:32 , Lawrence Ostlere

Ronnie O’Sullivan was locked at 4-4 with Stuart Bingham following the opening session of their best-of-25 frames World Snooker Championship quarter-final at the Crucible.

O’Sullivan, bidding for a record eighth world title, had looked out of sorts during the early exchanges following some wayward cueing as Bingham – who beat Jack Lisowski 13-11 on Monday night – took the first two frames with breaks of 55 and 75.

Bingham, world champion in 2015, was then set for a potential maximum chance in the next, but came up short of position off the seventh red, allowing O’Sullivan back to build a break of 66 which eventually proved enough to get a first frame on the board.

At the start of the last frame before the mid-session interval, O’Sullivan sent what looked a routine black into the jaws of the bottom right pocket, leaving the table set for Bingham to produce a break of 90 and further cement his advantage. ‘The Rocket’ returned to hit a fine 116 break and reduce the deficit with his 206th century at the Crucible.

World No 1 O’Sullivan looked to have spurned a chance to level up after missing a red into the bottom left pocket when on a break of 43, but Bingham then failed to sink one into the middle, which allowed his fellow Essex cueman back to pinch the frame.

Both players continued to make unforced errors, with O’Sullivan banging his cue against the table after missing an early red. However, another mistake from Bingham when attempting a long pot after running out of position gave O’Sullivan a chance to build what eventually proved a frame-winning break of 64 and – after Bingham had initially played on when needing four snookers – saw him move ahead in the match for the first time.

Bingham, though, made sure he would end on level terms with a break of 72 in the final frame to leave the match delicately poised when it resumes on Wednesday afternoon for the final two sessions.

Ronnie O’Sullivan, right, is taking on Stuart Bingham (Martin Rickett/PA Wire)Ronnie O’Sullivan, right, is taking on Stuart Bingham (Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

Ronnie O’Sullivan, right, is taking on Stuart Bingham (Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

Recap: Higgins recovers from slow start against big-scoring Wilson

09:18 , Lawrence Ostlere

John Higgins staged a late fightback to trail Kyren Wilson 5-3. Wilson, runner-up to O’Sullivan in 2020, started in fine form with half-century breaks in each frame – including back-to-back runs of 95 and 93 – as he opened up a 4-0 lead by the mid-session interval.

Four-time former world champion Higgins – making his 18th quarter-final appearance after edging out Mark Allen in a thrilling last-frame decider on Monday evening – got a frame on the board after a fine clearance of 129.

Wilson, though, hit back straight away with a 121 break of his own before veteran Scot Higgins again dug in, pulling another frame back after a run of 73 and then a clearance of 102 left him just two behind heading into Wednesday.

Higgins found it tough going at times against Wilson (Getty Images)Higgins found it tough going at times against Wilson (Getty Images)

Higgins found it tough going at times against Wilson (Getty Images)

Recap: Trump and Jones locked in tight quarter-final

09:15 , Lawrence Ostlere

In the first of two quarter-finals that played two sessions on Tuesday, Judd Trump found himself in a mighty battle against underdog Jak Jones. The Welshman has reached the World Championship quarter-finals for the second straight year despite showing little form throughout the season and dug in against world No 2 Trump to leave the match finely poised at 8-8.

Jones led 3-1 and 6-4 as Trump struggled to find his rhythm in a compelling, but at times attritional, match although the patience and intensity of the 2019 champion despite not being at his best bodes well. He will need to find further reserves on Wednesday morning when they play to a finish however, with both men needing just five frames for victory.

Jak Jones is giving Judd Trump a hard match (Martin Rickett/PA Wire)Jak Jones is giving Judd Trump a hard match (Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

Jak Jones is giving Judd Trump a hard match (Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

World Snooker Championship

09:08 , Lawrence Ostlere

Welcome along to live coverage of the World Snooker Championship today, as three quarter-finals play out to a conclusion.