O'Sullivan. Weltmeisterschaft in Sheffield Ronnie O'Sullivan hat sich zum sechsten Mal den Weltmeistertitel im Snooker gesichert. Der Ronnie O'Sullivan wurde im Jahr bereits zum sechsten Mal Snooker-Weltmeister. Sheffield erlebte ein ebenso dramatisches wie hochklassiges Finale bei der Snooker-WM. Titelverteidiger Ronnie O'Sullivan unterlag Mark Selby, der den Sieg.
Sieger und Endspiele der Snooker-WM seit 2000Die Snookerweltmeisterschaft (offiziell World Snooker Championship) ermittelt alljährlich den Weltmeister im Profi-Snooker. Ausrichter des Turniers ist der. Ronnie O'Sullivan wurde im Jahr bereits zum sechsten Mal Snooker-Weltmeister. Sheffield erlebte ein ebenso dramatisches wie hochklassiges Finale bei der Snooker-WM. Titelverteidiger Ronnie O'Sullivan unterlag Mark Selby, der den Sieg.
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In the —10 season , as reigning World Champion, he lost 5—6 on the black ball to Neil Robertson in the semi-final of the Grand Prix;   and 8—10 to Ding Junhui in the final of the UK Championship,   after surviving a comeback by Ronnie O'Sullivan in the semi-final when leading 8—2, to advance 9—8 the previous evening.
He also defeated Neil Robertson 9—8 during the tournament. The independent tribunal that followed on 7—8 September, hosted by Sports Resolutions UK and chaired by Ian Mill QC, concurred that the WPBSA was right to conclude that Higgins had truthfully accounted for his words and actions and to withdraw the more serious charges of match-fixing, but found him guilty of 'giving the impression' he would breach betting rules, and of failing to report the approach made by the News of the World.
In the UK Championship , his first tournament on British soil since his return, he reached his third final in succession.
He fought back from 2—7 and 5—9 down against Mark Williams, and from 7—9 after trailing 0—61, and needing a snooker to level the match.
As a result of his progress in those three events, where he won 18 out of 19 matches, Higgins earned sufficient points to regain his position as World No.
Higgins lost in the first round of the Masters 4—6 against Graeme Dott  and withdrew from the German Masters after defeating Robert Milkins 5—3 in round one,  to return home due to the deteriorating health of his father, who subsequently died after a long battle against cancer.
Higgins won the Hainan Classic , defeating Jamie Cope in the final. You're a disgrace to snooker. Higgins had a poor —12 season , reaching only two quarter finals of major ranking events.
His season-best performance was reaching the semi-finals of the Masters , where he lost 4—6 to Shaun Murphy.
Higgins started the —13 season well, winning his 25th ranking title at the Shanghai Masters after coming back from 2—7 down to defeat Judd Trump 10—9 in the final.
However, the season thereafter was another disappointing one for Higgins, who lost 3—4 to unranked amateur Jordan Brown at the minor-ranking Scottish Open and reached only one other semi-final of a major ranking event, the World Open , which he lost 2—6 to Mark Allen.
Playing with a new cue, Higgins began the —14 season strongly, winning the minor-ranking Bulgarian Open with a 4—1 victory over Neil Robertson in the final, having beaten Shaun Murphy and Ronnie O'Sullivan earlier in the event.
He changed his cue again before defending his Shanghai Masters title, but lost 1—5 to Mark Davis in the last Higgins switched cues yet again before the UK Championship , but continued to struggle in his matches, calling his poor form "soul-destroying.
Before the Masters , Higgins revealed that he had reached the "depths of despair" after the UK Championship, after spending months "in turmoil.
Higgins failed to impress in the opening ranking events of the —15 season , losing 4—5 to Alan McManus in the last 32 of the Wuxi Classic ,  2—5 to Robert Milkins in the last 16 of the Australian Goldfields Open ,  and 4—5 to Ryan Day in the last 32 of the Shanghai Masters.
Higgins arrived at the UK Championship stating that he was struggling for confidence and concerned that a poor result in the championship could cost him his top ranking and his place at the Masters.
At the Masters , he faced Mark Allen in the first round. Even though he made three century breaks, including missing the yellow when on for a maximum break , Higgins lost the match 4—6.
In the German Masters , Higgins lost 2—5 to Peter Ebdon in the first round,  but he showed improved form and confidence at the Welsh Open , where he defeated Stephen Maguire 5—1 in the quarter-finals, Luca Brecel 6—4 in the semi-finals, and Ben Woollaston 9—3 in the final to claim a record fourth Welsh Open title and his first ranking title in two and a half years.
Afterwards, he said that "It's great to win and get a bit of confidence back. In the China Open , he reached the quarter-finals, defeating Dott and Trump along the way, but lost 4—5 to Ding Junhui.
Higgins made the perfect start to the —16 season as he claimed the Australian Goldfields Open by beating Martin Gould 9—8 in the final.
This moved Higgins level with Steve Davis in the list of ranking events won, but still eight behind Stephen Hendry. A 69 and two breaks saw him level the tie, before Robertson went on to win 6—5.
At the World Open , Higgins reached the th ranking event quarter-final of his career, but was thrashed 5—0 by Ali Carter. Higgins was involved in a match of the highest quality against Mark Allen in the second round of the World Championship.
At 9—8 ahead he cleared the table with a 63 break after Allen had had a kick when on a break of Higgins went on to win 13—9 and then had routine victories over Kyren Wilson and Barry Hawkins to reach his first World Championship final in six years and, at 41 years of age, be the oldest finalist in 35 years.
He then lost 12 of the next 14 frames, but pulled back to 16—15 down, before Selby won the two frames he required to claim the title. Higgins would also reach the final of the World Snooker Championship — his 7th World Championship final — where he would once again lose, this time to Mark Williams.
Higgins married Denise in ; they have three children. Higgins is a supporter of Celtic F. Higgins was escorted off a plane for being drunk in after losing the Malta Cup final to Ken Doherty , but became teetotal in preparation for the World Snooker Championship , which he went on to win.
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