Elite sports management player Barry Hawkins cruised into the semi finals with a 6-1 victory over Andy Hicks. Hawkins a heavy favourite for the match raced into a 4-0 lead with some excellent tough match play snooker and quickly wrapped up victory after the interval and will now face the super talented Zhao Xingtong for a place in Sunday’s final.

Barry spoke to his manager Curtis Braithwaite after the match and said “ I’m delighted to be in the semis as it’s been a very lean time for me over the last 2 years and my confidence has taken a battering but I arrived in York with a positive mind and I’m feeling good about my game so it’s all about staying focused and playing the way I know I can and I’ll be fine. It’s gonna be a real tough match against Zhao and I’m looking forward to it.

Kyren Wilson gained revenge against Ronnie O’Sullivan with a final frame victory sealed with a magnificent century. Kyren lead 2-0 and 5-3 only for O’Sullivan to fight back to force a decider and although Ronnie had the first chance he misses a brown into the green pocket and Wilson swooped in to make a wonderful century to grab the glory and a place in tomorrow’s semi final against Luca Brecel.

Luca Brecel reached his first triple crown semi final with a 6-2 victory over an out of sorts Anthony McGill.Luca stroked in 4 breaks of 50 plus and will now face Ronnie O’Sullivan’s conquerer Kyren Wilson.

Anthony McGill2Luca Brecel6
Kyren Wilson6Ronnie O’Sullivan5
Barry Hawkins6Andy Hicks1
Zhao Xintong6Jack Lisowski2