williamhill.com UK Championship: day 11 live blog

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11:01pm

Well, what about that. I'm exhausted I don't know about you.

A break of 59 from Robbo, yet another fight back from Bingham, but it is the world number one who scrapes over the line and into the final.

Stay with me and I will hopefully bring you some quotes from the two participants very shortly.

10:13pm

Apologies for the lack of updates. Right up against deadline for the newspaper. But we are going to a decider and you'd have to think it was Bingham who would have all the momentum.

He was five frames behind. Now he is level.

9:39pm

Robertson's barely had a shot for the last couple of frames but slams in a red to the yellow pocket. Doesn't look like he is going to get much further though.

9:38pm

Bingham is in yet again, makes 49 but misses a black to a corner pocket.

9:29pm

And he has pulled another one back, with a break of 86 to boot. It's 8-6. Can Bingham deliver an unthinkable comeback.

9:14pm

The brown is in and it is now 8-5.

9:14pm

Which Bingham plays off and flukes the green!

9:14pm

38 break from Robertson. Bingham leads 61-42 and we are in the colours.

Brilliant long yellow goes in from Beil and he leaves Stuart tucked in on the brown.

9:07pm

Robertson jaws a shot to nothing, but Bingham misses a routine ball in reply. Too many of those today from Ballrun.

9:02pm

Bingham runs out off position on 56 and plays safe, but he is currently in command of the frame.

8:54pm

Bingham in off but Robertson misses a long red to the right corner.

8:52pm

8:50pm

We are back out once more. Can Stuart pull off the biggest comeback since...er...Shaun Murphy last year?

8:32pm

A quickfire break of 85 from Bingham means it is 8-4 at the mid-session interval and we will have to return. That'll please the crowd.

8:27pm

Bingham in the balls now. Will he take the match past the mid-session interval?

8:21pm

There's no stopping Robertson at the moment. A break of 81 and he is one away from victory at 8-3.

8:11pm

Stuart is under serious pressure now, and it is showing. Threw his cue at an easy red and bounced it out. Neil needs to put the hammer down now.

8:09pm

8:06pm

8:06pm

Bingham had a big chance there but he has blown it. After Robertson played a poor safety, he finally got in among the balls.

After he ran out of position, though, he tried to slot a difficult red back across the table into the left corner pocket.

He missed and Neil produced a 41 to take the frame. That's a 7-3 lead and a hammer blow for Bingham.

7:54pm

Robertson turning the screw. He's extracted 20 points in fouls and is 55-0 up in the 10th frame.

7:45pm

He looked fluent there, but over ran on a red and had to play safe. Robertson 34-0 up.

7:40pm

Another poor safety from Bingham and Neil will be in again.

7:34pm

Brilliant double on the pink, the length of the table, and Robertson moves 6-3 ahead.

That's a body blow for Stuart.

7:32pm

Bingham 13 behind with 13 on the table.

7:32pm

Into the colours, Bingham makes a mistake on the yellow and Robertson goes through colours only to miss the pink!

7:26pm

27 break, a safety and an 8 point lead for Bingham.

7:21pm

He didn't on the first visit but he's got another chance after a Robertson safety goes wrong.

7:17pm

Didn't see that coming. Robertson, going through the balls, misses an easy black on 39.

Can Bingham bag the first frame?

7:08pm

7:07pm

The evening session is now under way.

4:35pm

4:34pm

He's pulled it out of the bag too. Super break of 78. It's 5-3 Robertson at half-way.

4:22pm

4:21pm

4:21pm

Last frame of the afternoon session coming up. Bingham really needs this one.

4:19pm

Bingham has left the green in the jaws of the corner pocket, and Robertson needs no further invitation. It's 5-2 now.

4:17pm

He's missed the green to the middle pocket. But Neil is snookered behind the brown.

He hits the green and leaves the white tight on the top cushion.

4:16pm

But not for long. Thanks to a couple of fiendish snookers, and a free ball, Bingham can rob Robertson of this one. Will he?

4:08pm

Robertson in charge of the seventh frame with effort of 68. Bingham needs snookers.

3:50pm

Lengthy frame, could have gone either way, and it is Robertson who takes it, he is now 4-2 up on Bingham and the next is suddenly a big frame for the Essex potter.

3:12pm

It's an opportunity he takes. He makes 86 and Neil now leads 3-2. The match has turned around.

3:06pm

Super long pot from Bingham, but he misses the black and now Neil is at he table again. This is the first real chance he has had to get in front in the match.

2:37pm

Ruthless Robertson has done it again. Takes the last two reds and cleans the colours. It's 2-2 at the mid-session interval.

2:33pm

Fourth frame and already a big one. It's 55-32 in Bingham's favour.

2:16pm

Bingham storms back into the lead and with a century to boot. An effort of 124 and he leads again 2-1.

2:01pm

2:00pm

Bingham leaves a red over a corner pocket with a 40-point lead and Robertson punishes him - clearing up to make it 1-1. Good start to the semi so far.

1:28pm

Good start for Stuart Bingham. Break of 72 should secure him the first frame.

1:05pm

12:41pm

York Press: Neil Robertson

It's the world number one, Neil Robertson, up against the conqueror of Ronnie O'Sullivan, Stuart Bingham.

Robertson is looking to continue his bid for snooker's triple crown, while Bingham wants to make his first major final.

 

12:38pm

Welcome to the York Barbican and the first semi-final of the williamhill.com UK Championship.

Stay with us this afternoon, and this evening, as we find out who is the first player to make Sunday's final.

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