Friday, 11 November 2011

Higgins is man of the Mo-ment

John Higgins proudced his most fan-tache-tic display of the Premier League so far - even if it was too little too late.

The World and UK champion arrived in Banbury sporting a moustache- in support of Movember - and appeared to be bristling with confidence.

He recorded back-to-back 3-1 wins against Ali Carter and Mark Williams adding to the solitary triumph he'd picked up in his three previous nights.

Higgins isn't the kind of player you'd expect to naturally suit the shot-clock format and that overwhelmingly proved the case throughout the comeptition.

Although victory in Oxfordshire is only scamp consolation, the real winner was Williams, who picked up the one frame he needed in the final to clinch a place in the play-offs.

Judd Trump was also confirmed in the final four as results went his way.

That means going to the final qualifying week in Grimsby, Ronnie O'Sullivan looks odds on to clinch the final play-off place. He needs just a frame in his semi-final match with Jimmy White. Failing that, Shaun Murphy could sneak in, if he wins the night.

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