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Source: The Guradian

Ronnie O’Sullivan suffers shock Crucible defeat to amateur James Cahill

Wednesday 10:50 GMT

Ronnie O’Sullivan has suffered one of the all-time sporting shocks after being beaten by James Cahill, the first amateur to play at the World Championship, at the Crucible on Tuesday afternoon.

David Gray v Ronnie O'Sullivan (2000): O'Sullivan had reached the semi-finals in 1999 and won the first of his five world titles in 2001, but in between suffered a shock defeat to Gray, who went on to lose 13-1 to Dominic Dale in the second round.

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Source: BBC

World Championship 2019: Ronnie O'Sullivan suffers shock defeat by James Cahill

Wednesday 10:50 GMT

Amateur James Cahill pulled off the biggest shock in Crucible history as he completed an astonishing 10-8 first-round win over five-time champion Ronnie O'Sullivan.

O'Sullivan was set to go 9-8 ahead but missed a relatively simple final pink to allow Cahill, the first-ever amateur to make it through to the Crucible, the chance to clear up. And he made sure of his place in round two, when he will face Scotland's Stephen Maguire, with a fine clearance of 53 in the final frame.


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