7-10! Ding Junhui regretted losing to O'Sullivan and missed the fourth championship of the British Championships, and the world No. 1 made history
In the just-concluded final of the World Snooker British Championship on December 4, 2023, Beijing time, China's first brother Ding Junhui and the world's No. 1 O'Sullivan presented a very classic showdown.
In this game, O'Sullivan played a very strong competitive state. The world's No. 1 player defeated China's No. 1 Ding Junhui 10-7 to win the eighth championship of the British Championship with a single shot of 100 points, 87 points, 71 points, 91 points, 71 points, 71 points, 71 points, 84 points, 79 points, 74 points, and 129 points.
At the same time, O'Sullivan's ranking tournament championship has increased to 40, and his three-major championship has increased to 22 and ushered in the 77th championship of his career.
Ding Junhui won three games in a row and drew 4-4 with O'Sullivan
In the first four games of Ding Junhui and O'Sullivan, the state of the two can be described as equal. In the first game, O'Sullivan scored 71 points in a single stroke and won the first game with 96:0 to take a 1-0 lead.
In the second game, O'Sullivan scored 71 points and 71:63 with a single shot to complete the single-game reversal and take a 2-0 lead. In the third game, O'Sullivan scored 91 points with a single stroke and won another game 91:38 to lead Ding Junhui 3-0. In the 4th game, Ding Junhui scored 89 points and 99:31 with a single shot to win the game, 1-3 behind O'Sullivan.
In the 5th game, O'Sullivan continued to lead Ding Junhui 4-1 with a performance of 60:49. In the 6th game, Ding Junhui won the game 71:19 and fell behind O'Sullivan 2-4. In the 7th game, Ding Junhui scored 114 points with a single shot and won the game, 3-4 behind O'Sullivan.
In the 8th game, Ding Junhui scored 70 points with a single stroke to win the game and drew 4-4 with O'Sullivan, bringing the two sides back to the same running line.
O'Sullivan won two games in a row to lead Ding Junhui 7-5
In the 9th game, O'Sullivan took the lead in seizing the opportunity of Ding Junhui's mistake to score a red ball and scored 5 points, and then Ding Junhui's defense made a mistake. O'Sullivan scored the red ball and started again, and hit a single shot of 84 points and 89:0 to win the game, thus leading Ding Junhui 5-4 again.
In the 10th game, O'Sullivan scored a lucky ball to start snooker, Ding Junhui made a defensive mistake, and O'Sullivan made a mistake in spelling the blue ball after scoring the red ball. Ding Junhui hit the red ball in the right middle pocket, and scored 56 points in a single stroke to complete the super score and disrupted the situation. O'Sullivan tried to rewrite the game, but Ding Junhui then played high-quality defense, and O'Sullivan conceded defeat. Ding Junhui won the game 56:2 and drew 5-5 with O'Sullivan.
In the 11th game, O'Sullivan won the game with a single stroke of 87 points and won the game with 127:6 to take a 6-5 lead. In the 12th game, O'Sullivan won the game with a single stroke of 79 points and 80:6, leading Ding Junhui 7-5 and successfully expanding the difference between the two sides to two games.
Ding Junhui missed a good opportunity and lost to O'Sullivan 7-10
In the 13th game, Ding Junhui won the game 70:4 with a single-stroke performance of 52 points, thus falling behind O'Sullivan 6-7 and successfully narrowing the difference. In the 14th game, Ding Junhui fought into the right bottom pocket and hit the red ball on the far platform with a single stroke of 104 points, and then deliberately hit the coffee ball and was penalized 4 points, and won the game 104:4, thus drawing 7-7 with O'Sullivan.
In the 15th game, Ding Junhui made a mistake in the kick-off, and O'Sullivan scored 100 points in a single stroke to win the game and lead Ding Junhui again 8-7. In the 16th game, O'Sullivan won the game with a single-stroke performance of 74 points and 87:8, thus leading Ding Junhui 9-7 and taking the lead to get the match point.
In the 17th game, O'Sullivan won the game with a single-stroke performance of 129 points, thus defeating Ding Junhui 10-7 to win the eighth crown of the British Championship, and successfully set a record for winning the ranking tournament.