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Summary

  1. Semi-finals (Best of 11 frames)
  2. Result: Mark Allen 6-5 Stuart Bingham
  3. Result: Ronnie O'Sullivan 6-1 Tom Ford
  4. Defending champion O'Sullivan reaches eighth UK Championship final
  5. Use play icon to watch uninterrupted coverage from table one

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  1. Today's schedule and results

    Here are today's semi-final matches from the York Barbican:

    19:00 GMT

    Mark Allen (NI) 6-5 Stuart Bingham (Eng)

    Afternoon result

    Ronnie O'Sullivan (Eng) 6-1 Tom Ford (Eng)

  2. O'Sullivan makes short work of Ford to reach final

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    Video caption: UK Snooker Championship: O'Sullivan makes short work of Ford to reach final

    Watch some of the best shots as Ronnie O'Sullivan cruises through his UK Snooker Championship semi final, beating Tom Ford 6-1 in York.

  3. O'Sullivan to hold players meeting to suggest 'positive changes'

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    Video caption: Some changes have to happen - O'Sullivan

    Ronnie O'Sullivan says he will organise a private meeting with fellow players so "hopefully positive changes can happen" in the sport.

  4. O'Sullivan surges through to UK final

    Ronnie O'Sullivan at the UK Championship

    Defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan moves one victory away from a record seventh UK Championship title by beating Tom Ford 6-1.

    O'Sullivan eyes record seventh UK title

    Ronnie O'Sullivan at the UK Championship

    Defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan says he would be "over the moon" to win a record seventh UK title, after reaching the final.

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  5. Beaten Maguire wants table 'burned'

    Stephen Maguire

    Stephen Maguire says the table he lost to Mark Allen on needs to be "set on fire" after he bowed out of the UK Championship.

    Beaten Maguire wants table 'burned'

    Stephen Maguire

    Stephen Maguire says the table he lost to Mark Allen on needs to be "set on fire" after he bowed out of the UK Championship.

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  6. O'Sullivan cruises through to semi-finals

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    Video caption: Ronnie O'Sullivan cruises through to semi-finals - best shots

    Defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan beats Martin O'Donnell 6-1 to make it through to the semi-finals and stay on course for a record seventh UK Championship title.

  7. O'Sullivan reaches 11th UK semi-final

    Ronnie O'Sullivan

    Ronnie O'Sullivan stays on course for a record seventh UK Championship title by beating Martin O'Donnell 6-1 to reach the semi-finals.

    O'Sullivan reaches 11th UK semi-final

    Ronnie O'Sullivan

    Ronnie O'Sullivan stays on course for a record seventh UK Championship title by beating Martin O'Donnell 6-1 to reach the semi-finals.

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  8. Last time out

    UK Snooker Championship 2017

    Ronnie O'Sullivan equalled the six UK Championship titles won by Steve Davis by beating Shaun Murphy 10-5 in a high-quality final in York.

    O'Sullivan also drew level with Stephen Hendry's 18 'Triple Crown' titles of the World, UK and Masters events.

    The pair shared the first eight frames, each knocking in a century apiece, but O'Sullivan seized control with four breaks over 50 and two further tons.

    He won five frames in a row to clinch the £170,000 top prize.

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    Video caption: 'Magic' O'Sullivan too good for Murphy - five best shots
  9. What is the UK Snooker Championship?

    The UK Snooker Championship is one of Snooker's 'Triple Crown' events alongside the World Championship and the Masters.

    The 2018 edition of the UK Snooker Championship will be held at the York Barbican for the seventh successive year. The tournament was previously held in York from 2001-2006 and returned in 2011 after being held in Telford for four years.

    The event was first staged in 1977 and has seen some of the biggest names in snooker throughout the decades win the trophy.

    York Barbican
  10. BBC coverage times

    All times are GMT and subject to change.

    The BBC will brings you live coverage from the York Barbican on BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Red Button, plus uninterrupted coverage on the BBC Sport website, app and on BBC iPlayer.

    There will also be a daily highlights round-up and further extended coverage of the day's play with UK Championship Extra each evening.

    Saturday 8 December

    05:25-12:50 Highlights (repeated on loop), BBC Red Button

    13:15-16:30, BBC One

    16:30-17:00 & 19:00-22:00, BBC Two

    17:00-17:30, BBC Red Button

    13:00-18:00 & 19:00-23:30, Connected TV & online

  11. Get Inspired: How to get into snooker

    Whether you choose to play competitively or socially, snooker is sure to get your brain working.

    It requires skill and concentration and will improve your focus and hand-eye coordination. Anyone can play regardless of age, gender or ability and it's not an expensive sport to get into.

    To learn the rules of the game click here.

    Or locate your local snooker venue using the English Partnership for Snooker and Billiards club finder here.

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    Video caption: Davis: My 'mind-blowing' life in snooker