Mark Selby Wins 2012 UK Snooker Championship Final
Mark Selby has won the 2012 UK Snooker Championship at the York Barbican by beating Shaun Murphy 10 frames to 6.
This years prize money sees Mark Selby collect a total of £125,000 for winning the 2012 Snooker Championship, whilst the runner-up Shaun Murphy, collect £50,000.
The first frame of the final went to Shaun Murphy, however the next two frames saw Mark Selby fight back and take the next two frames.
Frame 4, 5 and 6 witnessed Shaun Murphy regain the lead after some lovely snooker, which saw him post a break of 83 and 98.
Mark Selby, once again fought back and claimed the 7th and 8th Frame, making it 4 frames all at the break. Frame 9 went to Murphy, in which he rallied at the end by firing in 65 to make it 5 – 4 to Murphy.
The next two frames, 10 and 11, saw Selby come back for the third time and lead 6 frames to 5 after breaks of 39 and 38.
However his lead didn’t last long, when Shaun Murphy took the 12th frame. Meaning after 12 frames, it was 6 frames all. The final was really turning out to be another humdinger.
Mark Selby, regained control of the final by taking frame 13, 14 and 15, seeing him take the lead for the fourth time in the final with the score at 9 frames to 6.
After a quick toilet break, Mark Selby started the 16th frame in which he went onto win the final frame, making it 10 frames to 6.
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Just what I said. Unbelievable sportsmanship from Sean Murphy #snooker
Warm embrace from Murphy at the end. Neither played well but Selby has proven a lot of critics wrong today, congratulations. #snooker