UK Snooker Championship: O & Sullivan is making short work of Ford to reach the final
Betway UK Championship
venue: York Barbican Events: 27th November – 9th December
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Defending champion Ronnie O & Sullivan said he was "overjoyed" and would win a record seventh title in the UK after beating Tom Ford 6-1 to reach the final.

The 43-year-old, who missed the tournament in 2015, has now reached the finals in the last four championships of the UK championship.

After falling behind the Englishman Ford, he made 122 and 71 breaks when he won six frames in a row.

O & Sullivan will face either champions Master Mark Allen or Stuart Bingham in the final on Sunday.

Since the start of the 2014 event, O & # 39; sullivan has won 26 of its 27 games here, with defeat in the final 2016 by Mark Selby the only stain on his record.

The victory on Sunday would lead "The Rocket" to a record of 19 tournament wins on BBC's "Triple Crown" events – the World and UK Championships as well as the Masters.

O & Sullivan holds player meetings to suggest "positive changes"

An optimistic O & Sullivan said: "If it does not happen this year, then maybe next year, there's still plenty of time left to go out and get involved in a good game, more importantly, it's a good final for Snooker and the fans who follow the sport.

"At some point you have to ask what it's about, sometimes you wake up and think there are a lot of people out there who are very happy [from seeing him win], I want to be able to repay that by playing with a smile on my face.

"If I do not win, then it's not the end of the world, because people still want to see that you're fine.

"I have amazing support here since I've done my whole career, and it's still great to play decent snooker and perform for them, I feel that they bring me to and they know that I appreciate them and one big heart for the snooker have fans. "

O & # 39; Sullivan lost just three frames in their last three games, and despite a persistent disagreement with World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn, they have not lost sight of.

O & # 39; Sullivan suggested after his second round that he was "ready to go" and go on a runaway and then clarify that this would be a "last resort".

In response, Hearn said he "leans backwards for Ronnie" and his "door is always open" for a discussion of any concerns. O & Sullivan declined the invitation because "it makes no sense" to speak with him.

On the table, Judd Trump and Ding Junhui's shock exits opened a more comfortable path to the final, meaning that O & Sullivan faced outsiders Martin O & Donnell and Ford instead.

After Ford opened the semifinal with a break of 68 points, O & # 39; Sullivan put his authority to the contest and effortlessly finished the game.

His break of 122 in the second frame meant for him only 15 years to become the first player to make 1,000 professional centuries in the sport.

Ford said, "It's a bit frustrating because I felt good outside, I enjoyed playing a match that I lost because of the experience and the crowd, and I felt pretty relaxed.

"If someone had told me I was in the British semi-final, I would have needed it all day."

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