Snooker - Maguire ends Hawkins defence at shoot-out

Barry Hawkins bid to defend his snooker shoot-out title was ended by Stephen Maguire in the quarter-final stage in Blackpool.

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Barry Hawkins (Imago)

Hawkins secured his ninth successive victory in the tournament early on Sunday as a last second pink saw him edge Michael White 43-39.

However, despite an early break of 37 he crashed in the quarters to Maguire who built a decisive half century off a quality red.

Maguire is joined in the semi-final finals by Martin Gould, Mark Allen and Michael Holt.

Quarter-final results

Andrew Higginson 28-45 Martin Gould

Barry Hawkins 38-58 Stephen Maguire

Mark Allen 62-13 Kurt Maflin

Mark Williams 28-36 Michael Holt

Last 16 results

Mark Allen 92-15 Dominic Dale

Kurt Maflin 71-20 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh

Jack Lisowski 7-69 Michael Holt

Andrew Higginson 60-15 Liu Chuang

Nigel Bond 24-88 Martin Gould

Jimmy Robertson 8-106 Mark Williams

Barry Hawkins 43-39 Michael White

Dave Harold 32-1 Stephen Maguire

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