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Top table: Ronnie O’Sullivan was a double winner
Top table: Ronnie O’Sullivan was a double winner

By Steve O'Neill

Ronnie O'Sullivan maintained his good form with a 4-2 victory over Joe Perry in Glasgow last night to set up a mouth-watering 19.com Scottish Open quarter-final today against Mark Selby.

Selby hammered Jimmy Robertson 4-0 in his last-16 shoot-out.

There was a major surprise when Thailand's Thepchaiya Un-Nooh thrashed former World champion Neil Robertson 4-0. In the last eight he will take on Jack Lisowski, who beat home favourite John Higgins 4-2.

Dave Gilbert shocked Shaun Murphy 4-2 in the £400,000 showpiece at the Emirates Arena.

Earlier in the day, 'Rocket' O'Sullivan beat Martin Gould 4-0 with breaks of 109 and 110 as he raced to a comprehensive win.

However Ding Junhui, who dumped the Englishman out of the UK Championship in York last week on his way to the title, went out in the third round at the hands of Graeme Dott.

The 42-year-old Scot needed only one 50-plus break to secure a 4-0 victory.

World champion Judd Trump closed out a 4-1 win over James Wattana after cruising into a 3-0 lead.

Chris Wakelin was a 4-0 winner over Lu Ning in a match completed with a break of 132 and Selby progressed against Liam Highfield without losing a frame.

Ulsterman Mark Allen surrendered just a single frame as he beat Elliot Slessor 4-1, recording breaks of 124 and 121 along the way, while Lisowski saw off Mike Dunn by the same score.

Scott Donaldson beat Kyren Wilson 4-2 after the pair had shared the opening four frames.

Belfast Telegraph

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