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Coral guarantee best price on UK Championship Snooker winner

| 25.11.2014

To celebrate becoming the sponsor of snooker’s UK Championship, Coral are guaranteeing customers industry best prices in their outright winner market of the competition.

This prestigious event, second only to the World Championship held at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre, from the Barbican Centre in York will contain the sport’s best and brightest. It begins on November 25th and ends with the two-session final on December 7th.

Four-time former winner and green baize genius Ronnie O’Sullivan is favourite to win the UK Championship again at 5/2. If other bookmakers adjust their odds, then we will too, ensuring punters the best price across the betting industry.

Rocket Ronnie, who was recently crowned Champion of Champions for a second successive season, has lifted this trophy in three different venues; Preston (1993 and 1997) and Telford (2007) as well as York (2001).

Bristol native Judd Trump, winner of the UK title in 2011, is next at 9/1. His brand of ‘Naughty Snooker’ could take him to the trophy once more.

Reigning UK champion Neil Robertson (8/1) and current Crucible king Mark Selby (17/2) are available at tasty odds, as they are the two men who most recently triumphed in York, with ‘the Thunder from Down Under’ beating ‘the Jester from Leicester’ in last year’s final. Both know what is required to win this title, and could well do so again.

Chinese sensation Ding Junhui, the first player from outside the British Isles to lift this trophy (2005 and again in 2009), completes the list of fancied names at 9/1. Other former multiple winners John Higgins (50/1) and Mark Williams (66/1) would need a renaissance to make an impact here.

What price on a blast from the past scooping the title of UK champion? Steve Davis is the rank outsider at a massive 10000/1, but punters should remember he reached the final of this event as recently as 2005. ‘The Darling of Dublin’ Ken Doherty, once a runner-up to O’Sullivan at this even, is a 500/1 shot, with the ever popular Jimmy White coming in at 1000/1.



Jamie Clark

Athletics aficionado, die-hard snooker fan and Crystal Palace supporter Jamie has written for Coral since February 2014 after spells with Soccerlens and the Press Association as a digital journalist and copywriter. A former East Midlands sports correspondent and Bwin tipster, he is a graduate of both the University of York and University of Sheffield, with a Masters in web journalism from the latter.