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Snooker - Brecel triumphs in MK

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Belgium's Luca Brecel won the Championship League title in Milton Keynes, in a dramatic finish to the first tournament staged since the Covid-19 outbreak halted the World Snooker Tour in March.

Brecel, the world No.37, could afford to draw the final four-frame match of the 11-day event against Englishman Ben Woollaston, ranked No.38, having beaten England's Stuart Bingham and drawn with Ryan Day of Wales in earlier matches in the four-man Final Group. Woollaston had to win after beating Day but losing to Bingham.

Brecel confidently took the opener but Woollaston responded with a 141 clearance and then compiled another century (126) to take it to a deciding frame. Yet it was the Belgian who came good when it really mattered with a run of 111 to seal his second career title, three years after his first, the 2017 China Championship.

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