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Selby crushes Ding 10-1 in Daqing International Championship final

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10-31-2016 15:56 BJT

To snooker and the final of the International Championship in Daqing, Heilongjiang Province. China's Ding Junhui would face world champ Mark Selby -- it is the third time the pair have met this year with a title in the balance, with each winning once.

Plenty on the line for the Englishman, as a victory would see him claim his fourth title since the start of 2016, most of any player on the circuit.

Selby crushes Ding 10-1 in Daqing International Championship final Mark Selby of England plays a shot against Ding Junhui of China in their match during the World Snooker International Championship 2016 in Daqing city, Northeast China

Selby crushes Ding 10-1 in Daqing International Championship final Mark Selby of England plays a shot against Ding Junhui of China in their match during the World Snooker International Championship 2016 in Daqing city, Northeast China's Heilongjiang province, Oct 30, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

Selby gets off to a good start, taking the opening frame. Ding would struggle on the other hand, missing this easy black.
 
The World No. 1 takes advantage of his opponent's miscues and grabs a 3-nothing lead.

In the fourth frame, Ding gets the cue ball back into the corner -- making for a precarious situation for his opponent.

Ding Junhui of China plays a shot against Mark Selby of England in their final match during the World Snooker International Championship 2016 in Daqing city, Northeast China

Ding Junhui of China plays a shot against Mark Selby of England in their final match during the World Snooker International Championship 2016 in Daqing city, Northeast China's Heilongjiang province, Oct 30, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

Selby looks at the complex ball positions, and wonders what to do -- Ding motions to just give-it-a-go. A jovial atmosphere during this tense final match-up.

Eventually Ding, would get on the board, claiming the fourth frame to make it 3-1.

But the Englishman would be ruthless the rest of the way, winning the next seven frames in succession, grabbing a 10-1 triumph. Despite the loss, Ding moves from number six to number four in the world rankings.

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