Ebdon to take on Maguire in Bank of Beijing China Open
The Bank of Beijing China Open has seen the best of the best competing in a work ranked snooker tournament. Many top competitors have tried to make it to the finals yet many found themselves ousted before the second round of play. In a surprising turn of events, it was Peter Ebdon who makes it to the finals to face Stephen Maguire. The two will now compete in a best of nineteen frame match to see who will be the winner.

Ebdon was not expected to make the finals so it was definitely a surprise to see the former world champion cutting down the field to make it to the end. Ebdon last won the championship in 2002 and has not been doing well for the past few years. However, he is back on top of his game and is showing he still has what it takes to win a major event.

Ebdon defeated Lu Haotian and then Matthew Steven, John Higgins and Ding Junhui to make it to the finals. In the semi final, Ebdon fell behind but would soon come back and win the match 6-3 to move on to face Maguire.

Maguire also did well in the competition. He defeated Barry Hawkins, Ricky Walden, Ronnie O’Sullivan and then Stephen Lee to earn the final spot. Maguire tied up his match against Lee 2-2 and then moved on to earn a break of 91 to win the match up 6-2 and move on to the finals. Now the two will face off and it will be interesting to see which players come out on top of the competition!

- 2012-04-02

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